Nick Carter is taking off, both literally and figuratively, with his appropriately titled new album I'm Taking Off. The album, according to Nick, who co-wrote every song on the record, is diverse. The first single, "Just One Kiss," is an uptempo hit about a struggling relationship. The album's title track tells quite the opposite story.
While the album includes an impressive array of writers, it was important to Nick that he be part of the process. The album's producers include some notable names that reinforce its diversity: Muckala (Backstreet Boys), Toby Gad (Beyonce), Brent Kutzle (One Republic), Noel Zancanella (Rashaan Ahmad), Carl Falk (Gavin DeGraw), Rami (Celine Dion), Matthew Gerrard (Jesse McCartney) and MIDI Mafia (50 Cent). That the album--his second as a solo artist after his enormous successes with Backstreet Boys--includes such an impressive roster of producers is not by chance.
In November 2011, Nick will release his official remix album, I'm Taking Off: Relaunched & Remixed. For the remix LP, Carter held an online contest with fans from around the globe giving participants a unique opportunity to make their way onto his official release. Fans and music lovers from all over submitted their remixes and only a handful were chosen for the final album.
Having wrapped a massive world tour with the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block this past summer, Nick hit the road again in the fall of 2011 in support of his latest solo project, I'm Taking Off. Kicking off the highly anticipated tour, Nick will make his way to various Canadian cities before taking Japan. A US tour is currently in the works.
An accomplished writer, producer and director, Nick created the short film The Pendant in 2010. He also directed the music video for "Just One Kiss" and co-directed on his latest "I'm Burning Up."
Passionate about the health of the environment and the world's oceans (as a water enthusiast who loves diving, waterskiing, boating and surfing), Nick continues to devote his time and celebrity toward the cause. He has worked with UNEP (the United Nations Environmental Program) and the International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN), and has even gone to Capitol Hill to lobby for environmental issues.
In September 2011, Carter held an online auction to help raise funds and awareness for the Global Green USA organization. After one week of online bidding, Nick's used sneakers -- which were autographed by Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block band members -- sold for a whopping $16,000. Nick donated 100% of the proceeds to Global Green USA.