WATCH: *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys members debut new collaborative single 'Air'


By AGENCY

A filepic of the Backstreet Boys during its concert in KL back in 2015. Photo: Livescape

Backstreet Boys member AJ McLean and *NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick debuted a new collaborative single, Air, in Las Vegas on Saturday (June 5).

The dance track comes from the singers' side band, ATCK, (All the Cool Kids), which was formed by McLean, 43, and Brandon Mashburn (DJ Lux) and features a "revolving door" of musicians, such as Kirkpatrick, 49.

The surprise performance took place at the Music for Life fundraiser for the Victoria's Voice Foundation.

During the event, headliners McLean and Kirkpatrick humorously debated which of their bands is superior by going back-and-forth performing hits like Backstreet Boys' I Want It That Way and *NSYNC's Bye Bye Bye.

Show host Jeff Timmons then turned up on stage to weigh in with a remixed rendition of his band 98 Degrees' The Hardest Thing.

So, are there more collaborations in the works between the three artists and their groups?

"We're gonna announce the 98 Degrees/Backstreet/*NSYNC World Stadium Tour, come 2022," Timmons joked.

"We've always admired them and certainly would love to do something with all three together."

The musicians' hopes to continue working together shows how far they've come since the height of boy band hysteria in the late 1990s and early 2000s, during which there was often fierce rivalry and competitiveness.

Kirkpatrick admitted that he couldn't bear to be near McLean during *NSYNC's heyday.

"There was a time when I couldn't be in the same room with this guy," he said. "But there's always been a mutual respect, and now that we're all parents, we've grown up.

"Reflecting on things, it's cool to see what each of the bands did and how it all worked together. It really was this symbiotic relationship with Backstreet, 98 degrees, us and even O-Town and other bands that came in." – Reuters

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Backstreet boys

   

Next In Entertainment

HK star Charmaine Sheh, 46, reveals she once came close to getting married
Malaysian director Chiu Keng Guan tops China box office with ‘On Your Mark’
Latino actress Rachel Zegler cast as Disney's Snow White, shuts down haters on Twitter
Billie Eilish apologises for mouthing anti-Asian slur in viral video
Singer Avril Lavigne makes TikTok debut with pro skateboarder Tony Hawk
South African opera singer says Paris police detained, strip searched her
Next 'Transformers' movie will be 'Rise of the Beasts', based on 'Beast Wars'
HK actor Chapman To explains why he's no longer friends with Andy Lau
Indonesians slam K-drama ‘Racket Boys’ for 'insulting' local badminton team
Go back to 1990s with Suria FM as it spins decade’s top hits

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers