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April 19: Brian Littrell receives a call from his cousin Kevin Richardson while in his History class; asks her to audition for an up-and-coming group. Brian agrees over the phone and finds himself on a flight to Orlando, FL the next day.

April 20: Backstreet Boys is officially a Boyband.

May 8:  The Boys perform their first big show together at Sea World in Orlando, FL to a crowd of over 3,000. During the summer of 1993 the Boys continue to perform in a variety of venues, from shopping malls to charity events throughout Florida.

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September 5:  “We've Got It Go In On” is released as a single (see video)

December 13:  “I Never Break Your Heart” is released as a single (see video)


They win their first award for “Best New Tour” at the Smash Hits Award.

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April 30:  "Get Down (You're The One For Me) is released as a single (see video)

May 6: They publish their first album “Backstreet Boys”.

October 14:  Release “Quit Playing Games My Heart” as a single (see video)


 Select Award at the MTV European Music Awards for "Get Down (You're The One For Me”).



August 11: They publish their second album “Backstreet Back”

December 27: BSB embarks on a tour of 60 cities and 20 countries.


1997 MTV Select Award at the MTV European Music Awards for "As Long as You Love Me".


January 13: They released “All I Have To Give” as a single (see video)

October 7: Declared "Backstreet Boys Day" in Orlando, FL. The boys receive the keys to the city from the Mayor of Orlando in honor of the tornado benefit concert the group headlined in March, which raised more than $250,000.


1998 Group Album of the Year at the Billboard Awards for "Backstreet Boys"

1998 People's Choice Favorite International Group at the MuchMusic Video Awards

1998 Best Group Video at the MTV Video Music Awards for "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"

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January 1: First Grammy nomination for Best New Artist of 1998.

February 1: "Backstreet Boys" certified Diamond in the US (10,000,000 units sold).


May 18:  "Millennium" is released and sets the first week sales record in the US, selling 1.1 million copies.

June 2: First date of the "Into The Millennium" Tour.

December 21: “Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely” is released as a single (see video) .

December 30: BSB dominates the 1999 Billboard Music Awards, winning Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Album Artist of the Year, and Duo/Group Artist Album of the Year.



1999 Music Video of the Year  at the Teen Choice Awards for "All I Have To Give".

1999 Favorite Song at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)".

1999 Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group at the American Music Awards.

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October 3: “Shape Of My Heart” is released as a single (see video)

November 21: "Black And Blue" is released, selling over 1.6 million copies in the US in its first week and going platinum shortly thereafter.


 2000 Best Group at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

2000 Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group at the American Music Awards.

2000 Best Selling Album (Foreign or Domestic) at the Juno Awards for "Millennium".

2000 Favorite Music Group at the People's Choice Awards.

2000 Choice Album at the Teen Choice Awards for "Millenium."

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January 22: The "Black & Blue" tour begins in the United States.

January 28: They performed the American national anthem at Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, FL.

February 6: “The Call” is released as a single (see video)

April 1: “More Than That” is released as a single (see video)

October 16: “Drowning” is released as a single (see video)

October 23: Release of the album “The Hits: Chapter One”.


2001 People's Choice Favorite International Group at the MuchMusic Awards.

2001 Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group at the American Music Awards.



2002 Best Group at the MTV Music Video Awards Japan.

2002 Favorite Video at the MTV Asia Awards for "The Call".


April 1: “Incomplete” is released as a single (see video)

June 24: "Never Gone" is released and is certified platinum soon after.

July 22: The "Never Gone" world tour begins in Florida.

October 4: “Just Want You To Know” is released as a single (see video)


January 6: Kevin Richardson announces he is leaving the Backstreet Boys

January 26: “I Still” is released as a single (see video)


2006 Favorite Pop Act at the MTV Asia Awards.


August 27: “Inconsolable” is released as a single in the US (see video)


October 24: Release of the album “Unbreakable”.


January 28: “Helpless When She Smiles” is released as a single in the US (see video)

February 16: The "Unbreakable" tour begins in Tokyo, Japan.


August 27: “Straight Through My Heart” is released as a single (see video)

September 30: Release of the album “This Is Us”.

October 30: The “This Is Us” world tour begins in Portugal.

November 29: “Bigger” is released as a single (see video)

December 30: BSB sells tickets for its first cruise.



April 11: The World's Biggest Boyband Supergroup, NKOTBSB, officially forms.

May 24: NKOTBSB album released; the album debuts at number seven in the US.

May 25: The NKOTBSB tour of North America begins, selling out tickets in 50 cities.

December 25: Sale of BSB cruise nº2.



April 20: First show of the NKOTBSB tour of Europe, Asia and Australia.

April 29: Kevin Richardson returns to the band.

August 31: BSB performs at Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series as a quintet. This is the biggest crowd GMA has ever had.

November 6: They publish “It's Christmas Time Again” (see video)


April 20 - They hold a special 20th anniversary fan celebration live from Hollywood.

April 22 – BSB receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

July 31: BSB performs to over 20,000 people at The Grove in Los Angeles.

May 5: “In A World Like This” world tour kicks off in China

June 12: BSB makes a cameo in the comedy 'This Is The End' (Watch Video)

July 18: The band premieres the music video 'In A World Like This' on Good Morning America.

July 30: The band's first album since Kevin rejoined, "In A World Like This", is released. The album debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200, making the Backstreet Boys the first act since Sade to have nine US top 10 albums and the only boybands in doing it.

August 2: The US leg of the IAWLT tour begins in Chicago.

October 25: Cruise ship BSB #3 sets sail from Miami.

November 19: Music video for 'Show Em What You're Made Of', IAWLT's second single, is released (Watch Video)

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April 15: 'In A World Like This: Deluxe Edition' opens in North America.

July 18: BSB is inducted into the Walk of Fame in Locarno, Switzerland.

October 24: BSB Cruise #4 sets sail.


April 13: BSB wins its first MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Moment for its appearance on 'This Is The End'.



January 29: US premiere of 'Show Em What You're Made Of'. The documentary.

February 26: International premiere of BSB The Movie in London.

May 19: The boys bring the 'In A World Like This' tour to Israel, performing three shows to sold-out crowds. This was the first time the band had performed in Israel.

October 20: The boys participate in the launch of Balmain for H&M.

November 23: Nick finishes second in Dancing With The Stars.


April 1: Dead 7 premieres on SyFy. Movie written by and starring Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Aj Mclean, plus other guys from other boybands.

May 10: Cruise #5, the first European cruise, sets sail with a sold-out ship.

May 13 – BSB breaks the Guinness World Record for the most nationalities in a hot tub.

June 5: The BSBs sing at Miss USA.

July 7: Meghan Trainor performs 'I Want It That Way' with BSB on Greatest Hits. (watch video)

August 19: The boys appear on 'God, Your Mama, And Me', a new song by the band Florida Georgia Line.

September 23: The boys announce their 2017 Las Vegas residency.

December 31: The boys perform in Las Vegas.



Feb 14: BSB releases music video on Florida Georgia Line's 'God, Your Mama and Me' (Watch Video)

March 1: Opening night of the BSB residency in Las Vegas.

April 2 – Florida Georgia Line and BSB perform at the 52nd ACM Awards.

July 19: BSB performs to over 50,000 people at FEQ in Quebec City.

August 31 - Florida Georgia Line + BSB team up for a legendary performance on CMT: Crossroads.

December 29: BSB closes 2017 with two sold-out performances in Cancun, MX.



May 3 – BSB embarks on its sixth sold-out cruise.

May 17: BSB releases "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", their first single in five years

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June 28: The boys perform at Jimmy Fallon.

July 14: BSB takes over Central Park and draws a record-setting crowd for Good Morning America.

August 20: BSB performs at the MTV Video Music Awards live in New York.

November 9 : BSB releases their new single "Chances" (see video)

November 9: BSB announces its DNA World Tour 2019.



January 4: 'No Place' is released, from his next album DNA (see video)

January 17: Doritos launches an advertisement for the Super Bowl with the BSB (see video)

January 25: DNA album released worldwide.

February 28: They appear in Viña del Mar. In Valparaiso, Chile.

September 6: BSB and Steve Aoki release “Let It Be Me” (watch video)

May 17: I Want It That Way 20th Anniversary Remix Released (Watch Video)



February 21: The DNA tour of Latin America begins in Mexico.

May 19: The tour is suspended due to the global pandemic.

November 9: AJ Mclean is eliminated from Dancing With The Stars.

December 11: They record a collaboration with Britney Spears “Matches”

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December 19: Nick Carter comes in third on the Mask Singer.



April 3: They record I Want It That Way to raise funds for the pandemic (see video)

June 18 : BackSync together for Pride.

September 11: The Backstreet Boys postpone their Christmas album release and Las Vegas residency.

November 13: The single I Want It That Way reaches one billion views on the YouTube platform.



1 de Febrero: Howie participa en The Real Dirty Dancing.

5 de Abril: Los Backstreet Boys anuncian la gira europea del DNA World Tour.

1 de Octubre: AJ Mclean gana RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race.

14 de Octubre: Los Backstreet Boys lanzan su primer álbum navideño, A Very Backstreet Christmas.

13 de noviembre: Los Backstreet Boys participan en el anuncio de Downy Rinse and Refresh. (ver video)

8 de Diciembre: Los Backstreet Boys estrenan el videoclip de Christmas In New York (ver video)

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