NKOTBSB (album)

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Compilation album by NKOTBSB
Released May 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)
Recorded 1988–2011
Genre Pop, dance-pop, R&B, blue-eyed soul, pop rock
Length 54:48
Label Legacy, Columbia, Jive
New Kids on the Block chronology
The Block
Backstreet Boys chronology
Playlist: The Very Best of Backstreet Boys
In a World Like This
Singles from NKOTBSB
  1. "Don't Turn Out the Lights"
    Released: April 5, 2011

NKOTBSB is a compilation album[1] by American supergroup NKOTBSB which consists of New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys. The album was released on May 24, 2011, and features five hits from each group, two new joint recordings "All in My Head" and "Don't Turn Out the Lights",[2] as well as a mash up. The album debuted at number seven in the US, selling 40,000 in the first week of its release. The album coincides with the joint tour featuring the groups, starting at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on May 25, 2011.[3]


Both bands first performed together at the Radio City Music Hall in the summer of 2010, and a joint tour was announced later that year. In March 2011, fans were encouraged to vote online for their favourite tracks from the separate groups; choices that would influence the track list for their joint compilation album.[4] After nearly 250,000 votes, the track listing of "NKOTBSB" was announced on April 11, 2011. It also features two new tracks, "Don't Turn Out the Lights" and "All in My Head", as well as an "NKOTBSB Mashup". "All in My Head" was originally an unreleased track by the Backstreet Boys for their album This Is Us, while the mashup features a collection hits by the supergroup, similar to their AMA performance.

The album is available in several editions. The regular edition features a 16-page booklet with personal messages from each member of the supergroup, and a tour poster. Each edition comes with an instant download of "Don't Turn Out the Lights". Additionally, all those who pre-ordered the album have their names featured in a poster that comes with the album.[5] A deluxe edition was exclusively released at Wal-Mart. This edition features a DVD showing rehearsals for the NKOTBSB Tour along with the recording session for the new songs.


"Don't Turn Out the Lights" was released as the lead single from the album on April 5, 2011 by Legacy Recordings. The track made its first appearance in December on the BSB Cruise.[6] The song premiered on On Air with Ryan Seacrest and released to iTunes the same day. The single debuted at number #14 on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart on April 14, 2011.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[8]
No. Title Writer(s) Group Length
1. "Step by Step" (from Step by Step) Maurice Starr New Kids on the Block 4:25
2. "I Want It That Way" (from Millennium) Max Martin, Andreas Carlsson Backstreet Boys 3:29
3. "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" (from Hangin' Tough) Starr New Kids on the Block 4:08
4. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" (from Backstreet Boys (1997)/Backstreet's Back) Martin, Denniz Pop Backstreet Boys 4:44
5. "Please Don't Go Girl" (from Hangin' Tough) Starr New Kids on the Block 4:07
6. "As Long as You Love Me" (from Backstreet Boys (1997)/Backstreet's Back) Martin Backstreet Boys 3:29
7. "Hangin' Tough" (from Hangin' Tough) Starr New Kids on the Block 3:45
8. "Larger Than Life" (from Millennium) Martin, Brian Littrell, Kristian Lundin Backstreet Boys 3:50
9. "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" (from Hangin' Tough) Starr New Kids on the Block 4:19
10. "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" (from Backstreet Boys (1997)/Backstreet Boys (1996)) Martin, Herbie Crichlow Backstreet Boys 3:51
11. "All in My Head" Nadir Khayat, Teddy Sky, Gustav Efraimsson NKOTBSB 3:51
12. "Don't Turn Out the Lights" Jess Cates, Claude Kelly[9] NKOTBSB 3:29
13. "NKOTBSB Mashup"   NKOTBSB 6:35
Total length: 54:48

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[10] 38
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[11] 6
Mexican Albums Chart[12] 70
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[13] 29
US Billboard 200[14] 7


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  2. ^ Katz, Amber (4 April 2011). "New Song: NKOTBSB, 'Don't Turn Off The Lights Now'". MTV Buzzworthy Blog. MTV Networks. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Grossberg, Josh (14 March 2011). "NKOTB + BSB = Lots of Letters and New Supergroup Single". E!: Entertainment Television. NBCUniversal Media, LLC. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (11 April 2011). "NKOTBSB album track listing released: Which songs made the cut?". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "NKOTBSB album coming!! You choose!!". New Kids on the Block Official Website. Universal Music Group. 14 March 2011. Archived from the original on 16 April 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Shelter, Scott (14 March 2011). "NKOTBSB -- 2011 New Album Preview". AOL Radio. Aol, Inc. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Trust, Gary (14 April 2011). "Weekly Chart Notes: Katy Perry, Beastie Boys, NKOTBSB". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Fans Have Spoken! NKOTBSB Track Listing Revealed!" (Press release). PR Newswire. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Semigran, Aly (31 March 2011). "NKOTBSB Release 'Don't Turn Out The Lights' Single". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
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  11. ^ "Backstreet Boys – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Backstreet Boys. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
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  13. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Backstreet Boys – NKOTBSB". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  14. ^ "Backstreet Boys – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Backstreet Boys. Retrieved April 28, 2017.