The Hits – Chapter One

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The Hits – Chapter One
Greatest hits album by Backstreet Boys
Released October 23, 2001[1]
Recorded October 1994–April 2001
Parc Studios
Platinum Post Studios
(Orlando, Florida)
Cheiron Studios
Polar Studios
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Matiz Studios
(Hamburg, Germany)
Powerplay Studios
(Zurich, Switzerland)
Battery Studios
(New York City)
Tates Creek High School
(Lexington, Kentucky)
Genre Pop, dance, dance-pop, teen pop
Length 65:03
Label Jive
Backstreet Boys chronology
Black & Blue
(2000)
The Hits – Chapter One
(2001)
Never Gone
(2005)
Singles from The Hits – Chapter One
  1. "Drowning"
    Released: October 16, 2001[2]

The Hits – Chapter One, also known as Greatest Hits – Chapter One internationally, is the first greatest hits compilation released by American band, the Backstreet Boys. The album features fifteen of the group's classic hits, as well as one new song, "Drowning." "Drowning" was the album's only single, peaking at #4 on the UK Singles Chart and making the top 10 in most countries. A video album, featuring all of the videos from the release, was made available around the same time as the album.

Background[edit]

The Backstreet Boys' label, Jive Records, decided to release a Backstreet Boys greatest-hits CD by Christmas 2001 as they had not released a blockbuster album that year. The group resisted the release as they felt that it was too early in their career for such an album and that it would ruin their plan to mark the group's 10th anniversary in 2003 with a greatest-hits release.[3] "Our management company was supportive and we weren't. And the record company was going to put it out anyway. So it's either promote, or fight with your label, don't promote it and risk it doing very badly. But ultimately, who is it that's going to get hurt? It's not going to hurt our label. It's going to hurt us," Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson said. Jive ultimately released the album after a long debate, despite threats from the group.[3]

Track listing[edit]

US edition[4]
No. Title Original release Length
1. "I Want It That Way"   Millennium 3:35
2. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" (Extended version) Backstreet Boys 4:47
3. "As Long as You Love Me"   Backstreet Boys 3:34
4. "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely"   Millennium 3:56
5. "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)"   Backstreet Boys 3:55
6. "All I Have to Give"   Backstreet Boys 4:38
7. "Larger Than Life"   Millennium 4:04
8. "I'll Never Break Your Heart"   Backstreet Boys 4:50
9. "The Call"   Black & Blue 3:25
10. "Shape of My Heart"   Black & Blue 3:52
11. "The One"   Millennium 3:48
12. "More Than That" (radio mix) Black & Blue 3:43
13. "Drowning"   Previously unreleased 4:27

Reviews[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF) Gold[5] 20,000+
Australia (ARIA) Gold[6] 35,000+
Belgium (IFPI) Gold[7] 25,000+
Brazil (ABPD) Platinum[8] 125,000+
Denmark (IFPI) Gold[9] 25,000+
Germany (BVMI) Gold[10] 150,000+
Japan (RIAJ) Million[11] 1,000,000+
New Zealand (RIANZ) Gold[12] 7,500+
Sweden (IFPI) Gold[13] 40,000+
Switzerland (IFPI) Gold[14] 20,000+
United Kingdom (BPI) Platinum[15] 300,000+
United States (RIAA) Platinum[16] 1,000,000+

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic: The Hits: Chapter One". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Allmusic: Drowning". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  3. ^ a b Strauss, Neil (August 18, 2002). "MUSIC; The Lost Boys: How a Pop Sensation Came Undone". New York Times. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Backstreet Boys - The Hits--Chapter One". amazon.com. 
  5. ^ "Argentinean Certifications for Backstreet Boys". CAPIF. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2001 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  7. ^ "Belgian certifications for 2001". Ultratop. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  8. ^ "Brazilian certification database". ABPD. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  9. ^ "Album Top 40: 2001 (Week of 52)". Hitlisten.NU. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  10. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Backstreet Boys; 'Chapter One')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  11. ^ "年度別ミリオンセラー一覧 2001年". RIAJ. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  12. ^ "New Zealand Top-40 album chart (3 February 2002 #1294)". RIANZ. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  13. ^ "ÅR 2001". IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  14. ^ "Awards 2001". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  15. ^ "Gold/Platinum Certifications for BPI". BPI. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  16. ^ "Search Results for The Hits: Chapter One". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2014-04-19.