Back on the Backstreet Boys event concert at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Backstreet’s back, alright. They are at 26 years of career. This is what the group keeps repeating to the thousands of spectators present. The Backstreet Boys were on Sunday May 19, 2019 in Paris for a concert event at the AccorHotels Arena. The essential American boyband has never really disappeared from the spotlight. Yes yes, it is one of the rare bands to have never stopped recording new songs and playing them live. And yet, the BSBs seem to be making a most surprising comeback now that boybands / girlbands are invading our waves. You surely notice it every day but K-POP with groups like BLACKPINK, BTS or Red Velvet influence the whole music industry today. So how can training that does not have the same recognition as that known in the 90s still be credible in the face of young people newcommers ? It’s simple, the Backstreet Boys are legends and their concert at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris has confirmed this. Back on an anthology evening.

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The Backstreet Boys play all of their old hits while promoting their new album DNA, a record already firmly anchored in the DNA of their fans present. Still as much influenced by R’n’B and the pop that made its success over two decades ago, the group is not afraid to introduce some very modern electro touches. 33. This is the number of songs that the BSBs play on this Parisian date. Yes, the fans present get their money’s worth but they mostly left with new memories and stars in their eyes. Because who says BSB, says American boyband, says American show.

Confetti and smoke from the first songs, choreographies, acoustic performance and striptease, the five members give the best of themselves on stage, while having fun. Because yes, in almost thirty years of career, one could imagine that the group is jaded or simply tired of doing that, but no. The Backstreet Boys have fun and create a magical bond with their audience. No one present at the AccorHotel Arena in Paris can tell you that they did not have fun that evening because even if their music is not necessarily to everyone’s tastes. Everybody was happy. There was a sense of well-being in the room: perhaps because the BSBs succeeded in bringing everyone back to childhood, when adolescent problems were at the heart of all discussions.

The Backstreet boys, for us, it is above all a model group and this is what we remember from their concert at the AccorHotels Arena. We are in 2019 and they still don’t use autotune or backing tracks. Each member has a most impressive vocal presence and when their five voices unite, then the magic “BSB” operates. We can never say that the group does not deserve the success of this Parisian evening. Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick formed the Backstreet Boys in 1993 but only found success in the United States in 1997. They played in high schools, gardens and gave up their teenage lives for go abroad to live their dream. They have always had to prove themselves. These boys started at the bottom of the industry and together they made their way. Together, they continue to make the same efforts today in order to continue living their dream. Everyone present can tell you how grateful they were for doing what they love, and that is all that matters.

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Rewind to 1999. # Millennium20

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Whether we like it or not, whether we find it has-been or not, the Backstreet Boys prove every day that the expiration dates put on boybands are just myths. There is a way to grow and evolve in this genre and the BSBs have simply found the winning combination: not to be ashamed of their past but not to try to relive it so far. Yes, the group still uses the same formula, the one that made them successful in the 90s, but it makes sure to make it current. Music is everything for them and that’s why they always stand the test of time. This is the reason why people have so many good memories of them and it is also why they are likely to make a lot of noise, we hope for the next two decades. We want it that way, anyway.


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