Backstreet Boys Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Backstreet’s back, alright! The Backstreet Boys have come a long way since their days of wearing matching outfits and dating Paris Hilton, and their hard work has been rewarded with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
The former boy banders were awarded the 2,485th star on the iconic Hollywood Boulevard strip, right between two equally beloved musical groups: the Osmonds and Boyz II Men.
While BSB has had its ups and downs since their heydey in the 90s and early 2000s, with substance abuse problems and quitting members threatening to break the band apart, the group stood as a united front when earning their honor.
“I worked my entire life to never be walked on, but I'm OK with this one,” joked Brian Littrell of the group’s star.
"I never ever imagined in a million years that we would be a part of this,” said a choked-up Nick Carter.
"I love you guys. And aside from my wedding day and the birth of my daughter, this is hands-down the best day of my life," added an equally emotional A.J. McLean.
"I will one day be able to bring my family here. My kids will be able to bring their kids here and still be able to see the legacy that the Backstreet Boys have carried on for many years," added Howie Dorough.
Even Kevin Richardson, who left the group for a number of years in the 2000s, couldn’t help feel pride for what they’d accomplished together. "What a beautiful day,” he commented. “What another beautiful way to celebrate 20 years together.”