AARON CARTER Biography - Musicians


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Name: Aaron Carter                                                                       
Born: 7 December 1987 Tampa, Florida, United States                                       
Aaron Charles Carter (born December 7, 1987) is the younger brother of                   
singer Nick Carter, from the boy band Backstreet Boys. He came to fame as a pop           
and hip hop singer in the late-1990s, establishing himself as a star among               
preteen and teenage audiences during the early-2000s. Carter, who has also               
launched an acting career, is known for media reports regarding his personal             
life, including his relationships with now former teen actresses Hilary Duff and         
Lindsay Lohan, and his legal problems, some involving his mother.                         
Carter was born at the Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, where his               
parents ran the Garden Villa Retirement Home, the family was originally from             
upstate New York, where his brother, Nick, was born. Carter is named after               
his paternal grandfather (Aaron Charles Carter), and has some Blackfoot, as               
well as possibly Spanish, ancestry. Aside from his older brother, Nick (known             
as a member of the Backstreet Boys), he also has three sisters: twin sister               
Angel (a model), BJ and Leslie. He also has an older half-sister named Ginger,           
from his father's first marriage, and a younger half-brother, Kaden (from his             
father's new marriage). He also has a younger stepsister, Taelyn, by his father's         
new wife.                                                                                 
Carter attended the Frank D. Miles Elementary School and the Ruskin School in             
Carter's music consists of hip-hop and romantic ballads. He plays several                 
instruments, including drums, piano, guitar, and saxophone; however, he normally         
does not perform as a member of his band during concerts. Carter is a dancer who         
has done some of his own choreography.                                                   
Carter began his performing career at the age of seven, as the lead singer of a           
local band, Dead End. He left the band after two years because they were leaning         
towards alternative music and he wanted to do pop. He made his first solo                 
appearance, singing a cover of The Jets' "Crush on You", when opening for the             
Backstreet Boys in Berlin in March 1997. The performance was followed by a               
record contract, and in the fall of 1997, he released his first single, "Crush           
on You". His first full-length album was released on December 1, 1997. The               
eponymous debut album achieved gold status in Norway, Spain, Denmark, Canada,             
and Germany, and was released in the United States on June 16, 1998. On November         
17, 1996, Carter released the EP Let The Music Heal Your Soul. The record was a           
fund-raising project that featured vocals by Carter, The Backstreet Boys, 'N             
Sync, The Moffatts, and other artists (collectively referred to as the "Bravo             
All Stars" after the German youth magazine Bravo).                                       
Carter's parents later filed a suit against his former manager, Lou Pearlman (now         
sued for major fraud), for failure to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in             
royalties on Carter's 1998 album, which was released through Pearlman's label             
and production company, Trans Continental. On March 13, 2003, Pearlman was               
declared in contempt of court for ignoring a court order to produce documents             
relating to royalty payments.                                                             
Carter's vocals have been included on several soundtracks, including a                   
collaboration with musician Patrick Kilcoyne on Pokemon: The First Movie (1999),         
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000), Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and The Princess           
Diaries (both 2001). His next album, Aaron's Party (Come Get It) was released in         
the United States on September 26, 2000 under the Jive label. The album achieved         
triple-platinum certification, selling more than 1.5 million copies in the               
United States. The album was followed by a compilation of music videos (October           
10, 2000) and a concert DVD (July 31, 2001). At the age of thirteen, Carter               
recorded the album Oh, Aaron, which was released on August 7, 2001 and featured           
his first duet recording with his brother, Nick. Oh, Aaron was accompanied by a           
video/DVD of the same name, which was released on March 26, 2002 and included             
footage of his 2001 concert in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as music videos           
and interviews. Play Along Toys also created an Aaron Carter action figure in             
conjunction with the album's release.                                                     
In late-2001, Aaron and his brother Nick were among the many artists who                 
participated in the recording of the 9/11-charity single "What More Can I Give"           
written and composed by Michael Jackson which was supposed to raise money for             
the victims. Unfortunately, Sony refused to release the track and forbade                 
Michael Jackson to release it with the help of another label.                             
Carter's next album, Another Earthquake, was released on September 3, 2002,               
during the "Rock, Rap, and Retro" tour. The album featured the patriotic-themed           
"America A.O." and the ballad "Do You Remember". Carter's Most Requested Hits, a         
collection including tracks from his last three albums as well as a new single,           
"One Better", was released on November 3, 2003. Carter's most recent CD single           
was "Saturday Night", which was released on March 22, 2005 and promoted by               
Carter during his summer 2005 Remix Tour. The song was released by Trans                 
Continental label, with Lou Pearlman as executive producer. The single was also           
featured in the soundtrack of the film Popstar, in which Carter starred.                 
On March 21, 2006, Trans Continental filed a lawsuit against Carter within the           
Los Angeles Superior Court, citing that Carter allegedly reneged on a recording           
deal. Carter had signed the contract on December 7, 2004, when he was seventeen           
and underage. A year later, his attorney notified the record company that Carter         
had the right to "cancel or void various agreements" that were signed when he             
was a minor.                                                                             
Carter was one of the many artists to record a song on the album DisneyMania.             
Carter recorded "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" from The Lion King.                       
On Aaron's show "House of Carters", and on one of his official myspaces, he               
reveals to be in the midst of writing, recording and producing an upcoming album.