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Backstreet Boys' 'DNA' Gives The Group Their Third No. 1 Album
On the Feb. 9 Billboard 200, for the week ending Feb. 1, the Backstreet Boys' Jan. 25 album release DNA reached No. 1 for the group's third time, assisted by their vibrant lead single "Don't Go Breaking My Heart." The song is nominated at the 61st GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, the quintet's 8th GRAMMY nomination.
Billboard crunches the numbers on the Backstreet Boys' chart success, raising comparisons to Paul McCartney and Sade as long-established artists riding a fresh appetite for what they do best. With sales in its debut week of 234,000 units, DNA posted the best one-week sales of any album so far in 2019.
The Backstreet Boys' third album Millennium, released in 1999, established their success, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and drawing nominations at the 42nd GRAMMY Awards for Album Of The Year And Best Pop Album. Wrapping around the millennium itself, 2000's Black & Blue reached No. 1 as well, powered by its GRAMMY-nominated hit "Shape of My Heart."
The group is currently completing its Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywod's Zappos Theater. Their world tour kicks off this May in Portugal, coming back to North America in July. Tickets are available at the group's website and a bundle deal for tickets-plus-DNA helped propel the Backstreet Boys' latest album's spectacular sales. Rolling Stone noted this success was also helped by the many talented collaborators contributing to the album, including Ross Copperman, Kuk Harrell, Brett James, Shawn Mendes, the Stereotypes, and Ryan Tedder.