Backstreet Boys (1996 album)

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Backstreet Boys
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Studio album by Backstreet Boys
Released May 6, 1996 (1996-05-06)
Recorded October 1994-March 1996
Studio Battery Studios
(New York City)
Parc Studios and Platinum Post Studios
(Orlando, Florida)
Cheiron Studios, Polar Studios
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Genre
Length 54:28
Label Jive
Producer
Backstreet Boys chronology
Backstreet Boys
(1996)
Backstreet's Back
(1997)Backstreet's Back1997
Singles from Backstreet Boys
  1. "We've Got It Goin' On"
    Released: September 5, 1995
  2. "I'll Never Break Your Heart"
    Released: December 13, 1995
  3. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)"
    Released: April 30, 1996
  4. "Quit Playing Games (with My Heart)"
    Released: October 14, 1996
  5. "Anywhere for You"
    Released: February 24, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Backstreet Boys is the self-titled international debut studio album by American boy band Backstreet Boys. The album was released around Europe, Asia, Canada and in a few other markets. It was a success, becoming one of the biggest debut albums ever and contains a number of the band's most memorable singles. All of those singles were later released on the second self-titled debut in the United States in 1997, which compiled songs from this album, and the band's second international release, Backstreet's Back.

The release date for the disc is somewhat disputed, with some sources listing 1995, and some listing 1996. Some confusion might be due to the release of the different versions of the disc in different markets. Official charts for European countries including Germany,[2][3] Switzerland[4] and Austria,[5] however, all give a release date of May 6, 1996, and data where available shows the album first appearing on various European charts within a couple of weeks of that date.

Track listing

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "We've Got It Goin' On" Denniz PoP, Max Martin, Herbie Crichlow Denniz PoP, Martin 3:41
2. "Anywhere for You" Gary Baker, Wayne Perry Veit Renn 4:42
3. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" Bülent Aris, Toni Cottura Aris, Cottura 3:52
4. "I'll Never Break Your Heart" Albert Manno, Eugene Wilde Renn, Timmy Allen 4:48
5. "Quit Playin' Games (with My Heart)" Martin, Crichlow Martin, Kristian Lundin 3:53
6. "Boys Will Be Boys" Jolyon Skinner, Renn Renn, Mr. Lee[a] 4:05
7. "Just to Be Close to You" Tim Grant, Michael Gray Allen, Mookie[b] 4:49
8. "I Wanna Be with You" Denniz PoP, Martin Denniz PoP, Martin 4:05
9. "Every Time I Close My Eyes" Eric Foster White Allen, Kay Fingers 3:55
10. "Darlin'" Allen, Nneka Morton Allen 5:32
11. "Let's Have a Party" Mookie, Dave McPherson, Jeff Sledge, Kenyatta Galbreth, C.J. Trevett, Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff Mookie, Allen[b] 3.50
12. "Roll with It" Skinner, Renn Renn, Mr. Lee[a], Mad Mike[a] 4:41
13. "Nobody but You" Denniz PoP, Martin, Crichlow Denniz PoP, Martin 3:03
European edition/Netherlands special edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Don't Leave Me"   4:22
15. "We've Got It Goin' On" (Marcus Radio Mix) Denniz PoP, Martin, Crichlow 4:32
16. "I Wanna Be with You" (Amadin's Club Mix) Denniz PoP, Martin 5:24
Sample credits
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies remix and additional production
  • ^[b] signifies co-production

Release history

Country Release date
Europe May 6, 1996 (1996-05-06)
Canada September 2, 1996 (1996-09-02)
United Kingdom October 1, 1996 (1996-10-01)

Charts

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 6
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 6
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 8
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 1
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[11] 4
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 7
European Albums Chart[13] 7
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 5
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 1
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[16] 1
Icelandic Albums (Tonlist)[17] 2
Irish Albums (IRMA)[18] 29
Italian Albums (FIMI)[19] 10
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[20] 54
Malaysian Albums (IFPI)[21] 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[22] 15
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[23] 19
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[24] 2
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[25] 2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 1
Taiwanese Albums (IFPI)[28] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[29] 12
Zimbabwean Albums (ZIMA)[30] 3

Certifications

Country Providers Certification Sales or
shipments
Argentina CAPIF 3× Platinum[31] 180,000+
Australia ARIA Platinum[32] 70,000+
Austria IFPI 3× Platinum[33] 150,000+
Belgium IFPI Platinum[34] 50,000+
Brazil ABPD Platinum[35] 250,000+
Canada Music Canada Diamond[36] 1,000,000+
Denmark IFPI Denmark Platinum[37] 80,000[38]
Finland IFPI Gold[39] 21,930+
France SNEP Gold[40] 100,000+
Germany BVMI Platinum[41] 500,000+
Hong Kong IFPI Platinum[42] 20,000+
Mexico AMPF Gold[43] 100,000+
Poland ZPAV Platinum[44] 329,234+[45][46]
Spain PROMUSICAE 4× Platinum[47] 400,000+
Sweden IFPI Platinum[48] 100,000+
Switzerland IFPI 3× Platinum[49] 150,000+
United Kingdom BPI Gold[50] 100,000+

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