Backstreet Boys recently talked about fame before social media.
Nick Carter said, “I'll tell you this. There is some sh-t that AJ and I both did that I'm really glad that social media wasn't around for.
Because Justin Bieber couldn't hold a candle to what we did."AJ McLean added.
"We would have been like TMZ's saving grace, bro. Just anything from me being drunk or irate at a club. Or me walking naked down the hallway in a hotel for no apparent reason. Just random stuff that never really got out."
The Backstreet Boys did admit they’ve cleaned up their act, except for cussing onstage, they believe that new artists have it much easier nowadays.
AJ also said, "But, the fame now, it's like night and day. The other side of that which was different for us: Without social media, without YouTube, without instant access, we had to do everything grassroots. We had to do every interview, every radio show, every outlet. We had to go to every country, that was the only way to do it. There was no Instagram, or posting things on YouTube to get a record deal."
Howie Dorough talked about his experience at a One Direction concert, saying, “The new wave of boy band says, 'Oh, we don't do what they do.' But to be honest, to me, it's not as entertaining. What we do is we truly entertain people. Music, staging, dancing, everything."