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Friday, February 24, 2012

I'M TAKING OFF: The Album That Redefined To NICK CARTER

After battling his addictions and overcome personal problems, Nick Carter focused on his second solo album

His 20 years in the music business, thousands of albums sold with the Backstreet Boys, one of the most successful groups around the world and a solo album, define the musical identity of Nick Carter.

Achieving musical evolution has not been easy for the singer. It would be eight years since his first solo album for Nick to feel prepared to present I'm Taking Off. Their commitments to the Backstreet Boys, and personal situations, had prevented him from fully focusing on a production that would represent their evolution.

"The album was very well thought out," explains singer CNNMéxico, in an interview at the first concert of his tour in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

"I really was not ready (...) I had to learn many things about myself from my first album," says the singer.

On his second album, Nick not only provides his voice, the singer was involved challenge of 100% on your album: co-wrote all eleven songs, and personally chose the manager of the photographs to be used in the disc's jacket.

"When I was 20, 21, did not really have the tools to do all this and now I have, I'm happy about it," says Carter.

Nick reaped the results of their efforts and dedication. I'm Taking Off was released on February 2, 2011 in Japan and weeks of its release it became the eighth best selling album in the country with over 20,000 copies. Weeks later, the album was available in Canada and the United States through the iTunes store.

Japan has gone through three countries, Canada and United States tour. Asked about the possibility of bringing the tour to Latin America, Nick confessed that he wants to go to the region, but for this to be possible, "the fans should contact the local promoters (...) send emails, tweets, shout as high as possible and be heard. "

Help Me, his catharsis

In 2002, Now or Never Carter's debut as a soloist. Its launch was the catharsis that backstreet boy needed the vehicle to "shout" to the world their frustrations. The singer said during an interview with the page the album, more than music, it was a personal therapy.

In addition to his musical evolution, Nick Carter made major changes to your life.

In the spring of 2008, after feeling discomfort in his chest during the tour of the Backstreet Boys in Europe, doctors discovered that Carter suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition that weakens the heart muscle and inhibits the blood pumping so efficient.

For a decade the youngest of the BSB faced problems of addiction to drugs and alcohol.

In an interview with People magazine in 2009, Nick admitted that the diagnosis led him to think about their mortality.

"I do not want to be that kind of person who read and think, 'how sad he could not control himself and caused his own death,'" said the artist to the publication.

Since then, Nick did a complete turn around his life. He managed to lose over 30 kilograms, alcohol and drugs are not part of your routine and fitness has become one of his favorite pastimes.

This lifestyle, says the singer, inspired him to create with his girlfriend, Lauren Kitt, page, a website dedicated to exercise and fitness.

The cinema, his other passion

Unknown stage of Nick Carter is the director and producer of horror and suspense.

The singer has two films in his film repertoire, one of them, The Pendant. Currently producing a horror movie waiting for U.S. release, not yet defined launch date.

The artist's interests go beyond the microphones, cameras and settings. In 2007, Carter was appointed by United Nations Program for Environment (UNEP) as Special Ambassador for the Year of the Dolphin, his passion for the environment and especially the oceans made this possible.

Nick worked with UNEP, has participated in causes related to global pollution on Capitol Hill, and recently sold its Nick Dirty Kicks, a pair of sneakers signed by each member of the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block in the online auction site Ebay.

The 16,000 dollars from the organization donated to Global Green, which encourages a global change for a sustainable and secure future, reconnecting humanity with the environment.

The Backstreet is back

His solo projects do not interfere with his work with the Backstreet Boys. Nick detailed in the next few weeks the band will begin recording their eighth album.

"We will begin writing and recording in February, March and April, then we will be touring with NKTOBSB, which begins in April and will last a few months (...) And by the end of the year we will have a new album," says singer .

NKOTBSB is a project between the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block, the two boybands that caused a stir internationally in the decade of the 80 and 90. The nine members met in 2009, shortly after they decided to record an album with a compilation of his hits with two songs together: Do not Turn The Lights Out and All In My Head.

The group performed 53 shows in the U.S. and Canada, and in April will bring their tour to Europe where he performed 19 concerts. After 6 presentations given in Australia and one in Indonesia.