If you were a preteen in the early 2000s, chances are you had a major crush on one (or both) of the Carter brothers.
Nick and Aaron Carter were teen heartthrobs, gracing the covers of magazines and starring in their TV show.
Nick and Aaron Carter are two brothers who have been in the public eye since they were children.
Growing up in the limelight can be difficult for anyone, but it seems to have taken a particular toll on the relationship between Nick and Aaron.
The brothers have had a complicated relationship, with many highs and lows.
They were once one of music’s most popular sibling pairs. With hits like “I Want Candy” and “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” the brothers enjoyed a level of fame and fortune that most kids their age could only dream of.
However, in recent years, the relationship between Nick and Aaron has become strained.
Let’s get to know one of Carter’s brothers- Aaron Carter.
Who is Aaron Carter?
Aaron Charles Carter was born in Tampa, Florida, on December 7, 1987.
His parents, Robert Gene Carter (1952–2017) and Jane Elizabeth Carter managed a retirement home.
He has three sisters: his twin Angel, a model; Bobbie Jean (BJ); and Leslie. He was the younger brother of Nick Carter, who was a Backstreet Boys member (1986–2012).
The family hailed from Jamestown, New York, originally. In 2004, his parents got divorced. One hour before the MTV Cribs episode Carter was filming, he learned of the divorce.
Carter went to Frank D. Miles Elementary School and Florida’s Ruskin School.
Carter started performing at 7, following the foundation of his brother Nick’s band, the Backstreet Boys.
At 9, he published his self-titled first album, selling one million copies worldwide. Three million copies of his second album Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) (2000), were sold in the United States.
Shortly after the album’s release, Carter started performing on Nickelodeon and toured with the Backstreet Boys. Oh, Aaron, Carter’s following album, also achieved platinum status. I
In 2002, the musician released another earthquake, his final studio album in more than 15 years, and then his 2003 Most Requested Hits album.
1997–1999: Beginnings In Music And Self-Titled Debut Album
When the band’s members first met at a rock school in Tampa, they created Dead End, where Carter served as the band’s lead singer.
The pop singer left the band after two years because the other members were more interested in alternative rock, and he wanted to play pop songs.
Carter debuted as a solo performer at 9, opening for the Backstreet Boys in Berlin in March 1997, performing a copy of The Jets’ “Crush on You.” The performance led to a record deal, and in the fall of 1997, he released his debut song, “Crush on You.” On December 1, 1997, Carter’s self-titled debut studio album was available. The album, released in the US on June 16, 1998, was certified gold in Norway, Spain, Denmark, Canada, and Germany.
2000–2001: Oh Aaron, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), And Acting Debut
In early 2000, Carter started working on his second studio album, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), which went on sale on September 26, 2000. Carter co-wrote many of the tracks, reflecting on his childhood and teenage years.
The album debuted at number 41 on the Billboard 200 and was eventually certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA. The first single, “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” was released on July 11, 2000, and peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The second single, “I Want Candy,” was released on November 21, 2000, and peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The album also featured the single “Oh Aaron,” for which a music video was filmed but not released commercially.
The song peaked at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2001.
In March 2001, Carter made his acting debut, guest-starring on an episode of the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire.
The following month, his sister Leslie died of a drug overdose. In the summer of 2001, Carter began touring with Britney Spears and opened for her on selected dates of her Dream Within a Dream Tour.
2002–2008: Another Earthquake, House of Carters, And Saturday Night
In 2002 the musician released his last studio album in over 15 years, Another Earthquake! , followed by his 2003 Most Requested Hits collection.
The album featured the singles “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” “I Want Candy,” and “Oh Aaron,” which were all remixed with new beats.
The album peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200.
In early 2003, Carter signed with Jive Records and released his first single in five years, “I’m All About You,” on May 6, 2003.
The song debuted at number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 30.
Carter’s fifth album, Oh Aaron, was released on October 7, 2003. The album featured the singles “I’m All About You” and “Saturday Night,” which peaked in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.
2009–2013: Dancing With The Stars and Tours
In 2009, Carter was a contestant on season 9 of Dancing with the Stars.
His partner was professional dancer Karina Smirnoff.
Carter and Smirnoff were the fifth couples to be eliminated from the competition.
In 2012, Carter started touring with the Backstreet Boys for their 20th Anniversary Tour.
In 2013, he toured with NSYNC for their Reunion Tour.
2014–2022: Blacklisted, The Music Never Stopped, and Love
On November 4, Carter released a free mixtape on the Internet called Blacklisted.
The mixtape featured the single “Fool’s Gold,” which peaked at number 1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart.
On February 10, 2015, Carter’s sixth studio album, The Music Never Stopped, was released. The album featured the singles “Fool’s Gold” and “Saturday Night,” which peaked in the top 40 on the iTunes charts.
In 2016, Carter starred in Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.
In 2017, Carter appeared on the reality television series Celebrity Fit Club.
In 2018, Carter was a contestant on season 27 of Dancing with the Stars.
His partner was professional dancer Witney Carson.
Carter and Carson were the sixth couples to exit the competition.
In 2019, Carter starred in the reality television series Celebrity Big Brother.
In 2020, Carter released his seventh studio album, Love.
- Aaron Carter (1997)
- Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) (2000)
- Oh Aaron (2001)
- Another Earthquake! (2002)
- Love (2018)
- Blacklisted (2022)
At 18, Carter made his engagement to former beauty queen and Playboy model Kari Ann Peniche. He proposed to her on stage while playing at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
As a teenager, Carter dated several high-profile celebrities, including Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan.
After six days, Carter called off the wedding, claiming he proposed impulsively. He started seeing Madison Parker in 2016, and their relationship ended in August 2017.
On August 5, 2017, Carter came out as bisexual on Twitter. On December 18 of the same year, he made a guest appearance on the podcast LGBTQ&A to talk about his work and sexuality.
On at least one other occasion, he publicly reiterated his bisexuality but claimed that all of his previous relationships had been with women.
Carter and his then-fiancée, Melanie Martin, welcomed a son on November 22, 2021.
Aaron Carter’s Complicated Relationship With Brother Backstreet Boys Nick Carter
Early in their careers, the brothers had a close relationship, but things started to change as they got older. In 2005, Nick filed for bankruptcy and went through a public meltdown.
Meanwhile, Aaron’s career was on the decline. In 2007, he was arrested for DUI, damaging his reputation.
By 2010, the relationship between Nick and Aaron had become very strained. Nick blamed Aaron for stealing money from their joint business venture, while Aaron accused Nick of being a bad influence on him.
The brothers stopped speaking to each other for several years, but they eventually reconciled in 2017 when Aaron reached out to Nick after his cancer diagnosis.
Since then, there have been reports that the brothers have mended their relationship somewhat. In 2019, Nick told People magazine that he and Aaron were “in a good place.”
However, given the volatile nature of their relationship, it remains to be seen how long this peace will last.
On November 5, 2022, it was revealed that Aaron died at his home in Lancaster, California.
At around 11 am PST, Los Angeles County police arrived at the scene after receiving a report of a man drowning in his bathtub.
An autopsy was conducted. However, the toxicology report was consulted before determining the cause of death.
A drug overdose caused Aaron carter’s death. He had been taking many prescription medications for anxiety and sleep disorders and painkillers for injuries he had sustained in a car accident.
Carter had been struggling with addiction for many years.
In the days following his death, Carter had been tweeting about his excitement for his upcoming tour. He was scheduled to begin touring on November 8, 2022.