Backstreet Boys 30th Anniversary Celebration
by Karah-Leigh Hancock; Emilia Filogamo
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Pub Date 11 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 30 Mar 2023
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Since breaking into the scene in 1993, the Backstreet Boys have sold over 100 million records around the globe making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists, and giving them the title of best-selling boy band of all time. They are the only boy band to have their first ten albums reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200, and the first group since Led Zeppelin to do so. Celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band in April 2023, members AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Howie Dorough are still going strong and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Featuring a powerhouse foreword by singer-songwriter, DJ, author, activist, and one fifth of the megastar girl group the Spice Girls Melanie Chisholm (aka Melanie C or Sporty Spice), this loving homage to the Boys is written by super fans and BSBFanGirls.com owners Karah-Leigh Hancock and Emilia Filogamo and explores the band’s journey from relative unknowns to superstardom, including:
- Personal backstories and journeys for all five members, including a tribute to Nick’s brother Aaron
- An exploration of every chart-topping single, best-selling album, and sold-out tour
- Fan stories and memories
- Quotes and testimonials from industry professionals
- Amazing tour photography
- Fan memorabilia
- And more!
Backstreet’s back, all right!
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Average rating from 46 members
I was a huge fan of the Backstreet Boys in my pre teen years!! This book is great! I love all the pictures (never seen them before). And I love that the chapters are named after songs. This book would be great for a super fan!
Absolutely loved this. I have been a BSB fan since day one. I really enjoyed reading about them again. I cannot believe it's 30th anniversary. Thank you for this book!
I have been a fan of the Backstreet Boys since the beginning and was so excited to see this book!! It has some amazing photos and is packed full of memories!! This is a Backstreet fans dream book!!!
I've been a fan of the Backstreet Boys from the beginning so there was no doubt that I would enjoy this book. I absolutely loved it. It was so nice to go back and read about the bands history and see all the pictures. It is perfect for any Backstreet Boys fan. I can't wait to get my hands on the finished copy.
Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group – Becker & Mayer! for the ARC in exchange for my honest review
The Backstreet Boys 30th Anniversary Celebration is an incredible tribute to one of the most iconic music groups in history. This book is a must-have for any fan of the group, and it is packed full of amazing tour photography, band-member profiles, fan memories, and more.
The book goes beyond just photos; readers will get to dive deep into their story as they go through each chapter. From their humble beginnings as five young boys, handpicked by Lou Pearlman from local Florida auditions to now being the best-selling boy band of all time with over 100 million records sold around the globe - this band has truly come a long way. Fans can read about their main influences, the challenges they faced along the way, and how they rose above it all with their unwavering commitment to making great music.
Aside from having access to intimate details about the Backstreet Boys’ career journey, readers will also get to read fan stories that highlight how this band has connected with them on a personal level. It’s clear that these fans love and admire this group for more than just their music; they appreciate them for being real people who have inspired joy and hope in people's lives all over the world.
This book is a beautiful testament to how far these five men have come since they first got together thirty years ago; it celebrates not only their accomplishments but also speaks volumes about their impact on pop culture throughout time. It is definitely an essential addition to any Backstreet Boy fan’s collection!
I have been a fan for 26 years. I was 14 when Backstreet Boys came into my life. Forever grateful!!! They saved my life, literally. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for their music.
I know it sounds cliche but is true, I was so suicidal throughout my teens due to my home situation and bullying in school that their music got me through it. Bless the classmate that introduced them to me then.
The band turns 30 on April 20th 2023 as they formed in 1993. They have given me many of my friends and many joyful moments. I have so many stories to tell. I have been to every tour except for one that didn't make it here in Europe (and I was also too young to travel for it). Even travelled to Vegas for their residency!! And of course, I still buy their music.
Backstreet Boys' 30th-anniversary celebration is written by fans and that's how a book about a band should be done! And not by random people that know nothing about it, you don't know how cross I get when someone that has zero knowledge about a band decides to write a book with stuff found online that they don't bother to check whether is true or not.
For fans of the group, there might be some bits that are new information and everything else is things we know already. Very well done!! Thank you Karah and Emilia for putting this together for us and anyone who wants to know the boys' story. Great job!!
I absolutely LOVE Backstreet Boys. They were my childhood favorite! My very first concert was a Backstreet concert. This book was like walking down memory lane. Looking through the book made me feel so happy, like for those moments I was back in my bedroom as a tween/teen obsessing over them and the music.
I loved reading the stories of other fans and Sporty Spice intro was amazing as well cuz Girl Power for life! I really liked learning about each member and their life outside of the group.
My favorite part might have been the timeline in the end it was cool to see all the accomplishments laid out. Definitely a must have in your collection if you were a fanatic!
My little sister was a HUGE Backstreet Boys (BSB) fan, so naturally I am quite familiar with the group and their music. When the BSB tour came to our area I went to it with my sister and her friends and I have never been to a louder concert in all of my years of concert going. It wasn't the music. It was the pitch of the screams from the fans that was so loud. It's hard to believe the BSB could be celebrating a 30th anniversary. Time flies. This book is written by two of their fans and it is a fantastic compilation of group history, the evolution of their music, tours and more. Sprinkled throughout the book are lifelong fan bios along with pictures of them taken with the group. The book is filled with pictures and information, including a very helpful index. I definitely learned new things and reading the book had me creating a BSB playlist in iTunes to listen to while I read through the book. I highly recommend this book as a great gift to any BSB fan in your family or friends group. They will love it!
Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – becker & mayer!, Epic Ink for the ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
If you love the Backstreet Boys you will love this! its a great read just to catch up and remember why you love this group in the first place! I love me some A.J. He was always my favorite!
This book is the dream of every backstreet boys obsessed 90s girl out there. Being a fan for over 20yrs I really cant wait to get my hands on this collectable.
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