In April 1993, a group called street boys And 30 years have passed since then. AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough there Brian Littrell they marked a generation with their songs and marked the history of the music industry.

Its success began in Germany before in their country and this is how they wanted to remember it in Bild, a German publication that recalled that Nick Carter was about not to be a part of this project.

There was another name chosen before: Ryan Gosling. The actor was a neighbor and close friend of Aj McLean with whom he used to play basketball. This put him in the spotlight and they were in negotiations, but, In the end, he ended up rejecting the offer. join the group to bet on its interpretive facet.


In 1989, he signed for The Mickey Mouse Club where his popularity began to skyrocket along with that of Britney Spears. That’s when joined the group Nick Carter who, oddly enough, also had an offer to sign on to the same TV show as Gosling.

Nick also had to decide and in his case he opted for the music and it seems that he was not mistaken because The Backstreet Boys became one of the most important bands of the second half of the 90s.

Before signing a contract, they were to perform at Sea World in Orlando and tour American malls and schools. Eventually they signed with a record label in the spring of 1994.

A year later, they released their first single, We have it going which was number 1 in Germany in a very short time. Although it seems strange, success in his country took a little longer to arrive. Actually, his album DNAas of 2019, was the first to reach No. 1 best-selling album in the United States.

Great care has been taken in choosing the members who subjected to a kind of training camp who set them up for success. Everyone had their role in the group.

Nick Carter, in 1995, was already a member of the Backstreet Boys. / Larry Busacca/WireImage

Brian was the nice girl guy, AJ the rebel, Howie the quieter, Kevin the older, and Nick the all.

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