The Backstreet Boys surprised their fans recently by dropping their first song in years ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’. And since then, they have been on a roll, hinting that they may release not one, but two albums later this year.
The band is in the news again now, after a video of theirs went viral on social media for all the right reasons. The Backstreet Boys not only surprised fans who were riding an elevator in TRL studios in the US but also did an impromptu concert right there, in the elevator.
Band members gave unsuspecting fans the ride of their lives during a visit to the TRL studios, surprising MTV employees for a segment dubbed “TRelevator”.
Brian Littrell started off the prank, riding the elevator solo when three women enter wearing Backstreet Boys shirts – and immediately recognize the band member. They exchange a few words, but the women really start to lose it when Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson get on a few floors later.
Not long after, AJ McLean and Nick Carter catch a ride and cuing the women in that they’re part of a staged gag.
Another woman enters the elevator shortly after, immediately exclaiming, “Oh my God! What is happening?”
After some encouragement from their fans, the entire group belted out their classic ‘I want it that way’.
Soon enough, the crowd in the elevator grew from the three women who had entered the elevator initially, when others waiting for the elevator on different floors saw the band members.
And the Backstreet Boys did not disappoint – they welcomed all the fans they ran into on different floors to join them in the cramped space. They went on to perform some of their classics into ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’ and ‘As long as you love me’.