backstreet boys facts
Boys recieved their very first Triple Platinum award thanks to their loyal
fans in Canada-especially in the lovely city of Montreal.
Boys won the 1996 Select Award from MTV Europe, beating out such tough
competition as Spice Girls, Oasis, Jamiroquai, and Boyzone.
3. The Backstret
Boys are named after Orlando, Florida's open-air shopper's paradise, the
4. Nick and
Brian usually share a hotel room when they are on the road.
5. AJ still
doesn't have his drivers license ! He's been touring so much, he hasn't
had time to go and take the written test again.
6. Kevin takes
an envelope filled with pictures of his family when he goes on the road.
7. In March,
AJ sprained his ankle when he was caught in a crush of fans at Musique
Plus, Montreal's own version of MTV. He managed to perform that night
and later allowed a Montreal radio station to auction off the cast fo charity.
they are in a foreign city, Howie and Kevin like to try the local food,
while Nick, Brian, and AJ search out the closest McDonalds.
to an informal poll of the boys, Brian keeps his room the messiest, while
Howie is Mr. Neat.
10. Who's the
most likely to loose his luggage on a trip to Europe ? Backstreet Boys'
survey says Howie, who as on many occasions, arrived at his destination
with only the clothes on his back.
11. Nick is
mose definitely the prankster of the group. "I like to do anything
I can think of to those guys," he says with a mischievous grin.
the most evil prank Nicky has ever pulled? He thinks it was the time
he gave their Manager, Donna Wright gum which tasted like fish.
two Backstreet Boys who are most likely to get into a friendly argument
are Kevin and Nick.
is most likely to find a peaceful solution for the argument. "He's Mr.
Mediator," says A.J.
biggest flirt award goes to A.J.! "I like girls, I'm not gonna say
I don't," he says. But, he also says he's the most likely to serenade
a special someone with a song.
guys all say that Brian is the most shy of the group.
also thinks that Brian is the Backstreet Boy most likely to get married
Part of the Backstreet Boys debut album was recorded at Platinum
Post studios in Altamonte, Florida.
The Boys unanimously agree that they'd love to harmonize with Boys
Howie has been known to set up double dates for himself and his sister
is the Backstreet Boy most likely to go to church on Sunday.
22. A.J. admits
that he spends a large portion of his life at home on the phone.
Howie loves to go out clubbing.
likes to draw comic book characters.
Shhh! Don't tell a soul, but when Howie doesn't want to be
recognized, he wears a baseball cap!
26. A.J. claims
that he still gets nervous before starting every new song in concert.
27. Howie never
goes to bed without doing his push ups and stomach crunches.
28. On their
current tour, Kevin plays keyboards, Nick plays drums, and AJ is thumpin
on the bass guitar.
is rarely seen without his sunglasses.
30. Nick is
a licensed scuba diver and loves driving his family's boat on the gulf
runs around video taping everything and everybody when they are on
Boys have been banned from three hotels in Europe because their
fans have gotten so out of control.
33. A.J. carries
a travel diary with him on tour, although he rarely writes in it.
favorite cars are Cameros and Stingrays.
secret nicknames are Boo and Pumpkin.
36. When he's
home, Brian sleeps in his king sized waterbed which he bought for $50.
admits that he's something of a perfectionist.
38. In his
pre-Backstreet Boys days, Kevin worked at Disney MGM Studios playing Aladdin.
When you hear someone hitting those amazing high notes in a Backstreet
Boys song, that's Howie.
40. Their debut
album Backstreet Boys, was released in Europe on May 5, 1996.
admits that he's the biggest worry-wart of the group.
42. Nick started
playing the drums when he was 14.
Halloween is Nick's favorite holiday.
hates people who are arrogant.
A.J. collects hats.
46. Last Fall,
Nick's dad had to put a fence around the family's house to keep Backstreet
Boys' fans from taking clumps of grass or picking flowers as souvenirs.
would love to star in a movie one day.
half-Puerto Rican Howie doesn't speak Spanish at home, he learned
it in school.
49. Brian's worst habit is biting his nails.
50. Nick says
that he would definitely date a fan.
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