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All the Backstreet Boys, Ranked

Updated June 14, 2019 3.3k votes 1.0k voters 17.6k views

List RulesVote 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.
  • Brian Thomas Littrell (born February 20, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as a member of the Backstreet Boys. He is also a CCM singer and released a solo album, Welcome Home, in 2006. Brian has had five top 20 solo singles on the Christian charts in the US. On April 10, 2015, Littrell was inducted into the 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
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  • Kevin Scott Richardson (born October 3, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and model, best known as a member of the Backstreet Boys. Richardson was inducted into the 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
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  • AJ McLean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All the Backstreet Boys, Ranked
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    For the cattleman and politician from Alberta, Canada, see Archibald J. McLean. Alexander James McLean (born January 9, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, composer, and model. He is a member of the vocal group 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
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  • Nick Carter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All the Backstreet Boys, Ranked
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    Nickolas Gene Carter (born January 28, 1980) is an American musician, singer and actor. He is best known as a member of the pop group the Backstreet Boys. As of 2015, Carter has released three solo albums, Now or Never, I'm Taking Off and All American during breaks between Backstreet Boys schedules, and a collaboration with Jordan Knight titled Nick & Knight. He has made occasional television appearances and starred in his own reality shows, House of Carters and I (Heart) 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
    • Nationality: United States of America
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