Backstreet Boys discography
The discography of American pop vocal group Backstreet Boys consists of nine studio albums, 29 singles, one live album, three compilation albums and 32 music videos. Formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993, the group consists of Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, A. J. McLean and Howie Dorough. Richardson left the group in 2006 to pursue other interests, but rejoined in 2012; 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. The single, entered the top ten in many European countries, their debut album, Backstreet Boys, was released internationally in 1996, was certified three times platinum in Europe, diamond in Canada. In 1997, they released their second international album, Backstreet's Back, which continued their international success. At the same time, they released their second self-titled album in the United States, it peaked at number four and became the tenth best-selling album of the 1990s.
In 1999, the Backstreet Boys released their third and most successful album to date, which entered the Billboard 200 at number one with first-week sales of 1,133,000 copies. It sold over 30 million copies internationally. In the following year, they released their fourth album, Black & Blue, which entered the Billboard 200 at number one with first-week sales of over a million copies. After the Black & Blue Tour in 2001, the Backstreet Boys entered a hiatus, they released their fifth studio album, Never Gone, in 2005. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling over 291,000 copies in its first week of release. Never Gone's follow-up, released in 2007, became their first album to not receive any certification in the United States; the following album, This Is Us, became their seventh consecutive album to make the top ten on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 42,000 copies. The group has released two compilation albums, including the platinum-certified The Hits: Chapter One.
The Backstreet Boys have received a total of nine Grammy nominations, including five nominations in 2000. According to the RIAA, they are the forty-first best selling artist in the US with shipments of over 37 million albums, they are ranked as the seventh best-selling group of the SoundScan era in the United States, with sales of 30,900,000 albums, as the third best-selling artist of the SoundScan era in Canada, with sales of 4,128,000 albums. As of 2010, the Backstreet Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide
God, Your Mama, and Me
"God, Your Mama, Me" is a song recorded by American country music duo Florida Georgia Line and pop music group Backstreet Boys. It is the third single from the duo's third studio album, Dig Your Roots, released on August 26, 2016; the song was written by Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson. Tyler Hubbard, one-half of Florida Georgia Line, told the blog Taste of Country that it "is just such a well-written song. A song that when we heard it, we fell in love with it. We never heard it said that way, you know, heard it put that way, but it’s so true and that’s how we felt about our wives and just drawn to that song"; the song was recorded with only Florida Georgia Line on vocals. On June 11, 2016, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, who had become friendly with Florida Georgia Line, attended one of the duo's performances during the CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. After the show, they played some of their newly recorded songs on the tour bus for Carter, Carter became interested in the song "God, Your Mama, Me".
The duo asked members of the Backstreet Boys via their manager Seth England if the group would be interested in performing with them, all five members of the group agreed. In the song, Carter sang on the second verse, while AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson sang on the bridge; the song was recorded on June 27, 2016 at NightBird Recording Studios in West Hollywood, CA. The song first became available as an instant gratification track on iTunes just before the album release, it entered the Hot Country Song on the chart date of September 10, 2016 based on 25,000 copies sold in the first week, it debuted on Country Airplay at No. 51 for the chart of January 28, 2017 as it was being released to radio as a single. The song entered the Hot 100 at No. 92 for chart dated March 18, 2017, Backstreet Boys' first return to the chart since 2007. The single was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 23, 2017, it has sold 435,000 copies in the United States as of August 2017. The music video for the song was uploaded to Florida Georgia Line's YouTube channel on February 20, 2017.
The video features clips of each singer, recorded on cell phones and Go Pros, surprising their wives with random acts of love and kindness. The video has 34 million views as of March 2019
The One (Backstreet Boys song)
"The One" is a song by American boy band Backstreet Boys. It was released on May 16, 2000, as the fourth and final single from their third studio album Millennium. In a 2001 interview on The View, the group stated they never intended "The One" as their fourth single; the group held a poll on TRL allowing fans to choose the next single from their album, after Nick Carter himself called in and voted for "The One", his large fan-base followed. The rest of the group had preferred the song "Don't Want You Back", leading in votes up to that point. A sneak preview of this song was released on the Selections from A Night Out with the Backstreet Boys CD on November 17, 1998 and had a different sound to it. Baby One More Time two months later; this song was used as the opening song in the shōnen anime Hanada Shōnen-shi. "The One" – 3:46 "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" – 3:40 "Larger than Life" – 3:50 "The One" – 3:46 "The One" – 3:46 "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" – 3:57 The music video was directed by Chris Hafner and Kevin Richardson in April 2000.
The video opened with a dedication to the Boys' fans, crew and dancers. The video itself opens with a time-lapse shot of the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers, being converted from a basketball court to the band's stage for the Into the Millennium Tour, reversed at the end of the video; the remainder of the video is made up of clips of performance footage from the tour, less notably, a number of panned still images and off-stage clips from behind the scenes, or from other promotional appearances done for Millennium. The footage is not related to "The One", though there are a few clips of the band synced to the lyrics. A soundtrack of screaming fans was added to the album version of the song to give a live feeling to the song. Concert footage was from the entire tour as well as a concert in the Bryce Jordan Center, the basketball arena for Penn State University There appears in the video at segment of the Backstreet Boys playing basketball in Michigan State jerseys; this is because concert footage was taken from when the band played the Jack Breslin Center.
Most of the video is in widescreen format, though the within letterboxed black area are pulses of color based on the brightness of the shots. The choruses feature two different clips side-by-side, further letterboxing the video. During the breakdown before the final choruses, the normal letterboxed image is split horizontally into four segments and different clips flash between them with camera flash effects on the borderlines. "The One" – 3:46 "The One" – 3:46 "The One" – 3:35 "The One" – 6:29 "The One" – 10:07
"I Still..." is a song from the Backstreet Boys' fifth studio album, Never Gone. It was the final single from the album internationally, except in the United States; the single debuted at number 1 on the Japan International Singles Chart with 20,182 copies sold during first week. The music video depicts the Backstreet Boys in a dark urban setting, with each haunted by memories of the lady; each Backstreet Boys is filmed in his own vignette: Kevin is at the bar. J. is in the alley. The video was directed by Matt McDermitt, whom the Boston Globe reported to be only 19 years old at the time of filming; the music video is noted for its excellent use of slow-motion technique. It is the last music video to feature Kevin Richardson on his first tenure in the band, before leaving in 2006 and coming back in 2012. German CD single"I Still..." – 3:49 "Just Want You to Know" – 3:43Australian CD single"I Still..." – 3:49 "I Still..." – 3:17 "Just Want You to Know" – 6:30 "I Still..." – 3:49Japanese CD single"I Still..." – 3:49 "I Still..." – 3:17 "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" – 4:44 "Larger than Life" – 3:58 "Just Want You to Know" – 3:43 "Just Want You to Know" – 4:00 "I Still..." – 3:49 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Just Want You to Know
"Just Want You to Know" is a song performed by the Backstreet Boys. It was released on October 4, 2005 as the second single from the group's fifth studio album Never Gone; the single performed moderately well hitting the top ten in the UK and Spain, reaching the top twenty in Italy and Ireland, charting inside the top 40 in most other charts. The video for the song is based on the 1986 documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot, features the Backstreet Boys as fans in 1985 of the fictional heavy metal band "Sphynkter". There were two videos for this song and both were directed by Marc Klasfield and released worldwide on September 3, 2005. UK CD1"Just Want You to Know" - 3:51 "Larger Than Life" - 4:44UK CD2"Just Want You to Know" - 3:51 "I Want It That Way" - 4:18 "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" - 4:44UK DVD"Just Want You to Know" - 3:51 "Weird World" - 3:42 "Just Want You to Know" - 3:51US promo CD"Just Want You to Know" - 3:55 Drums, Percussion - Shawn Pelton Engineer - John Hanes Engineer - Tim Roberts Engineer - Christian Nilsson, Dan Chase Mixed By - Serban Ghenea Producer - Max Martin and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Recorded By - Christian Nilsson, Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, Seth Waldmann Recorded By - Alan Mason Recorded At Maratone Studios, Sweden & Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA Written By - Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Backstreet's Back is the second studio album by the Backstreet Boys, released internationally August 11, 1997 by Jive Records and Trans Continental Records, with the exception of United States. It was a follow-up to their successful self-titled international debut; some songs from this album and the debut album were compiled into a second self-titled album released only in the US. There were a few differences between the versions of songs released on this album and the American album; the album contained the same enhanced section as the American release. The first track recorded for the album was a cover of "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss", recorded alongside a new song, "If You Stay", which did not make the final track listing of the album. "Who Do You Love" was performed live but never released as a studio track. The three singles released from this album became three of their most successful and remembered singles. Notes"Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" contains an interpolation of "True" written by Gary Kemp and performed by Spandau Ballet.
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As Long as You Love Me (Backstreet Boys song)
"As Long as You Love Me" is a song by American boy band Backstreet Boys. It was released as the second single from their debut album Backstreet Boys in the United States and Backstreet's Back internationally, it was released in October 1997 in the United States. It considered one of their signature songs, it peaked at number one in New Zealand and the Philippines, number two in Australia and Austria, number three in the United Kingdom, number four in Switzerland and Sweden, number five in the Netherlands and Norway. At The 1997 MTV Europe Music Awards the song won Select Video; the song is their biggest selling single in the UK and the 13th biggest selling boyband single of the 1990s in the UK, selling 430,000 copies. It was never released as a commercial single in the US, but became an MTV staple and a radio airplay hit, it spent 56 weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart, peaking at #4. The song was a last minute addition to the album, as Clive Calder, then-chairman of Zomba, heard the song and called Jive Records president Barry Weiss, who contacted the band's manager, Johnny Wright.
Due to an error on the part of someone in the production chain, an early mix of "As Long As You Love Me" was included on Backstreet's Back and the 1997 US Backstreet Boys album. The mistake was corrected in the second pressing of the US debut album released in 1998; this annoyed writer and producer Max Martin. This early version subsequently became the version released as a single to video, it has different instrumentation and mixing, as well as a different structure similar to their previous US single, "Quit Playing Games". The final version is listed as the "Radio" or "Video Version"; the single has sold over 530,000 copies in the United Kingdom. UKCD1"As Long as You Love Me" - 3:32 "Quit Playing Games" - 6:48 "Everybody" - 7:13 "Every Time I Close My Eyes" - 3:52CD2"As Long as You Love Me" - 3:32 "As Long as You Love Me" - 3:32 "As Long as You Love Me" - 3:30CD3As Long as You Love Me – The Remixes "As Long as You Love Me" - 3:32 "As Long as You Love Me" - 3:32 "As Long as You Love Me" - 3:45 "As Long as You Love Me" - 6:42 "As Long as You Love Me" - 8:02 "Every Time I Close My Eyes" - 3:52USVinyl 1"As Long as You Love Me" "As Long as You Love Me" "As Long as You Love Me" "As Long as You Love Me" Note: It is unknown if this single was released in CD format.
Vinyl 2"As Long as You Love Me" 8:02 "As Long as You Love Me" 6:11 "As Long as You Love Me" 7:08 "As Long as You Love Me" 6:49 "As Long as You Love Me" 3:32 "As Long as You Love Me" 8:26 "As Long as You Love Me" 8:02 "As Long as You Love Me" 9:06 "As Long as You Love Me" 6:28 "As Long as You Love Me" 5:50 The music video was directed by Nigel Dick and filmed on June 15, 1997 in Pasadena, California. It shows the band auditioning before six ladies; the number was chosen. The ladies named Donna, Linda, Fatima and Nina video tape the performances and take notes; the band members sing and dance, but each member has a short "screen test" vignette in which he dresses up in a costume and performs various unusual activities. At the bridge, the members switch places with the ladies and have them perform screen tests after A. J. McLean uses it to change the ladies' clothes into casual clothes; the positions reverse again near the end of the song. The dance for this song, as featured in the video, includes a dance that uses folding chairs as part of the choreography.
There are special effects utilized in the video, most notably morphing sequences, where the face of one member morphs into another's. There are quick dissolves or straight cuts between footage of the members each doing the chair routine in the same exact position of the set; the cuts cause a working fan in the background to appear to stutter in its spin. One of the models featured, was played by Leighanne Wallace, whom Brian Littrell married in 2000; the video has more than 117 million views as of June 16, 2017. The Netherlands retro rock band The Kik recorded a live version in Dutch in the 3FM studio, using only CASIO keyboards. Radio deejay Giel Beelen subsequently asked the band to release their version as a single