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Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Preparing To Release Solo Album
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter will be the first member of the multiplatinum group to release a solo album on Jive Records this fall. Carter told LAUNCH that while a firm release date has not been set, he expects the album to be released this September.
“Right now I’ve been in the studio, and I’ve got, like, over 30 songs recorded,” he said. “And they are thinking about a single in a couple of months, and the album later on this year–maybe late September.”
The 22-year-old singer added that the album will feature a combination of both pop and rock songs. “Of course, I can’t stray too far away from what I’ve done, so I’m stuck with that. And I’ve also added a new element of which I’ve loved since I was a little baby: rock music. So, I had to add a little bit of rock with it. It’s going to be interesting to see how the public accepts it, but at the same time I’m very happy with what I’m doing personally, so it’s going to be cool,” he added.
Carter also wanted to dispel any rumors about his solo career marking the beginning of the end for the Backstreet Boys. “We’re not breaking up. I mean, everybody’s all, like, worried: ‘Nick’s doing this and the Backstreet Boys are over,’ and all this stuff. I mean, you know, I’ve been in the group for 10 years, since I was 12, so I mean, I’m 22 now and I really want to try something new,” he explained. “That’s basically what I’m doing. Sometimes you can’t make everybody happy–that’s the one thing I’ve learned in life–but the guys are supporting me, so that’s good.”