Aaron rose to fame at age 9 in 1997 with the pop hit “Crush on You,” a cover of a song by The Jets. He went on to tour as an opening act for the Backstreet Boys as well as Britney Spears before headlining his own concerts.
Aaron released five studio albums, the last being the 2018 record LØVË, and his first four all charted in the top 20 Hot 200 Albums chart. As a teen, he also appeared on television, with small parts on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, 7th Heaven and Lizzie McGuire, whose star Hilary Duff dated him for several years. In 2009, Aaron competed on Dancing With the Stars. And, in 2021, he tried his hand at boxing, participating in an exhibition boxing match with Lamar Odom, who won.
In recent years, Aaron has concentrated on his music and has been active on social media, where he occasionally chats with fans on-camera. On Nov. 3, he promoted his new single and music video “Lately,” a collaboration with fellow artist Mic Garcia, on Instagram.
Fans and fellow celebs paid tribute to Aaron following news of his death. “Fame at a young age is often more a curse than a blessing and Surviving it is not easy,” singer Diane Warren tweeted. “RIP Aaron Carter.”