Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) by Aaron Carter (Jive/Zomba, 2000)
Aaron Carter, born December 7, 1987, in Tampa, Florida, is the younger brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter. In addition, Aaron has a twin sister Angel and two other sisters B.J. and Leslie. (His parents ran the Garden Villa Retirement Home in Tampa.)
Carter began performing at age 7 as the lead singer of a local band called Dead End. He left after two years as they headed more towards alternative and Carter wanted to do pop music. His first solo appearance, in March 1997, while opening for the Backstreet Boys was a cover of Jet’s Crush on You. He was then offered a recording contract and the single was released. His first album was released in Norway, Spain, Denmark, Germany and Canada in 1997 and in 1998 in the U.S.
His follow-up album Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) was released in September 2000. The album sold more than 1.5 million copies. The album peaked at #4 and the single at #35.
At age 13 in 2001, Carter began his acting career by guest starring in an episode of Lizzie McGuire. In April of that year he made his Broadway debut as JoJo the Who in Seussical the Musical. He then recorded his third album Oh Aaron, released in August 2001. Play Along Toys created an Aaron Carter doll to coincide with the album’s release.
His fourth album, Another Earthquake was released in September 2002. At this time, his parents filed a lawsuit against former manager Lou Perlman for failure to pay royalties from his debut album.
In 2005, he also starred in a direct-to-video film Popstar, based heavily on his own life (he was only 17). He also starred in Supercross that same year. In October and November 2006, all five Carter siblings starred in an E! reality series House of Carters.
In February 2008, Carter was pulled over for speeding where police found less than two ounces of marijuana. He then signed on for season 9 of Dancing with the Stars.
Today, at age 25, Carter is still performing, recording and makes the occasional appearance on reality shows and stage productions.