If you ask any member of Backstreet Boys to share a seminal moment from the Grammy Award-nominated pop juggernaut’s two decades in music, you’ll get a variety of different answers.
Now there’s no shortage of accolades to choose from, whether it’s the fact that they’re the best-selling boy band in history with in excess of 130 million albums sold worldwide or that they’re the only group since Sade to release seven consecutive albums in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. However, the Boys have their own picks.
Brian Littrell remembers the time the group performed the largest indoor show ever recorded at the Georgia Dome during 2000’s Millenium Tour, a record that still hasn’t been broken. Meanwhile, AJ McLean recalls an 8-hour Rio stopover in the midst of the Around the World Tour when 48,000 fans swarmed the outside of the hotel for a mere glimpse of the 5 boys. For Kevin Richardson, it’s a tossup between performances on stage with Sting and Elton John and the first time he and his mom heard “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)” on the radio in 1996. Each of their seven Grammy Award nominations holds a special place in Howie Dorough’s heart. However, all five musicians can agree with equal excitement on one thing—the future.
That bright future commences with their eighth full-length studio album, In A World Like This. Not only does the 2013 release celebrate 20 years of Backstreet Boys, it’s their first effort with founding member Richardson since 2005’s Never Gone. It comes hot on the heels of their historic global co-jaunt with New Kids on the Block, NKOTBSB, in 2011, and three consecutive sold-out annual cruises. It also proves that Backstreet Boys are back and better than ever.
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