Backstreet Boys Returns to the Top After Two Decades

It’s been almost 20 years since Backstreet Boys topped the Billboard 200, but that all changed thanks to their new album DNA. Pop band we grew up with is making their big comeback this year, and they finally scored their first no. 1 album since 2000.

DNA marks the group’s return to form and it already helped them secure some of the best reviews of their career after hitting the shelves on January 23. The band also scored one Grammy nod thanks to the lead single “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – their first nomination in over 15 years.

The band’s ninth studio album features a total of 12 tracks, and it helped Backstreet Boys return to the top because they weren’t scared to try new things. Kevin Richardson explained they experimented with several different genres while recording these songs – including rap, R&B, country, rock, pop and gospel.

DNA will feature tracks that are acoustically driven, piano-driven, songs that have an R&B vibe, and some that are influenced heavily by the EDM movement. But we did it all in a Backstreet way with our harmonies,” explained Richardson.

Backstreet Boys will promote the album with their most expensive tour to date, which will kick off on May 11 in Lisbon, Portufal.