Originally posted: Nov 26, 2017
Last Updated: June 9, 2019
So you’re a new Backstreet Boys fan? While the group has been around for almost 26 years, you have just seen the light and realized the greatness that is Kevin, AJ, Brian, Nick, and Howie. Well, guess what? You’ve come to the right place for a quick and easy guide for new fans.
Warning: I’m a hardcore Backstreet Boys fan, but always had a small soft spot for NSync because of JC Chasez. So if you’re an NSync fan, this is my opinion and only my opinion and does not represents anybody else’s but mine and yours if you agree with me.
The whole talk about NSync coming back together to tour with Backstreet Boys needs to stop.
Some of you may think a year long break is the end of the world. Some of you might even think it’s a great time to save money for the next tour. And many of you may think this is the beginning of the end.
You think that Harry, Niall, Louis and Liam will never go in the same direction again.
But have no fear, we’ve all been there before.
New Kids on the Block called it quits in 1994.
But guess what? In 2008, they came back and haven’t left.
The Backstreet Boys took a break after their finished their “Black & Blue” tour in 2001 and people thought the group was over. The media did anyway. Two members were married with a third engaged and a member went solo. That’s the end right?
After Nick released a solo album and toured and Brian became a father, the group got back together for another album. And even though Kevin left the group for a few years, the boys kept recording. And then Kevin came back and all is right with the world.
98 Degrees pretty much gave up and went their seperate ways also with Nick Lachey going solo, Jeff Timmons releasing a solo album and Justin Jeffre going into politics.
And really, there was no hope at ALL of them getting back together, right?
Nope, the boys got back together, recorded a new album and went on tour with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men.
And now Nick and Drew have a reality show, Jeff is in a movie with other boy banders and Justin shows up on Nick and Drew’s reality show randomly.
And O-Town! Let’s not forget O-Town!
The group went their separate ways after their label went kaput, but two years ago rumors started circulating that they were coming back. And they have, with their album “Lines and Circles.”
But then you have bands like NSync… who have that one member that is a little more popular than all the others. The one that has dated the hot singer, the one that Hollywood wants.
And his career takes off.
And you never see them reunite except for a wedding or for 45 seconds at the MTV Video Music Awards.
And you’d like to pretend that didn’t happen.
In a few years, one of the guys from One Direction might even team up with one from The Wanted. Crazier things have happened.
So Directioners, we know your heart might hurt right now, but look on the bright side. If they all do solo albums, you have four possible tours to go to. You have four new albums to buy and listen to. You have four or more new music videos.
And maybe, just maybe, you’ll get as lucky as the Backstreet Boys fans have and they WILL come back from this hiatus.
Love, the BSB Army and Blockheads around the world.
E!, you know, the cable network that gives us the Kardashians and thinks we care about their “news” reporters’ private lives, made possibly the most stupid ticker moment at the bottom of their “E! News” broadcast – “Backstreet Boys and NSYNC failed to reunite at SNL 40 Anniversary Show last night.”
The boys failed to reunite after being apart for what, a week or two after being on “E! News” itself promoting their movie? Good work. Go back to reporting on the current shape of Kim Kardashian’s backside.
It never fails in various news articles, reporters “report” that the boys have reunited for their 20th anniversary or for their documentary.
As a reporter and journalist myself, I do this thing called research before I actually write an article. One does not need to go to a huge library and look through various old news articles like one would have to in the past. You can simply go to Wikipedia in this instance and visit the Backstreet Boys’ page.
Yes, Wikipedia may not be the most reliable tool when researching for an article, but when it comes to a musical artist, it’s usually spot on.
By simply “googling” the words “Backstreet Boys” you would see that the boys have not stopped releasing music or touring or an extended period of time.
New Kids on the Block reunited.
Kevin rejoined the Backstreet Boys after leaving the group.
But the Backstreet Boys did not break up, they did not reunite after years apart and for the love of all things holy, they did not fail to reunite for “Saturday Night Live.”
Research. It’s that thing you should have learned in the first few days of your News Writing class.
For those of you that don’t listen to country music, Thomas Rhett, is a hit country singer that’s kind of new to the music scene, but not really. He’s the son of country singer/songwriter Rhett Akins and both are from my hometown in Valdosta. I remember when Thomas Rhett was a little boy and have been following his career since his Dad told me he was shopping around record deals.
So knowing that he loves all kinds of music, during his Twitter chat on Friday, I asked the age old question – Backstreet Boys or N Sync.