Backstreet Boys is an American band, which was established in 1993. The original lineup includes AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, and Howie D. The group is mostly famous for its songs “Quit Playing Games with My Heart”, “Everybody”, and “As Long As You Love Me”. They hold various music awards.
In 1995, the group released two singles “I’ll Never Break Your Heart” and “We’ve Got It Going On”. Both of the singles became big hits and received golden status in the USA. Even though the second single was quickly forgotten in the US since it reached only 69th spot in the Billboard Hot 100, it became extremely popular in Germany. It was one of the hits of the European Boysapalooza festival.
Besides being rather popular in the United States, the record sales worldwide were impressive as well. The Backstreet Boys won several MTV awards. They were so popular in Europe that couldn’t go out without bodyguards. Teenagers were following them absolutely everywhere.
In 1997, BSB released their debut album Backstreet Boys. Singles from that album “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)", "As Long as You Love Me" and "Everybody" finally conquered the American audience. Each of them became a big hit. However, the album itself failed to make it into Billboard 200. The LP sold over 10 million copies worldwide.