Backstreet Boys Biography
"Backstreet Boys" are an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The band originally consisted of A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson. In 2006 Richardson left the group to pursue other interests leaving the band as a four-piece, but the remaining members did not rule out a possible return of the singer.
They rose to fame with their debut album, "Backstreet Boys" (1996). The following album, "Backstreet's Back" (1997) continued the group's success worldwide. They rose to superstardom with their album "Millennium" (1999) and its follow-up album, "Black & Blue" (2000). After a three-year hiatus, the band regrouped and have since released three albums: "Never Gone" (2005), "Unbreakable" (2007) and "This Is Us" (2009).
The band has sold over 130 million records worldwide, making them one of the biggest selling groups of all time. According to the US "Billboard 200, they are the first artist since Sade to have each of their albums reach top 10 on the chart.