Alexander James McLean was born on January 9, 1978, in West Palm Beach, USA. He was the first member of one of America’s most famous bands, Backstreet Boys. McLean always had his eye on singing and began singing at a very young age. After witnessing his talent, his family got him enrolled in the Church choir. In addition to singing, McLean was also a good actor. By the age of 12, McLean had acted in over more than 27 plays. AJ McLean is a popular face across the USA. Over the years, the Backstreet Boys’ singer has entertained everyone with his sweet and melodious voice
However, McLean has had his struggles along the way. Though his early life went on smooth, the perils of fame eventually came knocking at his door. With fame came money and with money came drugs. During his mid-30s, McLean became indulging in drugs and became an addict. His addiction went out of hand and he eventually had to be shifted to rehab. During this time, McLean’s family and band members stood by him. In a recent interview, McLean revealed that his battle with drugs and rehab was only possible because of his wife, family, and the members of the band.
Journey with The Backstreet Boys
By the age of 12, AJ McLean had acted in over 27 plays. In addition to that, he also became the lead member of his church’s choir. After a while, McLean found a group of talented young artists and they went on to form the famous band, Backstreet Boys. McClean was the first member of the group and was immediately selected after his audition with Lou Perlman. Just days after McLean joined the group, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson became official members of the group in 1993.
How Much Is AJ McLean’s Net Worth?
The Backstreet Boys is regarded as one of the most popular and successful bands of all time. Over the years, the band has fascinated the audiences with several songs. Some of their work includes hits like I Want It That Way, Quit Playing Games With My Heart, Show Me The Meaning, and so on. Though McLean hasn’t won any awards individually, his contribution has helped the band win several awards over the years, including a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2013. As of 2020, McLean’s net worth is believed to be estimated at around $60M. He has earned a majority of his income as a singer in the Backstreet Boys. Apart from the group, McLean has had several solo performances over the years. He has earned a significant chunk of income from his hit singles. Another major source of McLean’s income is his work on several TV shows over the years. These include the likes of Static Shock, Arthur, This Is The End, and many more
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Rise and Fall of AJ
During an interview, AJ Mclean talked about his addiction to drugs and alcohol. AJ was a sober guy still his 21st birthday. At the age of 25, his grandmother passed away and AJ was very close to her and she was everything to her. That was the night he first started taking drugs.
He said how his body was immune to drugs and continue to take more and more to feel good. Due to his addiction, he had sleepless nights. He started taking excessive medication, to overcome sleep deprivation. Drug addiction started affecting his work. He was not able to focus on his work. He started lying to his team and was late for rehearsals most of the time. After realizing his mistake AJ went for treatment and was able to overcome his addiction.
Dancing with the stars Journey
While talking to TMZ, he was asked if having a dancing background gives him an advantage over other contestants in DWS. Answering the question he said, “Actually No“. He said for 30 years he has been dancing the same way, no he has to change to way he dances and his style. He has to reprogram his brain. He continued saying that it’s definitely a difficult task and he is doing well.
Frequently asked questions
How old is AJ Mclean?
AJ Mclean is 42 years old, born on 9th January 1978 in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States.
How tall is AJ Mclean?
AJ Mclean’s height is 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m).
Where does AJ Mclean live now?
AJ McLean resides in Westlake Village, California in a 5,330 square-foot home that he purchased.
How many tattoos does AJ Mclean have?
AJ Mclean has still not revealed how many tattoos he have, but we will definitely let you know as soon as we have an update.