Bands/Musicians All the Backstreet Boys, Ranked  

Amy Boal
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List Rules Vote up the best members of the Backstreet Boys.

Who is the best Backstreet Boy? Which one did you and your friends fight over, in a strange alternate universe where 12-year-old you actually had a shot? It's time to rank all five Backstreet Boys members from best to Howie. "But I can't decide between bad boy AJ and baby-faced Nick!" That's okay, vote them both up! On this best Backstreet Boys list, the world is your late '90s/early 2000s pop music oyster.

Should you vote based on who has the best singing voice? Who had the best dance moves? Who looked the coolest wearing a wireless mic on stage? Who was the hottest? All these things are important to consider when ranking BSB. Did you go on the Backstreet Boys cruise? Maybe you have intel from that experience that will play into who gets your upvotes, but whether it's AJ, Nick, Kevin, Brian, or even Howie (who was probably just trying his hardest, let's give him a break), just belt out the line "I want it thaaaaAaaAaAAaaaat way," click rerank, and live your best life.

Quit playing games with the boys' hearts, and vote up the all around best member of the Backstreet Boys below.
Nick Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All the Backstreet Boys, Ranked
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Nick Carter


Nickolas Gene "Nick" Carter is an American singer. He is best known as a member of the pop group Backstreet Boys. As of 2014 he has released two solo albums, Now Or Never and I'm Taking Off during breaks between Backstreet Boys schedules. He has made occasional television appearances and starred in his own reality shows, House of Carters and I Nick Carter. He gained fame in the mid 1990s and early 2000s as a teen idol. He is also the older brother of singer Aaron Carter. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Pop music, Dance-pop, Dance music, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

Albums: Now or Never, Oh Aaron: Live in Concert, I'm Taking Off, BEFORE the Backstreet Boys 1989-1993, What More Can I Give, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, 604 Records, Jive Records

Career Began: Jamestown, New York, United States of America

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Brian Littrell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All the Backstreet Boys, Ranked
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Brian Littrell


Brian Thomas Littrell is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actor, best known as a member of the Backstreet Boys. He is also a contemporary Christian recording artist and released a solo album, Welcome Home, in 2006. Brian has four Top 20 solo singles in the US Christian chart. Littrell was also a judge for the 8th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers. On April 10, 2015, Littrell was inducted into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame along with his cousin and bandmate Kevin Richardson. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

Albums: Welcome Home, Welcome Home, In Christ Alone

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Reunion Records, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Jive Records

Career Began: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

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AJ McLean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All the Backstreet Boys, Ranked
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AJ McLean


Alexander James "A. J." McLean is an American musician, singer, dancer, actor, and entertainer. He is a member of the Backstreet Boys. McLean is also a contributor for the It Gets Better Project. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

Albums: Have It All, Autumn in Tallinn (remix) / Egoist, Beneath the Ruins / Hurt, Clouds

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Avex Trax, Avex Group, Jive Records

Career Began: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America

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Kevin Richardson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All the Backstreet Boys, Ranked
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Kevin Richardson


Kevin Scott Richardson is an American singer, model, actor, and composer, best known as a member of the Backstreet Boys. Richardson was inducted into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame along with his cousin and bandmate Brian Littrell on April 10, 2015. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Pop music

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Jive Records

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