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The Backstreet Boys (BSB[1]) are a pop band. Their members are Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, and Kevin Richardson.

In the early 1990s, Howie, AJ and Nick were performing as an amateur trio in Orlando, Florida. They were joined by cousins Kevin and Brian.

In 1992, record producer Lou Pearlman placed an ad in an Orlando newspaper that he wanted to form a vocal group. (This is referred to by Buster). Hundreds of singers auditioned and eventually all five friends were chosen and named "Backstreet Boys" after Orlando's Backstreet Market.

The group turned professional in 1993 and released their first single in 1995. They were immediately successful in Europe, but largely ignored at home.

In 1998, they had their first chart successes in the United States. In 1999, they released their third album, "Millennium," which included the hit single "I Want It That Way," and made them worldwide superstars. Their 2000 album "Black & Blue" was equally successful.

Between 2002 and 2004, the band did not record or perform, but they reunited in 2004 and have been performing and releasing continuously since then. Between 2006 and 2012, Kevin temporarily left the group.

In 2019, they released the album "DNA," which topped the Billboard charts again.

The Backstreet Boys on Arthur[]

Backstreet boys going to the elevator

The Backstreet Boys on Arthur

The Backstreet Boys appeared as themselves in the second Arthur special, "Arthur - It's Only Rock 'n' Roll," in 2002. They are seen in a cartoon version of their music video to "I Want It That Way," featuring Muffy. They also appear in Muffy's fantasies, where they perform the song "Manager of My Dreams." They give a concert in Elwood City and perform "Nothing But the Music" with U Stink.

As the end credits roll, the Backstreet Boys perform the Arthur theme song, "Believe in Yourself."

The DVD includes a ca. 6 minute documentary about turning the Backstreet Boys into animals and recording their voices.

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Muffy is a dedicated fan who is originally in love with Nick Carter, but is disappointed by Nick’s lack of business acumen in "Arthur - It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, causing her to switch to Howie. In "Bitzi's Break-up," she mentions that she now fancies AJ.

Fern and Prunella also reveal themselves to be fans, and most major characters attend the Backstreet Boys concert, which is sponsored by Ed Crosswire.

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