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Aug 17
Emilia News

As the Backstreet Boys relish in some well-deserved time off from their “Larger Than Life” Las Vegas Residency show, they get to spend quality time with their families before the recording process for their tenth studio album really kicks into gear.

With another album in the works and an extension on their Vegas show, it’s clear that BSB isn’t slowing down anytime soon. But as one of the panel members (or “architects,” as they’re called) of the ABC hit competition show Boy Band, Nick Carter is already working on passing the torch.

“After 24 years, I’m able to kind of give back a little bit and maybe inspire — and who knows, maybe create that next big group for the next generation,” Carter tells Billboard. “I think I have a lot to offer.”

As Billboard documented in the 20th anniversary oral history of the Backstreet Boys’ self-titled debut, Carter and Co. have seen some pretty insane success since that first album (which is 14x multi-platinum on its own): more than 76 million records sold worldwide, 10 headlining tours, and 17 Billboard Hot 100 hits, to be exact. “Yeah, I do think I have a little experience in the game when it comes to being in a boy band,” Carter laughs.

Pointing out the caliber of his co-architects (Spice Girls’ Emma Bunton, Timbaland and Rita Ora), Carter insists that they’re vetting the potential members very carefully. “We want it to be honest and true, it has to be right. Backstreet Boys, we had an audition as well — we were not necessarily put together, we knew each other, but at the same time there’s a lot of parallels with the process that’s going on with Boy Band.”

Now in week nine, the initial troupe of hopefuls is down to the remaining eight boys. So does Carter believe he’s been part of a successful search for the next teen sensation?

“It’s going to be really interesting to see what happens,” he suggests. “I’m going to tell you right now, I really believe that we have at least five superstars.”

Boy Band airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Source: Billboard.com

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Aug 17

ABC’s Boy Band is just a week away from annoucning which contestants will win the competition and be a part of final group. If you haven’t voted for your favorite constants you have until 11:59 p.m. EDT August 18th at ABC.com/BoyBand.

We’ve already seen Nick and AJ sing during the opening of the first live show, but during tonight’s show (August 17th) host Rita Ora announced that the Backstreet Boys will be performing on the finale!

Be sure catch the Boy Band finale August 24th at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC!

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Aug 17
Emilia Media

Earlier this month Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line filmed an episode of CMT Crossroads where the guys cover each others songs. The episode airs August 30th and Entertainment Weekly has a preview of the show. They shared the performance of Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).

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Aug 17
Emilia Media

Last Saturday, August 12, 2017 Backstreet Boys were in Chicago, IL for the Florida Georgia Line Smooth Stadium tour and befoe the show the guys were interviewed by US99 a country radio station. They talk about working with Florida Georgia Line and more.

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Aug 17
Emilia News

Before the Backstreet Boys became Larger Than Life and subsequently earned themselves a Las Vegas residency honoring their success and endless list of hits, the quintet actually got their start overseas. Two years after forming in Orlando with the help of late Trans Continental Records founder Lou Pearlman, the fresh-faced boys — then ranging from 15 to 24 years old — got to work on their debut in Stockholm in 1995, at Swedish producer Denniz PoP’s Cheiron Records, under the guidance of PoP and a young, up-and-coming producer named Max Martin.

Internationally releasing what they call the “Red Album” (simply because of the red backdrop to their picture on its cover) in 1996 and seeing promising success, the guys decided to give it a shot in their home country. Compiling a mix of songs from the Red Album and tracks that would later be released on their sophomore international record, the Backstreet Boys dropped their self-titled U.S. debut on August 12, 1997.

As the late ‘90s were transitioning from the grunge era to the more pop-friendly age of Hanson, Spice Girls and (eventually) MTV’s popular video request show TRL, suddenly the Backstreet Boys went from viewing America as “No Fan Land” to hitting the top 5 on the Billboard 200 in January 1998. Backstreet Boys ended up spawning four top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including the iconic “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart),” which reached No. 2 — their highest-charting hit to date.

Despite the stigma around the term “boy band” at the time — especially because BSB had initially hoped to be considered a “vocal harmony group” — the U.S. version of Backstreet Boys kicked off a period of pop music that will forever be revered by pop fans and ‘90s babies alike. Making way for a new wave of boy bands that included fellow smash successes like *NSYNC, 98 Degrees and O-Town — while also jumpstarting Martin’s career on his rise to an eventual 22 No. 1 hits — the album was certified 14x multi-platinum in April 2001.

In celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary, Billboard took all five Backstreet Boys (Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson) on a trip down memory lane. The guys shared stories of the late nights recording in Sweden, recording (and having video game battles) with the now-legendary hitmaker Martin, starring in some of their most iconic videos with their future wives, and, above all, experiencing the life-changing impact of one 12-song record. Here, in their own words, is the story behind Backstreet Boys.

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Aug 17
Emilia News

Everybody, celebrate 20 years of Backstreet Boys with their 20 best songs
We’re not playing games: BSB blessed you with their first U.S. album two decades ago

Ready to feel old? Saturday marks 20 years since Backstreet Boys released their self-titled U.S. debut album on Aug. 12, 1997. (This came more than a year after they had already dropped their international debut, also called Backstreet Boys.) To celebrate the anniversary of this milestone moment in boy-band history, EW ranks the 20 best Backstreet songs and gives you a playlist — all right!

20. “Bye Bye Love”
Breaking out of their ballad groove, Backstreet busts an EDM move on this airy kiss-off from 2009’s This Is Us, their second — and final — album as a quartet before Kevin Richardson rejoined the band.

19. “Try”
This bluesy ditty from 2013’s In a World Like This was co-written by British singer-songwriter James Morrison. The stripped-down soul — part Jason Mraz, part Babyface — is BSB at their rawest.

18. “Inconsolable”
Yes, the first single from 2007’s Unbreakable pours on the melodrama and goes straight by the playbook. Still, this piano-driven power ballad finds Backstreet right in their lane.

17. “Drowning”
Getting “swept away by love,” this 2001 single from BSB’s The Hits — Chapter One compilation is guaranteed to necessitate emergency mouth-to-mouth contact.

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10
Aug 17
Emilia Media

This week on Boy Band is Girl Power week. The architects Nick, Emma Bunton and Timbaland tell the contestants the new groups they are in this week. They also did some promos to announce Girl Power week. Don’t miss Boy Band at 8pm EDT on ABC!

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10
Aug 17
Emilia News

Boy bands never go on to become man bands, or at least that’s what Nick Carter believes.

As a member of the Backstreet Boys and one of the “architects” on ABC’s reality series “Boy Band,” Carter should know.

The Backstreet Boys formed in 1993, but that might as well be yesterday as far as their devotees are concerned.

“I don’t think you ever age out of being a boybander, and that’s both the beauty of it and my gift,” Carter told CNN. “We get to have fun and always be boys. [Fans] still call us boys to this day.”

There’s something for everyone
If you are into the bad boy, the guy next door or the one who makes you laugh, boy bands offer someone to love.

And, of course, there is always that one who stands out from the others (looking at you, Justin Timberlake!)

“People love boy bands because you can relate to at least one member,” Carter said.

“Boy bands give people the right to be able to choose who their favorites are and who they can relate to. Everyone can find someone that they can call their own,” Carter added.

The total package
The look, stage presence, dance moves, a voice, boy band members have to have it all — and all together.

Carter said there’s a particular chemistry boy bands have to have, and that’s what he and fellow architects producer Timbaland and former Spice Girl Emma Bunton are looking for on “Boy Band.”

“We are looking for people who want to be a part of something special when it comes to being part of a team or being part of a family of brotherhood,” Carter said. “If you put one bad apple in a bunch, it’s going to spoil the whole batch.”

Source: CNN.com. Visit their site to read more of the article.

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Aug 17
Emilia News, Tour

Backstreet Boys have announced an after party event in Chicago, IL after the Florida Georgia Line Stadium tour. General Admission and VIP tickets go on sale Thursday at 9am CDT. The after party will be held at Brickhouse Tavern 3647 N. Clark Street at Wrigely Field. You must be at least 21 years old to attend.

A limited number of meet and greets with select members of BSB will be available at $300 each. It includes admission to the party. You can purchase those here.

General admission tickets are $50. You can purchase those here.

For more information visit BackstreetBoys.com.

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08
Aug 17
Emilia Fan Projects

As we all know next year is the Boys 25th anniversary and a few weeks ago I started a poll on Twitter to see if fans would be interested in being a part of a project for it. The majority of you who voted in the poll said yes. At the moment no idea has been set just yet so I wanted to hear from you guys. What are your ideas or suggestions on what the fandom could do for the Boys anniversary?

Stop by thedarksidebsb.net forum and leave your suggestion in our Idea: 25th anniversary thread. I hope we can come up with something and get started on the project as soon as we can.

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