The Backstreet Boys recruited some local talent to sing backup on the youthful heartthrobs’ next album, “Millennium.” Brian Littrell, a member of the quintet and a 1994 graduate of Lexington, Kentucky’s Tates Creek High School, was home this week to direct 45 local choral students in singing the song “Perfect Fan.” The tune was written for Littrell’s mother, and he said using the choir — made up mostly of current or former Tates Creek students — was a gesture of appreciation for choir teacher Barry Turner, who encouraged Littrell to try for a singing career. “I never really pictured myself to be a singer before that,” he told the Associated Press. The Backstreet Boys’ current self-titled album has been on Billboard’s top album list for 77 weeks. Their hits include “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart).”

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