Backstreet is definitely back and they’ve added another member — Meghan Trainor! The boy band hit the stage on ABC’s ‘Greatest Hits,’ for a performance with the pop singer, and she basically fangirled, just like any of us would!
Meghan Trainor, 22, definitely wants it that way! The Backstreet Boys took the stage for ’90s week on Greatest Hits to perform their hit “Everybody” solo, before Meghan joined them for “I Want It That Way.” We have to point out that when the song hit the radio in 1999, Meghan was only five years old, so it’s no surprise that she was super nervous before the performance!
What a blast from the past! The BSB opened the show with their classic “Everybody,” and then took the stage again at the end to perform their hit “I Want It That Way,” and while the matching white suits and perfect choreography brought us right back to middle school, one addition gave it a fresh new twist: Meghan! She threw her amazing vocals into the mix while the buys fought for her attention, and they even ended the song with “I want it Meghan’s way”!
“Her and I have been talking since filming the show about us hopefully writing with her,” A.J. McLean told Billboard. “She’s such an amazing writer, so we’re working it out and hopefully when her schedule permits, we can do it. She goes on tour in July, so it’s going to be rough, but I already told her I’ll pop out to her on tour and we can write somewhere on a day off. She’s totally into it!”
Meghan has been a fan of BSB for years, and was super nervous about the performance — but luckily, she thanks the “goofballs” that actually calmed her down “My first band that I loved was the Backstreet Boys,” she said before taking the stage. “My pop star crush was Brian [Littrell]. I was gonna marry him and my mom was gonna marry him. That was our husband! The day he got married, I remember we were like, ‘Nooo!’ Singing with the Backstreet Boys is definitely a bucket-list moment.”
Even AJ added that yes, she was “fangirling” over the guys, and they thought it was extremely sweet. He also may work with her soon again! “If I was going to perform any of her songs right now, it would be ‘Watch Me Do,’ which is the first track on her album, or ‘I Love Me,’” AJ said. “Both of those songs are amazing and I would love to do one of those with her.”
Did you love their duet, HollywoodLifers? Do you hope Meghan works with BSB again? Let us know!