Backstreet Boys’ ‘DNA’ Is Their First No. 1 Album in Nearly 20 Years
Backstreet's back (alright!) right where they belong: at the top of the charts.
After nearly 20 years, the Backstreet Boys are sitting pretty at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with their new album, DNA.
The No. 1 record marks the iconic boy band's third No. 1 album and first since Black & Blue "spent two weeks at No. 1 in December of 2000," according to Billboard.
Released Jan. 25 via RCA Records, DNA sold 227,000 albums (not including equivalent album units/streams), making it the top-selling album the week of its release.
DNA is also the Backstreet Boys' tenth Top 10 album. Their self-titled debut album was their first release to hit the Top 10 when the record peaked at No. 4 on Jan. 31, 1998. The album also marks the group's "largest sales week since 2005," Billboard reports.
The Backstreet Boys' new album was preceded by lead single "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" in 2018, which became a Top 20 hit and was listed as one of PopCrush's Best Songs of 2018.
Speaking exclusively to PopCrush about the song's 2019 Grammy nomination, member AJ McLean said, "We’ve been nominated seven times and we’ve never won. The last time we were nominated was in 2002 and after being a group for 25 years grinding and grinding for the past seven years to get us back to where we were today, we’re back on radio. We’re so blessed."