Brian Littrell Biography
Brian Thomas Littrell popularly known as Brian Littrell is an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as a member of the Backstreet Boys. He was born on February 20, 1975 in Lexington, Kentucky, to Jackie and Harold Baker Littrell, Jr. He has an older brother Harold, and is a cousin of fellow Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson.
He first started to sing in the choir of Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, and later started singing in his high school choir and acting in the school production of Grease as Roger at Tates Creek High School. Besides school, he worked at Long John Silver’s while performing at weddings.
Music was always important to him, and he later planned on attending Cincinnati Bible College on a full scholarship to become a music minister. While a junior in high school, Littrell changed plans and accepted the offer to join what would become the Backstreet Boys. Kevin Richardson, his cousin, called Littrell ,while he was in his high school history class, to join the Backstreet Boys on April 19, 1993. Littrell flew over to Orlando the next day and officially joined the group.
The band became popular in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the United States in the late 1990s and the early 2000s. During this time they released four albums, Backstreet Boys, Backstreet’s Back, Millennium and Black & Blue followed by a greatest hits album, The Hits: Chapter One. After a three-year gap, they released their comeback album, Never Gone followed by Unbreakable, This is Us and In a World Like This.
In 1997, Littrell was instrumental in bringing a lawsuit against the group’s managers Lou Pearlman and Trans Continental claiming that Pearlman has not been truthful about the earnings made by the group. In the following year, McLean, Richardson and Dorough joined the lawsuit which eventually resulted in a number of settlements.
His first solo album, Welcome Home, was released on May 2, 2006, which, like the Backstreet Boys projects, is a Sony BMG release. Littrell was a winner of the 2006 GMA Dove Award for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for “In Christ Alone,” along with songwriters Don Koch and Shawn Craig. He later won three more Doves for collaboration projects; in 2008, Special Event Album of the Year for Glory Revealed (various artists) and the Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for “By His Wounds”, from that album; and in 2010, Special Event Album of the Year for Glory Revealed II.
Littrell was born with a heart defect that brought him several times into the hospital with life-threatening conditions – for two months alone when he was 5 years of age because of a bacterial infection. An open heart surgery in 1998 closed the hole he had in his heart.
Brian Littrell Age
He was born on February 20, 1975.
Brian Littrell Height
He stands at 5′ 8″ (1.73 m).
Brian Littrell Wife – Brian Littrell Family
Littrell and model and actress Leighanne Wallace married on September 2, 2000 at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Both are committed evangelical Christians. Together they have one son, Baylee Thomas Wylee Littrell, born on November 26, 2002. He has an older brother Harold, and is a cousin of fellow Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson.
Brian Littrell Son
Together with Leighanne Wallace, they have one son, Baylee Thomas Wylee Littrell, born on November 26, 2002.
Brian Littrell Net Worth
His net worth was estimated to be $40 Million in the year 2017.
Brian Littrell House
Littrell bought a 6,020 sq ft home in April of 2000 for $3.4M.
Brian Littrell Songs
- I Want It That Way
- As Long as You Love Me
- Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely
- Shape of My Heart
- Quit Playing Games
- Larger Than Life
- I’ll Never Break Your Heart
- All I Have to Give
- Welcome Home
- The Call
- In Christ Alone
- More than That
- The One
- How Did I Fall In Love With You
- Gone Without Goodbye
- In a World Like This
- Grace of My Life
- We’ve Got It Goin’ On
- I Still
- My Answer Is You
- Show ‘Em
- Just Want You to Know
- Helpless When She Smiles – Radio Version
- You Keep Givin’ Me
- It’s True
- Straight Through My Heart
- The Perfect Fan
- Angels and Heroes
Brian Littrell News
Brian Littrell helped make Backstreet Boys ‘Larger Than Life’
Updated: Sep 22, 2014
Many fans know Brian Littrell as one of the lead singers of the popular boy band “Backstreet Boys.” But, what some may not know Littrell’s performing background before joining the group, how he became a member of the band and what path his career has taken since his days with the boys.
Brian Littrell was born and raised in Kentucky where he spent his younger years singing in the church choir. As a teen, Brian Littrell was asked to join the Backstreet Boys by his older cousin Kevin who had recently joined the founding members Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough. Brian immediately flew to Orlando, Florida and thus began the creation of one of the biggest selling boy bands of all times.
In the height of the Backstreet Boys soaring popularity around the world in the fall of 1997, Brian found out that he had an enlarged hole in his heart that required open-heart surgery. In the spring of 1998, he had the surgery to repair the problem, canceling a few shows on the Backstreet Boys tour.
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The Backstreet Boys decided to take a hiatus in the early 2000s to focus on individual projects. Throughout this time, both Brian and his cousin Kevin became engaged and Brain married Leighanne Wallace in the fall of 2000 and then welcomed their son Baylee in November of 2002.
In May 2006, Brian Littrell released his first solo album featuring his roots of Christian music, something that he had been passionate about for a while. The album went as high as number 74 on the Billboard 200 and then number 3 on the Christian charts. On the album, three singles received rave reviews and reached the top of the US Christian charts. Brian won the 2006 GMA Dove Award for “In Christ Alone” for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year. He also won three more Dove Awards for other songs and collaborations that he has worked on throughout the years.
Through the years Brian has rejoined the Backstreet Boys for various tours and albums. Their most recent album In a World Like This in 2013.