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Nick Carter and Jordan Knight combine for 'Nick & Knight'

An album from just one aging boy bander would feel, well, incomplete. But two? That would be larger than life.

That’s right: Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and New Kid on the Block Jordan Knight have partnered for a new album, Nick & Knight. (Name grade: A+.) Fans who couldn’t possibly forget the NKOTBSB tour know the two have worked together before, but this will mark the first time the two have broken off on their own together.

Check out a clip of the duo’s new song “Just The Two of Us” — as well as all the upcoming tour information — below: READ FULL STORY

Backstreet Boys 'Show 'Em (What You're Made Of)' music video features shirtless Brian, AJ

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After wrapping their North American and Japan tour, but before launching their 2014 European leg, the Backstreet Boys are taking the time to show us, quite literally, what they’re made of.

The Boys took to their Facebook page to release their latest music video for the song “Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of) off their album, In A World Like This. The song, which was written by Kevin and AJ, is dedicated to their kids. (Other than Nick, they’re all dads now.)

“The inspiration for AJ and I writing this song was our children,” Kevin said in a release. “The innocence and wonder in their eyes is so precious. I want them to keep it forever and I want to rediscover it within myself. No limits … No fear.”

And keeping in theme with “no limits,” the video features a shirtless Brian and AJ. They will not be limited or restricted by clothing, and I for one, support their decision.

Watch the video for “Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of)” below: READ FULL STORY

An acoustic summer jam by... the Backstreet Boys? Hear it here first!

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“Trust Me” has a laid-back vibe that feels very Jack Johnson. Its gentle guitar brings Jason Mraz to mind. Sultry lyrics like “Oh love/You and me/Underneath the willow tree/Kissin’, lovin’/Makin’ sweet sexy babies” sound like they could be a PG-13 version of Robin Thicke.

But listen closer to the distinctive voices crooning each verse — not to mention the occasional tight harmony — and you’ll realize that this sweet, acoustic earworm actually comes from the last source you’d expect: the Backstreet Boys, all grown up and unplugged.

“Trust Me” is a new song off their upcoming album, In a World Like This. Get an exclusive preview below — for maximum effect, listen while swinging in a hammock and sipping something cold.

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Backstreet Boys announce tour with Jesse McCartney, DJ Pauly D

After 20 years of being in the music biz, the Backstreet Boys are as busy as ever. After previewing their new album, announcing their upcoming documentary, and earning a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the boy band has announced that they are going on tour this summer.

BSB member Nick Carter told Ryan Seacrest that all five members are hitting the road for a new tour, titled In A World Like This, which kicks off on Aug. 2 in Chicago. The band will be joined on the road by Jesse McCartney and Jersey Shore‘s DJ Pauly D.

Check out the band’s website for a full list of tour dates. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 17.

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Backstreet Boys reflect on their 20th anniversary, release album sneak peeks

The Backstreet Boys are far from boys these days.

Almost all of them are married (Nick Carter was recently engaged), four of the five have children (the oldest is 11), and this week, they celebrated their 20th year as a band. “It’s amazing,” Kevin Richardson, 41, told EW before the band previewed material from their forthcoming record for fans in Hollywood Saturday night. “To be able to do this for so long, it’s quite an accomplishment.” READ FULL STORY

Backstreet Boys release new Christmas song: Listen here (and get filled with joy)

Christmas has come early for your inner 13-year-old!

In anticipation of the holidays, the Backstreet Boys have released a new Christmas song, and, if you’re anything like yours truly, the tune will fill you with the cheer that you and Nordstroms normally reserve until after Thanksgiving. But once you listen to the infectiously sweet track, titled “It’s Christmas Time Again,” we think you’ll have no complaints about a little premature Christmasfication.

Penned in part by BSBers Nick Carter and Howie Dorough, the tune — which is the band’s first new release since becoming whole again — follows every rule of Backstreet pop song-making. There’s a catchy tune, a little boy band hook (la-ta, la-ta, da-da, ta), a five-part harmony (as it should be), and lyrics in which they never call us fat.

Take a listen and tell us Mixers: New classic? READ FULL STORY

Backstreet Boys announce 'Good Morning America' reunion performance

Backstreet’s Back and all five members are coming to Good Morning America.

The band announced today that they will perform on the show’s Summer Concert Series on Aug. 31 — three months after member Kevin Richardson announced his return to the group.

Richardson, who left the band in 2006, has been known to pop up at a Backstreet Boys show once or twice during his absence from the group, but this will mark his first time they’ve hit the stage together since reuniting.

The group, who is in the studio working on an album set for release in spring 2013, also announced via press release that they will soon be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.

Information on how to attend the concert is available at gmaconcerts.com, where you will essentially be told to line up behind me.

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Backstreet Boys: Kevin Richardson set to return

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Big news today in the Backstreet Boys world — and by that I mean the tiny little universe where time stands still that I have created inside the fours walls of my office: Kevin Richardson is coming back (all right!).

After leaving the group in 2006, the oldest Backstreet Boy (the one you didn’t realize you missed until you heard the remaining four guys sing “I Want It That Way” without him) announced over the weekend that he’s returning to the group. [Cue totally subdued, mature adult screams.]

The band first dropped the news over the weekend to a crowd in London, and posted a video of the announcement on their site; Richardson later confirmed via Twitter. According to the band, Richardson and the rest of the Boys will soon be headed back into the studio to record a new album.

Reached by time machine for comment, 12-year-old me says she’s “thrilled.”

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Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough's new song 'Lie To Me': Hear it here -- EXCLUSIVE

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The Backstreet Boys had a big summer touring with New Kids on the Block, but behind the scenes of the bands’ epic collaboration, BSB’s Howie Dorough was prepping the release of his new solo album, Back to Me, out Nov. 15.

But if you can’t wait that long, EW.com’s got your first peek at the song “Lie To Me,” a slower track that closely resembles some of Backstreet’s more classic pop ballads. “At the time [I was putting the album together],” Dorough tells EW, “I was really in this positive place in life, had lots of energy, between Backstreet-New Kids and my family. So a lot of the album is dance and up-tempo [music]. But there’s definitely also the crooner ballads that people would know me for.

“For me, it felt right to go in this direction rather to go in a direction that I just wasn’t at,” he continues, “I think sometimes when you try to do that, you don’t give fans your best. Even if you shock them a little bit, at least you’re feeling the music and lyrics and able to put 100 percent into it.” Click below for the new track. READ FULL STORY

NKOTBSB at IZOD center: Crotch grabbing, happy fans, and...Naughty by Nature?

“It took us 14 years but we did it,” a girl said to her friend, as waves of women filed out of the IZOD center in East Rutherford, NJ, last night after nearly three hours of musical time travel (two stops: 1989 and 1999) courtesy of NKOTBSB, a.k.a. New Kids on the Block + Backstreet Boys.

It hadn’t been long since I last indulged my inner teen; I attended my fourth Backstreet Boys concert at Hammerstein Ballroom last year. But last night’s supergroup affair was, frankly, super. And though the crowd was comprised of more New Kids fans than Backstreet, it didn’t damper the show.

I had heard of some tour stops turning sour because of fan wars, but there was no such pettiness last night—thanks mostly, I believe, to the concert’s structure. After a intro with both groups, New Kids came on stage with “Summertime,” and Backstreet followed with “The Call.” Then New Kids returned with “Dirty Dancing” and so on. The tag-team performances were jarring at first, but if in doing so their intention was to bridge the gap, then mission accomplished. This Backstreet fan left the show a little bit more of a New Kids fan than I was when I walked in. READ FULL STORY

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