Millennium (Backstreet Boys album)

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Millennium
Five men standing in front of a blue background beaming light blue rays, while wearing matching white outfits.
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 18, 1999
RecordedOctober 1998 – March 1999
Studio
  • Battery (New York City, New York, US)
  • Parc (Orlando, Florida, US)
  • Cheiron (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Polar (Stockholm, Sweden)
GenrePop[1]
Length48:11
LabelJive
Producer
Backstreet Boys chronology
Backstreet Boys
(1997)
Millennium
(1999)
For the Fans
(2000)
Singles from Millennium
  1. "I Want It That Way"
    Released: April 12, 1999
  2. "Larger than Life"
    Released: September 3, 1999
  3. "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely"
    Released: December 21, 1999
  4. "The One"
    Released: May 16, 2000

Millennium is the third studio album (second in the United States) by American boy band Backstreet Boys, released by Jive Records on May 18, 1999. It was a highly anticipated follow-up to both their US debut album, and their second internationally released album. It was their first album to be released in both the US and internationally in the same form, at the same time.

Millennium held the record for most shipments in one year, with 11 million shipments sold in the United States in 1999. It was nominated for five Grammy Awards and became one of the best-selling albums of all time, selling 24 million copies worldwide. The Backstreet Boys promoted Millennium through the Into the Millennium Tour, which became one of the fastest-grossing tours of all time.

Background[edit]

Following the release of their first US album Backstreet Boys and second international album Backstreet's Back selling 27 million copies worldwide, the Backstreet Boys were met with critics accusing them of being a "flash in the pan" and misconceptions that they earned a lot of money. From 1997 to 1998, the band filed a lawsuit against manager Lou Pearlman, stating that they only received $300,000 from recording and touring while he kept over $10 million. Pearlman claimed to be the "sixth Backstreet Boy", and revealed to them that he managed rival boy band NSYNC, who sold over 6 million copies of their debut album, stating that "it's business".[2] On September 18, 1998, the band left their management company Wright Stuff, which was formerly associated with Pearlman's record company Trans Continental Records.[3]

During the same period, the band also dealt with personal tragedies; Kevin Richardson suffered two family deaths,[4] Brian Littrell needed to undergo open heart surgery,[2] Howie Dorough lost his sister from lupus,[5] and the band's producer Denniz Pop died of stomach cancer. The album was initially titled Larger Than Life, which Dorough described as "almost like a thank-you song for all they've done" because they were always supporting the band.[4]

Promotion[edit]

Every version of Britney Spears' debut album ...Baby One More Time that was released prior to Millennium contained previews of three songs as hidden tracks, placed at the end of the album against Spears' wishes.[6] The band appeared on Saturday Night Live and Total Request Live during the album's release date,[4] and filmed a Disney Channel concert special called Backstreet Boys in Concert the same day.[7]

Singles[edit]

Four singles were released from the album.

  • "I Want It That Way" is the lead single from the album, released on April 12, 1999. It is one of the Backstreet Boys' most commercially successful songs and is often regarded as the group's signature song.
  • "Larger than Life" is the second single, released on September 3, 1999.
  • "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" was released as the third single, released on December 21, 1999. It peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of March 18, 2000.[8]
  • "The One" is the fourth and final single from the album, being released on May 16, 2000. "Don't Want You Back" was originally going to be the fourth single based on a TRL fan vote. However, when Nick Carter called in to vote for "The One", the fans followed after him.[9]

Tour[edit]

The album's supporting tour, Into the Millennium Tour, started from June 2, 1999 and ended on March 15, 2000 with a total of 123 shows in 84 cities spanning three legs.[10] The first leg of the North American tour initially sold 53 dates (40 announced and 13 added) due to demand[11] in 39 cities, scheduled to run from September 14–December 2, 1999.[11][12] The concert at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, was the 5th most attended concert in American history and the most attended concert by a pop artist.[13]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(2-star Honorable Mention)(2-star Honorable Mention)[14]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[15]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[16]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[17]
Spin7/10[18]

Writing for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that "Millennium has no pretense of being anything other than an album for the moment, delivering more of everything that made Backstreet's Back a blockbuster".[1] Robert Christgau gave Millennium a two-star honorable mention, stating that the album is "softening it a little up for their younger demographic, sexing it up a little for their own peace of mind", specifically praising "I Want It That Way" and "Larger than Life".[14] Jim Farber from Entertainment Weekly gave the album a B-, stating that they have taken risks in their lyrics, as "Teen acts normally can’t acknowledge their romantic power. They have to remain the longing ones in order to seal the twin fantasies of purity and accessibility".[15]

Arion Berger of Rolling Stone commented that the album was "prefabricated, too pretty, suspiciously well choreographed", criticizing Nick Carter's straining vocals on "I Need You Tonight", stating that "It's Gotta Be You" was a rehash of their 1997 single "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" and mentioned how "The Perfect Fan" evaporated throughout the song. However, he praised "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely", describing it as "digging its melodic claws into your skull on the first listen [...] it's the swooniest blending of the five vocalists' timbres to date, and mighty pretty besides".[16] Writing for Spin, Joshua Clover criticized the opening track "Larger than Life", stating that it "boogies deftly and punks daftly [...] but huffs fame like glue", while praising other uptempo songs such as "I Want It That Way", "Don't Want You Back", "It's Gotta Be You", and "Spanish Eyes".[18] He concluded by stating that while "the calendar flipping soundtrack" isn't Robbie Williams' song "Millennium" (1998), it 'smashes Silverchair's "Anthem for the Year 2000"' (1999), comparing the band to Alanis Morissette than NSYNC.[18]

Commercial performance[edit]

Millennium debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, where it remained for 10 non-consecutive weeks. It sold 1,134,000 copies in its first week of release, breaking the previous Nielsen SoundScan record held by Garth Brooks for single-week record sales.[19] This record was subsequently overtaken in 2000 by NSYNC with the release of No Strings Attached.[20] Millennium sold nearly 500,000 copies in the US on its first day alone, setting a record for first-day sales,[21] and became the best-selling album of 1999, selling 9,445,732 albums.[22] It remained on the Billboard chart for 93 weeks, eventually selling over 13 million copies in the United States and being certified 13 times platinum.[23]

As of 2016, the album stands as the fifth best selling album in the United States of the SoundScan era with 12.3 million units sold.[24] In 2003 it was also reported as being the fourth biggest seller for Music Club sales in the US over the past 14 years with sales of 1.59 million, though these sales are not included in SoundScan's total.[25] In Canada, Millennium was the seventh biggest selling album since 1995 in the Canadian Soundscan sales era up to end of December 2007,[26] while in Japan, sales went up to 1 million according to Billboard.[27] In 2015, Millennium became one of the best-selling albums of all time, selling 24 million copies worldwide.[28]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Larger than Life"Max Martin, Kristian Lundin, Brian LittrellLundin3:52
2."I Want It That Way"Martin, Andreas CarlssonMartin, Lundin3:33
3."Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely"Martin, Herbert CrichlowMartin, Lundin3:54
4."It's Gotta Be You"Martin, Robert John "Mutt" LangeMartin, Lange, Rami Yacoub2:57
5."I Need You Tonight"Andrew FrommLange4:23
6."Don't Want You Back"MartinMartin, Yacoub3:26
7."Don't Wanna Lose You Now"MartinMartin, Yacoub3:55
8."The One"Martin, LittrellMartin, Lundin3:46
9."Back to Your Heart"Kevin Richardson, Littrell, Gary Baker, Jason BlumeStephen Lipson, Timmy Allen[a]4:21
10."Spanish Eyes"Andrew Fromm, Sandy LinzerAllen, Mattias Gustafsson3:55
11."No One Else Comes Close"Joe Thomas, Baker, Wayne PerryAllen, Edwin "Tony" Nicholas3:43
12."The Perfect Fan"Littrell, Thomas SmithEric Foster White4:15

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies additional vocal production

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Millennium adapted from AllMusic.[29]

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Certifications and sales for "Millennium"
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[71] 3× Platinum 180,000^
Australia (ARIA)[72] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[73] Gold 25,000*
Belgium (BEA)[74] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[75] 2× Platinum 500,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[77] Diamond 1,075,000[76]
Chile (IFPI) 57,665[78]
Colombia[79] Gold 30,000[79]
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[80] Platinum 50,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[82] Platinum 42,525[81]
France 100,000[83]
Germany (BVMI)[84] 3× Gold 750,000^
Iceland 3,000[85]
Italy 300,000[86]
Japan (RIAJ)[87] 4× Platinum 1,000,000[27]
Mexico (AMPROFON)[88] 4× Platinum 600,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[89] 2× Platinum 200,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[90] 2× Platinum 30,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[91] Platinum 50,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[92] Gold 50,000*
South Korea (KMCA)[94] 4× Platinum 250,000[93]
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[95] 4× Platinum 400,000^
Sweden (GLF)[96] Platinum 80,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[97] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[100] Platinum 487,542[98][99]
United States (RIAA)[103] 13× Platinum 15,402,000[A]
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[104] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*
Worldwide 24,000,000[28]

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of March 2015, the album has sold 13,812,000 copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan, which does not count albums sold through clubs like the BMG Music Club, where it sold 1.59 million units as of February 2003.[101][102] Combined, it has sold over 15,402,000 copies in the United States.

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