124 Market Place
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Aaron Carter began his music career at age seven, singing lead for the band "Dead End". Two years later he made his first solo appearance when he was nine, opening for the Backstreet Boys at their concert in Berlin Germany, March 1997. The performance was followed by a record contract and, in the fall of 1997, Aaron Carter released his first hit single, "Crush On You".
Being in the spotlight was nothing new to Aaron, born with twin sister Angel, in Tampa, Florida he grew up with two other sisters and an older brother. Aaron's older brother wasn't just any big brother, his just happens to be, Nick Carter of the award winning Backstreet Boys. By 1997 both Aaron and Nick's music careers put them both on their way to super stardom.
His first full-length album Aaron Carter (December 1997) achieved gold status worldwide including countries Norway, Spain, Denmark, Canada and Germany.
On May 18, 1998, Carter released the EP Let The Music Heal Your Soul, a fund-raising project that featured vocals by Carter, *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, and The Moffatts amongst others. Now signed to JIVE Records, Aaron Carter was released in the United States on June 16, 1998. His sophomore album, Aaron's Party (Sep 26, 2000), was also released in the United States under the Jive Label, achieved triple-platinum status/certification. All of this before Aaron was officially a teenager.
Talent, drive, musical intuition and star quality are the rare but important ingredients an artist needs to create compelling music and deliver unforgettable performances, and Chrystian has them all. Hailing from Columbus, OH, Chrystian has been responding to his personal calling to express himself through music since early childhood, singing and dancing proficiently in his first talent show when he was in first grade and winning many awards for his composition and songwriting skills as early as third grade. Someone once said, "You know you're meant to do something when it comes naturally to you," and music comes very naturally to the talented performer.
Chrystian grew up listening to and performing many different musical genres, including R&B, rap, pop and country, and this has helped him develop his unique style. Inspired most by powerful singers and entertainers, including his personal idols, Usher, Michael Jackson, Brandy and Janet Jackson, by age 12, he was already working hard in the studio writing and recording his first demo and traveling around the country to grab every opportunity to participate in showcases and talent competitions. At age 16, Chrystian appeared on BET's show 106 & Park Wild Out Wednesday, an experience that helped him build a solid fan base and deepened his love of performing in front of large audiences. Chrystian has said, "When I'm on stage, I feel a connection with the crowd. It gives me an energy that makes everything feel larger than life." And the media agrees, he is a force to be reckoned with. Reviews by publications such as the Columbus Dispatch and Favor Magazine have labeled him a "rising star" and a "sure-footed singer" with a fearless style.
Chrystian has already attracted the attention of and worked with many prominent and award-winning producers including Oak (Mario), popular Soundclick producer, Vybe Beatz, and The Jackie Boyz, who have worked with Jennifer Lopez, Cee-Lo and Mann, and wrote the platinum-selling song "Eenie Meenie," performed by Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber. In May, 2010, Chrystian won the opportunity through BlazeTrak.com to fly to Los Angeles and work with platinum-selling, Grammy-winning production duo Midi Mafia, best known for their work on 50-Cent's #1 single "21 Questions" and Fantasia Barrino's "When I See U," the third song from her self-titled album Fantasia. Since working with him in the studio, Midi Mafia have continued to mentor him and have described him as "the total package."
In 2011, Chrystian was signed to the growing record label NZBeersa distributed through Sony Red. He spent the better part of the year building a foundation through consistent live performances and in 2012 started recording his debut album, Genesis. The album is scheduled for release in 2013. The project showcases his incredible vocal abilities that often have him compared to Usher, Chris Brown and Ne-Yo. Chrystian is a multi-faceted talent as a singer, songwriter, and dancer and with early feedback from radio on his music it's only a matter of time the world will be hooked on Chrystian's music.