A quarter century into their career, the Backstreet Boys have a legacy that includes a Las Vegas residency, 17 Billboard Hot 100 hits, and millions of albums sold worldwide.
Does that mean they’re done making hits? Absolutely not — and they’ve made that very clear with their first single in five years, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” which surged to No. 1 on the real-time iTunes chart hours after its release on Thursday morning (May 17).
The funky, densely produced jam shows the evolution the Backstreet Boys (Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson) have made from ‘90s staple to pop mainstays more than two decades into their career. Yet, it stays true to their harmony-driven beginnings, all of which they kept in mind while on the hunt for the perfect comeback track.