Backstreet's Back

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Backstreet's Back
Backstreet's Back cover.jpg
Studio album by Backstreet Boys
Released August 11, 1997 (Europe)[1]
Recorded 1996–June 1997;
Parc Studios (Orlando, Florida)
Cheiron and Polar Studios (Stockholm, Sweden)
Battery Studios and The Hit Factory (New York City)
Sigma Sound (Philadelphia)
(London, UK)
Genre Pop, teen pop, dance-pop
Label Jive, Trans Continental Records
Producer Timmy Allen, Larry Campbell, P.M. Dawn, Full Force, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Brian Littrell, Kristian Lundin, Max Martin, Mookie, Denniz PoP, "Fitz" Gerald Scott
Backstreet Boys chronology
Backstreet Boys (International)
Backstreet's Back
Backstreet Boys (US)
Singles from Backstreet's Back
  1. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
    Released: June 30, 1997
  2. "As Long as You Love Me"
    Released: September 29, 1997
  3. "All I Have to Give"
    Released: January 13, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[2]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]

Backstreet's Back is an album by the Backstreet Boys released internationally August 11, 1997 by Jive Records and Trans Continental Records, with the exception of United States. It was a follow-up to their successful self-titled international debut. Some songs from this album and the debut album were compiled into a second self-titled album released only in the US.

There were a few differences between the versions of songs released on this album and the American album.[citation needed] The album also contained the same enhanced section as the American release. The first track recorded for the album was a cover of "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss", which was recorded alongside a new song, "If You Stay", which did not make the final track listing of the album. "Who Do You Love" was performed live but never released as a studio track. The three singles released from this album became three of their most successful and remembered singles.

Track listing[edit]

UK, Europe and Australian edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"   Denniz PoP, Max Martin Denniz PoP, Martin 3:44
2. "As Long as You Love Me"   Max Martin Denniz PoP, Kristian Lundin 3:40
3. "All I Have to Give"   Full Force Full Force 4:37
4. "That's the Way I Like It"   PoP, Martin, Herbert Crichlow Denniz PoP, Martin 3:40
5. "10,000 Promises"   Martin Denniz PoP, Martin 4:00
6. "Like a Child"   "Fitz" Gerald Scott Scott 5:05
7. "Hey, Mr. DJ (Keep Playin' This Song)"   Timmy Allen, Larry Campbell, Jolyon Skinner Allen, Campbell 4:25
8. "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"   Attrell Cordes, Gary Kemp P.M. Dawn, Campbell 3:40
9. "That's What She Said"   Brian Littrell Mookie, Littrell 4:05
10. "If You Want It to Be Good Girl (Get Yourself a Bad Boy)"   Robert John "Mutt" Lange Lange 4:47
11. "If I Don't Have You"   Gary Baker, Wayne Perry, Allen Allen, Campbell 4:35


Chart (1997–1998) Peak
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[9] 2
Austrian Albums Chart[9] 1
Belgian Flemish Albums Chart[9] 1
Belgian Walloon Albums Chart[9] 1
Canadian Albums Chart[10] 1
Danish Albums Chart[11] 1
Dutch Albums Chart[9] 1
European Top 100 Albums Chart[12] 1
French SNEP Albums Chart[9] 22
Finnish Albums Chart[9] 1
German Albums Chart[9] 1
Hungarian Albums Chart[13] 1
Irish Albums Chart[14] 9
Italian Albums Chart[14] 5
Japanese Albums Chart[15] 23
Malaysian Albums Chart[12] 1
New Zealand Albums Chart[9] 2
Norwegian Albums Chart[9] 1
Portugal Albums Chart[16] 4
Spanish Albums Chart[16] 1
Swedish Albums Chart[9] 1
Swiss Albums Chart[9] 1
Taiwanese Albums Chart[17] 1
UK Albums Chart[18] 2


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[19] 5× Platinum 300,000x
Australia (ARIA)[20] 5× Platinum 350,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[21] Platinum 50,000x
Belgium (BEA)[22] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Brazil (ABPD)[23] 2× Platinum 500,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[24] Diamond 1,048,000[25]
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[26] Platinum 49,334[26]
France (SNEP)[27] Gold 147,400[28]
Germany (BVMI)[29] 2× Platinum 1,000,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI)[30] Platinum 20,000x
Italy (FIMI)[31] 4× Platinum 400,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[32] Platinum+Gold 350,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[33] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[34] 2× Platinum 200,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[35] 8× Platinum 800,000^
Sweden (GLF)[36] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[37] 2× Platinum 100,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[38] 2× Platinum 700,000[39]
Europe (IFPI)[40] 5× Platinum 5,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Note: Certifications for Denmark and New Zealand are not known as these countries started certifying albums only since 1999 and 2000.

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ Allmusic review
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  19. ^ "Discos de Oro y Platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "Australian Certifications for 1998". ARIA. Archived from the original on 29 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  21. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Backstreet Boys – Backstreet's Back" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Backstreet Boys in the field Interpret. Enter Backstreet's Back in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  22. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 1998". Ultratop & Hung Medien / 
  23. ^ "Brazilian certification database". ABPD. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
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  25. ^ Nielsen Music 2007 Year End Music Industry Report For Canada
  26. ^ a b The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
  27. ^ "French album certifications – Backstreet Boys – Backstreet's Back" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  28. ^ "InfoDisc : Les Certifications (Albums) du SNEP (Les Albums Or )". Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
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  30. ^ "German Certification Database". IFPI Hong Kong. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
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  32. ^ "Mexican Certifications for Millennium". AMPROFON. Archived from the original on 22 November 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  33. ^ "Backstreet Boys - Millennium (x2)". NVPI. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  34. ^ "Platynowe CD 1998". ZPAV. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
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  36. ^ "Swedish certifications 1987-1998" (PDF). IFPI Sweden. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  37. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Backstreet Boys; 'Backstreet's Back')". Hung Medien. 
  38. ^ "British album certifications – Backstreet Boys – Backstreet's Back". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Backstreet's Back in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
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