Backstreet Boys30th Anniversary Celebration
Over the last few months, my friend and BSBFangirls.com co-owner Emilia and I have been busy on a secret project that only a few found out about. It’s something that we never dreamed of doing before and are honored that we were asked to write a book celebrating the Backstreet Boys’ 30th anniversary.
The book, “Backstreet Boys: A 30th Anniversary Celebration,” is not a biography, but a look back at the group’s history and achievements, not only through stories and photos, but also through fans’ eyes. This book looks at the group’s triumphs and how they have connected with fans from all over the world – from the North America to Europe.
Released April 11, 2023 from from Epic Ink / The Quarto Group
With a foreword written by
of the Spice Girls
About The Book
elebrate the 30th anniversary of the Backstreet Boys with the ultimate tribute book—filled with amazing tour photography, band-member profiles, fan memories, and more.
Since breaking into the scene in 1993, the Backstreet Boys have sold over 100 million records around the globe making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists, and giving them the title of best-selling boy band of all time. They are the only boy band to have their first ten albums reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200, and the first group since Led Zeppelin to do so. Celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band in April 2023, members AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Howie Dorough are still going strong and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Featuring a powerhouse foreword by singer-songwriter, DJ, author, activist, and one fifth of the megastar girl group the Spice Girls Melanie Chisholm (aka Melanie C or Sporty Spice), this loving homage to the Boys is written by super fans and BSBFanGirls.com owners Karah-Leigh Hancock and Emilia Filogamo and explores the band’s journey from relative unknowns to superstardom, including:
- Personal backstories and journeys for all five members
- An exploration of every chart-topping single, best-selling album, and sold-out tour
- Fan stories and memories
- Quotes and testimonials from industry professionals
- Amazing tour photography
- Fan memorabilia
- And more!
Whether occupying a place of honor on your coffee table or gifted as the supreme fan treasure, relive the ’90s through the amazing journey of the Backstreet Boys, one that is truly larger than life.
Backstreet’s back, alright!
Emilia and I, along with our other bloggers on BSBFangirls.com, Amber and Melly, were thinking of a way to celebrate the Backstreet Boys’ 30th anniversary. We came up with a plan, but then something happened – Emilia and I were approached to write a book celebrating the Backstreet Boys’ 30th anniversary.
Both Emilia and I have long backgrounds in the online Backstreet Boys fandom, from owning websites and blogs to writing fan fiction back in late ’90s. With our knowledge of the Backstreet Boys and the fandom, we took this project on and poured our passion for the group into it.
About The Authors
Karah-Leigh Hancock is a former award-winning journalist and pop culture expert who now works in marketing. Since becoming a die-hard Backstreet Boys fan in 1998, she has been featured in various books, articles, shows, and podcasts for her fangirl and pop culture knowledge. She was crowned the BSB Trivia Queen on the 2018 Backstreet Boys cruise and owns BSBFangirls.com. Karah-Leigh enjoys writing fiction, going to concerts and traveling the world with her friends, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Atlanta Braves, and binging TV shows.
Emilia Filogamo has been a Backstreet Boys fan since early 1998. She was born in Naples, Italy, but currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2006 she created a fan site about Nick Carter. The website was a hobby and her way of showing support for Nick and the Backstreet Boys. It became a popular website among fans to get news on the group and Nick. During the twelve years that she has owned the fan site, she received an opportunity to work on Nick’s official website in June 2012, posting news regarding his career. She currently owns BSBFangirls.com, a fan blog for Backstreet Boys news and blogs written by fans. Besides being a Backstreet Boys fan, Emilia loves to read books, write, listen to music, watch movies, and watch soccer matches of her favorite team from Italy, Napoli.