The Hits – Chapter One (Backstreet Boys album)

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The Hits – Chapter One
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedOctober 23, 2001[1]
RecordedOctober 1994 – April 2001
StudioParc Studios
Platinum Post Studios
(Orlando, Florida)
Cheiron Studios
Polar Studios
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Matiz Studios
(Hamburg, Germany)
Powerplay Studios
(Zurich, Switzerland)
Battery Studios
(New York City)
Tates Creek High School
(Lexington, Kentucky)
Genre
Length65:03
LabelJive
Backstreet Boys chronology
Black & Blue
(2000)
The Hits – Chapter One
(2001)
Never Gone
(2005)
Singles from The Hits – Chapter One
  1. "Drowning"
    Released: October 16, 2001[2]

The Hits – Chapter One, also known as Greatest Hits – Chapter One internationally, is the first greatest hits compilation released by American band, the Backstreet Boys. The album features fifteen of the group's classic hits, as well as one new song, "Drowning". "Drowning" was the album's only single, peaking at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart and making the top 10 in most countries. A video album, featuring all of the videos from the release, was made available around the same time as the album. The album went to No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum by the RIAA. This was their second No. 4 album in the US following Backstreet Boys in 1997 and their fourth consecutive top-ten album in the US following Black & Blue in 2000.

Background[edit]

The Backstreet Boys' label, Jive Records, decided to release a Backstreet Boys greatest-hits CD by Christmas 2001 as they had not released a blockbuster album that year. The group resisted the release as they felt that it was too early in their career for such an album and that it would ruin their plan to mark the group's 10th anniversary in 2003 with a greatest-hits release.[3] Band member Kevin Richardson said, "Our management company was supportive and we weren't. And the record company was going to put it out anyway. So it's either promote, or fight with your label, don't promote it and risk it doing very badly. But ultimately, who is it that's going to get hurt? It's not going to hurt our label. It's going to hurt us." Jive ultimately released the album after a long debate, despite threats from the group.[3] The album was the 13th best-selling album of 2001, selling 5 million copies worldwide in that year according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).[4]

Track listing[edit]

US edition[5]
No.TitleOriginal releaseLength
1."I Want It That Way"Millennium3:35
2."Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" (Extended Version)Backstreet Boys4:47
3."As Long as You Love Me"Backstreet Boys3:34
4."Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely"Millennium3:56
5."Quit Playing Games (with My Heart)"Backstreet Boys3:54
6."All I Have to Give"Backstreet Boys4:38
7."Larger than Life"Millennium3:54
8."I'll Never Break Your Heart"Backstreet Boys4:50
9."The Call"Black & Blue3:25
10."Shape of My Heart"Black & Blue3:52
11."The One"Millennium3:48
12."More than That" (Radio Mix)Black & Blue3:43
13."Drowning"Previously unreleased4:27

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted and peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 the week of November 17, 2001 with 197,000 copies sold, it was a skimpy sales debut after the bands' last two albums debuted with more than one million copies.[6] It remained on the chart for twenty five weeks.[7] On September 19, 2002, The Hits – Chapter One was certified platinum by the RIAA denoting shipments of one million.[8]

As of June, 2011 the album has sold 1,834,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.[9]

In the United Kingdom the album debuted and peaked at number five on November 10, 2001, staying there for a week.[10] The album remained on the chart for nineteen weeks.[10] It was certified platinum by the BPI on November 30, 2001, denoting shipments of 300,000 units.[11]

Reviews[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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