DNA (Backstreet Boys album)

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DNA
Backstreet Boys – DNA.png
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 23, 2019 (2019-01-23)
Recorded2018
Length39:18
Label
Producer
Backstreet Boys chronology
The Box Set Series Backstreet Boys
(2015)
DNA
(2019)
Singles from DNA
  1. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
    Released: May 17, 2018
  2. "Chances"
    Released: November 9, 2018
  3. "No Place"
    Released: January 4, 2019

DNA is the ninth studio album (eighth in the US) by the Backstreet Boys.[1] It was first released in Japan on January 23, 2019, by RCA Records, and elsewhere on January 25, 2019. The album features tracks written by Edei, Lauv, Andy Grammer, and Stuart Crichton.[2] This is the group's second album, after 2007's Unbreakable, to neglect involvement from longtime producers and friends Max Martin and Kristian Lundin. It also serves as the follow-up to their eighth studio album (seventh in the US) In a World Like This. It was preceded by the singles "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "Chances", "No Place", and will be supported by a world tour, the band's most expansive in 18 years, beginning on May 11, 2019, in Lisbon, Portugal,[3] before visiting North America in July 2019.[4] The album is their first on Sony Music Entertainment since In a World Like This (2013), which was released independently through BMG.[5] It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, becoming the Backstreet Boys' first number-one album since Black & Blue in 2000.

Background and promotion[edit]

A press release stated that the group "analyzed their individual DNA profiles to see what crucial element each member represents in the group's DNA".[4] Kevin Richardson said of the album: "We were able to bring all of our influences and styles into one coherent piece of work. These songs are a great representation of who we are as individuals and who we are as a group. It's our DNA. We're really proud of that."[3] DNA is also short for Digital and Analog which is how the boys started recording in the 1990s.

The group announced the name of the album and its release date on November 9, 2018. The same day, they also released the single "Chances" and announced the DNA World Tour in support of the album, which began in May 2019.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic67/100[7]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[8]
The Guardian3/5 stars[9]

DNA received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 67 based on 4 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

DNA debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 234,000 album-equivalent units, of which 227,000 were pure album sales.[10] It is the Backstreet Boys' third number-one album and first in 19 years, the last being Black & Blue (2000). It also makes this their eighth consecutive top-ten album following In a World Like This (2013).[10] It is also the best-selling album of 2019 in the United States in terms of pure sales, as of May 2019.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
  • Crichton
  • Hartman
3:35
2."Nobody Else"
3:38
3."Breathe"
  • Ogren
  • Bailey
  • Brandyn Burnette
Ben Bram3:06
4."New Love"
3:00
5."Passionate"
3:43
6."Is It Just Me"
  • Kirkpatrick
  • Crichton[b]
3:37
7."Chances"
  • Tedder
  • Skelton
  • Harrell[b]
2:52
8."No Place"Steven Solomon2:59
9."Chateau"
Crichton3:08
10."The Way It Was"Crichton3:26
11."Just Like You Like It"
  • Copperman
  • Kear[a]
3:42
12."Okay"Crichton2:31
Total length:39:18

Notes

  • ^a signifies an additional producer
  • ^b signifies a vocal producer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 5
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14] 13
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 1
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[16] 47
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[17] 31
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[18] 4
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[19] 26
French Albums (SNEP)[20] 124
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[21] 2
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[22] 8
Irish Albums (IRMA)[23] 25
Italian Albums (FIMI)[24] 14
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[25] 2
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[26] 40
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[27] 20
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[28] 2
Scottish Albums (OCC)[29] 3
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[30] 4
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[31] 28
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[32] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[33] 7
UK Digital Albums (OCC)[34] 4
US Billboard 200[10] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[35] Gold 40,000^

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

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format(s) Label Ref.
Japan January 23, 2019 CD Sony [36]
United States January 25, 2019 RCA [37]
United States February 1, 2019 LP [38]

DNA World Tour[edit]

DNA
Tour by Backstreet Boys
Start dateMay 11, 2019 (2019-05-11)
End dateTBA
No. of shows
  • 47 in North America
  • 28 in Europe
  • 9 in Asia
WebsiteOfficial website
Backstreet Boys concert chronology

The DNA World Tour is the eleventh concert tour by American boy band, the Backstreet Boys. Supporting their tenth studio album, DNA. The tour consists of 46 shows in North America, 28 in Europe and 9 in Asia. The DNA World Tour kicked off in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 11, 2019 and finished it's European run in Budapest, Hungary, on June 25. North American run kicked off on July 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. and concludes on Sept. 15 in Newark, New Jersey.[39] The tour will resume in Japan on October 12, 2019.[40] On May 20, 2019 the group announced 2 shows for the first time ever in Hawaii with a third and later a fourth date added due to demand.[41]

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and opening acts
Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
Europe:
May 11, 2019 Lisbon Portugal Altice Arena
May 13, 2019 Madrid Spain WiZink Center 14,985 / 15,053 $1,179,687
May 15, 2019 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
May 17, 2019 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi 17,475 / 17,960 $1,438,273
May 19, 2019 Paris France AccorHotels Arena 7,899 / 9,000 $716,161
May 21, 2019 Hanover Germany TUI Arena
May 22, 2019 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
May 23, 2019 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
May 25, 2019 Mannheim Germany SAP Arena
May 27, 2019 Munich Olympiahalle
May 28, 2019 Vienna Austria Stadthalle
May 29, 2019 Berlin Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 31, 2019 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
June 1, 2019 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
June 2, 2019 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
June 5, 2019 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Arena
June 8, 2019 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Arena
June 10, 2019 Manchester England Manchester Arena 13,123 / 13,624 $1,028,880
June 11, 2019 Dublin Ireland 3Arena
June 14, 2019 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro 8,557 / 9,223 $764,074
June 15, 2019 Birmingham England Arena Birmingham
June 17, 2019 London The O2 Arena 29,164 / 31,600 $2,683,200
June 18, 2019
June 20, 2019 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
June 21, 2019 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
June 22, 2019 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
June 24, 2019 Warsaw Poland Arena COS Torwar
June 25, 2019 Budapest Hungary László Papp Budapest Sports Arena
North America:
July 12, 2019 Washington, D.C. United States Capital One Arena
July 14, 2019 Ottawa Canada Ottawa Bluesfest 35,000+ $3M
July 15, 2019 Montreal Bell Centre
July 17, 2019 Toronto Scotiabank Arena
July 20, 2019 Saint Paul United States Xcel Energy Center
July 22, 2019 Winnipeg Canada Bell MTS Place
July 24, 2019 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
July 25, 2019 Edmonton Rogers Place
July 27, 2019 Vancouver Rogers Arena
July 29, 2019 Everett United States Angel of the Winds Arena
July 30, 2019 Portland Moda Center
August 1, 2019 Sacramento Golden 1 Center
August 3, 2019 Los Angeles Staples Center
August 4, 2019 San Jose SAP Center
August 5, 2019 Anaheim Honda Center
August 7, 2019 Salt Lake City Vivint Smart Home Arena
August 8, 2019 Denver Pepsi Center
August 10, 2019 Chicago United Center
August 12, 2019 Detroit Little Caesars Arena
August 14, 2019 Boston TD Garden
August 15, 2019 Brooklyn Barclays Center
August 17, 2019 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
August 18, 2019 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium
August 20, 2019 Raleigh PNC Arena
August 21, 2019 Atlanta State Farm Arena
August 23, 2019 Fort Lauderdale BB&T Center
August 24, 2019 Orlando Amway Center
August 26, 2019 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
August 27, 2019 Memphis FedExForum
August 28, 2019 Tulsa BOK Center
August 30, 2019 New Orleans Smoothie King Center
August 31, 2019 Houston Toyota Center
September 1, 2019 Dallas American Airlines Center
September 3, 2019 Lafayette Cajundome
September 4, 2019 Birmingham Legacy Arena
September 6, 2019 St. Louis Enterprise Center
September 7, 2019 Kansas City Sprint Center
September 8, 2019 Omaha CHI Health Center
September 10, 2019 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse
September 11, 2019 Milwaukee Fiserv Forum
September 13, 2019 Louisville KFC Yum! Center
September 14, 2019 Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena
September 15, 2019 Newark Prudential Center
Asia:
October 12, 2019 Saitama Japan Saitama Super Arena
October 13, 2019
October 16, 2019 Osaka Osaka-Jo Hall
October 19, 2019 Macau Cotai Arena
October 22, 2019 Taipei Taiwan Nangang Exhibition Hall
October 24, 2019 Bangkok Thailand Impact Exhibitional Hall 5-6
October 26, 2019 Jakarta Indonesia Jakarta International Expo
October 28, 2019 Manila Philippines Mall of Asia Arena
October 30, 2019 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
North America:
November 2, 2019 Honolulu United States Neal S. Blaisdell Center
November 3, 2019
November 5, 2019
November 6, 2019
Total

Set list[edit]

This set list is from the concert on May 11, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. It may not represent all shows from the tour.

  1. "Everyone"
  2. "I Wanna Be With You"
  3. "The Call"
  4. "Don't Want You Back"
  5. "Nobody Else (Brian Solo)"
  6. "New Love"
  7. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)"
  8. "Chateau (Howie Solo)"
  9. "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely"
  10. "Incomplete"
  11. "Undone"
  12. "More Than That"
  13. "The Way It Was (Nick Solo)"
  14. "Chances"
  15. "Shape of My Heart"
  16. "Drowning"
  17. "Passionate (AJ and Kevin Duet)"
  18. "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)"
  19. "As Long as You Love Me"
  20. "No Place"
  21. "Breathe"
  22. "Don't Wanna Lose You Now"
  23. "I'll Never Break Your Heart"
  24. "All I Have to Give"
  25. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
  26. "We've Got It Goin' On"
  27. "It's Gotta Be You"
  28. "That's the Way I Like It"
  29. "Get Another Boyfriend"
  30. "The One"
  31. "I Want It That Way"
  32. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
  33. "Larger Than Life"

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