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May 31, 2001 - CBS had the Backstreet Boys special Wednesday night.

May 31, 2001 - Access Hollywood played the following exchange profiling the Boys ahead of their Wednesday CBS special; Brian - "We know how to push each other's button." Kevin - "We don't ever have fun together, ever." AH also profiled Kevin and Howie at the set of Whitney Houston produced The Princess Diaries where the two make an appearance in the Super Girl video. 
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May 30, 2001 - The Backstreet Boys accepted a World Music Award via satellite in Australia during Monday night's taped replay of the event.

May 27, 2001 - AJ McLean has confirmed that he will not be available to attend bandmate Howie Dorough's Lupus 2001 Fundraiser on June 1 and 2 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, though Nick is still scheduled to attend.

May 27, 2001 - The Backstreet Boys helped host the TRL Retirement Home special on MTV this weekend and the group also performed More Than That and the #1 song of TRL history, I Want It That Way. The band put to rest rumors they were breaking up blaming the British tabloids.

May 26, 2001 - Foxnews reports a mid-afternoon Backstreet Boys concert caused massive absences at a local high school as students skipped school to attend the nearby performance. Read more.

May 25, 2001 - The Backstreet Boys Kevin Richardson ended any speculation the band would break up after their world tour saying, "We're going into the studio and starting another LP. A lot of people have predicted that it's over. They've been predicting that every time we were going to come out with an album. But we've been together eight years now, and the next album will be our sixth."

May 24, 2001 - The Village Voice's Michael Musto talked to Lou Pearlman about his current relationship with *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys where he says there's no hard feelings between him and the two groups, "No, that was several years ago, we're still friends, and I'm still earning money from them." Read more.

May 24, 2001 - Swedish composers Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson, songwriters for *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, and others, each took home a piece of the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award. Read more.

May 23, 2001 - The Backstreet Boys talked to TV Guide and again complained about *NSYNC following in their trail as Howie asked "Can we ever do our own thing?" Kevin added of their former shared management team, "When we would turn down a TV show because we were worn out, they would book *NSYNC to do it."

May 22, 2001 - On Jay Leno's monologue Monday; "Hey, you been reading this report about this -- in India, this half man/half monkey thing that's on the loose in India? You read about this thing? Well, police said today it's just a case of mass hysteria, and it will die down and disappear very quickly. You know, kind of like the Backstreet Boys. Same kind of thing."

May 20, 2001 - An autographed photo by Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys is being auctioned on ebay. The 16x20 poster, item #1432131069, is unbid at $45 and the auction ends tomorrow.

May 19, 2001 - CBS began showing commercials for the May 30th Backstreet Boys special on the network. The one-hour program, scheduled to air at 8 p.m. ET/PT, features performance footage from the group's concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center earlier this year. Read more from MTV.com.

May 15, 2001 - NME.com talked to the Backstreet Boys UK spokesperson who told them of the band's breakup rumors "We have no official statement from America, but we suspect the rumours are not hugely accurate. We're certainly not sat here panicking or thinking 'Oh my God' until we have official word."

May 14, 2001 - NEWS FLASH - BSB TO SPLIT News of the World reports the Backstreet Boys have decided that the current world tour will be their last. Early next year, BSB will release a greatest-hits album before breaking up. An insider for the band told the tabloid, "They’ve been a huge success and want to bow out on top. The lads are planning to release a greatest-hits album early in the new year and that will be it. They have no plans to record as a band again, but have the option of a reunion tour if they see fit." Read more.

May 13, 2001 - Shaggy talked about how the Backstreet Boys laid paved the way for boy and girl bands saying, "I remember in 1992 in Birmingham, England, they opened for me, and I remember going through Europe and seeing these guys do malls and their little routines when it was a handful of people in front of them. If anybody worked for this sh** and deserves it, they do. *NSYNC and Christina Aguilera and all, they just came in on the coattails, man; these boys broke the damn thing open. They certainly deserve everything, and I respect them for that." Read more.

May 13, 2001 - The Backstreet Boys were at a press conference in Caracas on Thursday ahead of their show last night.

May 11, 2001 - The Backstreet Boys were questioned about Noel Gallagher's comments in January, when he called their songs "rubbish" and said they "should be shot." AJ a news conference in Caracas Venezuela "He should just go back to London." Kevin added, "The only thing that matters for us is if we're happy with our music and if our fans are happy." Read more.

May 4, 2001 - The Backstreet Boys won World's Best Selling Pop Group and World's Best Selling American Group at the World Music Awards in Monaco on Wednesday in Monaco.

May 2, 2001 - The Los Angeles Times surveyed "22 of the most powerful executives in the record business" for comments on the future of top current musicians, including the Backstreet Boys. An executive said of BSB, "It's hard for me to get behind anything [like the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC] because it feels so disposable to me. If the Beatles stopped selling records tomorrow, I'd be shocked. If the Backstreet Boys or 'N Sync did, I don't think anybody would be." Read more.

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