November 21, 2000 Backstreet Boys release their fourth album, Black & Blue. Catering to the screaming teenage girl demographic, they promote it with an appearance on MTV's Total Request Live. The album is one of biggest debuts in history, with initial shipments of about 6 million.More
May 18, 1999 Backstreet Boys release their third album (second in America), Millennium, with the hits "I Want It That Way" and "Larger than Life." Primarily produced by Max Martin, it sells over 13 million in America and many more worldwide.
April 20, 1993 Looking to mimic the success of New Kids on the Block, entrepreneur Lou Pearlman sets out to create his own boy band. After auditioning hundreds of performers, he chooses five unknowns to be his Backstreet Boys.
June 23, 2006 Kevin Richardson of Backstreet Boys leaves the group to pursue other interests.
January 28, 1980 Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys is born in Jamestown, New York. He is just 13 when he joins the boy band in 1993.
January 9, 1978 A.J. McLean of Backstreet Boys is born in West Palm Beach, Florida.
February 20, 1975 Brian Littrell of Backstreet Boys is born in Lexington, Kentucky. His cousin is bandmate Kevin Richardson.
August 22, 1973 Howie Dorough of Backstreet Boys is born in Orlando, Florida.More from this Timeline
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