Thoughts: Why does “I Want It That Way” get so much flack?

The year was 1999 and the best-selling album was none other than my favorite band-Backstreet Boys smash , “Millennium”. Millennium spent ten weeks at number one on the chart, selling 1,130,000 copies in its first week of release, establishing a new record for the largest sales in a single week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking […]

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What the @BackstreetBoys’ album ‘Millennium” means to me

There are a few albums that have touched my life and made a lasting impact that has stayed with me since the first time I listened to it. The first few albums that did that were Michael Jackson’s “Bad,” Whitney Houston’s “Whitney,” Reba McEntire’s “What In The World Am I Gonna Do About You?,” Garth […]

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This day in Backstreet Boys history: August 14, 1999

On this day in Backstreet Boys history – August 14, 1999 – the boys sold out their U.S. leg of their Into the Millennium tour (39 shows) in one day. How about ‘dem apples? Yes, that was 16 years ago today! Enjoy the video below of one of those U.S. shows!

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Throwback Thursday: 1999 @BackstreetBoys Millennium Press Conference in Orlando

Check out a pretty cool video of the Backstreet Boys’ press conference with fans from their 1999 Orlando stop for their record breaking “Millennium” tour. The video includes a brief interview with AJ’s mom, Denise, and has a little cameo from BOTB supporter and friend Stacey who asks about the boys being president.

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Video: Happy 16th birthday, Millennium (@BackstreetBoys)

On May 18, 1999, the Backstreet Boys released their third international release (second U.S.), “Millennium” and shattered weekly record sales. “Millennium” entered the Billboard 200 at number one, 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 […]

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Happy 15th anniversary “Millennium”

The landscape of popular music changed forever on May 18, 1999 – 15 years ago tomorrow. The Backstreet Boys released their second U.S. release (third worldwide) on Jive Records. The album, “Millennium,” featured the first single “I Want It That Way”. In the first week alone, it sold 1,134,000 copies in its first week of […]

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