Nickolas Gene "Nick" Carter (born January 28, 1980) is an American singer. He is best known as a member of the pop group the Backstreet Boys. As of 2014 Carter has released two solo albums, Now Or Never and I'm Taking Off during breaks between Backstreet Boys schedules. He has made occasional television appearances and starred in his own reality shows, House of Carters and I (Heart) Nick Carter. He gained fame in the mid 1990s and early 2000s as a teen idol. He is also the older brother of singer Aaron Carter.