Pearlman dies in prison while serving a 25-year sentence for bilking investors of $300 million. The Federal Bureau of Prisons provides no other details. He was 62.
Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, a documentary filmed over two years that follows the original members of the boy band Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, A.J. McLean and Kevin Richardson, is set to release January 30. Littrell via press release:
From 1992 to 2002 we were the biggest band in the world. No one thought it was going to be as big as it was. Then it just stopped. And what do you do when you’re a full grown man in a boy band?
The band releases their single, Show’ Em (What You’re Made Of) from their album, In a World Like This. McLean and Richardson wrote the song for their children:
Kevin was like, ‘Why don’t we write something that’s about our kids or is a positive reinforcement-type song because there is so much negativity out there and bullying and all this crap that’s been going on? The world needs positivity. Not only was it my daughter and his son, but it was all of our kids that were influenced and even other people’s kids and just fathers, mothers, people that are the kind of people that encourage you to go out and to show ’em what you’re made of, give it your all and the song turned out beyond what I ever expected it to be. It became this huge emotional record.
The band releases their single, In a World Like This, from their album with the same name. McLean:
I think In a World Like This, both in a pop world that we’ve been living in for the past 20 years, and just the world that we live in with all the different things, positive things [and] negative things going on in this entire world. We’re still here 20 years later, living in this world that we’ve created. And I think it’s positive actually. It does kind of sound a little dark, but I think it’s positive.
The Backstreet Boys are honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame under the category of Recording. Band member Howie Dorough:
I will one day be able to bring my family here. My kids will be able to bring their kids here and still be able to see the legacy that the Backstreet Boys have carried on for many years.
Seacrest interviews Backstreet Boys during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and question them about being back together.
It’s been amazing. You know, it’s kind of funny, after that first week in the studio it was really like nothing had ever stopped. It’s kind of like nothing ever changed and it’s just been an absolute blessing to have Kev back. It’s just been awesome. So now, no pun intended, Backstreet is back.
Backstreet Boys and New Kids On the block perform a medley of their songs including I Want It That Way and Step By Step promoting their albums New Kids On The Block and Mellennium.
The band releases Bigger from their album, This Is Us.
The band releases their single, Straight Through My Heart, from This Is Us.
The band releases their single, Helpless When She Smiles, from Unbreakable. McLean:
It’s the epitome of, you know, Backstreet Boys. I mean, great harmonies, it’s a great song, great love song. It’s timeless. And I think it’s just one of those songs that will be around forever.
The band releases Inconsolable, from their album, Unbreakable. Carter:
Inconsolable is about a person who really, really loves somebody but they just can’t go there because of something that has happened in the past. I personally love the song because it’s a great representation of what we are about.
The band releases their single, Incomplete, from the album, Never Gone.
The band releases their single, I Still…, from Never Gone.
The band releases their single, Just Want You To Know, from their album, Never Gone.
The band releases Drowning, from their album, The Hits: Chapter 1.
The band releases their single, More Than That, from Black & Blue.
The band releases The Call, from their album, Black & Blue.
The band releases their single, Shape Of My Heart from their album, Black & Blue.
The band releases The One, from Millennium.
The band releases Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely, from Millennium.
The band releases Larger Than Life, from Millennium.
The band releases I Want It That Way, from Millennium.
The band releases their single, All I Have To Give, from Backstreet’s Back.
The band releases their single, As Long As You Love Me, from Backstreet’s Back.
The band releases their single, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) from their album, Backstreet’s Back.
The band releases Anywhere For You, from their self-titled album.
The band releases Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) from their self titled album.
The band releases I’ll Never Break Your Heart from their self titled album.
The band releases We’ve Got It Goin’ On, from their self titled album.