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Backstreet’s back, alright: Backstreet Boys have a No 1 album after 19 years

The 26-year-old boy band’s new album DNA marks their first time in pole position since 2000’s Black & Blue.

Backstreet’s back, alright: Backstreet Boys have a No 1 album after 19 years

Backstreet Boys (Photo: AFP / Getty Images North America / Cindy Ord)

Oh my god, they’re back again. After nearly two decades, Backstreet Boys have returned to the top of the Billboard 200 chart with the debut of their new studio album DNA.

This marks the boy band’s third No 1 album and ninth LP overall. Their last album to reach the peak of the US albums chart was 2000’s Black & Blue, which spawned the lead single Shape Of My Heart.

DNA was released on Jan 25 and earned 234,000 equivalent album units in the US in the week ending Feb 1, according to Nielsen Music. Of that number, 227,000 were pure album sales.

DNA is the new album from the 26-year-old boy band, Backstreet Boys. (Photo: Backstreet Boys)

The 12-track new album is the group’s first release since 2013. Its lead single, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, was released last May.

In support of the new album, the boys are headed on a world tour starting this May in Lisbon, Portugal. The tour will reach North America in July and conclude this September in Newark, New Jersey.

Formed in 1993, Backstreet Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling boy band of all time.

They were last in Singapore in October 2017, where they played to a crowd of 20,000 at the National Stadium as part of their Larger Than Life tour.

Source: CNA/pw