Formed in Orlando, Florida, USA, in the mid-90s, white vocal quintet the Backstreet Boys originally comprised Kevin Richardson (3 October 1971, Lexington, Kentucky, USA), Nick Carter (b. Nicholas Gene Carter, 28 January 1980, Jamestown, New York, USA), B-rok (b. Brian Thomas Littrell, 20 February 1975, Lexington, Kentucky, USA), A.J. McLean (b. Alexander James McLean, 9 January 1978, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA) and Howie D. (b. Howard Dwaine Dorough, 22 August 1973, Orlando, Florida, USA). Managed by former New Kids On The Block tour manager Johnny Wright and his wife Donna, they began their careers by making a breakthrough in Europe rather than their domestic market. Their success began in 1995 when the single Weve Got It Goin On became a substantial hit in Germany, and eventually charted in the rest of mainland Europe. The bands first UK success came in June 1996, when Get Down (Youre The One For Me) reached...
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