Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A tribute to Backstreet Boys

The Backstreet Boys, "The biggest selling boyband of all time". The group was originally formed in Orlando Florida with members Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Alexander James Mclean, Brian Litrell, And Kevin Richardson. The band started in 1993 but only made it big in 1997 during the peak of pop genre with the likes of the Spice Girls and Hanson.

The group was first known in U.K and Canada when they released their self-titled debut album "Backstreet Boys", the album featured the hit songs "Get down", "I'll never break your heart", "We've got it going on" and Quit playing games with my heart which launch them to superstardom in the U.S. music scene.

In 1997 they released their second album "Backstreet Back" featuring the songs "As long as you love me, "Everybody", and "All I have to give". The album sold 28 million copies worldwide, and went # 1 on the charts around the world.

In 1999 upto 2000, the Backstreet Boys released their Most phenomenal album "Millennium". This was their comeback album after they took a break in 1998. The album was certified 11 times platinum and sold 40 million copies worldwide. The album contains the tracks "I want it that way", "Larger than life", and "Show me the meaning of being lonely. These album also earned them Grammy nominations and some awards.

In 2000, the group released a new album called "Black and Blue" which also sold over 20 million copies worlwide. It featured the carrier hit single "Shape of my heart", and follow-up singles "The Call", and "More than that".

In 2001 they releasd a greatest hits album "Capter one" containing all their significant tracks and a new song "Drowning".

After a break on 2002-2004 the group came back with a new album "Never gone", in 2005featuring the song "Incomplete", but this song earned critism due to a change in the band's style. Other songs from this album are "Just want you to know", "I still" and "Crawling back to you".
Just this year 2007, the Backstreet Boys released thei sixth album "Unbreakable", but this time without Kevin Richardson who decided to leave the group to try other opportunities. The album featured the song "Inconsolable".

This time the group is not phenomenal as they were before. The low sale performance of their previous two albums shows it all. Probably this is due to their change in style and in their music influence. We no longer see them groove, like how they do before. And people doesnt appreciate their songs anymore. But for me Backstreet Boys is still Backstreet Boys. I'm a big fan of the group and I'll continue to listen to their music.
And just like one of their song says "As long as their'll be music we'll be coming back again", their back doing what they love and continuing their passion for music.

Here are few songs from the Backstreet Boys:

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