A.J McLean, one of Backstreet Boy’s personnel, was born in West Palm Beach, Florida from Bob and Denise McLean. In him, Cuban and German blood flowed from his mother, and Scotland, Ireland, and England from his father. But he did not have time to enjoy the love of his parents because they divorced when AJ was only two years old.
Although now known as a singer, AJ had tried the acting world. His first acting was through the role of Little Mike in the film TRUTH OR DARE (1986). In 1990, he had pursued his career and had many roles in Nickelodeon and Disney films, HI HONEY, I’M HOME and GUTS. For the sake of his career, AJ was willing to give up his education in high school.
One of the unique members of the Backstreet Boys is having various aliases (alter ego), one of which is “Johnny NoName”. He used the name when he was not performing with the Backstreet Boys. McLean also occasionally appears in New York rock/metal clubs as Johnny No Name. He once ‘changed’ personality as Johnny Suede.
In March 2008, Mclean performed two solo shows at the Anaheim House of Blues and The Roxy Los Angeles. He performed solo material and a solo version of the hit Backstreet Boys, Incomplete. In addition to working on his solo project, McLean is also actively working with OneRepublic vocalist, Ryan Tedder, producer Dan Muckala, Kristian Lundin, and former member of N’Sync, JC Chasez. Not only in the music field, McLean is also active in the field of humanity by establishing a foundation, the JNN Foundation. Through this foundation, McLean funded diabetes research and other programs such as music classes in schools.
This one singer experienced a dark period due to drug addiction and allcohol to the point that he entered rehabilitation in 2001 and 2002 respectively. He acknowledged these addictions as the most difficult period of his life. He entered the rehab for the third time on January 10, 2011. For his participation in the NKOTB and Backstreet Boys tour, he was determined to recover.
AJ marries Rochelle Deanna Karidis, a woman who has helped her escape drug dependence. The marriage was held on December 17, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. His marriage was attended by all his colleagues in the Backstreet Boys, Nick Carter, Dorough Howie, Brian Littrell, and former members, Kevin Richardson.