Howie Dorough isn’t the most popular Backstreet Boy, and he knows it.
He doesn’t have the youthful charisma of Nick Carter, the blond-bombshell looks of either Carter or Brian Littrell, or the bad-boy appeal of A.J. McLean. All the same, Dorough considers himself “the glue within the guys” — a solid, steady and comforting face for the Backstreet Boys.
He isn’t the only one who thinks so. Carter once called Dorough “the man in the Backstreet Boys,” and more than one observer has noted that, when the Boys walk into the audience to take female fans onstage, Dorough’s choice is likely to be the least attractive.
With that kind of team spirit, then, it’s not surprising that, when Dorough’s first solo album — Back to Me — came out in November, it had been five years in the making.
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