Personnel includes: Aaron Carter (vocals); John Bertche (guitar, keyboards); Johnny Gale (guitar, bass); Tony Battaglia, Paul Gendler (guitar); Mike Rose (keyboards, programming, background vocals); Nick Foster (keyboards, programming); Joey Argiro (bass); Jimmy Bralower (drums, percussion); Billy Ashbaugh (drums); Gary Carolla (programming); Donna Groom, Jeff Jimmerson, Rif St. Michael, B.J. Nelson, Biti Strauchn, James "D-Train" Williams, Kelli Glover, John Liston, Daria Reed, Timmy Allen (background vocals).
Producers include: Wade Robson, Brian Kierulf, Joah Schwartz, Timmy Allen, Steve Mac.
Engineers include: Paul Umbach, Gary Carolla, Chris Laws.
Somewhere amid the wave of success enjoyed by teen acts such as Britney Spears and 'N Sync, someone realized that you didn't have to be a nubile young girl or a harmony group to appeal to the teen and (especially) pre-teen audiences. Hence the arrival of (extremely) young pop star Aaron Carter. Carter strives to be all things to all people on this album.
Many of the themes on AARON'S PARTY are squarely aimed at kids ("That's How I Beat Shaq," "My Internet Girl," and the title tune), but there's bait thrown in for the older set as well. The latter comes in the form of classic pop tunes from the past redone with a modern sheen ("I Want Candy," "Iko Iko"). Carter even takes a crack at Motown soul on "Tell Me What You Want." Many of the most successful cuts find him forsaking singing in favor of jubilant kid-rap, but both modes will appeal to those in search of fresh-faced fun.