15 Fun Facts About Nick Carter


As expected, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear or think about Nick Carter is the popular boy band Backstreet Boys. Born on January 28, 1980, Nick Carter began his illustrious career at a young age after a successful audition to join the band. After a career of about three decades, he’s now a celebrated figure in music and entertainment, having established himself as a talented singer, songwriter, performer, and actor. These 15 facts provide enough details about Nick Carter’s life, including his rise to fame, career, and personal life.

Nick Carter Began His Career Before the Backstreet Boys


When many share Nick Carter’s inspiring story, they start until his big break with Backstreet Boys, a popular boy band he joined at just 12 years old. Although correct, they only capture a part of his career story, which started before joining them. He first appeared in a few commercials after his mom spotted his singing abilities and got him a vocal coach. Then, she enrolled him at the DiMarco’s School of Theatre and Dance to take hip-hop, ballet, and tap lessons. 

He Was a Key Member of the Successful Backstreet Boys

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After a successful audition, Nick Carter joined the popular boy band assembled by talent manager Lou Pearlman. Despite being the youngest, he was one of their lead singers, leading them to global fame alongside AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littre. Together, they became the best-selling boy band, selling over 100 million records worldwide with their smooth vocals, catchy tunes, and synchronized dance moves.

He Went Solo at Some Point

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During his time with the Backstreet Boys, Nick Carter had hit songs like “I Want It That Way” and “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” which dominated the airwaves, made him an international teen celebrity, and earned him numerous awards. You’d think he’d stop there, but he had other plans. Besides the band, he released several solo albums, such as “Now or Never,” “I’m Taking Off,” and “All American,” which further proved his immense individual talent.

He’s Also an Actor

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Carter even dipped his toes in acting, with a walk-on role as himself on Sabrina the Teenage Witch as early as 1998. He had guest appearances on shows like “American Dreams” and “8 Simple Rules,” and a starring role in the Halloween movie “The Hollow.” In addition, he was an executive producer for a comedy film, “Dead 7,” where a group of former boy band members try to stop villains and Zombies in a post-apocalyptic future world in the old West style of living. While not a full-time actor, these roles showcase his interest in entertainment.

Besides Music and Acting, He’s Had Reality TV Action

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Beyond musical fame, Nick Carter has dabbled in reality TV. He popped in and out of television shows and even had two of his own: “House of Carters” (2006), which offered a glimpse into his life with his family, and “I Heart Nick Carter” (2014), which documented his road to marriage with Lauren Kitt.

He is a Family Man Through and Through

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Lauren Kitt Carter (née Kitt) and Carter married in 2014. They have built a beautiful family with three beautiful kids. Their son Odin Reign Carter was born in 2016, and their daughters Saoirse Reign Carter and Pearl Carter were born in 2019 and 2021, respectively. For extended family, his younger brother Aaron Carter is also a singer, and his cousin Kevin Scott Richardson is part of the Backstreet Boys.

He Had Personal Struggles with Addiction and Substance Abuse


Possibly influenced by his parents’ issues, he struggled against substances like alcohol, weight, and prescription medication. He hit rock bottom during his stint on the reality TV show “House of Carters.” Thankfully, his turning point came when he decided to seek help and enter rehab in 2008. With therapy, support from loved ones, and determination, Carter successfully overcame his addiction. Open about his battles with depression and anxiety, his platform spread awareness and promoted mental health.

He’s a Published Author Whose Book Did Well


Our Backstreet Boys’ heartthrob turned author published a book titled “Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It” in X year. In the memoir, he spoke about private parts of his life, including the highs and lows of his music career, personal growth, and a struggle with addiction. The book received positive reviews for its honesty and insights into the challenges of fame. Also, fans and critics appreciated Nick’s candid storytelling and how he opened up about his journey.

He Has a Passion for Philanthropy

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The artist has supported organizations like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Lupus Foundation of America. He helped increase public awareness of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Nevada’s only pediatric cancer treatment center. He also used reality shows like “House of Carters” as a platform to raise awareness and funds for important causes like youth mental health. Committed to the conservation of oceans and marine life through his ‘Ocean Campaign,’ the United Nations Environment Programme Convention on Migratory Species appointed Nick Carter as Special Ambassador of the Year of the Dolphin.

He Has Faced Legal Issues


Like many superstars, Carter has had his fair share of legal troubles. A Superior Court in Orange County, California, ordered him into a three-month alcohol treatment program after pleading guilty to a DUI arrest. Things took a more serious turn in 2018 when singer Melissa Schuman, a former member of girl group Dream, accused him of sexual assault. Despite the accusation, there were no charges due to the statute of limitations. That’s not all! In 2022, one Ms Ruth filed a civil sexual battery lawsuit against him, alleging he assaulted her in 2001 when she was 17.

He Has a Strong Social Media Presence


This man knows how to work social media like a pro. Featuring a massive following, including 2.3 million followers on Instagram alone, he keeps his fans engaged with behind-the-scenes snaps, updates on his music projects, and even a peek into his family life. According to his official website, digital membership for the Nick Carter Fan Club costs $3.49 monthly and $30.00 annually. Registered individuals get exclusive digital content while interacting and connecting with other fans from across the globe.

He’s a Huge Tattoo Fan


Tattoo art is among the what he loves, and he has several meaningful tattoos on his body. The prominent tattoo on his left upper arm is a great white shark, symbolizing his love for the sea. The Chinese calligraphy under this tattoo translates to “God of the Sea” or “Poseidon” in English. A famous one is the name of his ex-girlfriend, Paris Hilton, tattooed in cursive font on his left wrist. He also tattooed his nickname, “Kaos,” in a fancy script down the middle of his back.

He’s Extremely Talented


As a talented songwriter, Nick Carter has co-written songs for the Backstreet Boys and his solo projects. He’s also a skilled guitar player who can play the instrument while singing. On “Dancing with the Stars,” Carter also impressed both judges and audiences with his dancing moves.

He Has Several Other Passions

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Besides his unique talent, many people talk about Nick Carter’s charismatic presence in person and in the music industry. Often, he’s associated this with his diversity in race and passions. Interestingly, Carter’s ancestry combines Welsh, English, German, Scottish, and some Native American heritage. He also has a keen interest in photography and recently ventured into the fashion world with his clothing line called the “Nick Carter Collection.” Moreover, he strongly advocates for animal rights, denouncing cruelty towards animals.

An Award-Winning Millionaire


A considerable chunk of his wealth is from being part of the best-selling boy band through music sales, tours, and merchandise. Additionally, he has been involved in various solo projects, acting roles, and production work. Despite his $35 million net worth, his figure is the lowest among the band.

Written by Bruno P