Aaron Carter Biography
Last updated: 04/28/2013 03:08:35 PM
Namesake of his Grampa Charles Douglas Spaulding (who goes by the name Doug and Ganpa "Chuck" Carter). Aaron was born at Tampa General Childerens Hospital in Tampa Florida on December 7th 1987.
Aaron was lucky enough to have company (in addition to his mom) at that precious time, as his twin Angel was born only minutes before he joined the world. Aaron and Angel were welcomed by their three siblings, Bobbie Jean (B.J.), Leslie and of course Nick. Both B.J. and Nick were born at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, NY, where the family lived before moving to Florida. Leslie was born in Florida at the Garden Villa Retirement home, where the Carter family lived and worked at the time.
With two sisters already, who wouldn't be happy to have a new little brother? Nick frequently expressed delight at the addition of the newest members of the family. Especially his first and only Brother.
"A Performer Extrodinaire" according to Top of the Pops magazine, Nick was the first to actually ask Aaron if perhaps he too wanted to sing. "If Nick wasn't a singer, then I wouldn't be here, he supports me and is the one who asked me if I wanted to sing. I was interested in performing before but I think it would have been a lot harder." said Aaron. It may not have been as difficult as Aaron suggests, however.
Aaron's musical career actually began when he was seven, when he landed the position of lead singer in a band called "Dead End". Since then, he set the world record for the most hit songs recorded by a person his age in music history! Aaron and "Dead End" parted friends afer about two years, with Aaron declaring "... they wanted to do alternative music and I wanted to do more pop" From that point forward, he was a solo act and began to spend much of his time in vocal training. It wasn't long before Aaron was putting his voice lessons to work.
In March 1997, Aaron performed during a BackStreet Boys concert in Berlin, Germany and he stole the show! After the concert, he was offered a record contract on the spot by an Edel Record Company executive who saw him perform. In the fall of 1997 Aaron released his first single, "Crush On You". He followed that with "Crazy Little Party Girl, I'm Gonna Miss You Forever and Shake It" all of which became extreemly popular throughout Europe and the rest of the world. After going Gold in Norway, Spain, Denmark, Canada and Germany Aaron's first full Album "Aaron Carter" hit the stores in the USA on June 16th 1998 and it was a big success.
Aaron released another single "Surfin' USA" a remake of the Beach Boy's famous song. Aaron also went on to work with such musical talents as The Moffatts, The BackStreet Boys, 'N Sync, Gil Ofarim and others to make a colaborative single called "Let the music heal your soul" They called themselves the Bravo All Stars and donated the time they spen in the studio on the single and its proceeds to benigit the Nordoff-Robins Music Therapy Foundation, an organization that treats disabled and autistic children through use of a specially designed kind of music therapy.
Aaron also released a single on the 1999 "Pokemon" soundtrack. He performed his single "(Have Some) Fun With The Funk" on Nickelodeon during the 1999 BIG Help Celebration, thousands of fans in the audience and millions of television viewers got to see a great Airboy performance.
Millennium year 2000 was Aaron's breakthrough year. He released his smash hit album "Aaron's Party(Come Get It)" and a tremendously successful single and videos of the same name. That year he opened for Britney Spears on the US leg of her 2000 World tour. Aaron was also the subject of a Biography written by his Mom Jane Carter. Aaron at this time moved back to Florida (to the Florida Keys) and made numerous hugely popular and successful apperances on Disney, Nickeloedeon, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and Rosie O'Donnell.
2001, continued Aaron's smash hit roll with Aaron garned with the Favourite Rising Star award at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards. He also received rave reviews for his performances as "JoJo the Who" in the Broadway hit musical "Seussical the musical". His Multi Platinum album "Oh Aaron" peaked at number 4 on the Billboard charts, while Aaron was also ranked at number 52 on the Rolling Stone's Hot 100 Artists.
Aaron "The little prince of pop" says "In spite of all this work, I've still managed to plan some great fun for the off days; Scuba diving in the waters behind my home in the florida keys and spending time with my pets" Those pets include more than 9 dogs, 4 cats, 2 turtles and 2 birds.
Moving into 2002, Aaron was already back in the recording studio recording his third solo Album for Jive records. This new album "Another Earthquake" proved that Aaron was really getting to grips with his career providing some of Aaron's most impressive songs and recordings to date. For Aaron 2002 was definately tour time! Aaron held a winter tour early part of 2002 which was a great success, into summer where Aaron launched into a 30 city "Rock Rap and Retro" Summer tour.
2003 is already proving a packed year for Aaron, back into the recording studio setting up to produce a fourth album with Jive Records to be released later this year. Earlier this year Aaron was named a celebrity Grand Marshal for the Krewe of Edymion Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.
Aaron also has just recently announced he is going on tour again with "Aaron's JukeBox" tour which is starting around July 27th. Aaron is also set to work alongside one of Hollywoods famous actors in a movie that Aaron will be working on throughout the year.
Thanks to Caitlin for submitting the biography.