Aaron Charles Carter is an American singer. He first came to fame as a pop and hip hop singer in the late 1990s, establishing himself as a star among pre-teen and teenage audiences during the first years of the 21st century with his four studio albums. Take a look below for 33 more fun and interesting facts about Aaron Carter.
1. Born in Tampa, Florida, Carter began performing at age seven and released his self-titled debut album in 1997 at the age of 9, selling a million copies worldwide.
2. His second album “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” sold three million copies in the United States, and Carter began making guest appearances on Nickelodeon and touring with the Backstreet Boys shortly after the record’s release.
3. Carter’s next album, “Oh Aaron,” also went platinum, and the musician released what would be his last studio album for 16 years, “Another Earthquake!”, in 2002, followed by his 2003 “Most Requested Hits” collection.
4. He has since appeared on “Dancing with the Stars”, the Broadway musical “Seussical,” the off-Broadway musical “The Fantasticks,” and made several one off performances.
5. In 2014, he announced that he would begin releasing new music and began by releasing a single featuring rapper Pat SoLo, “Ooh Wee,” which first became available as a free download with purchase on his web store.
6. Carter released a single “Fool’s Gold,” on April 1, 2016 and an EP titled “Love” on February 10, 2017.
7. His fifth studio album of the same name was released on February 16, 2018.
8. His father’s name is Robert Gene Carter, and his mother’s name is Jane Elizabeth.
9. He had four siblings, three sisters and one brother.
10. He went to Frank D. Miles Elementary School, as well as the Ruskin school in Florida.
11. He had a lot of enthusiasm for music from an early age, and started his career at the age of seven.
12. Carter’s career began as the lead singer of “Dead End,” which was a local band formed by members of a rock school in Tampa. However, their interested conflicted as Carter was more interested in pop, while the others preferred alternative rock.
13. His first solo appearance was made when he was only 9 years old.
14. He opened for the “Backstreet Boys” in Berlin, which took place in March, 1997.
15. He made guest appearances in several television programs such as “Lizzie McGuire” as well as “48 Hours Mystery.”
16. He joined “Dancing with the Stars,” an American dance competition television series with his partner Karina Smirnoff in 2009. Though they were eliminated in November, they stood at fifth place.
17. In January 2011, it was announced by Johnny Wright, Carter’s manager, that he was in a treatment facility for emotional and spiritual healing.
18. He spent a month at a rehab center named Betty Ford Center in California, after which he started performing again.
19. In 2002, he worked as a voice actor for “Liberty’s Kids,” which was an animated historical television series meant for children. It was aired from September, 2002, on PTV Kids.
20. Carter provided the voice for the character of a soldier who fought in the American Revolutionary War.
21. On February 21, 2008, Carter was arrested in Kimble County, Texas, when he was pulled over for speeding, and authorities found less than two ounces of marijuana in his car.
22. On November 22, 2013, Carter filed a bankruptcy petition to shed more than $3.5 million in debt, which was mostly taxes owed from the money made at the height of his popularity.
23. The petition states that Carter’s biggest creditor is the U.S. government; “he owes the Internal Revenue Service $1.3 million in back taxes from his income in 2003, when Carter was just 16.”
24. Carter settled all of his tax debt in 2014.
25. On July 15, 2017, Carter was arrested in Georgia on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana charges according to law enforcement.
26. Later in July 2017, Carter discussed his health issues, namely a hiatal hernia and lactose intolerance.
27. Carter initially came out as bisexual via Twitter, on August 5, 2017. However, in 2018, he retracted his statement of bisexuality, calling it “misconstrued” and saying, “I see myself being with a woman and having kids. I want to have a family.”
28. In February, 2019, it was reported that Carter had purchased a home in Lancaster, California.
29. In September, 2017, Carter appeared on “The Doctors,” a syndicated health focused talk show, to discuss public attention generated by his gaunt appearance and drug-related arrests.
30. A thorough series of tests and examinations revealed that Carter was not suffering from cancer or any sexually transmitted disease, but he did have a candida infection which can be a sign of a weakened immune system.
31. Carter tested negative for illegal drugs, but tested positive for “a mixture of benzodiazepines with opiates,” a potentially dangerous combination of prescription medications that Carter said he took for anxiety and sleep.
32. Carter subsequently admitted himself to Alo House, a treatment center in Malibu, California.
33. In February, 2018, Carter reported improvement in his condition including therapy for coping with the May 2017 death of his father and a later breakup with a longtime girlfriend, that his weight was a healthier 160 pounds.