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Encyclopedia > Backstreet
This article is about the vocal band. For one of their self-titled albums, see Backstreet Boys (album).
Backstreet Boys

Background information
Origin Florida, USA
Genre/s Pop / Rock / Adult Contemporary
Instrument/s Singing
Electric Guitar (Carter)
Acoustic Guitar (Carter, Littrell)
Bass Guitar (Dorough, McLean)
Drums (Carter)
Years active 1993-present
Label/s Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Jive Records
Website Backstreet Boys Official Website
Members
Brian Littrell
A.J. McLean
Nick Carter
Howie Dorough
Former members
Kevin Richardson (1993-2006)
Sam Licata (1993)
Charles Edwards (1993)

Backstreet Boys, or BSB, is a Grammy-nominated boy band and pop group that enjoyed enormous success in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The now four-member group consists of Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, and A.J. McLean; original member Kevin Richardson left the group in June 2006.[1] Backstreet Boys (1997) is the self titled debut album on the pop group of the 1990s and 2000s. ... Download high resolution version (800x799, 123 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Backstreet Boys ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq mi (170,451 km²)  - Width 162 miles (260 km)  - Length 497 miles (800 km)  - % water 17. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... For Popular music (music that is popular, rather than of a specific genre or style), see Popular music. ... Rock and roll (also spelled rock n roll, especially in its first decade), is a genre of music that emerged as a defined musical style in the Southern United States in the 1950s, and quickly spread to the rest of the country, and the world (rhythm sample). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, often constrasted with speech. ... Left: Rosa Hurricane, a heavy metal-style solid body guitar. ... An acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar descended from the Classical guitar, but generally strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass or simply bass) is an electrically amplified plucked string instrument. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... Jive Records is an American record label that specializes in producing and releasing pop and hip hop music. ... Brian Thomas Littrell (born on February 20, 1975 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a member of the Backstreet Boys. ... Alexander James McLean (born January 9, 1978) rose to fame as a member of the band Backstreet Boys. ... Carters mugshot was taken in March 2005 after he was arrested for drunk driving. ... Howard Dwaine Dorough Flores (born August 22, 1973 in Orlando, Florida) is a member of the American boy band The Backstreet Boys. ... Kevin Scott Richardson (born October 3, 1971 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a member of The Backstreet Boys. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... A boy band (or boyband, British) is a type of pop group usually featuring between three and six young male singers. ... For Popular music (music that is popular, rather than of a specific genre or style), see Popular music. ... In music, a band is a group of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising off of a musical arrangement. ... Carters mugshot was taken in March 2005 after he was arrested for drunk driving. ... Howard Dwaine Dorough Flores (born August 22, 1973 in Orlando, Florida) is a member of the American boy band The Backstreet Boys. ... Brian Thomas Littrell (born on February 20, 1975 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a member of the Backstreet Boys. ... Alexander James McLean (born January 9, 1978) rose to fame as a member of the band Backstreet Boys. ... Kevin Scott Richardson (born October 3, 1971 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a member of The Backstreet Boys. ...

Contents


History

Early beginnings: 1992–1996

Lou Pearlman, an aviation entrepreneur based in Florida, was inspired by the success of the New Kids on the Block in the 1980s to create his own clean-cut boy band. After a series of auditions in 1992 and 1993, he recruited Nick Carter (at 12, the band's youngest member), Howie Dorough, 19, Alexander James McLean, 14 and following the departure of two members - Sam Licata (later performing as Phoenix Stone) and Charles Edwards - Kevin Richardson came aboard in March 1993, who was 20. The group took its final shape on April 19, 1993, when Brian Littrell, cousin of Richardson, joined the group after a phone audition. Their first concert, on May 8, 1993, was performed for 3,000 teenagers at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. Pearlman later booked them at grade-school assemblies and shopping malls, and assigned management duties to Johnny Wright, who had worked with New Kids on the Block. Louis J. Pearlman is a music producer from Flushing, Queens, New York, USA. He is the first cousin of Art Garfunkel. ... New Kids On The Block (later NKOTB) was a successful boy band of the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... For the unrelated theme park in Australia, see Sea World. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The city Beautiful Location Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Johnny Wright is a successful music manager. ...


After a possible Mercury Records deal failed,[citation needed] the band was spotted in Cleveland, Ohio by Jive Records, an independent label best known for its hip-hop acts, in February 1994. By June, they were recording their first single; an urban pop song by writer/producer Denniz PoP called "We've Got It Goin' On". The single struggled in the US and reached only #69 on the Billboard charts; but it sold well in Europe, later earning the band their first Gold record in Germany. In 1995, the band's first self-titled album was released in Europe and Canada, hitting the top 10 in numerous countries.[citation needed] Jive and Pearlman kept the band busy overseas for the next two years, sometimes putting on tours for five straight months. Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Location Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Ohio Cuyahoga Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 213. ... Jive Records is an American record label that specializes in producing and releasing pop and hip hop music. ... Dag Krister Volle (26 April 1963–30 August 1998), better known under the artistic name Denniz Pop (or Denniz PoP), was a Swedish DJ, music producer and song writer. ... Motto: (historic) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ...


European popularity grew, and the Backstreet Boys kicked off 1996 being voted the No.1 International Group by TV viewers in Germany - "I'll Never Break Your Heart" went gold there and hit No.1 in Austria. The group earned their first Platinum record in Germany and toured Asia and Canada.


Breakthrough in the United States

By 1997, pop music was returning to the forefront in United States. Jive and Pearlman decided to bring the boys back to their home country after 8.5 million discs had been sold worldwide.[citation needed] They began recording their second album, Backstreet’s Back, releasing "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" as their new single; the single quickly went platinum and climbed to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In August, coinciding with the release of their second international album, the band released a self-titled album in the US which collected songs from both international albums. They hit big on the U.S. charts with both releases, debuting at #1 in Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Finland and Austria, and sold over 30 million copies worldwide (14 million copies in the U.S.)[citation needed]. In December 1997, the band embarked on a 60-city, 20-country tour. Image File history File links Backstreetboysbsb_lp01. ... Image File history File links Backstreetboysbsb_lp01. ... Backstreet Boys (1997) is the self titled debut album on the pop group of the 1990s and 2000s. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


In 1997, Littrell (soon joined by McLean, Richardson and Dorough) brought a lawsuit against Lou Pearlman, in which they claimed that Pearlman had hidden and misused money earned by the band. The case was settled in 1998. [1]


In 1998, Littrell underwent open heart surgery in the middle of their sold-out US 39-city tour, at the insistence of his then girlfriend Leighanne Wallace; he had twice postponed the surgery in the past. He had been struggling with a heart murmur since he was born, almost dying at the age of 5 due to a bacterial infection. Littrell needed about 8 weeks to recover from the surgery. Shortly after, the Backstreet Boys cancelled an appearance in Minnesota after learning that Howie Dorough's sister had died of Lupus. In October 1998, the band received the keys to the city from the mayor of Orlando in honor of the tornado relief concert the group headlined in March. Leighanne Wallace Littrell (born 20 July 1969 in Marietta, Georgia) is an American actress and the wife of Backstreet Boys singer Brian Littrell, whom she married in 2000. ... Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a chronic, potentially debilitating or fatal autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. ... Freedom of the City is an award made by English towns and cities, to esteemed members of its community; such people may then be termed Freemen or Freewomen of the City. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The city Beautiful Location Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ...



On February 17, 1999, the Boys received their first Diamond award from the RIAA for shipment of 10 million copies of their self-titled album. At that time, they had hired a new manager team called "The Firm", famous for managing bands including Limp Bizkit and Korn. Along with their new management team, the Backstreet Boys sued Pearlman several more times, until he renegotiated the settlement on terms more favorable to the band. Executives of the Firm stated that the Backstreet Boys had bought out Pearlman's stake in the band, but he denied this[citation needed]. February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Limp Bizkit (Originally Lethal Injection) is a rapcore band who—along with their founders Korn—are often credited with creating the nu metal genre and widening its popularity. ... For other uses, see Korn (disambiguation). ... Louis J. Pearlman is a music producer from Flushing, Queens, New York, USA. He is the first cousin of Art Garfunkel. ...


Millennium: The follow-up album

"Millennium", 1999.
"Millennium", 1999.

On May 18 1999, the Backstreet Boys released the album Millennium, which sold over 1.13 million units in its first week, setting a record for first week sales. They also recorded the most sales for an album's second and third weeks.[citation needed] Rolling Stone reports that sales might have been bigger if some stores hadn't run out of CDs[citation needed]. The album dominated the worldwide charts, landing at the #1 spot in 25 nations[citation needed]. It was certified 11 times platinum on December 22, 1999, and went on to sell over 34 million copies worldwide. The first single "I Want It That Way" was a significant hit, reaching the #1 spot in over 18 countries[citation needed]. In addition to receiving gold and platinum awards in 45 countries,[citation needed] the band's sophomore album was nominated for 5 Grammy Award's including Album of the Year. In August, the Backstreet Boys sold out a 39-city tour in less than a day, selling over 765,000 tickets in a matter of hours, prompting additional shows in many markets and shattering a number of box-office records,[citation needed] selling out all 53 concert dates of their "Into The Millennium Tour" which kicked off in September. The tour drew over 2 million fans, breaking the record for largest indoor audience.[citation needed] Image File history File links Backstreetboysmillennium_lp. ... Image File history File links Backstreetboysmillennium_lp. ... == Backstreet Boys == MILLENNIUM The Backstreet Boys are among the top-selling artists in the SoundScan era. ... == Backstreet Boys == MILLENNIUM The Backstreet Boys are among the top-selling artists in the SoundScan era. ... // History John Lennon - RS 1 (November 9, 1967)How I Won the War Film Still Founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner (who is still editor and publisher) and music critic Ralph J. Gleason, Rolling Stone was initially identified with and reported on the hippie counterculture of the... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... I Want It That Way was the most successful single of the Backstreet Boys 1999s six Grammy nominee sophomore album Millennium. The first single that broke the record for most radio station adds in its first week with 165, it reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Adult Contemporary... Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music...


Impressed by the success of the Backstreet Boys, Sony BMG, which already owned 20 percent of Jive's parent company, purchased a remainder for $3 billion, the most ever paid for an independent record company. In the meantime, The Firm negotiated tens of millions of dollars in advance payments for recordings and performances from Jive and the concert promoter Clear Channel.[citation needed] Also by the end of 1999, the Backstreet Boys faced new problems declaring their current Jive contract null and void, soon striking one of the largest record deals ever valued at $60 million with Jive.[citation needed] Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ...


In 2000, the Backstreet Boys graced the pages of the new millennium's first issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Burger King made a deal with the boys for tour sponsorship, videos, and CDs with unreleased live tracks that were available for sale at Burger King restaurants in August and September. In February, Littrell and Richardson confirmed their engagements to their fiancées. // History John Lennon - RS 1 (November 9, 1967)How I Won the War Film Still Founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner (who is still editor and publisher) and music critic Ralph J. Gleason, Rolling Stone was initially identified with and reported on the hippie counterculture of the... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Black & Blue

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"Black & Blue", 2000.

In November 2000, the group released a new album, Black & Blue, with the title of the album acting as a metaphor for how the boys felt they were "beaten up" by the media and others[citation needed]. To promote the release of Black & Blue, the boys traveled around the world in 100 hours to Sweden, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, and the US; 55 of the hours were spent traveling and 45 were spent making public appearances. The album debuted with 1.6 million units sold in the first week in America, making the band the first ever artist to have two albums sell a million or more copies in the first week.[citation needed] Black & Blue sold more than five million copies worldwide in its initial week, setting a new first-week record in international sales[citation needed]. Globally, Black & Blue — whose 13-song selection features six songs co-written by members of the group, including two written by all five Backstreet Boys — achieved platinum status in over 30 countries and gold certification in 10 regions around the world during its first week of release.[citation needed] In the first week of release, Black & Blue's first single "Shape of My Heart" was played on 170 out of 171 of the Top 40 stations in the U.S.[citation needed] Meanwhile overseas, the song immediately jumped into the Top Five in Sweden (#1), Norway (#1), Canada (#1), Germany (#2), Switzerland (#4), Austria (#5) and Holland (#5). Towards the end of 2000, McLean first started using cocaine while shooting for the video "The Call".[citation needed] Image File history File links BackstreetBoys-Black&Blue. ... Image File history File links BackstreetBoys-Black&Blue. ... Black & Blue is the follow-up album to the Backstreet Boys 1999 studio release Millennium. ... Black & Blue is the follow-up album to the Backstreet Boys 1999 studio release Millennium. ... We dont have an article called Shape of My Heart Start this article Search for Shape of My Heart in. ... This article is about the drug cocaine. ...


In 2001, the Backstreet Boys kicked off the 1st leg of their "2001 Black & Blue World Tour". The full tour earned US $350 million in ticket sales, placing the tour among the highest-grossing ever,[citation needed] though the tour also had extremely expensive production costs ("The largest concert set ever constructed," according to the president of Zomba Music Group). The tour was featured on a CBS TV special, The Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life. To coincide with the special, TV Guide issued six different covers of the boys: five individual shots and one group photo. Zomba Music Group was started in 1977 by Clive Calder as a book publishing venture and moved into the recording business in 1981 as Zomba Recording Corporation. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ...


The second leg of Black & Blue summer tour was put on hold when it was reported that A.J. McLean had checked himself into rehab to battle drinking, drug addiction, and depression, after Richardson had held an intervention for him at a hotel in Boston. The tour was postponed until September.[citation needed] Another tragedy struck when the September 11, 2001 attacks occurred, killing a Backstreet Boys crew member, Daniel Lee, who had been using time off in the tour schedule to travel from Boston to Los Angeles to be with his pregnant wife. The death caused the cancellation of the band's plans for overseas tours.[citation needed] Despite the tragedy in New York that day, the Backsteet Boys went ahead with a planned concert that night in Toronto, where they performed to less than 5000 fans, and angered many in a public struggling to cope with the enormity of what had happened.[citation needed] The explosion resulting from the crashing of United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower. ...


Greatest Hits

"The Hits: Chapter One", 2001.
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"The Hits: Chapter One", 2001.

In October 2001, the boys released The Hits: Chapter One; a disc of their greatest hits. The band members say they resisted the album, feeling that it was too early in their careers for a "greatest hits" collection, and that it would ruin their long held plan to mark the group's 10th anniversary in 2003 with such a release.[citation needed] But Jive Records had not released a blockbuster album since 2000's Black & Blue, and after long debate the label decided to rush a Christmas release of a Backstreet Boys' greatest-hits disc.[citation needed] The record sold nearly 9 million copies worldwide, and yielded an international top 10 hit "Drowning". The Boys performed at the United We Stand concert in Washington DC as well as The Concert for New York City (two benefit concerts for the victims of September 11) and were a part of the All Star Tribute benefit single "What's Going On" (with proceeds going to AIDS and 9/11 charities). By the end of 2001 and into 2002, it became clear that the Backstreet Boys were on an extended break with no new recordings or releases. Image File history File links BackstreetBoys-TheHits_Chapter1. ... Image File history File links BackstreetBoys-TheHits_Chapter1. ... Black & Blue is the follow-up album to the Backstreet Boys 1999 studio release Millennium. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,824 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... The Concert for New York City was a benefit concert, featuring many famous musicians, that took place on October 20, 2001 at Madison Square Garden in New York City in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. ... A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ... Whats Going On is a 1971 hit single by Marvin Gaye for the Motown label, and the title track from his groundbreaking 1971 LP Whats Going On. ...


In 2002, the band strongly advocated to leave their management company, The Firm. Surprisingly, the company did not put up much resistance. However, Carter chose to remain with The Firm for them to manage his solo career[citation needed]. It became apparent that this was reason for their lack of resistance to the Backstreet Boys moving on and this unexpected move forced the band to take a break[citation needed]. Starved for a blockbuster album release, Jive, according to industry observers, has no choice but to bank on releasing Carter's solo album by the end of the year, ahead of the next Backstreet Boys' album, which was due in early 2003.


The relationship with Jive got even worse when the Backstreet Boys filed a $75-100 million lawsuit against Zomba Music Group (Jive’s parent company) claiming breach of contract. The band's lawyer stated that ZMG used the Backstreet Boys' trademark to shuttle traffic to other Web sites and for a band this big, which was supposed to receive royalties from the record label, weren't getting any personal attention it needed.[citation needed] According to the suit, in November 1999, the Backstreet Boys revised their 1994 contract and committed to releasing two further albums for Zomba. In exchange for delivering them on time as part of a predetermined schedule, the group would receive multiple non-returnable payments that would serve as advances against future royalties.[citation needed] Zomba Music Group was started in 1977 by Clive Calder as a book publishing venture and moved into the recording business in 1981 as Zomba Recording Corporation. ...


In December 2003, McLean appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show where he talked for the first time in public about his addiction to alcohol and drugs, and his struggles rising to fame. The rest of the band surprised him by arriving in person to give him support, marking the first time the Backstreet Boys had appeared together in public in almost two years. The band began to reform and reconcile their differences to start recording a comeback album. Oprah Winfrey during her car giveaway to the entire audience. ...


In 2004, the Backstreet Boys started performing together to promote their return to the music scene. In September they kicked-off a small Asian tour, visiting Beijing and Shanghai, as well as Tokyo. Then, based on the success of this tour, they announced a Mexican tour, visiting Mexico City and Monterrey, performing all new material. Renewed interest grew with the announcement of airing an hour long televised documentary of the Backstreet Boys on VH1's Behind The Music. VH1 (spelled VH-1 (Video Hits One) until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment (at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV, which originally came up with the idea of the channel). ... Behind the Music is a television series on VH1 that ran from 1997 to 2003, and continues to air sporadically with new episodes. ...


Comeback

After a three-year hiatus, their new hit single, "Incomplete", was released to radio stations on March 28, 2005 and quickly became the #1 most requested song in top markets in both U.S. and overseas[citation needed]. The song was a change from their previous albums, switching to more of an adult contemporary style rather than the traditional teen-pop that had previously dominated the charts. The drastic style change drew negative criticism from magazines such as Rolling Stone (who gave the album only 1 star) and some long time fans, who felt they should have stayed true to their trademark pop sound. Image File history File links Cover for the album Never Gone by The Backstreet Boys This image is the cover of an album or single. ... Image File history File links Cover for the album Never Gone by The Backstreet Boys This image is the cover of an album or single. ... Never Gone is the long awaited follow-up album to the Backstreet Boys 2000 studio release Black & Blue. ... Incomplete is the first single from the Backstreet Boys album Never Gone, released in June of 2005. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... // History John Lennon - RS 1 (November 9, 1967)How I Won the War Film Still Founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner (who is still editor and publisher) and music critic Ralph J. Gleason, Rolling Stone was initially identified with and reported on the hippie counterculture of the...


On June 14, 2005, the Backstreet Boys released their comeback album Never Gone, which they spent more than a year recording. The album debuted at #3 on the U.S. chart with substantial first week sales of 291,000 copies, and has gone to sell over 2.1 million worldwide, including #1 debuts in Japan, Germany, India, Chile, Brazil, Australia, and Korea. They began the first leg of their Never Gone Tour in July in West Palm Beach, Florida. June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... Never Gone is the long awaited follow-up album to the Backstreet Boys 2000 studio release Black & Blue. ...



On June 23, 2006 the band issued a statement[1] regarding Kevin Richardson's intention to leave the Backstreet Boys. The reason stated was his wish to pursue other interests that he could not while in the group. The rest of the Backstreet Boys wished him the best of luck in the future, and noted that he would always be welcome to return. June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175 th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 25, 2006 the now quartet Backstreet Boys have returned to the studio to start recording songs for there follow up to 2005's Never Gone[2], due out at at the end of 2006 early 2007.Jim Jonsin is confirmed to be producing on the next project[3],as well as Emanuel Kiriakou[4]. June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Never Gone is the long awaited follow-up album to the Backstreet Boys 2000 studio release Black & Blue. ...


Discography

This is the discography documenting albums and singles released by american boy group the Backstreet Boys. ...

Trivia

  • According to Guinness Book of World Records in 2001, "the biggest boyband in history" was the Backstreet Boys when they achieved record-breaking sales of 13 million copies of their album Millennium by March 2001.
  • According to RIAA, the Backstreet Boys have sold over 30 million copies worldwide of their first two discs, Backstreet Boys (32 million) and Millennium (34 million).
  • The Backstreet Boys are the only group in Canadian history to have three consecutive Diamond albums, commemorating sales of over one million units.
  • Backstreet Boys hold the record for being the World's Biggest Money Maker for Concerts and Album Sales since their debut in 1997 to 2005 with US$534 million according to Jive records and as ranked by Celender Magazine.
  • The Backstreet Boys gave 8 performances at the 2000 Grammy awards.
  • In August 1998, 50 fans were treated for various injuries including hyperventilation and fainting at a concert in Alberta.
  • The Backstreet Boys are the only artists to win a record four World Music Awards for three years in a row since 1999-2001.
  • According to Jive Records, the band is "the highest selling boy band of all time", selling over 90 million albums worldwide.
  • US$14 million of merchandise was purchased by fans during the 1999 "Into The Millennium" tour.
  • In 2000 60 concert-goers were hurt at a performance in Washington as the crowd was pushing forward to the stage.
  • The Backstreet Boys have sold a total 200 million books worldwide.
  • "I Want It That Way" was ranked No. 10 on Rolling Stone & MTV's 100 Greatest Pop Songs list.
  • The Backstreet Boys have been ranked #22 on the Top 500 Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years list in 2005.
  • The band performed the American national anthem at Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, Florida in 2001.
  • In a 2001 Billboard.com poll, 30% of the 16,863 votes for the top album of 2001 were for "Black and Blue". The next closest challenger, the Beatles' "1", pulled in 15% of the vote.
  • In 2001 over one million tickets for the "2001 Black & Blue U.S. Tour" were sold during the first 24 hours of availability.
  • The Backstreet Boys teamed with Stan Lee to produce a Web-based franchise named The Backstreet Project which chronicled the adventures of the Backstreet Boys as cyber-crusaders. The project debuted as a limited-edition collector's comic book that was sold exclusively at Backstreet Boys concerts. The animated series was launched on the Web in the summer of 2000 using Macromedia Flash animation and was sold out on the first day.
  • "I'll Never Break Your Heart" was the #1 video on the first episode of MTV's Total Request Live in 1998.
  • In 1998, Orlando declared October 7 as the official "Backstreet Boys Day" in honor of the tornado relief concert the group headlined which raised about $250,000 for local victims of the devastation.
  • In 2002, the Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, proclaimed March 2, as the official "Backstreet Boys Day" in conjunction with their fan convention.
  • In April 2006, the Backstreet Boys were given a Recording Academy Honors award to mark their success in the music industry so far.

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See also

The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This is a list of best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... This is a list of Top ten best-selling albums of the Nielsen SoundScan era in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. ... This is a non-definitive list of the most expensive music videos. ... Backstreet Boys on the set of Never Gone promo phototshoot, 2005 As one of the Best-selling artists worldwide the Backstreet Boys have received numerous Awards and accolades in recognition of their worldwide success in the music industry. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Backstreet Boys - the Official Site (2006). Statement to our fans from the Backstreet Boys regarding Kevin Richardson departure from the group. Retrieved June 23, 2006.

External links

  • Backstreet Boys Official Website
  • Backstreet Boys Jive Website
  • allmusic entry
  • Backstreet Boys China Official Website
  • Backstreet Boys Unlimited

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The Backstreet Boys: Biography and Much More from Answers.com (4732 words)
The core of Backstreet Boys is cousins Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell, who both hail from Lexington, KY. The two began singing while they were children, performing in local church choirs, as well as festivals, where they sang doo wop and new jack R&B in the style of Boyz II Men.
In August, the Backstreet Boys sold out a 39-city tour in less than a day, selling over 765,000 tickets in a matter of hours, prompting additional shows in many markets and shattering a number of box-office records selling out all 53 concert dates of their Into The Millennium Tour which kicked off in September[6].
Backstreet Boys' second single "Just Want You To Know" hit the top 10 in the UK, but was widely considered a flop in America, it was the group's worst performing U.S. single only managing to peak at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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The Backstreet Boys are a Grammy-nominated male vocal pop group that enjoyed enormous success in the mid-late 1990s and 2000s.
In 2001, the Backstreet Boys kicked off the 1st leg of their "2001 Black and Blue World Tour", in which they were to perform on five continents within the span of 100 hours.
The Backstreet Boys are the only artists to win a record four World Music Awards for three years in a row since 1999-2001.
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