Well, for three minutes he was. The Late Late Show host performed the 1997 hit single “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” with Nick, Brian, Howie, A.J. and Kevin on his show. 

 “I care about this maybe more than anything else on the planet,” Corden said about bring back proper boy bands. “I want matching outfits, synchronized dancing, and way-over-budget music videos.”

Dreams come true, James. Watch his face when he appears through a thick haze of smoke. The second-best part? His flawless reenactment of the OG choreography.