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Nick Carter biography

Date of birth : 1980-01-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Jamestown, New York, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-01-26
Credited as : Pop singer, member of Backstreet Boys, Addicted, I'm taking Off

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Nick Carter is the older brother of American performer Aaron Carter. Nick is an American actor, musician, and pop singer. He is a member of the music group the Backstreet Boys.

Nick Carter was born Nickolas Gene Carter in Jamestown, New York. His father, Robert Gene Carter, is of Jewish descent and his mother, Jane Elizabeth Spaulding, is a Mayflower descendant of Welsh, Irish, German, English and 1/4 Native American ancestry. His siblings include Angel, Leslie, Bobbie Jean (nickname:BJ), and singer Aaron. He also has an older half-sister named Ginger from his father's first marriage, a stepsister named Taelyn and a half-brother, Kanden, from his father's new wife.

Several years later, the family moved to Tampa, Florida and managed a retirement
home where they added his younger siblings to their family. Carter began auditioning for acting roles in the early 1990s, and appeared in many commercials. He later made a tiny background appearance in Edward Scissorhands (1990).

It is said that in several auditions, Nick met AJ McLean and Howie Dorough and
they became friends. Later, they formed a mini-vocal group and started seeking a
manager. As they found him, Lou Pearlman, he thought it most appropriate to seek for a fourth member. This was the chance for Kevin Richardson, who brought his cousin Brian with him. At the beginning, there was no success in the United
States, even though the first single had been a hit on Orlando radio stations.
Lou then marketed the Backstreet Boys in Europe, where they became commercially successful in 1996. To date, Carter has helped the group sell over 100 million albums.

The Backstreet Boys became hugely popular in Europe and the United States in he late 1990s, and Carter gained fame, becoming known as the "heartthrob" of the group. He is the youngest, joining the group at twelve years old. On tour, he played drums and guitar in addition to singing. Carter had become a prominent lead singer in the group, though all five members sing lead on each album.

In 1999, he was ranked #1 on the list of "Hottest Under 21" by Teen Scene magazine and was named "The Biggest Teen Idol" by Teen People magazine. He was also named one of People magazines "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 2000. Carter's fame has helped create the career of his brother Aaron.

Carter attempted a career as a solo artist in 2002, when he released Now Or Never. The album reached #17 on Billboard 200 and was certified gold. That same year, Carter was named "The Sexiest Man in the World" in a CosmoGirl Magazine poll conducted by its readers. Carter has also returned to his acting career. He appeared opposite Kevin Zegers in the 2004 horror film, The Hollow, made two appearances on the TV show "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter", and also appeared on "American Dreams".

Carter then went back on tour with the Backstreet Boys, who were promoting the
album Never Gone which debuted at #3 in the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum. "Never Gone" helped the group break the 100 million mark for albums sold worldwide. In fall 2005, they toured Europe.

Carter and his siblings starred in a reality television show, House of Carters, which premiered in October 2006 on E!. The series features all five Carter siblings reuniting to live in the same house, as well as feature in-depth moments of their ups and downs. The first season of HoC had 8 episodes, and Carter has since said the show will not seek another season.

Carter is currently (May 2007) filming independent movie Fast Glass with Brandon Quinn, Andrew Keegan, Natalia Cigliuti, Greg Grunberg, and Reno Wilson. The
movie is directed by Kim Bass and produced by Dave Riggs and Desiree Jellerette. It's slated for release in 2008.

Nick Carter was announced as the new Special Ambassador for the Year of the
Dolphin (YoD) on May 17, 2007. He will record a new song and video with all proceeds going to this project, he will also make a public service announcement and appear at local schools.

Nick Carter began work on his second solo album in 2003, but the recordings were aborted when the Backstreet Boys reformed and he went into the studio with them. One of the tracks from the earlier recording sessions was used as the theme song to the House of Carters. "Let It Go" was written by Nick Carter, Matthew Gerrard, and Bridget Louise Benenate.

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