Backstreet Boys 30th Anniversary Celebration (Hardcover)
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 superfans 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!
Whether occupying a place of honor on your coffee table or gifted as the supreme fan treasure, relive the ’90s through the amazing journey of the Backstreet Boys, one that is truly larger than life.
Backstreet’s back, all right!
Karah-Leigh Hancock is a former award-winning journalist and pop-culture expert who now works in marketing. Since becoming a die-hard Backstreet Boys fan in 1998, she has been featured in various books, articles, shows, and podcasts for her fangirl and pop-culture knowledge. She was crowned the BSB Trivia Queen on the 2018 Backstreet Boys cruise and owns BSBFangirls.com. Karah-Leigh enjoys writing fiction, going to concerts and traveling the world with her friends, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Atlanta Braves, and binging TV shows.
Emilia Filogamo has been a Backstreet Boys fan since early 1998. She was born in Naples, Italy, but currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2006 she created a fan site about Nick Carter. The website was a hobby and her way of showing support for Nick and the Backstreet Boys. It became a popular website among fans to get news on the group and Nick. During the twelve years that she has owned the fan site, she received an opportunity to work on Nick’s official website in June 2012, posting news regarding his career. She currently owns BSBFangirls.com, a fan blog for Backstreet Boys news and blogs written by fans. Besides being a Backstreet Boys fan, Emilia loves to read books, write, listen to music, watch movies, and watch soccer matches of her favorite team from Italy, Napoli.
Melanie Chisholm, best known as Mel C or Sporty Spice, is a singer-songwriter, DJ, author, activist, and one fifth of the megastar girl group the Spice Girls.
After the iconic 1996 debut single ‘Wannabe’ topped the charts in 37 countries, Spice Girls’ debut album ’Spice’ went on to sell more than 31 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album of all time by a female group. The girls went on to sell more than 85 million records, releasing three studio albums, 13 singles and winning a host of awards including a BRIT for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
Melanie’s first solo venture was her featuring on the hit single ‘When You’re Gone’ with Bryan Adams. As a solo artist, Melanie has achieved over 3 million album sales, two Number 1 singles and six Top 10 singles, including the iconic hits ‘I Turn To You’ and ‘Never be the Same Again’ featuring the late Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopez. In 2005 her track ‘First Day Of My Life’ was to become one of her biggest hits to date, selling over 400,000 copies in Germany alone. It also went on to chart at Number 1 in Spain, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, and Portugal where it helped to propel the album ‘Beautiful Intentions’ to double-platinum status and kept it at Number 1 for 9 weeks.