A. J. McLean
American male singer
A. J. McLean
Alexander James "A.J. " McLean is an American musician, singer, dancer, actor, and entertainer. He is a member of the Backstreet Boys.
Biography
A. J. McLean's personal information overview.
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A Portrait Of The Boy Band As Grown Men: Backstreet Boys' New Documentary
NPR - about 2 years
Nick Carter and A.J. McLean discuss how life has changed for themselves and their bandmates in 20 years of making music together. » E-Mail This
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Meet Maxwell Haze Richardson
Celebrity Babies - People - over 3 years
Looks like the guest of honor got sleepy! A day after Kevin Richardson revealed his second son had finally decided to join the party — Maxwell Haze arrived Wednesday morning — the Backstreet Boys singer took to Twitter to share a photo of the family’s newest addition. Seen cradled in the arms of big brother Mason, 6, baby Maxwell manages to sneak in a snooze as both boys cuddle close with mom Kristin in the hospital bed. “Blessed!!!” Richardson, 41, writes. Born at 3:05 a.m., Maxwell weighed in at 9 lbs., 8 oz. and measured 23 inches long. Richardson, along with fellow Backstreet Boys Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and A.J. McLean, recently stopped by PEOPLE for an exclusive performance of their new single “In a World Like This,” the title track of their upcoming album, out July 30. Courtesy Kevin Richardson – Anya Leon
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Second Child on the Way for Kevin Richardson
Celebrity Babies - People - almost 4 years
Courtesy Kevin Richardson It’s a very special year for Kevin Richardson, who has yet another reason to celebrate: He’s going to be a dad again. “So excited to share… The Easter Bunny brought a very special egg this year,” the Backstreet Boys bandmate, 41, wrote on Twitter, posting a photo of his wife Kristin displaying her growing baby bump. This will be the second child for the couple, who welcomed son Mason, now 5½, in July 2007. Richardson is also celebrating his band’s 20th anniversary together with a special concert on April 20. adFactory.getCmAd(600,30,"articletest", "text").write(); This will be the third Backstreet baby in the past year — Howie Dorough welcomed son Holden in February while A.J. McLean welcomed daughter Ava in November. – Alison Schwartz
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Great Ideas! 13 New Nursery Trends to Try
Celebrity Babies - People - almost 4 years
Courtesy Project Nursery Rockers aren’t the only ones that like over-the-top decor (think gilded crowns, bejeweled pillows, chandeliers). We’re loving this beautiful nursery designed by Rockabye Mommy for Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean and wife Rochelle‘s baby girl. Looking for more cool kids room ideas? While tackling their own nursery designs, former roommates and now business partners Melisa Fluhr and Pam Ginocchio decided to launch Project Nursery to be the ultimate source for all things related to children’s home design. And from glam and modern to vintage-inspired, they cover it all. VIEW THE GALLERY: 13 New Nursery Trends to Try
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Headed To The Big Screen
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Good news for BSB fans -- the Backstreet Boys are getting a documentary. The '90s boy band, made up of Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, A. J. McLean, and Kevin Richardson, is the subject of an upcoming film from director Stephen Kijak. The documentary will focus on the band's rise to superstardom and continued success as a group. "We always wanted to make a film and now is the ideal time - with Kevin back, the fact that we are masters of our own destiny, a new album in the works and our 20th anniversary all adds up to being the right time to share our story," the band said in a statement. "What drew me to this project is their openness and willingness to push themselves into uncomfortable places, to be vulnerable and honest and to be really trusting of the filmmaking team to steer them in the right direction," Kijak said, THR reports. Kijak recently directed "Stones in Exile," a documentary about the Rolling Stones. Kijak added, "After making a film with ...
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It's A Girl For This Backstreet Boy
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Congrats go out to A.J. McLean! The Backstreet Boys singer and his wife, Rochelle Deanna Karidis, have welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Ava Jaymes, In Touch reports. "We are all doing well and are thrilled to welcome Ava to the world," McLean tells the magazine. The healthy baby girl was born in Los Angeles, Calif., at 4:51 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Four months after tying the knot in December, McLean and makeup artist Karidis shared their exciting baby news via YouTube. "I just wanted to say thank you guys for all your love and support," McLean says in the video. "Because we love you all so much, we wanted to share with you –- for the first time –- something very special. We’re having a baby!” And the couple announced even bigger news this summer on Twitter, revealing the gender and name of their baby-to-be -- who's now here -- on July 3. “Yay we’re having a baby girl!!!!!” he wrote. “Little baby Ava Jaymes."
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Backstreet Boys Singer Howie Dorough Expecting Baby No. 2!
US Magazine - over 4 years
Howie Dorough had an extra reason to celebrate his 39th birthday! On August 20, the Backstreet Boys singer announced via Twitter that his wife, Leigh, is pregnant with their second son. "Thanks to family, friends and fans for all the amazing birthday wishes," Dorough wrote. "This year I'm receiving the best gift from my wife: another baby boy!" The couple, who wed in December 2007, are already parents to son James Hoke, 3. PHOTOS: Hottest teen idols of all time "I know it's not until Wednesday, but I already feel like I am having an incredible birthday with the baby boy news and all of the amazing birthday wishes!" Dorough tweeted August 20. Two days later -- on the boy band member's actual birthday -- his son celebrated by singing "Happy Birthday." "What else could I ask for?" Dorough tweeted. "These precious moments are what life is all worth living for." VIDEO: Backstreet Boys perform with New Kids on the Block Dorough and his bandmates -- Brian Littrell, 37 ...
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Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean, wife expecting baby
My Fox AL - Fox 6 WBRC - almost 5 years
Get ready for another Backstreet baby.
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Backstreet Boys News: AJ McLean and Wife Rochelle Expecting First Child!
Pop Stop - almost 5 years
It’s Backstreet Baby time! The Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean and wife Rochelle DeAnna Karidis announced on Sunday that they are expecting their first child together. The adorable soon-to-be parents personally shared the news with us in a YouTube video. “Because we love you all so much we wanted to share with you—for the first time—something very special. We’re having a baby!” The backstreet boys star also bragged about the news at the band’s concert on Sunday night at The O2 arena in London by wearing a shirt with “Daddy to be” written in glitter. He told the audience, “Another backstreet baby, I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a girl. My wife is out there, I love you. I’m going to be a dad, what more can I say. I love you all.” After an elaborate proposal during a concert in January 2010 in Las Vegas, AJ and Rochelle wed on December 17, 2011 at the Beverly Hills hotel. Do you agree with AJ and think that him and Rochelle will have a Backstreet girl?! Tweet us @PopStopTV ...
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Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean to become a father
CTV - almost 5 years
A.J. McLean is to become a father for the first time. The Backstreet Boys star's wife Rochelle Karidis is pregnant with the couple's first child and the singer says he can't wait to meet the new arrival to their family.
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Backstreet Boys’ A.J. McLean and Wife Are Expecting A Baby (Video)
Beleb Dirty Laundry - almost 5 years
Backstreet Boy A.J. MacLean married Rochelle DeAnna Karidis a scant five months ago.  A.J. posted a video on his YouTube channel announcing with his wife that they are expecting a baby.  He also tweeted on his twitter account today, “I’m gonna be a dad!” This is the first child for the couple.  In the video with his wife Rochelle sitting next to him A.J. says: “I just wanted to say thank you guys for all your love and support. We recently got married – I was the most recent Backstreet Boy to take the plunge. Because we love you all so much, we wanted to share with you – for the first time – something very special.  We’re having a baby!” Congrats to A.J. and Rochelle!
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of A. J. McLean
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 38
    On September 5, 2016, McLean announced on Instagram that his wife is pregnant with their second child.
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    McLean is set to release his second solo album titled Naked in September 9, 2016.
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  • 2013
    Age 35
    In 2013 McLean made his motion picture debut by appearing in the comedy This Is the End along with the rest of the Backstreet Boys.
    More Details Hide Details McLean suffered from drug and alcohol addiction. He went to rehab in 2001 (and again in 2002) following an intervention by bandmate Kevin Richardson. During an interview with New Zealand radio station ZM, McLean described his addictions as the hardest things he has ever had to go through, stating it is something he battles with every day. He checked into rehab for the 3rd time on January 10, 2011, citing "personal reasons". In preparation for the NKOTB and Backstreet Boys tour, McLean has said, "I want to be healthy and perform and sing for people at my very best and happiest." His time in rehab did not affect the tour.
  • 2012
    Age 34
    He also posted two of his new songs on Socialcam on July 23, 2012, titled "Peach" and "P.L.A.R.S."
    More Details Hide Details On May 22, 2013, a Finnish rapper Redrama released a single "Clouds" featuring McLean. It peaked at No. 4 in Finland.
    As of June 2012, McLean is working on his 2nd solo album.
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  • 2011
    Age 33
    McLean married Rochelle Deanna Karidis, a model and makeup/hair stylist, whom he credits for helping him overcome his addiction, on December 17, 2011, in Beverly Hills, California.
    More Details Hide Details The rest of the Backstreet Boys, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, and Kevin Richardson were in attendance. On November 27, 2012, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ava Jaymes McLean.
  • 2010
    Age 32
    He confirmed on the Backstreet Boys cruise in December 2010 that the US version would be released on February 8, 2011.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 30
    In March 2008, McLean performed his first two solo shows (as himself) at the Anaheim House of Blues and The Roxy in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details The show consisted of his solo material and a solo version of the Backstreet Boys hit, "Incomplete". The solo tour continued through Europe in May and June, in parallel to Backstreet Boys tour. While creating his solo project, McLean worked with the OneRepublic vocalist Ryan Tedder, producers Dan Muckala and Kristian Lundin, plus the former 'N Sync member, JC Chasez. On January 20, 2010, Have It All, was released in Japan.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 15
    McLean, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell formed the pop group Backstreet Boys in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details The group became very successful in late 90s-early 2000s, and in 2013 they celebrated their 20th anniversary and released a new album called In a World Like This. McLean created a character, whom he named "Johnny No Name", to use as his alter ego. He uses it as his name when not performing with other members of the Backstreet Boys. The character has similarities to McLean; for instance, both had single mothers, and lived with their grandparents from a young age. There are also differences – Johnny has been to prison whereas McLean has not. McLean has occasionally performed in rock/metal clubs around New York as Johnny No Name. He established a foundation called the JNN Foundation to raise funds for diabetes research and other causes like keeping music programs in schools. McLean also did a nine-city tour to support VH1 Save the Music as Johnny No Name.
  • 1992
    Age 14
    By April 1992, Mclean was officially the first member of the group that would become the Backstreet Boys.
    More Details Hide Details After Three years at Osceola High School, he finished his final year of high school with a tutor on the road after joining the Backstreet Boys.
  • 1991
    Age 13
    In 1991 AJ landed a role on the Nickelodeon comedy series called Hi Honey, I'm Home! where he played a kid named Skunk. But was cut from the show due to his height. He was too tall. His only known appearance on the show is in the pilot episode. Nickelodeon aired the episode back in 1999 as part of their birthday celebration.
    More Details Hide Details Airing many older shows that featured unknown (at the time) celebrities. When he was 13 years old, McLean had tried out for Star Search, but has never received a call back from the show. He later saw an ad in the newspaper for a Latin Festival and since McLean's grandfather has Latin roots, he decided to audition. After the audition, he learned that the first-place winner would receive a $1,000 prize, in which he had won first place. The producer of the festival hired him to perform a 45-minute, one-man show. He did a puppet show and also showcased his singing and dancing as well. At the Latin Festival, he met a young Howie Dorough (Tony Donetti at the time) through a mutual vocal coach. In junior high, A.J. won a part in Nickelodeon's series Welcome Freshmen, which began his ongoing work relationship with both Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. He also appeared on the Nickelodeon show GUTS, and a Muppets Commercial. It was during one of his auditions for the former that he met up with Howie D. and Nick Carter, lacing together the roots of the group that was to become Backstreet Boys. In March 1992, there was an ad in the newspaper seeking for young men between the ages of 16-19 for an audition of a new music group. Despite his age, at 14 years old, he auditioned for the group.
  • 1990
    Age 12
    A few years later in 1990, McLean, his mother and grandparents moved to Kissimmee, Florida, to pursue his acting and singing career.
    More Details Hide Details He attended a private acting school at the Florida Academy of Dramatic Arts for 4 years, enjoyed acting in the drama club and acted in small plays and modeled periodically.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1986
    Age 8
    In January 1986 at 8 years old, McLean acted in his first role as Little Mike in the 1986 film Truth or Dare.
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  • 1978
    Age 0
    Born on January 9, 1978.
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