The Backstreet Boys (sometimes referred to as BSB) are an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The band consists of A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson. They rose to fame with their debut international album, Backstreet Boys (1996). In the following year, they released their second international album, Backstreet's Back (1997) and their debut album in the United States which continued the group's success worldwide. They rose to superstardom with their album Millennium (1999) and its follow-up album, Black & Blue (2000). After a two-year hiatus, the band regrouped and released their comeback album Never Gone (2005). Richardson left the band in 2006, several months after the conclusion of the Never Gone tour to pursue other interests. The band then recorded and released two albums as a four-piece: Unbreakable (2007) and This Is Us (2009).
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