Aaron Charles Carterborn December 7, 1987 is an American singer. He is the younger brother of singer Nick Carter, from the boy band Backstreet Boys. He came to fame as a pop and hip hop singer in the late-1990s, establishing himself as a star among preteen and teenage audiences during the early-first decade of the 21st century. He has also launched an acting career.
* 1 Early life
* 2 Career
o 2.1 Music
o 2.2 Acting career
* 3 Personal life
o 3.1 Hobbies
o 3.2 Relationships
* 4 Dancing with the Stars
* 5 Discography
o 5.1 Studio albums
o 5.2 Compilation albums
o 5.3 EPs
o 5.4 DVDs
* 6 Filmography
* 7 References
* 8 External links
Carter was born at the Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, where his parents ran the Garden Villa Retirement Home; the family was originally from upstate New York, where his brother Nick was born. Carter is named after his maternal grandfather Douglas "Charles" Spaulding and paternal grandfather (Aaron Charles Carter).
Aside from his older brother Nick, he also has three sisters: twin sister Angel (a model), BJ and Leslie. He also has an older half-sister named Ginger, from his father's first marriage, and a younger half-brother, Kaden (from his father's new marriage). He also has a younger stepsister, Taelyn, by his father's new wife. Carter has said that the mood in his home was often tense because of his parents' divorce. His parents would often argue about his money and Carter would often be in the middle of the fight, trying to stop it. Carter also remembers being pushed into show business when he was too young.
Carter attended the Frank D. Miles Elementary School and the Ruskin School in Florida.
Carter's music consists of hip-hop and romantic ballads. He plays several instruments, including drums, piano, guitar, and saxophone; however, he normally does not perform as a member of his band during concerts. Carter is a dancer who has done some of his own choreography.
Carter began his performing career at the age of seven, as the lead singer of a local band, Dead End. He left the band after two years because they were leaning towards alternative music and he wanted to do pop. He made his first solo appearance, singing a cover of The Jets' "Crush on You", when opening for the Backstreet Boys in Berlin in March 1997. The performance was followed by a record contract, and in the fall of 1997, he released his first single, "Crush on You". His first full-length album was released on December 1, 1997. The eponymous debut album achieved gold status in Norway, Spain, Denmark, Canada, and Germany, and was released in the United States on June 16, 1998. On November 17, 1996, Carter released the EP Let The Music Heal Your Soul. The record was a fund-raising project that featured vocals by Carter, The Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, The Moffatts, and other artists (collectively referred to as the "Bravo All Stars" after the German youth magazine Bravo).
Carter's parents later filed a lawsuit against his former manager, Lou Pearlman (now in federal prison for major fraud), alleging failure to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties on Carter's 1998 album, which was released through Pearlman's label and production company, Trans Continental. On March 13, 2003, Pearlman was declared in contempt of court for ignoring a court order to produce documents relating to royalty payments.
Carter's vocals have been included on several soundtracks, including a collaboration with musician Patrick Kilcoyne on Pokémon: The First Movie (1999), Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000), Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and The Princess Diaries (both 2001). His next album, Aaron's Party (Come Get It) was released in the United States on September 26, 2000 under the Jive label. The album achieved triple-platinum certification, selling more than 1.5 million copies in the United States. The album was followed by a compilation of music videos (October 10, 2000) and a concert DVD (July 31, 2001). At the age of 13, Carter recorded the album Oh Aaron, which was released on August 7, 2001 and featured his first duet recording with his brother, Nick. Oh Aaron was accompanied by a music video/DVD of the same name, which was released on March 26, 2002 and included footage of his 2001 concert in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as music videos and interviews. Play Along Toys also created an Aaron Carter action figure in conjunction with the album's release.
In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Carter and his brother Nick were among the many artists who participated in the recording of the charity single "What More Can I Give", written and composed by Michael Jackson, which was supposed to raise money for the victims' families. Sony refused to release the track and forbade Michael Jackson to release it with the help of another label.
Carter in concert in June 2005
Carter's next album, Another Earthquake, was released on September 3, 2002, during the "Rock, Rap, and Retro" tour. The album featured the patriotic-themed "America A.O." and the ballad "Do You Remember". Carter's Most Requested Hits, a collection including tracks from his last three albums as well as a new single, "One Better", was released on November 3, 2003. Carter's most recent CD single was "Saturday Night", which was released on March 22, 2005 and promoted by Carter during his summer 2005 Remix Tour. The song was released by Trans Continental label, with Lou Pearlman as executive producer. The single was also featured in the soundtrack of the film Popstar, in which Carter starred.
On March 21, 2006, Trans Continental filed a lawsuit against Carter within the Los Angeles Superior Court, citing that Carter allegedly reneged on a recording deal. Carter had signed the contract on December 7, 2004, when he was 17 and underage. A year later, his attorney notified the record company that Carter had the right to "cancel or void various agreements" that were signed when he was a minor.
Carter was one of the many artists to record a song on the album DisneyMania. Carter recorded "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" from The Lion King.
On Carter's show House of Carters, and on one of his official myspace.com sites, he says he's writing, recording and producing an album. Aaron is currently in the studio working on his new album co-writing and recording with Eddie Galan.
One of Carter's more recent concert appearances took place on November 22, 2008 at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, California, as part of the first annual San Fernando Children's Day celebration.
On April 24, 2009, Aaron performed with his sister Leslie Carter at the Luxy Nightclub 1 Year Anniversary Red Carpet Gala.
During a chance encounter at a mutual friend's recording studio on May 10, 2009, Aaron wrote and recorded the song, "I Love Everything About You" with MTV reality show host Tila Tequila.
On May 23, 2009, "I Ain't Gonna Take No More," a song intended for inclusion on Carter's next album, was leaked to the media. Aaron's sister, Angel Carter, verified via her Twitter site that the single was not released with Carter's permission.
Carter's new song "Let Go" has been issued as a promo single and is widely speculated to be about Hilary Duff. "Let Go" is currently featured on Carter's MySpace, along with portions of two other new songs ("The Perfect Storm" and "I Ain't Gonna Take No More") which are available for purchase via Bandbox.
Aaron carter's latest single "Dance with Me" featuring Flo Rida is now available on iTunes.
On July 30, 2010, Carter returned to the stage, performing a concert at The Crazy Donkey nightclub in Farmingdale, N.Y. before a wildly enthusiastic gathering of loyal fans. On August 14, 2010, Carter performed at Reed's Nightclub in Blue Bell, PA. On August 22, 2010, Carter will perform in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY at a benefit concert for Audrianna Bartol, a 3-year-old stricken with Stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer.
Carter has become active as an actor, making guest appearances on several television series, including Lizzie McGuire, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and 7th Heaven. In April 2001, he made his Broadway debut, playing JoJo the Who in Seussical the Musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Carter made his feature film debut in a cameo in the 2004 comedy, Fat Albert. He voiced a soldier named Joseph Plumb Martin in Liberty's Kids. His first lead role in a feature was in Popstar (2005), a direct-to-video film that was based heavily on his own life as a performer. A real-life motocross racer, Carter also appeared in 2005's Supercross.
Carter and his siblings star in a reality show, House of Carters, which ran in October–November 2006 on E!. The series features all five Carter siblings reuniting to live in the same house.aaron carter