Success came and went for Backstreet Boys, but 20 years on, they're still a team.
The Backstreet Boys' time in the spotlight was a limited one at best, with so many elements contributing to their sudden fame and subsequent chart plunder. They unveiled a fresh new sound last year and now mark their return with a new documentary entitled 'Show 'Em What You're Made Of'.
Backstreet Boys ponder their career in a new documentary
The American boyband had their biggest career peak in 1999, but it wasn't long before they became another forgotten about boyband. They seemed to become an overnight hit in the UK and Europe, and soon they stormed their own nation. However, the success was blighted by lawsuits against their manager Lou Pearlman, who allegedly stole a large proportion of the band's earnings, not to mention problems with Jive Records, Nick Carter's desire to pursue a solo career, Kevin Richardson's departure and A.J. McLean's drug abuse confession.
'Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of' has been directed by award-winning documentary make Stephen Kijak, best known for the movie-based 'Cinemania'. At the top of the production team is the BAFTA nominated Mia Bays, who previously worked alongside Kijak on 'Scott Walker: 30 Century Man'.
The band recently wrapped up the Europe leg of their 20th Anniversary Tour, with three dates in Israel next year still to follow. The documentary will be released in UK cinemas on February 26th 2015, following its January 30th US release.