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Encyclopedia > Backstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys

Background information
Origin Orlando, Florida, USA
Genre(s) Pop, Pop Rock, Piano Rock
Years active 1993present
Label(s) Jive
Sony BMG
Website www.backstreetboys.com
Members
Brian Littrell
Nick Carter
Howie Dorough
A. J. McLean
Former members
Kevin Richardson

The Backstreet Boys are a Grammy-nominated American pop group. The group has charted 12 U.S. Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, The band approximately sold 120.6 million records,[1][2] the best selling boy band of all time, and World's Biggest Money Makers (Concerts and Album Sales) 1997-2005: #1 ($533.1 million). Backstreet Boys (1997) is the self titled debut album on the pop group of the 1990s and 2000s. ... Orlando redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... Piano rock, sometimes referred to as piano pop, is a term for a style of rock music that is based around the piano, and sometimes around piano-related instruments, such as the Fender Rhodes, the Wurlitzer electric piano, and keyboard-based synthesizers, rather than the guitar as is the case... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Present may mean: present (time): time that is neither past nor future a gift: thing given free of charge, gratis This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Jive Records is an American record label, owned by Sony BMG, and operates as a quarter of the Zomba Label Group. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickolas Gene Carter[1] (born January 28, 1980) is an American actor, musician, and pop singer. ... Howard Dwaine Dorough[1] (born August 22, 1973), also known as Howie D, is an American musician and member of the boy band Backstreet Boys. ... Alexander James McLean (born January 9, 1978[1]) is an American musician and member of the singing group Backstreet Boys. ... Kevin Scott Richardson (born October 3, 1971[1]) is an American singer and former member of the Backstreet Boys. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After returning to the music scene in 2005, their sound changed dramatically, incorporating only live instruments (some of which they play themselves) and a more guitar and piano driven pop rock sound. The five-member group consists of Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, and A. J. McLean. Original member Kevin Richardson left the group on June 23, 2006 to begin a family,[3] but the four-piece refused to rule out a possible return for the singer.[4] Nickolas Gene Carter[1] (born January 28, 1980) is an American actor, musician, and pop singer. ... Howard Dwaine Dorough[1] (born August 22, 1973), also known as Howie D, is an American musician and member of the boy band Backstreet Boys. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alexander James McLean (born January 9, 1978[1]) is an American musician and member of the singing group Backstreet Boys. ... Kevin Scott Richardson (born October 3, 1971[1]) is an American singer and former member of the Backstreet Boys. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Beginnings and International Successes: 1993–1996

Lou Pearlman (an Orlando con man who made millions with a penny stock pump and dump scheme and a fraudulent savings program) was inspired by the success of the New Kids on the Block in the 1980s and the recent success of the British group Take That to create his own clean-cut boy band. The idea that he had was that he would have a boyband of caucasian young boys, that could sing acapella similar to Boys II Men at the time, an idea that is arguably never done before. After a series of auditions in 1992 and 1993, he recruited A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough and Caleb Ball. Following the departure of two previous members, Sam Licata (later performed as Phoenix Stone) and Charles Edwards, Kevin Richardson came on board. The group took its final member in April 9, 1993, when Brian Littrell, Richardson's cousin, joined the group after a phone audition. Lou Pearlman called on his friend, Bob Curiano, to be the first one to write and produce for the Backstreet Boys. Their first two songs ever recorded were Lover Boy, which was written and produced by Bob Curiano, and Get Ready, a cover tune. Their first concert, on July 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. Wright is often credited by industry insiders for being the man who actually made the Boys famous. Image File history File links Backstreetboysbsb_lp01. ... Image File history File links Backstreetboysbsb_lp01. ... Backstreet Boys is the self-titled international debut album from the pop group Backstreet Boys. ... Louis Jay Pearlman (born June 19 1954, Flushing, Queens, New York, U.S.) was a manager for several boy bands including the Backstreet Boys, N Sync and US5. ... A confidence trick, confidence game, or con for short, (also known as a scam) is an attempt to intentionally mislead a person or persons (known as the mark) usually with the goal of financial or other gain. ... Penny stocks are common stocks that trade for less than $5 a share. ... The night singer of shares sold stock on the streets during the South Sea Bubble. ... This article is about the group. ... Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ... A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. ... Boyz II Men is a Motown vocal group from Philadelphia, founded in 1988, consisting of Wanya Morris, Michael McCary, Shawn Stockman, and Nathan Morris. ... Alexander James McLean (born January 9, 1978[1]) is an American musician and member of the singing group Backstreet Boys. ... Howard Dwaine Dorough[1] (born August 22, 1973), also known as Howie D, is an American musician and member of the boy band Backstreet Boys. ... Kevin Scott Richardson (born October 3, 1971[1]) is an American singer and former member of the Backstreet Boys. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... For the unrelated theme park with a similar name in Australia, see Sea World. ... Johnny Wright is a successful music manager. ...


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.They became one of the most successful debuting artist in the world with their 1st album. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Breakthrough in the United States: 1997-1999

Backstreet Boys (US), 1997.

By 1997, pop music was returning to the forefront in United States, with the likes of the Spice Girls and Hanson. Jive Records and Pearlman decided to bring the boys back to their home country after 8.5 million discs had been sold worldwide (later it was uncovered that they were all sold by the familys of the band and the manager.[5] They began recording their second album, Backstreet's Back, releasing "Quit Playing Games With My Heart" 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, and debuting at #1 in Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Finland and Austria. The two albums sold over 2.8 copies worldwide (1 copy in the U.S.)[6] Image File history File links Albumus. ... Image File history File links Albumus. ... Backstreet Boys is the self-titled album by the pop group the Backstreet Boys. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Spice Girls are a girl pop group formed in 1994, consisting of Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm. ... For other uses, see Hanson (disambiguation). ... Backstreet Boys Backstreets Back The track list is: Everybody (Backstreets Back) As Long As You Love Me All I Have To Give Thats The Way I Like It 10,000 Promises Like A Child Hey, Mr. ...


In December 1997, the band embarked on a 60-city, 20-country tour. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1997, Littrell (soon joined by McLean, Richardson and Dorough) brought a lawsuit against Lou Pearlman, as Lou Pearlman was taking an unusually high percentage of the profits made by the band (75%), leaving the Boys barely enough to survive after credits to writers and performers are given separately. The lawsuit also claimed that Pearlman had hidden and misused money earned by the band, and prompted similar lawsuits from other prominent boy bands such as 'N Sync. The case was settled in 1998.[3] For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Louis Jay Pearlman (born June 19 1954, Flushing, Queens, New York, U.S.) was a manager for several boy bands including the Backstreet Boys, N Sync and US5. ... For their self-titled album, see *NSYNC (album). ...


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 (and now wife) 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 4 due to a bacterial infection. 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 that raised over $25,000. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... 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. ... Howard Dwaine Dorough[1] (born August 22, 1973), also known as Howie D, is an American musician and member of the boy band Backstreet Boys. ... Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Orlando redirects here. ...


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. is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... RIAA redirects here. ... Limp Bizkit is a nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida. ... This article is about the band. ... Louis Jay Pearlman (born June 19 1954, Flushing, Queens, New York, U.S.) was a manager for several boy bands including the Backstreet Boys, N Sync and US5. ...


Millennium: 1999-2000

Millennium, 1999.

Preceded by the worldwide hit single "I Want It That Way", anticipation for Millennium was high. On May 18, 1999, Millennium was released. The day of the album's release, the Backstreet Boys made a heavily-publicized appearance on MTV's Total Request Live. Millennium entered the Billboard 200 at #1, where it remained for 10 non-consecutive weeks. It sold 1,134,000 copies in its first week of release, shattering the previous Nielsen SoundScan record held by Garth Brooks for single-week record sales. Millennium sold nearly 500,000 copies in the U.S. on its first day alone, setting a record for first-day sales.This record was subsequently overtaken in 2000 by Britney Spears, and then again by 'N Sync with No Strings Attached. Four singles were released from Millennium: I Want It That Way, Larger Than Life, Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely, and The One. Image File history File links Millennium_cover. ... Image File history File links Millennium_cover. ... == Backstreet Boys == MILLENNIUM The Backstreet Boys are among the top-selling artists in the SoundScan era. ...


Millennium became the best-selling album of 1999, selling 9,445,732 albums. Millennium remained on the Billboard chart for 93 weeks, eventually selling over 12 million copies in the United States and being certified 13 times platinum. As of the end of December 2007, the album stands as the fourth best selling album in the US of the SoundScan era. In 2003 it was also reported as being the fourth biggest seller for Music Club sales in the US over the past 14 years with sales of 1.59 million. In Canada, the album is seventh biggest selling album since 1995 in the Canadian Soundscan sales era up to end of December 2007.


Black & Blue: 2000-2001

Black & Blue, 2000.

In November 2000, the group released a new album, Black & Blue, with the idea of the title of the album coming from Brian as the boys were in Los Angeles for a photoshoot. 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 1.9 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. In November 2000, Black & Blue had sold more than five million copies worldwide in its initial week, setting a new first-week record in international sales. 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.[7] 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. Meanwhile overseas, the song immediately jumped into the Top Five in Sweden (#1), Norway (#1), Canada (#1), Germany (#1), Switzerland (#1), Austria (#) and Holland (#1) and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.[8] Towards the end of 2000, the album's second single "The Call" made the Top 10 in the UK and the third single "More Than That" made the Top 20. Image File history File links BackstreetBoys-Black&Blue. ... Image File history File links BackstreetBoys-Black&Blue. ... For articles with similar titles, see Black and Blue (disambiguation). ... 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in November, 2000. ... 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in November, 2000. ...


In 2001, the Backstreet Boys kicked off the first leg of their "Black & Blue World Tour", in which they were to perform on five continents. The tour also had extremely expensive production costs. 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. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


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 Boston hotel. The tour was postponed until September. In the September 11, 2001 attacks, a Backstreet Boys crew member, Daniel Lee, was killed. He 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. Despite the attacks in New York that day, the Backsteet Boys went ahead with a planned concert that night in Toronto. A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


Hiatus: 2002-2004

In 2002, the band expressed a strong desire to leave their management company, The Firm.[9] Nick Carter chose to remain with The Firm to manage his solo career. 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. Starved for a blockbuster album release, Jive, according to industry observers, had 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. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2002, Nick Carter's solo album Now or Never was released. The album peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Nickolas Gene Carter[1] (born January 28, 1980) is an American actor, musician, and pop singer. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ...


The relationship with Jive worsened when the Backstreet Boys filed a $75-100 million lawsuit against Zomba Music Group (Jive's parent company) claiming breach of contract.[10] The group stated the label promoted Nick Carter's solo album Now or Never at the expense of the group who wanted to promote their fourth album. 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. Look up jive, jiving in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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. ... November 1999 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December November 5 - United States v. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


In November 2002, Brian's wife Leighanne gave birth to the couple's first child, Baylee Thomas Wylee Littrell. 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. 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for November, 2002. ... December 2003: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Events December 31, 2003 In Taiwan, President Chen Shui-bian signs a law that allows referendums to be held. ... 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, Shanghai, Tokyo and Manila. Based on the success of this tour, they announced a Mexican tour, visiting Mexico City and Monterrey and 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. the backstreet boys Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Asian may refer to: Asian people - The people from Asia. ... Peking redirects here. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Mexican may have several meanings. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... Nickname: Motto: El Trabajo templa el Espíritu Location of Monterrey in northern Mexico Coordinates: , Country State Founded 20 September 1596 Government  - Mayor Adalberto Madero ( PAN) Area  - City 860 km² (332 sq mi) Elevation 537 m (1,762 ft) Population (2005)  - City 1,133,814  - Density 1,989/km² (5... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital 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. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ...


Never Gone: 2005

After a three-year hiatus, their single, "Incomplete", was released to radio stations on March 28, 2005. The album is named after a song on the album which mourns the loss of Kevin Richardson's father.[11] The drastic style change drew negative criticism from magazines such as Rolling Stone, which gave the album one star.[12] 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. ... {{Infobox Album | Name = Never Gone | Type = Album | Artist = The Backstreet Boys | Cover = Never_gone. ... Incomplete is the first single from the Backstreet Boys album Never Gone, released in June of 2005. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kevin Scott Richardson (born October 3, 1971 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a member of The Backstreet Boys. ... This article is about the magazine. ...


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 first week sales of 291,000 copies, and #1 debuts in Japan, Pakistan, Germany, India, Chile, Brazil and South Korea. In the same year, Brian Littrell's song "In Christ Alone" charted at #1 on the US Christian Charts. The Backstreet Boys began the first leg of their Never Gone Tour in July in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was their first Australian tour. is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... {{Infobox Album | Name = Never Gone | Type = Album | Artist = The Backstreet Boys | Cover = Never_gone. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... West Palm Beach is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/Oceania. ...


Never Gone was certified platinum in the US and four singles were released from the album. Their first single was "Incomplete", the second single was "Just Want You to Know", and the third singles were: "Crawling Back to You" for the US and "I Still...", internationally. Never Gone has sold approximately 10 million copies worldwide.[13]. General Name, Symbol, Number platinum, Pt, 78 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 6, d Appearance grayish white Standard atomic weight 195. ... Just Want You To Know is the 2nd single released by the Backstreet Boys from their fifth studio album Never Gone. ... Crawling Back To You is also the name of a song by Tom Petty from his 1994 album Wildflowers. ... I Still. ...


Backstreet Boys' second single "Just Want You to Know" hit the top 10 in the UK, but was not as successful in the United States. It was one of the group's weakest performing U.S. singles, only peaking at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The third international single "I Still..." debuted at #1 on the Japan International Singles Chart with over 200,000 copies sold, making the first ever international single to enter at #1 on the chart in Japanese history. The third US single, "Crawling Back to You" peaked at #15 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts. Just Want You To Know is the 2nd single released by the Backstreet Boys from their fifth studio album Never Gone. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... I Still. ... Motto: (traditional) 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... Crawling Back To You is also the name of a song by Tom Petty from his 1994 album Wildflowers. ... The Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles and only Adult Contemporary) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ...


Brian Littrell's solo album

On May 2, 2006, Brian Littrell released his first solo album Welcome Home with the title track as the first single. Both album and single made the top 3 on the Billboard Christian Charts. Image File history File links BrianLittrellAlbum. ... Image File history File links BrianLittrellAlbum. ... Welcome Home is the debut solo album by Backstreet Boys Brian Littrell. ... is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Welcome Home is the debut solo album by Backstreet Boys Brian Littrell. ...


Kevin's departure

In June 2006, Richardson left the Backstreet Boys to pursue other interests and "move on with the next chapter of [his] life." He issued the following statement on the band's website on June 23, 2006: June 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Extraordinary renditions. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

"After 13 years of what can only be described as a dream come true, I have decided that it is time to leave the Backstreet Boys. It was a very tough decision for me but one that was necessary in order to move on with the next chapter of my life. Howard, Brian, Alex and Nick will always be my little brothers and have my utmost love and support. I would like to thank the Backstreet fans for all the beautiful memories we have shared together and look forward to including you in the next phase of my life. I wish my brothers continued success and look forward to their new album."[14]

Unbreakable: 2007-present

Unbreakable, 2007.

The Backstreet Boys' sixth album includes various music styles, combining their earlier mid-90s dance-pop sound with their newer guitar driven pop/rock sound. Unbreakable, was officially launched on October 30, 2007. It was the Group's follow-up to 2005's Never Gone and is the first effort since Richardson's departure. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Singles from Unbreakable Released: August 27, 2007 Unbreakable is the Backstreet Boys sixth studio album. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Singles from Unbreakable Released: August 27, 2007 Unbreakable is the Backstreet Boys sixth studio album. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... {{Infobox Album | Name = Never Gone | Type = Album | Artist = The Backstreet Boys | Cover = Never_gone. ... Richardson is an English surname meaning son of Richard, which means powerful and brave in Old German. ...


On July 25, the first single was confirmed as "Inconsolable," a piano-driven power ballad similar to Never Gone's "Incomplete." It reached #21 on the US Adult Contemporary Charts and managed only #86 on the Billboard Hot 100. is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Inconsolable is the first single by the Backstreet Boys from their sixth studio album Unbreakable set to be released on October 30, 2007. ... To emphasize the emotional aspect of a power ballad, crowds customarily hold up lit lighters. ... {{Infobox Album | Name = Never Gone | Type = Album | Artist = The Backstreet Boys | Cover = Never_gone. ... Incomplete is the first single from the Backstreet Boys album Never Gone, released in June of 2005. ...


"Helpless When She Smiles" was the next single to be released from Unbreakable . It only managed to reach #52 in the US Adult Contemporary charts and in turn failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Helpless When She Smiles is the second single produced by John Shanks from the Backstreet Boys 2007 album Unbreakable, which was released on October 30, 2007. ...


"Everything But Mine" the second track from the album has been confirmed as the third single for release. It was officially confirmed by Nick Carter and AJ McLean during an interview for Music Magazine. Nickolas Gene Carter[1] (born January 28, 1980) is an American actor, musician, and pop singer. ... Alexander James McLean (born January 9, 1978[1]) is an American musician and member of the boy band Backstreet Boys. ...


While the album had received positive reviews, it did not perform as well as its predecessor, Never Gone. Unbreakable opened at #7 on The Billboard 200, selling 81,000 copies in its first week of release [1]. Two weeks after its debut, the album dropped out of the top 100. These low sales may in part be due to the lackluster performance of first single "Inconsolable" in the United States which peaked at #86 on The Billboard Hot 100. However, it performed well internationally, debuting #1 in Japan and staying there for another week. {{Infobox Album | Name = Never Gone | Type = Album | Artist = The Backstreet Boys | Cover = Never_gone. ... Singles from Unbreakable Released: August 27, 2007 Unbreakable is the Backstreet Boys sixth studio album. ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ... Inconsolable is the first single by the Backstreet Boys from their sixth studio album Unbreakable set to be released on October 30, 2007. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main U.S. singles popularity chart used by Billboard magazine. ...


The Boys kicked off their 45 date World tour to promote Unbreakable in Tokyo, Japan on February 16th 2008. Dates have been confirmed for the tour being titled the Unbreakable Tour (Backstreet Boys) in Australia, Japan, Mexico, UK, Europe and Asia. The Boys will be kicking off the US tour on August 23 in Minnesota and in Chicago at The Ravinia on August 24.


Next Album

The group plans to head into the studio in the spring of 2009 to begin work on their next album, after they finish the Unbreakable World Tour, with plans to hopefully release the album sometime next year, early 2010 [2]. In between that time AJ Mclean announced on 19th March 2008 that he's finished recording and will release his first solo material some time in 2008.


Discography

This is a discography documenting albums and singles released by American boy band, the Backstreet Boys. ...

Studio albums

Album Information U.S. U.K.
Backstreet Boys
  • First International album.
  • Released: May 6, 1996
  • Worldwide Sales: 11 million+[15]
  • released in April 1996
  • Highest Chart Position: -
  • Chart Run: -
  • Certification: -
  • Highest Chart Position: #12
  • Chart Run: 19 weeks
  • Certification: Gold
Backstreet Boys
  • First US album
  • Released: August 12, 1997
  • Worldwide Sales : Note1
  • Highest Chart Position: #4
  • Chart Run: 133 weeks
  • Certification: 14x Platinum
  • Sales: 10,1 mln (retail), 1,7 mln (BMG Music Club)
  • Highest Chart Position: -
  • Chart Run: -
  • Certification: -
Backstreet's Back
  • Second International album.
  • Released: August 30, 1997 (International)
  • Worldwide Sales: 28 million+[16]
  • Highest Chart Position: -
  • Chart Run: -
  • Certification: -
  • Highest Chart Position: #2
  • Chart Run: 44 weeks
  • Certification: 4x Platinum
Millennium
  • Second US album and Third International album.
  • Released: May 18, 1999
  • Worldwide Sales: 40 million+[17][dubious ]
  • Highest Chart Position: #1 (10 weeks)
  • Chart Run: 93 weeks
  • Certification: 13x Platinum
  • Sales: 12,1 mln (retail), 1,6 mln (BMG Music Club), total estimated (with Columbia House)- 15,5-16 mln
  • Highest Chart Position: #2
  • Chart Run: 56 weeks
  • Certification: Platinum
Black & Blue
  • Third US album and Fourth International album.
  • Released: November 21, 2000
  • Worldwide Sales: 15 million[18]
  • Highest Chart Position: #1 (2 weeks)
  • Chart Run: 42 weeks
  • Certification: 8x Platinum
  • Sales: 5,4 mln (retail), 1 mln (BMG Music Club)
  • Highest Chart Position: #13
  • Chart Run: 9 weeks
  • Certification: Gold
Never Gone
  • Fourth US album and Fifth International album.
  • Released: June 14, 2005
  • Worldwide Sales: 3 million[19]
  • Highest Chart Position: #3
  • Chart Run: 14 weeks
  • Certification: Platinum
  • Sales: 745,000
  • Highest Chart Position: #11
  • Chart Run: 5 weeks
  • Certification: Gold
Unbreakable
  • Fifth US album and Sixth International album.
  • Released: October 30, 2007
  • Worldwide sales: 1.3 million+[20]
  • Highest Chart Position: #7
  • Chart Run: 5 weeks
  • Certification: -
  • Highest Chart Position: #21
  • Chart Run: 2 weeks
  • Certification: -

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Awards and nominations

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. ...

Tours

  • Backstreet Boys European tour 1995-1996
  • Backstreet Boys American Tour 1997-1999
  • Into the Millennium world Tour 1999-2000
  • The Black & Blue Tour 2000-2001
  • Upclose & Personal Tour 2004
  • The Never Gone Tour 2005-2006
  • Unbreakable Tour (Backstreet Boys) 2008

See also

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References

  1. ^ Boys back on track | Herald Sun
  2. ^ (BEAT) : Backstreet Boys live at Rod Laver Arena
  3. ^ a b People.com (2006). Kevin Richardson Leaving Backstreet Boys. Retrieved October 16, 2006. Internet Archive
  4. ^ Backstreet Boys Confident Of Richardson's Return - Starpulse Entertainment News Blog
  5. ^ VH1's Behind the Music: The Backstreet Boys. Retrieved October 16, 2006.
  6. ^ Backstreet Boys To Tape Concert Special As New Single, Album Prepare For Release >> LiveDaily
  7. ^ All Pop - 'We're worried about him'
  8. ^ E! News - Backstreet Boys Unite!
  9. ^ MUSIC; The Lost Boys: How a Pop Sensation Came Undone
  10. ^ Backstreet Boys' Backs Are Up
  11. ^ Backstreet Boys 'Never Gone'
  12. ^ Backstreet Boys: Never Gone
  13. ^ SingerUniverse Magazine - Backstreet Boys article
  14. ^ Backstreet Boys - the Official Site (2006). Statement to our fans from the Backstreet Boys regarding Kevin Richardson departure from the group. Retrieved June 23, he still hopes the best for the band and now is moving on in lif:D2006.
  15. ^ enotes.com '..released in April 1996, sold over eleven million copies'
  16. ^ Backstreet Boys To Tape Concert Special As New Single, Album Prepare For Release >> LiveDaily
  17. ^ interlínc : Maximizing Music and Media in Youth Ministry
  18. ^ E! News - Backstreet Boys Unite!
  19. ^ SingerUniverse Magazine - Backstreet Boys article
  20. ^ Global Track Chart

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External links

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Discogs, short for discographies, is a website and database of information about music recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and certain bootleg or off-label releases. ... MusicBrainz (MusicBrainz. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Nickolas Gene Carter[1] (born January 28, 1980) is an American actor, musician, and pop singer. ... Howard Dwaine Dorough[1] (born August 22, 1973), also known as Howie D, is an American musician and member of the boy band Backstreet Boys. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alexander James McLean (born January 9, 1978[1]) is an American musician and member of the singing group Backstreet Boys. ... Kevin Scott Richardson (born October 3, 1971[1]) is an American singer and former member of the Backstreet Boys. ... Backstreet Boys is the self-titled international debut album from the pop group Backstreet Boys. ... Backstreet Boys Backstreets Back The track list is: Everybody (Backstreets Back) As Long As You Love Me All I Have To Give Thats The Way I Like It 10,000 Promises Like A Child Hey, Mr. ... == Backstreet Boys == MILLENNIUM The Backstreet Boys are among the top-selling artists in the SoundScan era. ... For articles with similar titles, see Black and Blue (disambiguation). ... {{Infobox Album | Name = Never Gone | Type = Album | Artist = The Backstreet Boys | Cover = Never_gone. ... Singles from Unbreakable Released: August 27, 2007 Unbreakable is the Backstreet Boys sixth studio album. ... Backstreet Boys is the self-titled album by the pop group the Backstreet Boys. ... There are two self-titled albums by Backstreet Boys: Their 1995 international debut, Backstreet Boys (International) Their 1997 US debut, Backstreet Boys (US) Category: ... There are two self-titled albums by Backstreet Boys: Their 1995 international debut, Backstreet Boys (International) Their 1997 US debut, Backstreet Boys (US) Category: ... There are two self-titled albums by Backstreet Boys: Their 1995 international debut, Backstreet Boys (International) Their 1997 US debut, Backstreet Boys (US) Category: ... Released in 1997, it reached number two in the UK and US Billboard charts. ... Backstreet Boys is the self-titled album by the pop group the Backstreet Boys. ... Everybody (Backstreets Back) is a song by the pop group Backstreet Boys. ... Ill Never Break Your Heart is a 1997 single by the Backstreet Boys. ... All I Have to Give was the Backstreet Boys last single from their Backstreets Back album. ... I Want It That Way was the most successful single from the Backstreet Boys 1999 album, Millennium. ... Larger Than Life was the second single released from the 1999 six Grammy nominee sophomore album Millennium by all-male pop band, the Backstreet Boys. ... Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely is the third single off Backstreet Boys 1999 album, Millennium. ... The One was the fourth single from the Backstreet Boys hit album Millennium. ... For 1993 song by Sting and Dominic Miller, see Ten Summoners Tales. ... The Call was the second single from the American pop band Backstreet Boyss album Black & Blue. Backstreet Boys in thier music video. ... Black & Blue is the follow-up album to the Backstreet Boys 1999 studio release Millennium. ... Incomplete is the first single from the Backstreet Boys album Never Gone, released in June of 2005. ... Just Want You To Know is the 2nd single released by the Backstreet Boys from their fifth studio album Never Gone. ... I Still. ... Crawling Back To You is also the name of a song by Tom Petty from his 1994 album Wildflowers. ... Inconsolable is the first single by the Backstreet Boys from their sixth studio album Unbreakable set to be released on October 30, 2007. ... Helpless When She Smiles is the second single produced by John Shanks from the Backstreet Boys 2007 album Unbreakable, which was released on October 30, 2007. ... This is a discography documenting albums and singles released by American boy band, the Backstreet Boys. ... 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. ... Jive Records is an American record label, owned by Sony BMG, and operates as a quarter of the Zomba Label Group. ...

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