Backstreet boys, take that or boyzone: the boy groups of the 1990s – and their reunions

17 images The Backstreet Boys at the height of their careers in 1997. In our picture gallery you can see what became of the other successful boy groups of the 1990s. Photo: dpa

The nineties were the time of the boy groups: Whether Take That, Backstreet Boys, Caught in the Act or NSYNC – they all made the girls scream. We put together what became of the boygroups.

Mannheim – The news electrified the fans from the very beginning: The Backstreet Boys are going on tour in Germany and will also be guests in Mannheim. A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson and Nick Carter are making their fans happy. Like their role models, they are no longer teenagers. But they like to be carried away to the time of the nineties, in which the American boy band celebrated their greatest successes.

In 1995 they started their career with the song "We’ve Got It Going On" – and from then on there was no stopping them. Wherever the five young men performed, they accompanied the screeching concert of their mostly female fans. For years one hit followed another. But as with many boy groups of that time, the success also had its downsides. The clean image of the band members had to be maintained, girlfriends were officially not allowed to play a role in the life of the women’s favorites. With the pressure to succeed, A.J. At some point Mc Lean stopped bypassing – he suffered from depression and alcohol addiction. Nick Carter also later reported drug and alcohol problems.

From 2001 onwards, the former stars became quiet, but they did not officially split. In 2004 the boy band finally started again with the song "Incomplete". Kevin Richardson stepped out of the band in the meantime, but returned in 2012. At the beginning of March 2017, her permanent Las Vegas show started – interrupted by the tour through Germany.

But not only the Backstreet Boys celebrated unbelievable success in the nineties and built on them years later. Other boy groups have also tried to reunite – sometimes more and sometimes less successfully. In our picture gallery we take you on a trip to the nineties and back again.