Backstreet Boys was an American vocal pop group that band originally consisted of A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson. The group haa sold over 130 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling boy band of all time. They have released eight studio albums, twenty-five singles, two compilation albums and twenty-three music videos. According to Billboard, they are the first group since Sade to have their first seven albums reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200.
In 1996, they rose to fame with their debut international album, Backstreet Boys with the single "We've Got It Goin' On" which peaked at number sixty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100. In the following year, they released their second international album, Backstreet's Back and their debut album in the United States which continued the group's success worldwide. They rose to superstardom with their album Millennium and its follow-up album, Black & Blue.
After a three-year hiatus, the band regrouped and have released their comeback album, Never Gone in 2005, and as well as Unbreakable in 2007 and This Is Us. The group has also released two compilation albums, including the platinum-certified The Hits: Chapter One.
The Backstreet Boys have received a total of eight Grammy nominations, including five nominations in 2000. According to the RIAA, they are the forty-first best selling artist with shipments of over 37 million albums in the US. They are also ranked as the seventh best-selling group of the SoundScan era in the United States.
In 2013, they released the album In a World Like This.