Backstreet Boys

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The Backstreet Boys are a Grammy-nominated pop group that enjoyed enormous success in the mid-late 1990s and 2000s


  • "It was ironic looking at Billboard record and seeing Black & Blue at number 1 and the Beatles album at number 2, that Backstreet Boys album is hotter. I love how they are more hands on with the writing process, ya gotta' love that." ~ Mariah Carey 2000.


  • "You could be a fan of the Backstreet Boys and you can admit that...that's cool because the songs are so .. they're good." ~ Darren Hayes (Savage Garden) 2001.


  • "The Backstreet Boys is the most successful Boyband ever existed on this planet and they are really talented. ~ Jessica Simpson


  • "They're really great guys, and I'm glad we share the same record label, I think I'm in love with them" ~ Aaliyah 2000.


  • "The Backstreet Boys can sing their asses off. I'm not so sure about those other boy bands. But Backstreet Boys have my ultimate respect." ~ Elton John


  • "The Beatles were basically the Backstreet Boys of their time, then they began doing drugs and became one of the most revolutionary bands in the world. Maybe if we gave the Backstreet Boys drugs, we could see what would happen, who knows, maybe they would change the world too" ~ System of a Down



  • "Without Nick, I wouldn't be where I am. He's my hero." ~ Aaron Carter


  • "I'm a big Backstreet Boys fan. I always give y'all shoutouts. I love the things y'all do." ~ Sean Combs (to Nick Carter)


  • "I've got a lot of respect for Backstreet boys...when I did Men Strike Back with them I had a blast..." ~ D'Angelo


  • "I think that the Backstreet Boys should've taken home those 5 awards, they are a great group of guys.~ Santana at the Grammy's


  • "They are Larger Than Life! My God, in some ways more than others!" ~ Christina Aguilera



  • "We got a lot of support from the Backstreet Boys...and they were like our Idols, still our idols...And we were like crying ..we couldn't believe that we are gonna be on the same stage as The Backstreet Boys..." ~ Westlife


  • "Everybody has there own sound of music, we even think the Backstreet Boys are cool. They make music, they love there fans, and thats all that matters, they have my respect & wishes!" ~ Ed from Collective Soul


  • "I actually have their CD's and I really like them" ~ Seth Green



  • "I met BSB at a benefit gig we were both doing, and they are really humble, nice guys - and very hard working" ~ Usher


  • "I'm hoping to go out there and give them some pressure so that they can go out there and whup some ass even better, because I like them guys.Yeah. I actually like them better than all those boy and girl bands for the simple fact that I've known them since 1992, man. I remember in 1992 in Birmingham, England, they opened for me, and I remember going through Europe and seeing these guys do malls and their little routines when it was a handful of people in front of them. If anybody worked for this sh!t and deserves it, they do. 'N Sync and Christina Aguilera and all, they just came in on the coattails, man; these boys broke the damn thing open. They certainly deserve everything, and! I respect them for that." ~ Shaggy


  • "I love the Backstreet Boys! I think they're very talented and I think their harmony is wonderful." ~ Beyonce Knowles


  • "They're all too talented" ~ Brandy





  • "Those teen pop S***ts they do..., seeing all those girls screaming their A** off, and even their albums sells in records...that leaves me no choice but to like them...but do I?...I really don't give a damn about 'N Suck and Britney or any other boy band A**holes, but when it comes to Backstreet...I mean seeing them on the TV, it really gets me not to turn of my Tv...well, that can mean I like their sh**s..." ~Eminem



  • "We've known them for a loong time, their good friends of ours" ~ LFO



  • "BACKSTREET BOYS ROCKKKK!!!!!!!" ~ Tom Green



  • "BSB are my personal favorites" ~ Dr.Dre



  • "Yeah, they're a great group" ~ Madonna



  • "They're a tight-ass group man" ~ Jay-Z


  • "It's great to see a bunch of hard working guys that care so much for their fans" ~ Bryan White


  • "I want to find out more about how the Backstreet Boys get their incredible sound. I've got both their albums and I would love to cover one of their songs" ~ Tom Jones


  • "It was also great to have the Backstreet Boys appear on stage with me because I have gotten to know them all a little bit just recently, and not only are they great performers, but they also very hard working professionals and really nice guys." ~ Elton John


  • "I like songs that evoke emotion. I mean, in my neighborhood, you don't listen to this kind of song, but one day I caught the video, and they were doing things like using crescendos and decrescendos, different kinds of instruments, doing break downs in the middle of the song. Musically it's just terrific. ~ Sisqo on "Larger Than Life"


  • "I met a young chap from the band. He was a nice! bloke, unaffected by the industry and I really liked him f! or that" ~ Johnny Rotten of the S.E.X Pistols on Nick Carter



  • "Before my show every night on tour on the bus I just blast the Backstreet Boys to pump up for the show." ~ Shania Twain



  • "The Band...,the guys, their music...is just great, I mean it's really cool to see them performing on stage, I like them when they sing accapella versons of their songs" ~ Chyna (WWF Diva)


  • "If you go to the postings you will see moronic statements by many who just don't get life/creativity/exploration and music at all! Am I never supposed to write a song for anyone else?... Am I never to change my style as I and music evolve???... It just blows my mind how retarded people are!! I've been asked to write for Ozzy, I've written many songs for the Crue, my solo stuff etc... Who gives a flyin fu** who I write with! I only want to work with talented artists! Fu**... I'm not joining the Backstreet Boys, I was asked by [[Nick[[ after he heard my last 2 CD's production and sound if I would help him get a more aggressive sound for his new CD!!... And why not?... That mother fu**er can sing his nuts off!!...And what?... Is he never to do anything but pop music?? He's a huge rock music fan... You all would be very surprised... Do I judge your work!?!!?... Trust me... It wouldn't get me off posting to everyone how you burn the burgers you flip at Jack in the Box!! So run along..... Your boss is calling you." ~ Tommy Lee


  • ”We have a sorta strange relationship. We have been kinda hanging out, but nothing serious, he just means a lot to me." ~ Alexandra Bachelier of American Idol on Nick Carter


  • “When people throw crap at them they keep walking. And, of course, keep winning” ~ Rolling Stone on BSB


  • "Anyone who says the Backstreet Boys can't sing is crazy. They're probably just reading some highbrow critic who hates anyone the general public embraces. I'm sorry, but those boys sing their butts off. They work hard on their choreography, and on their harmonies. Their tracks are tight and solid. Their songs are musical and memorable." ~ Tony Orlando


  • "'Untapped gay market'! I'll tell you what it was. When I first heard the songs and I heard some of the other songs that those guys had written, they just sounded like mini-Mutt Lange's. The ideas, the way they structured the songs, Andreas Carlsson, Per Aldeheim and obviously Max Martin. They used to be in hardrock bands when they were younger and were very much influenced by what Def Leppard were doing in the eighties. And they've taken that on to such an extent that Max Martin made Backstreet Boys very famous. A lot of the Backstreet Boys stuff, if you listen to it, is very much like a lot of stuff Def Leppard do, minus the guitars. "POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME" could've been a Backstreet Boys song. The big Backstreet Boys song - "LARGER THAN LIFE" I think it's called - but, given to us, we could've done it and people wouldn't have thought it was completely different." ~ Rick Savage of Def Leppard’s response to being asked about working with Max Martin


  • "We were inspired by boy bands like the Backstreet Boys, Westlife, those guys, They're famous and their music is really cool." ~ Hassan Ali Alfaluji,


  • “I just think most boybands that come out of the UK aren't bad, but they're just not great. I think if you look at bands like B2K, *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys. They're great bands. Great music and great singers. I just think that noone from here has really put on a great show like that, since Take That." ~ Triple 8


  • "I'd be jealous of the Backstreet Boys when they sold more than me. The only reason you think of jealous of you Ja Rule is because you know you sound like me. That's common fu**ing sense, man. You think Backstreet Boys are jealous of N'Sunk or whatever the fu** they name is? Fu** no - they have better things to worry about." As for his label dissing him, X added, "Goin' back to Backstreet. They made their label huge and brought them in sh**loads of money and now they can't record, I heard, because their label is fu**ing them around. I feel them. They're real mutha fu**as in their own way, but their management 'team' refuses to recognize that sh**. I feel those men or boys or whatever the fu** you wanna call them. We give our souls to our music. We put our lives on the fu**ing wax and the labels treat us like sh**." ~ DMX on the Backstreet Boys and label problems (XXL Magazine)


  • “For those of you who have a problem with us touring with Nick Carter... GET OVER IT! Nick Carter has been awesome to us over these past 2 shows. The tour started off with a bang in Toronto and continued tonight in Detroit! Our expectations of fans and crew and even Nick Carter himself has blow our minds at how at much fun and good people they all have been to SEV. Much love and thanks to everyone for making us feel welcome." ~ Sev (the Opening Act on Nick’s ‘Now or Never’ tour)


  • “Nick has been a blast and the fans have been really nice to us." He added of Carter, He's this huge star who treats everyone so nicely. ...You should always be nice to the opening act!" ~ Justin Roman of Vi3 (Opening Act on Nick’s ‘Now or Never’ tour)


  • "We want to be like the Backstreet Boys...we want to be that big!" ~ Westlife


  • “If System of a Down works for them, then great. If the Backstreet Boys work for them, that's cool too. See, I don't think anyone has the right to tell people what's good or bad. It's all about personal taste. It's about where you come from and what has brought you here... Let's take the Backstreet Boys for example - no one has the right to criticize them unless they know what they have been through, what their influences were. It really fu**ing bugs me when people slam other stuff, without knowing anything about it. If it's not what you like, that's fine, but if other people like that, so be it. Those people who don't like our music, that's their right. Their stuff might not be my thing, but other people like it." ~ John Dolmayan of System of A Down on BSB


  • “I hear a lot of you freaking out because some guy compared CC and the Backstreet Boys. The funny thing is that for quite a few of us in the band, the New Kids were a huge early influence and in a lot of ways, the Boys are the descendants of that music so I still dig it. They're not as funky as N'Sync, but they always had more of a sensitive side. I wondered how long it would take someone to spot the connection between "Black and Blue" and "Miami". I even titled the other song "Black and Blue" on "Hard Candy" as a sort of a hint. Good call crowman69. Without a truly open mind, you can never really understand music. I know the rest of you are going to stick up your noses at this, but I bet a lot of you have never even heard a Backstreet Boys album in its' entirety. Give 'em a chance. The singles don't really tell the whole story. They've always been more of an album band. I'm constantly surprised by how narrow all your musical tastes are and that the music you like is so different from the music we like.” ~ Adam Duritz of Counting Crows


  • "Speaking of hot sh**, as in for young teenage girls, Howie from the Backstreet Boys was there talking to The Miz," she said. "I wasn't quite sure if it was in fact Howie (in my head, I apologized for calling him The Housewife back when he was ironing his hair), but soon enough I would know. Anyway, Mike reached down in his purse to pay his way and his homeboy's way and sometimes his cousin's way, and mine of course, and then I looked up and next thing you know he's introducing me to Howie. I shook his hand, grabbed my $5, said I had social paranoia and must get thee to the bar and godspeed. It wasn't that serious, but I had to bounce. Two RW people and a Backstreet boy, what am I? The Surreal Life?" ~ Melissa from Real World: New Orleans


  • “He was so cool. We talk all the time, and we're really kinda, you know...we're friends. ~ Brittany Snow from American Dreams on Nick Carter


  • "This guys are the most successful pop group of all time...there's no mistake" ~ Hulk Hogan (WWE Hall Of Hall Of Fame Inductee).
  • "My closet CD that I don't admit that I really listen to is Celine Dion. My husband's sister passed away in a car accident, and she was a huge Celine Dion fan. 'It's All Coming Back to Me Now' was her favorite song, so that's kind of my guilty pleasure. We just drove down to San Antonio to see Emily give birth, and we listened to the Backstreet Boys the whole way down there.” ~ Marnie from the Dixie Chicks on [Pop] music