Backstreet Boys to sing new song on 'Late, Late Show'

Backstreet Boys to sing new song on 'Late, Late Show'

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) -- The Backstreet Boys are to perform the television debut of their song "Trust Me" on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in Los Angeles, CBS announced.
Backstreet Boys to kick off tour in Chicago Aug. 2

Backstreet Boys to kick off tour in Chicago Aug. 2

CHICAGO, May 13 (UPI) -- All five members of the Backstreet Boys will perform during the U.S. group's "In a World Like This" summer concert tour.
New Backstreet Boys album on the way

New Backstreet Boys album on the way

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- The Backstreet Boys announced Tuesday on "Good Morning America" they are working on a new album timed to their 20th anniversary.

Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean weds

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean tied the knot with bride Rochelle DeAnna Karidis in a goth-themed wedding at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California.
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HOLLYWOOD, March 30 (UPI) -- James Van Der Beek has signed on as host of the 4th annual "NewNowNext Awards" show in Hollywood, Logo said Wednesday.

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Backstreet Boys' McLean back in rehab

Backstreet Boys' McLean back in rehab

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Backstreet Boys member A.J. McLean says he has entered a U.S. rehabilitation clinic for "personal reasons."
McLean of Backstreet Boys is engaged

McLean of Backstreet Boys is engaged

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Backstreet Boy vocalist A.J. McLean proposed to his girlfriend, Rochelle Deanna, while celebrating his birthday at a Las Vegas nightclub, a bystander says.
Backstreet Boys to release new CD

Backstreet Boys to release new CD

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. pop group Backstreet Boys is set to release their new album, "This is Us," in October, Jive Records announced Tuesday.

McLean offers support to troubled Spears

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. pop singer A.J. McLean, who earned popularity with the Backstreet Boys, has offered his support to troubled pop star Britney Spears.

Backstreet Boys back in studio

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- After a two-year layoff and the departure of member Kevin Richardson, the Backstreet Boys are prepping for their sixth U.S. album release.

Backstreet is back

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- After a five-year hiatus, the Backstreet Boys played the first of a two-show engagement at tiny Irving Plaza in New York City.

The Backstreet Boys are back

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Backstreet Boys are set to return to the stage after a three year hiatus with a benefit concert in China, it was reported Tuesday.

Backstreet Boys back in the studio

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. pop group The Backstreet Boys takes a more mature approach on its latest album than the youthful sound that made it famous, MTV reported Friday.

Report: Backstreet Boy nabs thief

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Pop star A.J. McLean reportedly helped thwart a jewel thief's getaway in Las Vegas earlier this week.
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A.J. McLean
BHP2002011912-16 JANUARY 2002-INDIAN WELLS, CA, USA: Backstreet Boys member A.J. McLean watches his tee shot on the 18th hole of the PGA West Arnold Palmer course, Jan. 19, 2002. McLean was participating in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Golf Tournament. rw/jm/Joe Mitchell UPI

Alexander James "Alex" McLean, (born January 9, 1978), known as A.J. McLean, is an American musician and singer. He is a member of the Florida based vocal group, the Backstreet Boys.

McLean was born in West Palm Beach, Florida to his mother, Denise Fernandez, and father Bob McLean. McLean is of Cuban descent. His parents got divorced and his father left the family when McLean was two years old, and he was raised by his mother and her parents, Ursula and Adolph Fernandez. In January 1986 at 8 years old, he acted in his first role as Little Mike in the 1986 film Truth or Dare In 1990, he moved to Orlando, Florida with his mother and grandparents to concentrate on his acting and singing career. After numerous auditions for various Nickelodeon and Disney projects, including the Nickelodeon show GUTS, he landed a role in Nickelodeon's Welcome Freshmen, and in a comedy series called Hi Honey, I'm Home! on which he played a character named "Skunk".

McLean created a character, whom he named "Johnny NoName", to use as his alter ego. He uses it as his name when not performing with other members of the Backstreet Boys. The character has similarities to McLean; for instance, both had single mothers, and lived with their grandparents from a young age. There are also differences - Johnny has been to prison whereas McLean has not.

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