- Adored by the Network: Disney and especially Nickelodeon loved him. Disney featured a song by him in the first Kim Possible movie, A Sitch in Time, and Lizzie McGuire had an entire episode centered around him (he and star Hilary Duff were dating at the time). Meanwhile, Nickelodeon included no fewer than three songs from him on the soundtrack for Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and one in Rugrats in Paris.
- Beam Me Up, Scotty!: He never had a song which included the lyric "Mom and dad be gettin' on my nerves," despite that being the most popular line used to poke fun at his music. "Leave It Up To Me" does have the lyric "Mom and dad, think we need to have a talk," however.
- Career Resurrection: Has been trying at this since 2013, with a few comeback tours, an EP, and a new album. Time will tell how this does for him.
- Creator Breakdown: The death of his sister Leslie (whom he later claimed sexually abused him) in 2012 was said to have had an enormous traumatic effect on him, resulting in his already turbulent relationship with his family crumbling. He spent the rest of The New '10s on a rigorous touring schedule and becoming addicted to drugs until he had a full blown mental breakdown in 2017 after an AIDS scare and body shaming through social media over his gaunt appearance. Even after his detox, his relationship with his family only got worse, resulting in all of his (legally owned) firearms being confiscated after he sent death threats to his brother.
- Missing Episode: His song 'Get Up on Ya Feet' is only available on CD copies of a Kim Possible soundtrack. Disney has yet to rerelease it in a remastered form. Similarly, "Have Some Fun (With The Funk)" was only ever available on the soundtrack to Pokémon: The First Movie, which has never seen a digital release. Luckily, they're on YouTube if you wanna hear them.
- Screwed by the Lawyers: His mother's iron grip over the profits of his albums, concerts, and merchandising from the first several years of his career means he didn't see a dime of his initial wave of sales. He was also one of several victims of Lou Pearlman's ponzi scheme which robbed many of his contemporaries (such as *NSYNC and his brother's band) of their respective profits. The IRS still slapped him with the taxes he'd accrued in the years prior from this and he was forced to filing for bankruptcy in 2013 when he couldn't pay them. He was able to settle it by the following year.
- Sequel Gap: A whopping 16 years in between albums 4 and 5. Only 15, though, if you count the EP half the songs on album number 5 are from.
- Unintentional Period Piece: Any kids' movie you watch with his music is tied to the early 2000s.
- His song 'The Kid In You' is this in full, with references to lots of popular kids' shows or franchises, networks, and trends from the late 90s or early 2000s.
- "Summertime" pairs him up with Baha Men, another act who's meteoric rise to popularity in the early 2000s cooled off very quickly.
- "America A O" is firmly a part of post-9/11 jingoism.
Trivia / Aaron Carter