The Backstreet Boys are back. The iconic 1990s American boy band announced the release of a new single this week, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” which will be a part of their still unannounced future album. In addition to the new song, the pop quintet also released a music video for the track.
The song marks the first new song the group has released since 2013. The Backstreet Boys, also known as BSB, originally formed back in 1993 in Orlando, Florida. The group consists of Nick Carter, Howie D., A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell, and Kevin Richardson. The vocal group released their first album, Backstreet Boys, in 1996 which launched them into international fame but was not released in the United States.
They followed up that released with their second album, Backstreet’s Back, in 1997 which was their United States debut. The Backstreet Boys achieved a superstar level of fame after their third album release, Millenium, in 1999. The band quickly capitalized on that success with the release of their fourth album Black & Blue in 2000.
After an unofficial hiatus from music, mostly to focus on their families, the group returned in 2005 with the comeback album, Never Gone. After a world tour for the album, Richardson left the group to pursue other interests. However, the quartet continued to record and perform as a band without him, releasing Unbreakable in 2007 and This is Us in 2009. Richardson eventually rejoined the group permanently in 2012.
The release also marks the fact that the Backstreet Boys have been a band for 25 years in 2018. To mark this landmark occasion, the vocal group is dropping a new record and returning for more dates in the Las Vegas Residency. The band has teased that the new album will have between 10 and 12 songs and they are returning to their original sound with a more modern twist.