Boy band music today is pretty good. I feel like we played a big part in setting the bar for others. It takes a lot of work to have a lot of success. I wish One Direction danced a little more, but I guess that’s the new boy band today. I think they’re great though—they have lots of great songs.
We have a lot of memo rable moment s together. When we got our first gold record in Germany… when we were the first artist in history to sell over a million records in one week… We got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I was just recently inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, along with Kevin.
It’s just the love of music that’s been keeping us together. We’ve been through a lot in our career, but making music for our fans still remains such a wonderful thing after all these years. We’ve sold over 140 million albums in our career, and that’s pretty cool.
“As Long As You Love Me” is my all-time favorite song by us. But Richard Marx’s “Right Here Waiting” is my favorite karaoke song.
It feels great singing hits from 20 years ago. I feel our music has stood the test of time, and we’ve shared a lot of memories with our fans over the years.
When we finish this tour, it will be back to the drawing board. We plan to be back in the studio around late summer/early fall. We are really excited about the next 22 years in the future. Backstreet’s always going to be back!