Aaron Carter Biography
A teenage heartthrob, Aaron Charles Carter rose to fame as a pop and hip-hop singer in the first decade of the 21st century. Right from his birth, he showed signs of making it big in the world of showbiz. Carter started his career from the tender age of seven and since then, there has been no looking back for his charismatic singer and performer. Carter made a name for himself both on stage and for his studio albums. Till date, Carter has released several albums, his debut being in 1998 in a self-titled album. Know more about this pop sensation in the lines that follow.
Childhood & Early Life
- Born to Jane Elizabeth and Robert Gene Carter, Aaron Charles Carter, as he was christened, is the younger brother of Nick Carter, of the Backstreet Boys fame. He also has three sisters, including twin sister Angel (a model), B.J. and Leslie.
- Raised in Tampa, Florida, young Carter was enrolled at the Frank D. Miles Elementary School after which he attended the Ruskin School in Florida.
- He entered the world of music at an early age, his debut being at seven as a lead singer for the local band, Dead End.
- His collaboration with the band lasted for two years, after which he left the same, for he was more interested in pop music, while the rest of the band focussed on alternative music.
- Aaron Carter made his debut solo appearance singing a cover of The Jets' Crush on You, while opening for the Backstreet Boys in Berlin in March 1997.
- Impressed by his performance, he was signed by a record contract, following which he released his first album, Aaron Carter.
- It achieved a gold status in Norway, Spain, Denmark, Canada, and Germany. Later next year, he released the album in United States.
- Following the success of his first album, Carter released his second album Aaron's Party (Come Get It) in 2000 in the United States. The album made record business, selling more than 1.5 million copies in US itself and making it to the platinum by December, same year.
- The songs, I Want Candy, Aaron's Party (Come Get It), That's How I Beat Shaq and Bounce received airplay on Disney and Nickelodeon.
- During this time, Aaron Carter made several guest appearances on Nickelodeon and opened concerts for Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys.
- After making a mark in the world of music, Carter rolled up his sleeves to try his luck at acting. His debut was as a guest appearance in an episode of the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire in March 2001.
- Simultaneously, he, along with Samantha Mumba performed a concert in MGM studios live on Disney Channel titled Aaron Carter and Samantha Mumba in Concert.
- Later, the next month, Carter made his Broadway debut, playing the character of JoJo the Who in Seussical the Musical, by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
- Carter recorded and released his third album in 2001, under the title, Oh Aaron. This album too made record sales and zoomed to the platinum position.
- Repeating the legacy, Aaron performed a live-in concert for his second album as well. It was during this year that Aaron sung his first duet with his brother Nick and the then lately formed band, No Secrets.
- Year 2002 witnessed the release of Carters next album, Another Earthquake. It met with the same fate as the first three and paved way to his fifth album, Saturday Night which was released in 2005.
- Lately, Carter has performed in a number of concerts and acoustic shows.
- He has also participated in reality shows, including House of Carters and Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.
- Carter was part of the Off-Broadway productions world's longest running musical, The Fantasticks.
- He was also seen perfoming at the Gramercy Theater in New York City, a concert at Showcase Live in Foxborough, Massachusetts, an acoustic show at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Connecticut and Mixtape Festival. In addition to this, Carter hosted the Ryan Cabrera show in 2012.