He first started recording music at the age of 8 on the heels of his brother's band's success at the prompting of his mother, who wanted to cash in on him, since Nick didn't include her in his business plans. He subsequently became world famous as a preteen idol, playing large crowds, recording three major-selling albums in as many years, and had many guest spots on kids' TV shows. He starred as JD McQueen, a pop star who's put in a normal high school, in the direct-to-DVD movie Popstar in 2006 and had a bit part in the 2004 live action Fat Albert movie. After, basically, falling off the map afterwards, he participated in the 2009 season of Dancing with the Stars, then began to pick up where he left off with his career in 2013, with starting to book and perform over that year in a tour covering the U.S. and Canada, then performed on a worldwide tour in 2014, beginning preproduction on a forthcoming album by writing songs and performing some of them. He then recorded and released an EP in 2017; LØVË, then released an album of the same name in 2018 comprising of songs from the EP and several more.
- Aaron Carter (1997)
- Aaron's Party (Come Get It) (2000)
- Oh Aaron (2001)
- Another Earthquake! (2002)
- LØVË (2018)
Tropes related to his works:
- Adults Are Useless: Both "Aaron's Party" and "Leave It Up To Me" are about how adults are boring fun-haters.
- Big "WHAT?!": Nick in "Oh, Aaron" is happy to get his brother a few extra tickets to his next concert... until Aaron tells him how many he wants.Aaron: One, two, three thousand three?
Nick: WHAT?! I could get you maybe a dozen.
- Kid-anova: Many of his songs, such as "Aaron's Party" and "Oh, Aaron," depict him as as a charmer who'll do anything for a cute girl.
- New Sound Album: The dark pop of LØVË firmly establishes that he's no longer the same singer who did "Aaron's Party."
- Or Was It a Dream?: "That's How I Beat Shaq" ends with Aaron waking up and realizing the whole match was a dream... until he notices he still has the jersey he won."If it was a dream
And it wasn't real
How'd I get a jersey with the name O'Neil?"
- Sampling: "Stride (Jump on the Fizzy)" uses a lyrical interpolation of "Break My Stride" by Matthew Wilder as its chorus.
- Wild Teen Party: "Aaron's Party (Come and Get It)" is all about Aaron getting his parents out of the house to throw a party. It was supposed to be just a little party for some of Aaron's friends, but someone printed up flyers claiming it was an open house, uninvited guests showed up, and people started making a real mess.
- You Are Grounded!: "Aaron's Party (Come and Get It)" ends with Aaron's parents getting back to discover the results of his Wild Teen Party and summarily grounding him for the mess he made.