The boy band craze of the 1990's set the music industry and pop culture ablaze. Lou Pearlman was the key architect in fostering this phenomenon into being. He recruited young and hungry vocalists, assembled just the right personalities, and created the most successful musical acts of the day, including NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys. He effectively defined the soundtrack of the era. He was also the mastermind behind one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in United States history.