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UpdatePosted 05/16/2014 02:15PM

Backstreet Boys' Millennium Turns 15: See Nick Carter and Other Boy Band Hunks Posing with Their Younger Selves

Originally posted 05/07/2014 03:25PM

That's what we love about boy bands: We get older and they, well, they get older too.

Still, we can't deny that a number of boy banders from decades past have aged like fine wine. Some even look better now than they did in their group-choreography heyday. For instance, though it's been exactly 15 years since the Backstreet Boys released Millennium, compare the album's cover to this photo of them today. No contest, right?

Take a look for yourself, as we send our favorite boy-band fellas on a trip through our patented Photoshop time machine.

Which one would you prefer to have serenade you shirtless in the rain?

All photo illustrations by Tiffany Hagler-Geard and Linzi Silverman for PEOPLE.com.

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Backstreet Boys Open Up About Nick Carter's 'Beautiful' Wedding

Backstreet Boys Open Up About Nick Carter's 'Beautiful' Wedding

Originally posted 04/14/2014 12:30PM

When Nick Carter married Lauren Kitt over the weekend, his fellow Backstreet Boys were there to support him.

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Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Ties the Knot – See the Photo

UpdatePosted 04/13/2014 11:30AM

Nick Carter Marries Lauren Kitt

Originally posted 04/12/2014 05:00PM

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter wed Lauren Kitt on Saturday, a source confirms to PEOPLE – and it's something the groom himself thought wouldn't happen.

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What If Every Boy Band Member Was an Ice Cream Flavor? | 'N Sync, Justin Timberlake

What If Every Boy Band Member Was an Ice Cream Flavor?

Originally posted 01/06/2014 08:30AM

Boy band members are a lot like ice-cream flavors: There's such a wide variety that it's always hard to pick exactly which one is your very favorite.

But what if every boy-band member actually was an ice-cream flavor?

Well, then they would be the ice-cream flavors on this list.

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Nick Carter: My Family Blamed Me for My Sister's Death

Nick Carter to Dr. Phil: My Family Blamed Me for My Sister's Death

Originally posted 09/25/2013 01:20PM

Nick Carter is coming clean about his issues.

The Backstreet Boy says he hit rock bottom after years of alcohol and drug abuse but has made a dramatic turnaround in his struggle with addiction, even as he continues to work on painful family relationships and cope with the death of his sister last year.

Carter, in an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, gets candid about his demons, saying he started using marijuana when he was just 15 and then began taking Vicodin and Ecstasy. But in 2008, he was diagnosed with a heart condition, promptly stopping him in his tracks and spurring him to face his problems.

"I made that choice right there and said, 'I do not want to be this person anymore,'" Carter, 33, told Dr. Phil in an episode that aired Monday. "You have to find that moment in your life – that moment of clarity – and say, 'Is this who you want to be the rest of your life, or do you deserve more?' I decided I deserved better."

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PHOTO: Backstreet's Back – with Panda Cubs!

UpdatePosted 05/31/2013 05:00PM

The Daily Treat: The Backstreet Boys Cause Panda-monium

Originally posted 05/31/2013 12:30PM

Just when you thought the Backstreet Boys couldn't get any cuter!

While on break from touring in China on Thursday, the reunited boy band – members Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean – made nice with a group of panda cubs during a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the country's Sichuan province.

Judging from the photo, we're not sure which quintet had the better time: While each guy happily cradled his furry buddy, the little ones gleefully kicked back, too, relaxing and indulging in delicious drinks.

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Backstreet Boys Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame | Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Originally posted 04/22/2013 04:00PM

From Backstreet to one of the most famous streets!

More than 15 years after the release of their self-titled debut album, Backstreet Boys A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson and Nick Carter were awarded with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday.

Clad in dapper suits – a far cry from the leather and oh-so-sparkly bandanas of their youth – the group grinned as they posed with the brand-new (and 2,485th) star.

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Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Engaged to Lauren Kitt

Nick Carter Engaged to Lauren Kitt

Originally posted 02/22/2013 04:30PM

Nick Carter has found his fire, his one desire.

"I had the ring in my pocket for two weeks," the Backstreet Boy tells PEOPLE exclusively of his engagement to fitness expert/actress Lauren Kitt.

"I was like, 'I don't want it anymore!' It was driving me insane. I just wanted to get it out of my hands and on to hers."

For the momentous occasion, Carter, 33, took his fiancée, 29, to the Florida Keys where he planned a romantic boat ride to a secluded island – but things did not go as smoothly as expected.

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Backstreet Boys Reunite for First Time Since 2006

Backstreet Boys Reunite for First Time Since 2006

Originally posted 08/31/2012 10:35AM

Backstreet is back!

For the first time in six years, all five Backstreet Boys – Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, A.J. McLean, Kevin Richardson – reunited professionally, for Friday's Good Morning America Summer Concert series in New York's Central Park.

Band member Richardson, 40, who recently rejoined the group three months ago after quitting in 2006, told the legions of cheering fans, "I'm a person that follows my heart and gut, and my heart said this is the time."

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