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Backstreet Boys Self-Titled U.S. Debut Released 20 Years Ago

The day after Backstreet Boys released their second international album Backstreet’s Back their self-titled debut album in the U.S was released on August 12, 1997. The album consisted of songs from their international debut album and Backstreet’s Back. The album didn’t have much of an impact during the first week. It only managed to sell 40,000 which landed the album at #29 on the Billboard 200. The following week the album jumped 14 spots to #15. The higest position on the Billboard chart came January 31, 1998 at #4. Their U.S. debut went on to sell 14 million copies and was certified Diamond for having sold over 10 million copies. On the first release of the album the song Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) was not included. In early 1998 a re-release of the album included the track after seeing the success the song had in other countries.

The singles released were Quit Playing Games (With My Heart), As Long As You Love Me, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), I’ll Never Break Your Heart and All I Have To Give. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) managed to reach #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot 100 Airplay charts making it the highest charting single they released from the album.

Read more about the Boys debut album by clicking on the album cover below!

Backstreet’s Back Released 20 Years Ago

20 years ago today on August 11, 1997 Backstreet Boys released their second international album Backsteet’s Back. This was their second album that wasn’t released in the US. It was only released in Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand. The album to date has sold 10 million copies and went on to reach #1 in at least 15 countries. The album also reached the top 10 in at least 21 countries.

The singles from the album were Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), As Long As You Love Me and All I Have to Give. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) made the top 10 in over 16 countries and went to #1 in Spain. As Long As You Love Me reached the top 10 in at least 16 countries and went #1 in New Zealand. All I Have to Give reached the top 10 in at least 14 countries.

Read more about the album by clicking on the album cover.

Backstreet Boys Debut Album Turns 20!

20 years ago on May 6, 1996 Backstreet Boys released their first self-titled debut album in parts of Europe, Asia and some other countries. The album wasn’t released in the US. The album sold 3 million in Europe and 6 million world wide. The album was a hit in many countries reaching #1 in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Malaysia and Switzerland. It also reached the top 10 in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

When the album was released in Canada September 2, 1996 it reached #1 on the charts and it managed to reach #12 in the UK when it was released October 1, 1996.

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Quit Playing Games Released 19 Years Ago in Europe

19 years ago today Backstreet Boys released Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) over in Europe. This was the second song they had recorded with Max Martin. It was done the same week they recorded We’ve Got It Goin’ On. The song was originally recorded with Brian singing both verses and then in September of 1996 it was re-recorded with Nick singing the second verse. This was the version that was released as a single. The song managed to reach #1 in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and on the European Hot 100 chart. The song sold over 500,000 copies in Germany which was then certified platinum! In other European countries it reached #5 and #8 on two different Belgium charts, #7 in the Netherlands, #10 in Ireland and Norway, #15 in Sweden. While in the UK it charted at #2 selling over 200,000 copies.

6 Years Since the Release of This Is Us

On October 6, 2009 Backstreet Boys released their 7th studio album (6th in the US) This Is Us. Here’s a performance of the first single from the album “Straight Through My Heart” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “Straight Through My Heart” was one of two songs produced by RedOne. RedOne is most known for producing songs for Lady Gaga. The single made it to #18 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs charts. Which was the first time since the release of “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) that they were on this chart. This album included songs from many well known artists and producers at the time. Such as Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic), Jim Jonsin, Claude Kelly, T-Pain and more. The album managed to reach #9 on the Billboard 200 chart. While in Japan the album went platinum selling 250,000 copies and reached #2 on the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart. This Is Us was also their last studio album on Jive Records.

NKOTBSB on Dancing with the Stars in 2011

Starting on Monday September 14th Nick will be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. It’s not the first time Nick has appeared on the show. In 2009 Nick along with the other Backstreet Boys appeared to show their support to his brother Aaron. In 2011 Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block peformed together on Dancng with the Stars. This time we’ll see Nick compete. Watch a performance of NKOTBSB singing their single “Don’t Turn Out The Lights”. This was one of two new songs along with hit singles from both groups and a mashup of their hits on the NKOTBSB album. Be sure to visit Kaos Online for all the details on Nick’s Dancing with the Stars participation.

20 Years Ago Backstreet Boys Released We’ve Got It Goin’ On

On September 5, 1995 Backstreet Boys released their very first single “We’ve Got It Goin’ On. While it never made much of a impact in the U.S. having only reaching 69 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts the song made a much bigger impact over in Europe. Reaching #3 in the UK, Austria and Switzerland. While in Germany it reached #4. Netherlands. While on two seperate charts in Belguim it reached #5 and #6. It also reached #15 in Canada.

BSB GMA Concert August 31, 2012

On August 31, 2012 the Backstreet Boys performed live on Good Morning America. It was their first performance as five after 6 years since Kevin rejoined the group. They were interviewed and performed some of their biggest hits on the show, Larger Than Life, Incomplete, I Want It That Way and Everybody! 5,000 fans packed into Central Park in NYC for the concert. It was one of the biggest crowds GMA ever had for a concert. Check out all of the performances below.

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Backstreet Boys 1999 VMA Performance

The MTV Video Music Awards are this Sunday and here’s a throwback to the 1999 VMAs with Backstreet Boys performing I Want It That Way and Larger Than Life. It was a good night for the boys as they ended up winning Viewer’s Choice Award for I Want It That Way an award voted on by the fans.

In A World Like This Was Released 2 Years Ago Today

On this day July 30, 2013 Backstreet Boys released their 8th studio album In A World Like This. This album had everything fun pop songs, songs that had meaning to them, a song that had a special meaning to anyone who has been a victim of bullying (whether online or in person) and of course the wonderful harmonies! The Boys released two singles from the album. The title track In A World Like This and Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of). A tour for the album lasted two years! The tour took them to countries they hadn’t visited in many years or to new places they had never gone to before. What is you favorite track from this album? Let us know by commenting on Facebook!

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