Behind the scenes with the Backstreet Boys

If you're a diehard fan of the talented and adorable Backstreet Boys, then you know that the release of their first American album has been a long time coming. But, as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait! And BACKSTREET BOYS is an album worth waiting for! Quit Playin' Games (With my Heart), their utterly catchy first single, has been one of the hottest songs of the summer. Now, As Long As You Love Me is about to make it's own voice heard!

Recently on a sunny Sunday morning in downtown Pasadena, California, the boys ventured into the Royal Laundry warehouse building to make the video for As Long As You Love Me. Filming the bouncy and catchy song's video was tons of fun, with the boys doing what they love best - singing and dancing up a storm!

The cool concept behind the As Long As You Love Me video is that the guys go through a process of selecting their ideal girl, but eventually the tables turn on them! And special effects come into play when each boy morphs into another of the fellow boys. Pretty wild, huh? With british director Nigel Dick and choregrapher Fatima (who's worked with superstars like Brandy and Whitney Houston) helping them work their magic, Nick, Howie, A.J., Brian, and Kevin did an amazing job!

Of course, Backstreet Boys wouldn't be Backstreet Boys if they didn't have fun goofing around, too. Tiger Beat's roving photographer was there firsthand to capture it all! Settle in as the guys live it up with As Long As You Love Me.

Tiger Beat 1997