We're not playing games: BSB blessed you with their first U. Ready to feel old? Saturday marks 20 years since Backstreet Boys released their self-titled U.
This was the boys' second ever single, and it remains their best-selling single in the UK, despite not reaching number one. The song was a last minute addition to their debut album, as Clive Calder, the chairman of their label, heard the song and called Jive Records president Barry Weiss, who then contacted their manager. Many critics have questioned the song's meaning, mainly the line, "I want it that way.
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The discography of American pop vocal group Backstreet Boys consists of nine studio albums , 29 singles , one live album , three compilation albums and 33 music videos. McLean and Howie Dorough. Richardson left the group in to pursue other interests,  but rejoined in At the same time, they released their second self-titled album in the United States. It peaked at number four and eventually became the tenth best-selling album of the s. In , the Backstreet Boys released their third and most successful album to date, Millennium , which entered the Billboard at number one with first-week sales of 1,, copies.
Although the album only peaked at 4 on the US album chart, steady sales turned it into one of the biggest debut albums of all time. It has been certified fourteen times platinum. They had previously been best known for a series of hit collaborations with Lisa Lisa and helping launch Samantha Fox into the pop top The song peaked at 5 on the pop chart in the US and in the top 10 in many other countries around the world.