The members of Backstreet Boys reveal that they are huge fans of the K-Pop group BTS. Nick Carter also says that he wants BTS to join them in one of their Las Vegas shows.
Carter revealed that he and his bandmates recently heard an unreleased song of BTS with Steve Aoki and they were impressed by the group's music. The Dancing With the Stars alum added that Backstreet Boys will also be collaborating with Aoki this year.
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BTS Are Huge Fans of BSB
The members of BTS also happen to be huge fans of Backstreet Boys. In a previous interview, they said that they grew up listening to BSB's songs. After BTS was compared to BSB, V, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga, Jin, RM, and J-Hope thanked their fans for the comparison.
When asked what makes BTS different from Backstreet Boys, RM said that they write their own songs, incorporate unique dance moves to their music videos and live shows, and also utilize the use of social media as much as possible. RM also likened BTS to a gift box because it is packed with surprises.
BTS is on the rise in the United States at the moment. Recently, the group performed at the American Music Awards in November. BTS also released its latest single "Mic Drop" featuring Desiigner, a remix of Aoki's song. "Mic Drop" has been at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the past 10 weeks.
Backstreet Boys Las Vegas Residency
Backstreet Boys, which was formed in 1993, just added 20 additional dates to their Larger than Life residency at the Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood. After the group's announcement, the boys were asked whether or not a Las Vegas residency meant the end of their music career.
Howie Dorough said that a series of shows in Las Vegas no longer means the end of a singer's or a band's career. After all, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, and Britney Spears have all performed there.
Kevin Richardson said that what attracted them most to performing in Las Vegas was the fact that it was convenient for all of them. They no longer need to travel to different places just to sing for their fans.
"It's something you can schedule around other things, so we're also in the middle of recording an album. We've also been doing spot dates around the world. It also allows us the ability to pop in and out, as well as be husbands and fathers. We never thought of it as a retirement," said Richardson.