Aaron Carter (album)
Aaron Carter is the first and self-titled debut album of pop singer Aaron Carter, brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter. It was originally released in December 1997 in Europe and re-released the next year with a new song and a remix, as well as being released in the United States in the summer of 1998. The original version of the album was also available as a limited edition including a poster and a pen that had written on the side, "I Love Aaron", available in red, yellow, green or blue.
The album reached the top 10 in some European countries, and reached #12 in the United Kingdom. While it did not chart on the U.S. Billboard 200, it did manage to reach #17 on the US Top Heatseekers chart.
Three singles were released from the album; "Crush on You", a cover of The Jets' 1985 song, "Crazy Little Party Girl", and "I'm Gonna Miss You Forever". Other songs were released as limited edition singles in some regions. "Crush on You" and "Crazy Little Party Girl" went top 10 and 20 respectively in Australia, while both went top 10 in the UK. All three singles went top 20 in Germany and Sweden, with "I'm Gonna Miss You Forever" peaking at #24 on the UK Singles Chart.
"Surfin' USA", a cover of the 1963 song by The Beach Boys, was later included on the re-release edition of the album, and released separately as an EP, and went top 20 in the UK and Germany.
When the album was first made available to purchase on iTunes, it strangely featured a Parental Advisory label next to the songs. This was changed to a "clean" label at a later date; however, no "explicit" version exists, as none of the songs actually feature any profanity or suggestive themes, partly due to Carter's age at the time and intended audience.
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