Lou Pearlman, who, in his time, managed acts such as Backstreet Boys and ‘NSYNC, has died, say press reports. At the time of his death, he was serving a 25-year prison term after found orchestrating a half-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme in 2008.
Pearlman very much shaped the careers of Backstreet Boys and ‘NSYNC, and was also involved with LFO, Aaron Carter, and girl group, Innosense, which featured a young Britney Spears. In the 1990s, his business turned into one of epic proportions, an empire.
His acts dominated the world of popular music, with the Backstreet Boys landing six Top 10 singles in the Hot 100, and nine albums in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. However, being caught out with that aforementioned epic fraud, he was sued by almost every act he managed.