More and more pop stars are already professing faith in Jesus. First it was Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, now it's boy band Backstreet Boys' Brian Littrell. Over Christmas, Brian Littrell posted a video showing who he and his family celebrate during the festive holiday.
In his Facebook video Littrell, his wife, Leighanne, and son, Baylee, were showed singing the traditional version of "Happy Birthday." The family is heard dedicating the song to Jesus Christ. "Happy birthday Jesus! Merry Christmas from our family to yours!" Littrell wrote on Facebook along with the video
In 2006 Brian Littrell release a Christian album on his own via Sony BMG and Christian music label Reunion Records. The album entitled Welcome Home peaked on the Billboard 200 at number 74, and at number 3 on theChristian Albums chart.For a long time, Littrell had wanted to record Christian music-what he calls "pop positive" music.
Three singles were released from the album. The first, "Welcome Home (You)", reached No. 2 on the US Christian charts and No. 1 on Reach FM's Top 40 chart and the R&R Christian Inspirational Chart, staying there for three weeks. The second single was "Wish" and, in 2007, the third single, "Over My Head", was released. During this time, he maintained his duties as a member of the Backstreet Boys. In the summer of 2005, his solo single, "In Christ Alone", went to No. 1 on the Christian charts on July 4.
Littrell was a winner of the 2006 GMA Dove Award for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for "In Christ Alone" (along with songwriters Don Koch and Shawn Craig). In the next few years he would win three more Doves for collaboration projects; in 2008, Special Event Album of the Year for Glory Revealed (various artists) and the Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for "By His Wounds", from that album; and in 2010, Special Event Album of the Year for Glory Revealed II.