Did Andy Cohen Inspire the Backstreet Boys' Next Project? It Has Us Saying "I Want It That Way"...

Did Andy Cohen Inspire the Backstreet Boys' Next Project? It Has Us Saying "I Want It That Way"...

The boy band, who released DNA and celebrate Millennium's anniversary this year, might have babies — and Below Deck — on the brain...

By Jocelyn Vena

At this point, the Backstreet Boys have pretty much done it all: conquered the charts, won the hearts of millions of fans around the globe, and become icons in the pop game. But when the group recently sat down with The Daily Dish to perform a lullaby for Andy Cohen's future son (clip above), it was a moment that left Nick Carter exclaiming "That's a first!"

And it may have also inspired the guys just a tad: "We should do a kids' album," AJ McLean added.

Well it might be some time before that happens considering the fivesome just dropped their latest album, DNA, still have a Las Vegas residency to put on, and will kick off a global tour in May.

"Never gets old," Kevin Richardson noted of releasing new music all these years later, with Nick adding that releasing an album, well, "it's like a baby to us. It's something that's very special and close to our hearts... You're just excited and anxious in a good way."

Oh and 2019 marks a big year for the fellas, who will celebrate 20 years since they dropped their legendary Millennium album release. Yes, you read that right: it's been two decades since we all heard "I Want It That Way" for the first time.

"Things have changed a lot," Kevin said, citing the fact that the internet wasn't really a thing back then and "there's so much content out there available right now. You're constantly being inundated with music and culture and video and film and television and entertainment — and that' a good thing; that's a great thing. And things have changed a lot."

He then looked back on May 18, 1999: "When Millennium dropped, we were here in New York Times Square doing promo for it. I had my brother in town. We did like 1 point something million [on the charts]. And that's unheard of [today]. Taylor Swift just did that, but that's so rare for an artist to do that nowadays. A lot has changed."

OK, so that brings us to the controversial statement the group recently made about their track, "If You Want It to Be Good Girl (Get Yourself a Bad Boy)" off their debut album, and how much they maybe aren't smitten with that track all these years later. Sorry, fans!

"If you were to compare that record to all the other records on that album, it couldn't hold a candle," AJ shared.

"It just feels lesser than, it feels juvenile," Kevin added.

"[The fans] seem to like it, but the majority of us seem to hate it," Brian Littrell noted when it was pointed out the only time they have played the song live was on their BSB Cruise. "To have one really bad one over a 26-year career... that's a good problem."

And while the group is very, very busy, we did find the one guy who makes some time for Bravo: Howie Dorough, who would love to have the group pop up on Below Deck someday. "We want to go on it," Howie said. "We want to take our wives and have a vacation. [Below Deck] Mediterranean would be great. Caribbean would be great."

He then gave a great description of the series to the rest of the guys: "It's a crew and they're below deck and it's more of an internal thing; it's how they're dealing with people who are above deck."

Exactly, Howie!

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