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About Backstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys Tickets
There have only been a few great “boy bands” with the reach and dance moves of the 90’s classic The Backstreet Boys. Never have teen girls screamed and squealed so hard for a group of men since their parents saw The Beatles arrive on the scene in 1964. But the Backstreet Boys went one step further, with highly-choreographed dance routines and kitschy matching outfits.
Pre-teens and teens of the '90s went crazy for the band's first singles, “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)” and “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back, Alright!)” – their first two platinum hits. It seemed like they had the world in their hands, even with N*SYNC on their heels. And if breaking the internet was a thing back then, Backstreet Boys would have done so with their 1999 album Millenium.
They Want it That Way
The song they’re most known for – across the globe – is surely “I Want it That Way,” which came off their Millenium album, as the band rose in popularity from the mid-’90s to the early 2000s. In 2005, they changed their tune a little, hoping to capture the hearts of their original audience (now young adults) with their album Never Gone. They followed with Unbreakable in 2007 and This Is Us in 2009, which were less successful than the albums of their early career. They stayed quiet for a while – until 2019 when they released their album DNA.
Their Return to Fame
The public was happy to hear new music from the famous quintet, and songs from their 2019 album topped charts soon after its release. The Backstreet Boys took the chance for another world tour and ran with it – now attracting fans in their 20s and 30s, who’ve loved them since the beginning. Now they’re gaining a whole new audience – the kids of their original fans. And whether you’ve been a fan since the 90’s or you were newly introduced, you don’t want to miss out on Backstreet Boys tickets.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Backstreet Boys’ music style?
Backstreet Boys' music style has evolved over the years. On their first two albums, their music was a mix of R&B and dance club pop tunes infused with new jack balladry and hip-hop. With Millennium and Black & Blue, they slowly abandoned R&B and shifted toward a more pop and pop-rock music style.
Then in 2005, with their comeback album Never Gone, Backstreet Boys drastically changed their style by abandoning the synthesizers’ pop sound and featuring only live instruments in their songs. Their first album without Richardson, Unbreakable, is similar to Never Gone and leans toward adult contemporary and contemporary pop music by including interwoven choral harmonies, piano, strings, guitar, and drums, with some hip-hop and reggae elements in some songs. With their album This Is Us, they went back to their roots by including dance-pop beats combined with electropop, and a more R&B sound compared to their latest albums.
What are the Backstreet Boys’ greatest hits?
With such an incredible career it's not easy to pick the Backstreet Boys’ greatest hits. We've listed just 10 of their absolute greatest hits – is your favorite here?
- As Long As You Love Me (1997)
- I Want it That Way (1999)
- Everybody (Backstreet's Back) (1997)
- Larger Than Life (1999)
- Incomplete (2005)
- The Call (2000)
- Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) (1996)
- I'll Never Break Your Heart (1996)
- Show Me the Meaning (1999)
- Shape of My Heart (2000)
Have the Backstreet Boys won any music awards?
Backstreet Boys have received eight Grammy Award nominations, including four nominations in 2000. The group has also received two American Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, a Juno Award, and many other awards since their debut in 1996.
What has influenced the Backstreet Boys’ music?
Backstreet Boys have been influenced by many artists, inside and outside the pop genre. Artists who have had a strong impact on the Backstreet Boys' music include Michael Jackson, George Michael, Madonna, Spice Girls, and Take That among others. The band has always described itself as a vocal harmony group rather than a boy band. To fight the boy band stereotype, they sang a cappella every time they had the chance to.
Do the Backstreet Boys write their own songs?
It depends. The Backstreet Boys haven’t written all their songs, but they have written or co-written many of them. For the songs they didn’t write, songwriters are mentioned in each song’s’ credits.