Backstreet Boys Are 'Huge Fans' of BTS
Backstreet held a Twitter live Q&A on Tuesday (Feb. 6), and the iconic boy band shared their love for BTS, arguably the most popular boy band in the world today.
After being prompted by a fan to hear their thoughts on the South Korean group, Nick Carter said that not only are BSB fans of the K-pop septet, but they they’ve also heard some unreleased BTS music remixed by Steve Aoki, who Backstreet also said they'll be working with. The band even invited the younger act to their Vegas residency.
“We are huge fans of BTS, we love them,” said Carter, responding to a question asked by Twitter user @romvnrogers. “Actually, Aoki played us one of their songs that hasn't been released. It's a remix that he did in the studio, because we're actually going to be doing something with Steve Aoki as well. We want to actually invite the guys to our show in Vegas, if you guys want to come. So BTS all the way, baby."
“Bring it!” added AJ McLean, referring to BTS’ attending one of their concerts.
The Korean group is on the rise in the U.S, and their latest single, the Steve Aoki remix of “Mic Drop” featuring Desiigner, has charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks now, as of the chart dated Feb. 10.
In the past, BTS has talked about growing up listening to Backstreet Boys and other ‘90s boy bands and expressed gratitude when being compared to them. Comparisons between BSB and BTS are easy to make, considering that each of the boy bands are known by three-lettered “B” acronyms and have a fandom known as “Army”: Backstreet has been supported through three decades by BSBArmy, while BTS has a close relationship with their A.R.M.Y, or Adorable Representative MC For Youth.
Watch the Twitter Q&A video here: