New Kids on the Block discography

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New Kids on the Block discography
NKOTB 2008-11-06.jpg
New Kids on the Block performing in November 2008.
Studio albums 6
Compilation albums 7
Music videos 20
EPs 1
Singles 26
DVDs 4

American group New Kids on the Block has released eight studio albums, one extended play (EP), seven compilation albums, twenty-six singles, and five video albums. As of 2005, they had sold more than 17.5 albums in United States alone,[1] and to date, over 80 million records worldwide.[2]

The New Kids on the Block released their debut single Be My Girl in 1986, which peak #90 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[3] Their first abum was released the same year, and although not a big success at the time it was released, it managed to sold 3 million copies in United States after almost four years, being certified three times platinum by RIAA.[4][5] In 1988, they released their second and most successful album to date, Hangin' Tough, which peaked number one at the Billboard 200, and sold more than eight million copies in United States only.[4] After a christmas album, they released the song Steb by Step, of the album of the same name, it remains the band's biggest-selling single to date.[6] Three more albums were released after that and at least seven compilations, almost all were very well received by the public.

Still active today, NKOTB have had number 1 albums across Europe, the United States and Canada and number 1 singles from as far and wide as Australia to the United Kingdom.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details US charts International charts Certifications
(sales thresholds)
200
[7]
R&B
[7]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[9]
CAN
[10]
GER
[11]
NED
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
New Kids on the Block 25 17 6
  • US: 3× Platinum[5]
  • CAN: 3× Platinum[17]
  • UK: Gold[18]
Hangin' Tough
  • Released: September 6, 1988
  • Label: Columbia Records
1 46 7 8 2 4 33 3 19 2
Step by Step
  • Released: June 5, 1990
  • Label: Columbia Records
1 62 4 6 1 1 11 1 12 8 1
Face the Music
  • Released: January 25, 1994
  • Label: Columbia Records
37 24 18 38 34 44 72 46 38 36
The Block 2 81 69 1 21 73 16
10
  • Released: April 2, 2013
  • Label: The Block/Boston Five
6 59 8 45 39 47

Holiday albums[edit]

Title Album details US charts International charts Certifications
(sales thresholds)
200
[7]
R&B
[7]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[9]
CAN
[10]
GER
[11]
NED
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
Merry, Merry Christmas
  • Released: September 19, 1989
  • Label: Columbia Records
9 67 34 13 15 30 76 43 13
  • US: 2× Platinum[5]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[17]
  • UK: Gold[18]

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details US charts International charts Certifications
(sales thresholds)
200
[7]
R&B
[7]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[9]
CAN
[10]
GER
[11]
NED
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
No More Games/The Remix Album
  • Released: November 15, 1990
  • Label: Columbia Records
19 34 16 12 40 27 28 41 15
H.I.T.S.
  • Released: December 1991
  • Label: Columbia Records/Sony
16 26 23 34 37 50
Tour Souvenir Collection
  • Released: December 1991
  • Label: Columbia Records
13 14
Greatest Hits
  • Released: February 1999
  • Label: Columbia Records/Sony
Super Hits
  • Released: April 2001
  • Label: Columbia Records
New Kids on the Block: Greatest Hits
  • Released: August 2008
  • Label: Columbia Records/Sony
22 17
NKOTBSB
(with the Backstreet Boys as NKOTBSB)
  • Released: May 2011
  • Label: Columbia Records/Sony/Jive
7 38 6

EPs[edit]

Title Album details US charts International charts Certifications
(sales thresholds)
200
[7]
R&B
[7]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[9]
CAN
[10]
GER
[11]
NED
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
Thankful
  • Released: May 12, 2017
  • Label: NKOTB Music, LLC
17 29
[24]
82

Singles[edit]

Year Single US charts International charts Certifications Album
Hot 100
[25]
Adult
[26]
Dance
[27]
R&B
[3]
AUS
[8]
BEL
[28]
CAN
[29]
GER
[30]
IRE
[31]
NED
[32]
NZ
[33]
UK
[16]
1986 "Be My Girl" 90 New Kids on the Block
"Stop It Girl"
1988 "Please Don't Go Girl" 10 55 Hangin' Tough
"You Got It (The Right Stuff)" 3 20 28 1 16 12 2 32 2 1
1989 "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" 1 12 4 19 17 31 2 8 28 5
"Hangin' Tough" 1 8 32 6 29 1 31 7 1
"Cover Girl" 2 22 4 6 17 4
"Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)" [A] 8 12 34 17 6 8 New Kids on the Block
"This One's for the Children" 7 27 55 40 40 15 7 71 9 Merry, Merry Christmas
"My Favorite Girl" Hangin' Tough
1990 "Step by Step" 1 48 8 6 1 8 5 13 3 2 Step by Step
"Valentine Girl"
"Tonight" 7 16 4 8 19 8 3 16 3
"Let's Try It Again" [A] 53 51 32 60 68 6 17 31 8
1991 "Games" [B] 33 39 52 9 30 27 14 No More Games: The Remix Album
"Call It What You Want" [B] 57 22 8 17 45 12
"Baby, I Believe in You" 91 64 20
"If You Go Away" [B] 16 26 25 6 34 26 10 9 Face the Music
1994 "Dirty Dawg" [B] 66 20 3 41 13 27
"Never Let You Go" [B] 18 42
2008 "Summertime" 36 90 9 55 34 The Block
"Single" (featuring Ne-Yo) 42 81
"Dirty Dancing" 31 23
2009 "2 in the Morning" 76
2011 "Don't Turn Out the Lights"
(as 'NKOTBSB' with Backstreet Boys)
46 NKOTBSB
2013 "Remix (I Like The)" 81 10
"The Whisper"
2017 "One More Night" Thankful
Notes
  • A^ Charted as "Let's Try Again"/"Didn't I Blow Your Mind" in the UK and Ireland in October, 1990.
  • B^ Credited to NKOTB

Videography[edit]

Home videos[edit]

Year Title Production details Notes Certifications
1989 Hangin' Tough
  • Released: July 25, 1989
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: VHS
Includes behind the scenes and 4 music videos: "Please, Don't Go Girl","You Got It (The Right Stuff)", "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" and "Hangin' Tough".
1989 Hangin' Tough Live
  • Released: November 14, 1989
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: VHS
Includes 7 live performances done in a L.A.'s Mayan Theather show: "My Favourite Girl","What'cha Gonna Do (About It)", "Please Don't Go Girl", "Cover Girl", "(You've Got It) The Right Stuff", "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" and "Hangin' Tough".
  • RIAA: 12× Platinum[5]
  • MC: Diamond[17]
1990 Step by Step
  • Released: May 24, 1990
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: VHS
Includes 4 music videos and 3 live performances: "Tonight" (video),"This One's For The Children" (video), "Medley: Stop It Girl/Please Don't Go Girl/Be My Girl/I Wanna Be Loved By You", "I'll Be There" (live), "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)" (live), "Valentine Girl" (video) and "Step By Step" (video).
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[5]
  • MC: Diamond[17]
1999 Greatest Hits: The Videos
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: DVD
Includes 10 music videos and 6 live performances: "Step by Step", "You Got It (The Right Stuff)", "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)", "Cover Girl", "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)" (Live), "Please Don't Go Girl", "Tonight", "This One's for the Children", "Valentine Girl" (Live), "Hangin' Tough", "Baby, I Believe in You" (Live), "Call It What You Want", "If You Go Away", "No More Games" (Live), "Tonight" (Live), "Step by Step" (Live)
2010 New Kids On The Block: Coming Home
  • Released: February 2, 2010
  • Label: RED Distribution DVD
  • Format: DVD
Documentary about the 2009 world tour "New Kids on the Block Live".

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Please don't go girl" 1988 Doug Nichol
"You Got It (The Right Stuff)" 1988 Doug Nichol
"I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" 1989 Doug Nichol
"Hangin' Tough" 1989 Doug Nichol
"Cover Girl" 1989 Doug Nichol
"This One's for the Children" 1989 Doug Nichol
"Step by Step" 1990 Larry Jordan
"Tonight" 1990 Larry Jordan
"Games" 1990 Jim Yukich
"Call It What You Want" 1991 Tamra Davis
"If You Go Away" 1991 Matt Mahurin
"Dirty Dawg" 1993 Scott Kalvert
"Never Let You Go" 1994 Matthew Rolston
"Summertime" 2008 Thomas Kloss and Donnie Wahlberg
"Single" 2008 Benny Boom[36]
"Dirty Dancing" 2008 Til Schweiger
"2 in the Morning" 2009 Meiert Avis
"Remix (I Like The)" 2013 Rami Hachache
"The Whisper" 2013
"One More Night" 2017
  • "Tonight" was also released in a black and white version. "Dirty Dawg" was also released with the "Dance Mix" version.

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