Backstreet Boys get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and preview new album
It has been twenty years since the Backstreet Boys came into the hearts of teen girls worldwide. Now, Backstreet is all grown up, married and with families of their own but the boys continue to give their loyal fans countless hits twenty years after forming to become the Backstreet Boys. The band took some time from the studio to hit Hollywood Blvd earlier today (Monday) to accept their very own Hollywood star.
Backstreet’s star is located next to another known 90’s hit vocal group, Boyz II Men.
“Backstreet is Back … and we aren’t going anywhere,” Nick Carter said today as the boys had their star unveiled.
“What an honor it is. What a beautiful day. What another beautiful way to celebrate 20 years together,” Kevin Richardson said during today’s ceremony as he fought back tears.
Formed in 1993 in Orlando, Florida Nick, AJ and Howie originally made up the original members, later they added Kevin who brought on his cousin Brian. Now, the Backstreet Boys, 130 million records sold and 20 years later are back. Kevin who took a six year hiatus from the group after the release and tour of their NEVER GONE album has now returned and now with all five members fans are anticipating a new album in the coming months, worldwide tour beginning next month in China and a documentary in 2014.
The as yet untitled album according to the boys is about 90 percent done. During Saturday’s show Backstreet previewed some of their new music. Listen to “In Your Arms,” “Madeleine,” “Be Your Soldier,” “Breathe,” “Trust Me,” and “Permanent Stain” here:
“It’s really powerful music that we have a connection with that’s about what we’re going through right now,” Kevin Richardson said in a press conference.
Backstreet Boys have been down many roads through the years, they have had to deal with addiction, recovery, and issues with their former manager Lou Pearlman. Still, Backstreet has managed to stay around for two decades with their fans standing right by their side supporting and growing with them.
As other boy bands have broken up and went their separate ways, the Backstreet Boys have remained together selling 130 million albums worldwide.
Backstreet Boys are here to stay and they proved it by packing in fans into the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday for a free concert to kick off their 20th anniversary celebration.
“To be able to do this for so long, it’s quite an accomplishment,” Kevin Richardson said.