[100] The album debuted at No. Following the release of the single, they embarked on their Up Close & Personal Tour in March which served as a pre-album release tour. 3 on the U.S. chart with first week sales of 291,000 copies. [154][155] The residency played 80 shows between March 1, 2017 and April 27, 2019. Read “Matches” by Britney Spears on Genius. The tour was the 44th highest-grossing worldwide tour in 2014 with a total gross of $32.8 million and ticket sales of 607,407,[127] not including its 2013 and 2015 dates. After a two-year hiatus, they regrouped and released a comeback album Never Gone (2005). Later that year, on October 7, 1998, the group received the keys to the city from the mayor of Orlando in honor of the tornado relief concert the group headlined in March that raised over $250,000. [67][68] In the United States, it sold 1.6 million discs in the first week making them the first artist since The Beatles to achieve back-to-back million plus first week sales. [6], The Backstreet Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide,[7] making them the best-selling boy band of all time, and one of the world's best-selling music artists. [59], A trip to the Bahamas was made by the group members in May 2000 to write songs for their fourth album. 9 on the Billboard 200, selling 42,000 copies in its first week of release. [143] The movie premiered on April 1, 2016 on Syfy channel. In choruses, Littrell, Carter, and McLean usually sing the melody with Dorough harmonizing above the melody and Richardson covering the bass parts. Backstreet Boys debuted at number 29 on the US Billboard 200 the week of August 30, 1997 with 40,000 copies sold while solicitation for the album stood at 602,000 units following the group's success of their song, "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)". The Backstreet Boys celebrated their 20th anniversary, which was on April 20, 2013, with a fan celebration event in Hollywood that day. As he had announced before on On Air with Ryan Seacrest in October 2011, Richardson hosted a beach party, part of the group's second annual cruise, in the Bahamas on December 3, 2011, where he performed with them. On November 9, the Backstreet Boys released the single "Chances" and announced the title of their ninth studio album, DNA, which was released on January 25, 2019. BSB is still topping the charts with the recent collaboration with Florida Georgia Line on the song “God, Your Mama, and Me” in 2016. [38], Littrell brought in a lawsuit against Lou Pearlman and Trans Continental in 1998, claiming that Pearlman had not been truthful about the earnings made by the group. The demo version was released as a single in the US and the final version was released in the 1998 pressing of the album and on The Hits – Chapter One. [60] They began recording the album on July 1, 2000 in Stockholm, Sweden, and wrapped up the recording sessions in September. The Backstreet Boys embarked on the DNA World Tour in support of the album on May 11, 2019. [56][57] The concert at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, was the 5th most attended concert in American history and the most attended concert by a pop artist. [180][unreliable source?] It received positive reviews and opened at number seven on the Billboard 200, selling 81,000 copies in its first week of release. [106], In May 2011, the group announced that they had left their longtime label JIVE Records. They also recorded the song "If You Stay" for the Booty Call soundtrack in the same year, which was released in February 1997. [190] The song was also released as a single on iTunes by the company in several countries. [20] "We've Got It Goin' On" was sent to radio in August 1995 and released as a physical single on September 5, 1995. The group also performed at an Old Navy event "Fit For Fall Fashion Show for All" in Bryant Park, New York on September 14, 2012. which earned them an award for "Best Musical Moment" at 2014 MTV Movie Awards. [169] The Backstreet Boys often employ polyphonic harmony, which sets them apart from many other singing groups. The album itself was released in the US on July 30, 2013, and in other countries sometime later. Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys' track 'Matches' appears in the deluxe reissue of her 2016 album 'Glory,' also out now. [10], In 1992 Lou Pearlman placed an ad in the Orlando Sentinel to compose a vocal group. Backstreet Boys' official music video for 'As Long As You Love Me'. BSB Suing Former Manager Lou Pearlman For $3.5 Million", "Backstreet Boys To Quit Playing Games With Ch. [28], "Anywhere for You" was released as the last single from their international debut album on February 17, 1997. Presumably, this may have been due to the title of the song, which correlates with the title of the international album, Backstreet's Back. On May 14, 2018, the Backstreet Boys announced their new single, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", released on May 17, as their lead single for their new album. The track appears on the deluxe reissue of the album, which was released on December 4, 2020. Richardson moved to Orlando in 1990, where he worked at Walt Disney Worldand concentrated on music at night. In North America, Mix 96 in Montreal broke the group after the programmers heard it on the radio in Europe. [70] A week earlier, the group began the "Black & Blue Tour", which featured shows in five continents. Shop with Afterpay on eligible items. Based on the success of this tour, they announced a Mexican tour, visiting Mexico City and Monterrey. [39] From 1993 to 1997, Pearlman and his company took about $10 million in revenue while the band only got $300,000. The Backstreet Boys released their debut single " We've Got It Goin' On " in 1995, which peaked at number sixty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100. 2 in Japan and was certified Platinum for shipments of 250,000 copies. ", "Lager Than Life (feat. 11 Claims", "Backstreet Boys get recordings, posters in final Pearlman payout", "Backstreet Boys members inducted into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame", "First Images from Dead 7 Feature the Backstreet Boys in the Wild West", "Members Of The Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, O-Town, And 98 Degrees Recorded A New Song", "Backstreet Boys' A.J. Shop today! Energy everywhere, uh-huh. [66] A DVD of the short tour, as well as a board game, was released in 2001, titled Around the World. [13] Littrell flew from Kentucky to Orlando to formally join the group on April 20, 1993, a day after receiving a phone call from Richardson about it. McLean said the band is working with producer Jacob Kasher, who has worked with Maroon 5 and Britney Spears. [182], Carter, who was a comic fan, met comic book writer Stan Lee through his manager from The Firm in February 2000. Billboard Hot 100 and charted within the top 10 in 13 countries. [71] The tour resumed in August and concluded in November. [6], As of March 2015, the album had sold 11,687,000 copies in the US according to Nielsen Music. [12][13] The album was certified fourteen times platinum by the RIAA on April 5, 2001 denoting shipments of fourteen millions. Spears shared news of the collaboration on her Twitter page, as she promoted the tune and the reissue of … "I'll Never Break Your Heart" reached a Gold status in Germany for selling 250,000 copies[27] and they were voted the No. [124][125] They received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame two days later, and had the day, April 22, 2013, declared as Backstreet Boys Day in Hollywood. [15], 1997 compilation album by Backstreet Boys, (extended version; sometimes not included). [137], The Backstreet Boys members were due in court on March 24, 2014 over a claim they filed against their former manager Lou Pearlman. 14 1997 Pop. [75] The album entered the top 5 in the U.S.,[47] UK,[76] Germany,[34] and Canada,[77] and the top 10 in Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. The compilation album is a collection of tracks from Backstreet Boys' first and second international albums, Backstreet Boys (1996) and Backstreet's Back (1997), respectively. That night, however, Leighanne canceled her flight after deciding to spend more time with her husband. The deal included an exclusive compilation set that was only available for sale at Burger King restaurants. 69 by December 1995,[22] but it entered the top 5 in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, and the Netherlands. [85] They also started performing together to promote their return to the music scene. The campaign included a 30-second advertisement, featuring the group, which was aired from August 1 to 15, 1999. [14] It had sold additional 1.72 million units at the BMG Music Club as of February 2003. [178] Their first album without Richardson, Unbreakable, is similar to Never Gone. The band hoped to have the album done before the next Backstreet Boys cruise in May 2016. Richardson himself was thrilled to be back with his old bandmates, saying that they have a chemistry and a bond. [153] On September 23, the Backstreet Boys confirmed their Vegas residency show happening in 2017, titled Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life. Howie Dorough and AJ McLean were natives of Orlando, Florida, who met each other through a mutual vocal coach and later discovered Nick Carter through auditions. The Backstreet Boys shared their own anticipation of the song's release, calling Friday a "GLORIOUS" day considering their collaboration with Spears was two decades in the making. [26], Their popularity grew in Europe. [109] At the conclusion of 2011, the tour placed 17th on Billboard's annual "Top 25 Tours", earning over $40 million with 51 shows. However, the drastic style change drew negative criticism from Rolling Stone. They rose to superstardom with their third studio album Millennium (1999) and its follow-up album, Black & Blue (2000). It leans toward adult contemporary and contemporary pop music and features interwoven choral harmonies, piano, strings, guitar, and drums,[179] with a little bit of hip-hop and reggae elements on some tracks, such as "One in A Million". 92 for the chart dated March 18, 2017, which was the group's first return to the chart since 2007.[152]. [83] The rest of the group surprised him by appearing in person to give him support, marking the first time the Backstreet Boys had appeared together in public in almost two years. The second single, "Just Want You to Know", hit the top 10 in the UK. It was their first performance as a fivesome since Richardson rejoined the group. Pop’s original superstar Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys dropped a surprise collaboration on Friday, to much fanfare online. [184], In January 2000, the Backstreet Boys signed a deal with Burger King. The album peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 albums chart and has been certified 14× Platinum (Diamond) by the RIAA for sales to retailers, having sold over 14 million copies to date in the United States. The Backstreet Boys, including Richardson, filmed a segment for The Oprah Winfrey Show on October 22, 2010. Both versions of the album contained the same Enhanced Section, containing videos and other multimedia files. [12][11] During late 1992 and March 1993, Carter, Dorough, and Richardson were ultimately selected after meeting Pearlman's expectations. [119] On August 31, 2012, they closed out Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series in Central Park, in New York. 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"Everybody " is a song by American boy band Backstreet Boys. The sponsorship was a part of Sears' new integrated marketing campaign that exclusively featured the Backstreet Boys. July 28, 2009", "Search results of the Japanese Oricon Weekly Albums Chart, second week of October 2009", "Backstreet Boys' Brian Littrell Diagnosed With Swine Flu", "Brian Littrell Diagnosed with Swine Flu", "Backstreet Boys part ways with longtime label JIVE: 'This is the best thing that could happen to us, "Rising Pop Star Ashlyne Huff is Set to Join This Summer's NKOTBSB Tour as the Opening Act", "The Fans Have Spoken! [165], The Backstreet Boys have always prided themselves as a vocal harmony group and not a boy band. The Backstreet gang adds superpowered animation", "Backstreet Boys Plan New LP For October; Burger King To Issue Promo CD, Video", "Backstreet Boys Fans 'Have It Their Way' at Burger King(R) Burger King Corporation Launches Unprecedented CD and Video Promotion", "Backstreet's Back... And You Can Get Their Jeans! The Ian Kirkpatrick and Michael Wise-produced track is featured on the new edition of Britney’s 2016 album, Glory, along with recently released songs “Swimming In The Stars” and “Mood Ring (By Demand).” They also became the first boy band to top the U.S. album charts in three decades. The original pressing of the album had a maroon spine and blue background on the back inlay. Shortly afterward, the rest of the group began recording their next album without him. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) 19 1998 Brazil. The album debuted at No. During the show, they announced that they were going to have their third cruise in October 2013. Their 2019 album DNA debuted at number one, more than two decades after the group formed, and 19 years after they last topped in 2000. [10] Cousins Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell, both from Lexington, Kentucky, sang in local church choirs and festivals when they were children. [189] For the purpose of these commercials, the group recorded a song called "Lager Than Life", which is a remake of their song "Larger Than Life" with different instrumentation. [162] On February 9, 2020, the band announced the second North America leg of the DNA World Tour on social media and Good Morning America. Mercury Records nearly signed them in 1993, but the deal fell through at the last minute because longtime Mercury recording artist John Mellencamp threatened to leave the label if they got into the boy band business. Powered by Genius. The album itself recorded the best international sales in a week for an album in history by selling over 5 million copies in its first week of sales. On January 28, 2001, the Backstreet Boys performed the American national anthem at the Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, Florida. Tragically, Lee was among 92 people killed when the hijacked plane was crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. On Seacrest's radio show, he also stated that he would love to perform with the group again on a more regular basis. [134], The group made a cameo in the 2013 movie This Is the End as fictional version of themselves, performing their song "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)",[135] 1 on Billboard's Holiday Digital Songs chart.[123]. [74] It also included a previously unreleased song, "Drowning". Richardson also performed with the group in the show's studio later that day, making it the second time he had performed with the group since his departure. On October 6, 2009, the group released their next album, This Is Us. The day was also declared as Backstreet Boys Day in Orlando. After spending more than a year recording, the Backstreet Boys finally released their comeback album Never Gone on June 14, 2005. The title would not necessarily make sense in the context of this album being their American debut. Shortly after returning to the Black and Blue Tour, the group faced a harrowing loss with the occurrence of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The show in London's The O2 Arena was filmed and is available to watch online on MSN's website. The recordings include some unreleased mixes, demos, and original materials. [100] The group's first independent album, In A World Like This, which is also their first album back with Richardson, is a mixture of modern pop, adult contemporary, and dance music, with a hint of singer-songwriter genre as demonstrated on "Try", "Madeleine", and "Trust Me". [33] Meanwhile, the second international release, Backstreet's Back, peaked at No. McLean on Fiery Solo Song, Nick Carter Zombie Western", "EXCLUSIVE: Nick Carter Confirms Backstreet Boys' Las Vegas Residency, Teases New Album", "Backstreet Boy A.J. The group consists of Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, and cousins Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson. The group has also received two American Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, a Juno Award, and many others.[211]. That's who we listened to and who we really wanted to be like," Littrell stated in 2011. 2018 saw the release of their new single “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (not a wedding song though by the topic). [102] Two singles were released from this album: "Straight Through My Heart" and "Bigger". [VIDEO]", "Backstreet Boys sjunger 'Lager than life' för Netonnet", "The Backstreet Boys Are All Rockstars In A Swedish Warehouse? The Backstreet Boys entered the studios in January 2004 to start recording the new album. [122] The song reached No. It managed to climb as high as No. McLean Raves About Britney's Hot Body", "Backstreet Boys Go Country With Florida Georgia Line – Listen To 'God, Your Mama, & Me, "Backstreet's Back! 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