Music : pop, boybands
W/ Jesse McCartney & DJ Pauly D
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
2005 Lake Robbins Dr
Spring TX 77380
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Tickets: $89.50 GA Pit / $89.50, $69.50, $49.50 & $39.50
The Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum pop-powerhouse has solidified itself as the biggest and best-selling boy band in history with sales exceeding 130 million albums worldwide. Meanwhile, they're also one of the only music artists to release seven consecutive albums in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. Two decades into their career, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, and Nick Carter are as strong as ever, and they're not stopping.
They initially formed in 1993 and began turning heads with their self-titled first album three years later. Driven by the single "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)", they instantly became pop stars. Superstar status soon followed with the release of their 1997 effort Backstreet's Back and a RIAA diamond certification for their debut — placing them in an elite club with Michael Jackson, The Beatles, and Billy Joel. Closing out the century with a bang, Millennium set the record for first-week sales in the United States at the time, moving 1.1 million units in merely seven days.
At the 1999 Billboard Music Awards, the band won the highest honors of "Artist of the Year", "Album Artist of the Year", and "Album Artist Duo/Group of the Year" as well as "Album of the Year" for Millennium.
Still, Backstreet Boys upped the ante higher for 2000. They kicked off the year gracing the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, while Black & Blue topped their previous record and sold over 1.6 million copies during release week. One month later, it was already certified eight-times platinum. The subsequent tour grossed revenue of over $100 million dollars. 2005's Never Gone also went platinum continuing their bona fide hot streak and once again proving their staying power. In the meantime, they enjoyed high-profile collaborations with everyone from Elton John to Sting.
DJ Pauly D
Born in Providence, R.I., Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio is recognized for his musical talent as well as his reality star status on MTV’s highest rated show, “Jersey Shore,” which premiered in December 2009.
Quickly a fan favorite, MTV announced Pauly as the first cast member to receive his own spinoff, which will chronicle his life as a celebrity DJ, set to air in 2012.
In December 2011, rapper and mogul 50 Cent signed Pauly to his record label, G-Note records, to release new material showcasing Pauly’s true craft. It was also announced in January 2012, Pauly will be working together with 50 Cent and SMS Audio to develop a full line of headphones.
On August 7, 2011 Pauly won “Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star” at the Teen Choice Awards after being nominated for the second year in a row.
Pauly received more recognition being voted the #8 Best DJ in America in 2010 and was nominated again in 2011. Pauly was also named one of VIBE Magazine’s “Top 6 DJs Who Rocked 2011,” but his notoriety did not come overnight. At the age of 16, long before his “Jersey Shore” fame, Pauly started as a DJ and that is where his passion remains.
Jesse McCartney (April 9, 1987) is an American singer, songwriter and actor who began his career performing in local community theatre at age seven. As a child, Jesse launched his career on Broadway appearing in the musicals The King and I and A Christmas Carol. From the ages of 11 to 13, McCartney simultaneously acted on ABC’s All My Children and recorded with the group Dream Street, whose debut album went gold. Continuing with his career in music, McCartney released his first solo album, Beautiful Soul, which sold over 1.8 million copies, and in 2008, he co-wrote smash hit “Bleeding Love” with Ryan Tedder of One Republic for singer Leona Lewis which was a #1 hit in 34 countries – the only song in over a decade to achieve this. “Bleeding Love” was nominated for a GRAMMY AWARD and in 2009 won ASCAP’s song of the year. His single “Leavin’” from his third album, Departure, was #1 for five weeks and was Top 40 Radio’s most played song of that year.
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