Arguing about which Backstreet Boy is best is America’s favorite pastime. This epic battle has been waging since all the way back in 1993, but we finally have the answer.
Howie Dorough is the best Backstreet Boy. Don’t believe us? Let’s look at the facts:
He’s been a star since the beginning.
At first glance, this may appear to be some terrible digitized VHS tape from a family vacation. Look closer, and you’ll see young Howie Dorough on guitar alongside future BSB bandmates Nick Carter and AJ McLean. Sure, Nick and AJ sound fine, but just listen to Howie’s high notes. Pure bliss.
Howie goes above and beyond for his fans.
Most stars would laugh at a fan’s request to show up at their wedding. Lucky for this blushing bride and her new groom, Howie ain’t most stars. The crooner crashed the couple’s wedding and cemented himself on the Mount Rushmore of teen heartthrobs.
Howie D brings the flavor.
Born to a Puerto Rican mother and Irish-American father, Howie has deep roots in some diverse musical styles. Which he’s not afraid to show off on some of his solo efforts. Even if it is a song for kids, we’re here for it.
Howie (almost) got together with Janet Jackson.
Nick said it. So it’s gotta be true.
Major dad vibes.
Howie LOVES his sons. If you follow him on social media, you’ll see him constantly gushing about his boys, and he’s even teaching them some old school BSB dance routines!
In summary, we really do love all the Backstreet Boys. Do we love them all equally? Definitely not. Howie is bae, and you’re just going to have to live with it.