May 18

Good Morning America announced that the Backstreet Boys will be performing during their Summer Concert Series on July 13! GMA posted video of their announcement and in the video you can see the guys singing a little! Check it out here.

May 18
Emilia News

Billboard recently made a list of the 100 greatest boy band songs and have also made lists with the top 10 best songs by grown-up boy bands. They chose a “Permanent Stain” a track from their 2013 album “In A World Like This”. The other boy band songs are listed at Billboard.com.

Despite being released in 2013, “Permanent Stain” sounds nearly as ’90s-stamped as most of Backstreet’s actual hits from that decade — the zooming synths, chiming bells and relentless vocals of the chorus give it a Eurodance throwback feel that hasn’t been in vogue in the States in decades. However, despite their music being masterminded by Scandanavian writer-producers in their early days, the Boys never actually sounded like this in their own time, making “Permanent Stain” a fascinating flashback to a sort of alternate-timeline BSB where they took their cues more from 2 Unlimited than Boyz II Men.

In another article they talk about the top 10 greatest boy band videoes of the TRL era. Three videos were chosen for this list. You can read the rest of the list at Billboard.com.

10. Backstreet Boys, “Shape of My Heart”

The Backstreet Boys became Backstreet Men here: The simple, straightforward “Shape of My Heart” video was a huge TRL hit for BSB, and finds them stripping away the pretense of their gaudier Millennium visuals. The scene is… an acting audition? The boys are singing while… holding scripts? It doesn’t matter, really. With a washed-out filter, the guys establish the most potent blue period since Picasso, and charge into capital-m Maturity with full force.

4. Backstreet Boys, “I Want It That Way”

Where were you the first time you watched that initial “Tell me why!,” as the camera cuts to Nick Carter looking pensive in all-white, removed from the Backstreet Boys’ hangar and ready to drop some gentle vocals near the baggage claim? What were you thinking the first time you saw AJ McLean lean in with his fedora and ask if he was your fire? What rushed through your mind when you gazed upon the “KISSES FOR KEVIN” poster in the crowd during the grand finale? The iconic “I Want It That Way” video provides more questions than answers, as we reflect on that initial rush near two decades later.

1. Backstreet Boys, “Larger Than Life”

The year is 1999. Backstreet Boys just dropped their biggest hit to date, “I Want It That Way,” with a video that became the most essential of their career. How do they follow it up? By spending all the money in the freaking world, of course. The video for “Larger Than Life” cost $2.1 million, and it certainly looks like it did: gyrating robots, space-surfing, zero-gravity dance moves and a particularly clunky-looking spaceship are all on display, and the boys tear it up in their green-screen habitats.

Like most big-budget sequels, the “Larger Than Life” video threw money at a problem; unlike most big-budget sequels, the tactic paid off in spades. It’s the boy band video that represents the excesses and cheesy goodness of the turn-of-the-century pop boom most effectively. “I Want It That Way” may have laid the groundwork, but the “Larger Than Life” video evokes the bigger gasp.

Apr 18
Emilia Media, News

Earlier this month Nick announced being apart of the Prepped For School program along with Foodie Fit Meal Prep. Now Backstreet Boys are involved and have doanted $10,000 to help provide the children at Robert E. Lake Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV with school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year. Visit Han-Schneider.org/prepped-for-school for details on how you can donate. The following is what the guys shared on Instagram.

Click the link in our bio and sponsor a child for $30 to be automatically entered to win a pair of meet & greet tickets to #BSBVegas this summer. Winner will be announced Monday! Shout out to @richardharrislawfirm for matching our donation of $10,000 to get us that much closer to our goal!

Apr 18
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Kevin Richardson posted on his Instagram Stories that we’re just 21 days away from the release of the Backstreet Boys new single being sent to radio. Which means come May 16 we’ll get to hear the brand new single! We’ll likely be able to purchase and stream the song around this time as well. Kevin and BSB also shared the video on their Instagram and Twitter pages. Check it out!

Update: On May 3 during the Backstreet Boys cruise the guys announced that their new single will be released on May 17!

We are less than a month away ? ???? #newmusic #newmusicalert #backstreetboys #bsb

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Apr 18
Emilia News

If Only has an auction going on to meet the Backstreet Boys at any upcoming Larger Than Life residency show. The current bid is at $1,000. The auction will benefit the American Red Cross Get Prepared California 2018. You have until April 30th to bid on this auction.

The highest bidder wins the following.

Two (2) tickets to see Backstreet Boys:Larger Than Life Las Vegas Residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
Tickets are your choice of Front Orchestra or GA
Exact location will not be available until day of show and may be anywhere in the front orchestra if selected
Pre-show meet & greet + photo op with the Backstreet Boys
Two (2) night stay at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Transportation not included

Visit IfOnly.com to bid.

Apr 18
Emilia News

Billboard has made a list of the 100 greatest boy band songs of all time and have included four Backstreet Boys songs to the list.

59. Backstreet Boys, “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)” (1997)
It’s hard to believe that the Backstreet Boys have been around for almost a quarter of a century, but perfect mid-tempo jams like this remind us of why they’re the GOAT. This classic was released in May 1997, ahead of their debut album, and it eventually went platinum and climbed to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Also, who can forget how everyone wore matching white pants in the music video? Iconic. — GAB GINSBERG

45. Backstreet Boys, “Larger Than Life” (1999)
The vocoder. The harmonies. The gigantic chorus. “Larger Than Life” has everything you need in a late-’90s boy band anthem. But the Backstreet Boys took the “grateful for our fans” playbook that NKOTB used with “Tonight” and turned it up a notch for the turn of the millennium. The Boys weren’t just thanking us; they made us larger than life right along with them. — D.W.

18. Backstreet Boys, “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” (1998)
We have Denniz PoP and Max Martin to thank for this earworm that was the embodiment of pure late-’90s dance-pop. Backstreet Boys were already leading the pre-millennium era with their lovey-dovey ballads, but “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) had a tangible energy that proved the guys were on a path to take over pop music — and pretty much the entire world. The bombastic production was filled with clinking sound effects, “Ooh, ooh!” call outs and vocal commands that convinced you the guys were truly back from… wherever they were coming from. The song was also a necessary shift in their music, as they previously shaped their career with heartstring-tugging ballads and love songs. But Nick Carter, the band’s youngest member, helped usher them into PG-13 territory with one simple question: “Am I SEX-U-AL?” — B.G.

1. Backstreet Boys, “I Want It That Way”
When “I Want It That Way” took off in 1999, it felt like the entire century’s worth of pop music had been clearing the runway for it. From Tin Pan Alley to the Brill Building, The Beatles to Boyz II Men, this is what it seemed like it had all been leading up to: A boy band mid-tempo ballad so big and so brilliant that you’d lived a lifetime with it by the time it was done its first spin. It learned nonsense lyrics from ABBA, it learned bridges from Diane Warren, it learned key changes from Bon Jovi, and it mixed its history with an eye to the future, where pop music would expand to such sizes that rock would begin to look puny by comparison. Its parent album was called Millennium for a reason.

Somehow, “I Want It That Way” only peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100; *NSYNC’s Gloria Estefan collab “Music of the Heart,” which 3/5 of the group probably doesn’t even remember recording at this point, peaked four spots higher. But along with Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time,” “I Want It That Way” has endured as the pop song of an entire generation; all you have to do is start any ’80s baby off with a “You are…” and they’ll be sure to fill in the rest. It was the definitive boy band song from the definitive boy band era, and needless to say, we wouldn’t want it any other way. — A.U.

Source: Billboard.com

Apr 18
Emilia Media, News

Backstreet Boys played two sold out shows in Dubai, UAE and in Israel. 15,000 fans for both shows. Check out some of the reviews, photos and video from the shows!

From Duabi, UAE.
Backstreet Boys Live in Dubai pictures – TimeOutDubai.com
Backstreet Boys pitch perfect in Dubai – TheNational.ae
After Party photos from White Dubai on Facebook.

From Israel.
Backstreet Boys ‘Get Down’ for second time in Israel – JPost.com
Backstreet’s back in Israel and 15,000 fans want it that way – TimesofIsrael.com
Video and photos from Israel concert – Ynet.co.il

Nick also shared a video from the Israel concert. He was going to live stream, but the signal wasn’t good.

Apr 18
Emilia Media

Backstreet Boys spoke to Dubai 92 before their performance at the Blended Music Festival on April 20, 2018. The guys talked about their time in Dubai, new music, the music video they recently shot being an ‘unapologetically a 90s throwback’ and played a game of which boy is most likely.

Apr 18
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Many fans are wondering where and how they can buy their own copy of Billboard Magazine that will feature the 25th anniversary ad that many fans helped fund. For those of you in the US the magazine should be available in many bookstores, newstands or any other store that sells magazines. The magazine may already be available. If not you’ll have to check Monday. You can also purchase the magazine online at shop.billboard.com. On April 21st if you find a copy of the magazine tweet using the hashtag #BSB25Project with a photo of the magazine.

For fans in other countries who would like to get their own copy of the magazine, but cannot afford to purchase through Billboard directly due to shipping costs you can still order a copy online. Newsstand.co.uk sells Billboard magazine through their website and ships worldwide.

Donations continued to be made after the goal was reached and $800 was donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in the Boys name. You can read more about the donation made on and see the message sent with this at What Happens on the Backstreet.

Backstreet Boys tweeted about the project earlier. Click the tweet to see the ad.

Thank you to all the fans who donated, shared posts, auctioned off items and so on to help raise money for the Billboard ad. It’s a wonderful feeling to see when fans come together to achieve something like this.

UPDATE: A fan in Israel gave the guys a framed copy of the ad during meet and meet on April 22, 2018! The boys loved the ad. Kevin was touched, Nick was blown away and AJ was thrilled that he knew about it before. Thanks to Yael for doing this. You can see her photo with the guys holding the ad on Twitter.

Apr 18
Emilia BSB Album, Media, News

Backstreet Boys posted on their social media today about new music! They shared a clip of what seems to be of them rehearsing for their music video. This is what they wrote on the post. Their new single will be released soon!

#BSB25 and counting… ? Follow our official discography playlist on Spotify to stay up-to-date with new music! http://bkstboys.co/comingsoon