Brian Littrell is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known as a member of the popular boy band, the Backstreet Boys. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, on February 20, 1975, Brian was raised in a Christian home. He began singing in his local church choir at the age of three, and by ten he had begun performing in local musicals and talent shows.
At the age of thirteen, Brian formed a boy band with three of his friends, called ‘The Bullys’. They performed at local fairs and festivals, and released their first single in 1993. Later that year, they were scouted by Lou Pearlman and signed to his production company, Trans Continental Records. Along with four other members, this group eventually became the Backstreet Boys.
The Backstreet Boys released their self-titled debut album in 1996, which quickly became one of the biggest selling albums of all time. The band went on to release eight more studio albums, all of which achieved worldwide success. As a solo artist, Brian released his debut album, Welcome Home, in 2006. It was a mixture of pop, gospel and country music, and was well received by both fans and critics.
Aside from his musical career, Brian is also an actor. He appeared in the Broadway production of ‘Footloose’ in 1998, and the Disney movie ‘High School Musical 2’ in 2007. He has also appeared in several television shows, most notably in the series ‘7th Heaven’ (2004-2007).
Brian is also a dedicated philanthropist, and has been involved with numerous charities over the years. He was a spokesperson for the Christian relief organization World Vision, and is a founding member of the non-profit organization, Change for the Children. He also established the Littrell Family Foundation, which works to help children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.
For his outstanding work in the music industry, Brian has received numerous awards and accolades. He has been inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, and the Backstreet Boys have been nominated for six Grammy Awards.
Brian is still actively performing with the Backstreet Boys, and continues to devote his time and energy to charitable causes. He is an inspiration to generations of music fans, and is a shining example of how hard work and dedication can lead to success.