Backstreets Boys came together on social media to entertain their fans stuck at home in lockdown due to coronavirus across the world.
With the coronavirus pandemic stirring chaos and panic around the globe, it has also most definitely made the world a more thoughtful, giving and grateful place.
As celebrities use their social media to ease anxieties of panicked fans and bringing them entertainment while in self-isolation, the iconic boyband of the Backstreet Boys is also following suit.
Fans were taken away from the panic-stricken 2020 and straight back into the nineties as the band got together on Instagram for Elton John’s iHeartRadio’s Living Room Concert for America to raise not just smiles but also money for those hit hardest by the virus.
The nineties came roaring back for fans as AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, and Kevin Richardson all got together to belt out their hit 1999-released single I Want It That Way.
Since the members of the band are living in different states, they streamed their pre-recorded performance with brief appearances from their children as well.
Carter held his son Odin as he sang by the pool, also Richardson’s son Maxwell and Mason played guitars and drum to show off their musical skills.
Before that, the Larger Than Life crooners had asked fans to remain positive during these testing times. The concert came days after the Backstreet Boys canceled their gig in San Paulo, Brazil due to global crisis, saying that the safety of their fans was their “top priority”.
“It’s so important that we keep our spirits high during this uncertain time. Reply with something that made you smile this week! Love you guys,” the band’s official Twitter account said.
Music fans who tuned into the one-hour concert also enjoyed performances from Mariah Carey, Billie Ellish and Alicia Keys.
The donations raised during the star-studded benefit will be given to the First Responder Children’s Foundation and Feeding America-two organizations feeding families amid the coronavirus outbreak.