Come Get It
"But you know, you actually have a lot more enemies being a star than you do being a normal person, because some people get jealous, some people don't think you're fit for it, or some people just wanna be doing what you do." Aaron Carter.
Pop singer Aaron Carter, the younger brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, rose to popularity as a preteen pop sensation in 1997 when he released his self-titled debut album at age 10. He then continued to produce follow-up albums, including Aaron's Party (Come Get It...) (2000), Oh Aaron (2001), Another Earthquake (2002), Aaron Carter - Most Requested Hits (2003) and Come Get It: The Very Best of Aaron Carter (2006). As of 2006, Guinness World Records named Carter as the youngest recording artist to have four consecutive Top 10 hits.
Carter has also branched out in acting and starred in the 2005 movie Popstar. He was also seen in 2005 films Supercross and I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With. Soon, he will star with his four siblings in a new reality show called “House Of Carters,” set to premiere in October 2006 on E!.
On a more personal note, the 6' 0½'' tall singer has dated Hollywood starlets Hilary Duff (actress, musician; born September 28, 1987; dated in 2003) and Lindsay Lohan (actress, musician; born July 2, 1986; dated in 2003).
Childhood and Family:
"When I was little, I was in the grocery store with my Grandma, and I didn't realize that you had to put the fruit and vegetables on the scale to pay for them. I thought it was free. So I grabbed a carrot and started eating it. In front of all of my friends, my Grandma pulled down my pants and gave me a spanking." Aaron Carter.
On December 7, 1987, Aaron Charles Carter was born in Tampa, Florida, where his parents, Robert Gene Carter (has Jewish ancestry) and Jane Elizabeth Spaulding (a Mayflower descendant and is of Welsh, Irish, German, Blackfoot Indian and English ancestry), managed a home for senior citizens. Aaron has four siblings: sisters Angel Carter (Aaron's twin; model; born December 7, 1987), Leslie Carter (musician; born June 6, 1986), Bobbie Jean Carter (born at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, New York), and brother Nick Carter (actor, musician; one of the Backstreet Boys member; born January 28, 1980). He also has an older half-sister, Ginger, from his father's first marriage, a half-brother, Kanden (born in June 2005), from his father's new marriage, and a younger step-sister, Taelyn, by his father's new wife.
In March 2003, Aaron’s parents separated and later filed for divorce. In December that year, Aaron filed for legal emancipation from his mother, accusing that she had taken more than $100,000 from his bank account without his permission. The filing was later withdrawn after Aaron and his mother resolved their differences in January 2004.
Aaron Carter, nicknamed A.C, Airboy, Big "A," or Ronnie, is very active in sports, especially such water sports as surfing, swimming, scuba diving (he got a scuba diving certificate at age 8) and kayaking. He also enjoys playing soccer, golf, baseball, football, motocross bike racing and recently learned gymnastics from his backup dancers. Carter also loves playing with his 9 dogs, 4 cats, 2 turtles and 2 birds.
"Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy, and when I make music I always hope it will have the same effect on whoever listens to it." Aaron Carter.
At the tender age of seven, Aaron Carter began his music career as the lead vocalist for the band Dead End. Two years later, he made his first solo performance in the opening act for the Backstreet Boys in Berlin in March 1997. The gig led Carter a recording deal and in the fall of 1997, he released his debut single, "Crush On You," which reached #9 in the UK music charts.
On December 1, 1997, Carter released his first full-length album, Aaron Carter. It spawned three singles: "Crazy Little Party Girl" (#7 UK), "I'm Gonna Miss You Forever" (#24 UK) and "Surfin' USA" (#18 UK). The album itself went gold in Norway, Spain, Denmark, Canada, and Germany, and was later re-released the next year with a new song and a mix.
Carter followed it up with the EP Let The Music Heal Your Soul, which came out on May 18, 1998. It was a fund-raising project that featured vocals by Carter, the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, the Moffatts, and other musicians. He also sang "(Have Some) Fun With The Funk" for the 1999 movie Pokémon: The First Movie, "Iko Iko" for the 2000 film The Little Vampire and "Life Is A Party" for the 2000 movie Rugrats In Paris: The Movie.
Aaron's Party, Carter’s next album under the Jive Label, hit the music stores in US on September 26, 2000. It produced the singles "I Want Candy" (#31 UK), "Aaron's Party (Come Get It...)" (#51 UK), "That's How I Beat Shaq" (#96 US) and a cover of Shirley Ellis' "The Clapping Song." Aaron's Party eventually received triple-platinum certification.
On August 7, 2001, 13-year-old Carter recorded album Oh, Aaron, which also featured his first duet recording with brother Nick. It delivered singles "Leave It Up To Me" (#22 UK), "Not Too Young, Not Too Old," "I'm All About You" and an album-titled single. The album was accompanied by a video/DVD of the same name (released on Mar 26, 2002), which featured footage of his 2001 concert in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and music videos and interviews. Along with the album's release, an Aaron Carter action figure was created by Play Along Toys. Meanwhile, he also sang "Leave It Up To Me," "AC's Alien Nation" and "Go Jimmy Jimmy" for the movie Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius and "Little Bitty Pretty One" for the film The Princess Diaries (both in 2001).
During the 2002 "Rock, Rap, and Retro" tour, Carter released his follow-up album, Another Earthquake, on September 3, 2002. It featured the patriotic-themed "America A O" and the ballad "Do You Remember." Another Earthquake also delivered singles "Summertime," "To All the Girls," "Do You Remember," "She Wants Me" (with Nick Carter) and an album-titled single.
The following year, on November 3, Carter released a collection album, Most Requested Hits. It included songs from his last three albums and a new single, "One Better" (2004). On March 22, 2005, Carter’s CD single “Saturday Night,” which Carter promoted during his summer 2005 "Remix Tour," was released. The track, released by Trans Continental label, was also featured in the Popstar soundtrack, in which Carter also starred.
More recently, in 2006, Carter released a compilation album, Come Get It: The Very Best of Aaron Carter. He also released his next project titled 2 Good 2 B True.
Adding to his music career, Carter has branched out in acting. E was spotted as a guest in such TV series as “Lizzie McGuire,” "Family Affair," “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and “7th Heaven.” He also debuted on Broadway in April 2001, portraying JoJo the Who in Seussical the Musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. On the big screen, Carter was first seen as a cameo in Joel Zwick's 2004 comedy, Fat Albert. He eventually nabbed his first lead role in a feature, director Richard Gabai's family comedy Popstar (2005), a direct-to-video film that was based on Carter’s life as a performer. Carter, a real-life motocross racer, also appeared in Steve Boyum's motocross drama Supercross (2005). He also appeared in writer-director Jeff Garlin's romantic indie comedy I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2005).
Soon, Carter will star in a reality show, “House Of Carters,” which features Carter and his four siblings reuniting to live in the same house. The show is set to premiere in October 2006 on E!.
- Nickelodeon Kid's Choice: Favorite Breakout Star, 2001
- Teen Choice: Choice Male Artist of the Year, 2001
- Guiness World Records: Youngest recording artist to have four
consecutive Top 10 hits, 2006.