90s Backstreet Boys Pop Music Boy Band t-shirt Large

$129.99 USD

Chest 21.5 in.

Length 28.5 in.

Content: 100% Cotton

Tag Brand: Tultex

This amazing vintage tee features a full color photograph of one of the most popular boy bands to emerge out of the 90s, the Backstreet Boys. The tee shows off an image of all five members of the Orlando based group: Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, and AJ McLean. The shirt is from around the time that the group released their self-titled debut album in the US, just a year after the release of their first international album.

The group got their start performing at local venues around Florida, and they took their name from a popular outdoor market and teen hang out, Orlando's Backstreet Market. They became international stars before they ever released any US albums, but their success continued with their eponymous US debut. Notable singles from their 1997 album included "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)", "As Long As You Love Me", "We've Got It Goin' On", and "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)", the last of which featured an iconic music video shot by Joseph Kahn.

Kahn was used to working with grunge and hip-hop artists like Aaliyah and Public Enemy, but he wanted to explore the pop genre. The video was themed around a haunted house, and Kahn had originally envisioned the concept for the rapper Ice Cube. Because their record label had little faith in the concept, the Backstreet Boys wound up putting up their own money for the video and later had to fight with their label to get reimbursed once the video got successful. The video actually wound up winning the MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video in 1998. 

Fits like a modern unisex adult large