In A World Like This

In A World Like This was released on July 30, 2013 in the U.S. and Canada. Release dates varied in other countries.

It was released through K-BAHN (their label) and BMG Rights Management as their first Independent album.

1. In A World Like This
2. Permanent Stain
3. Breathe
4. Madeleine
5. Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of)
6. Make Believe
7. Try
8. Trust Me
9. Love Somebody
10. One Phone Call
11. Feels Like Home
12. Soldier

Hot Hot Hot (iTunes)
In Your Arms (Target)
Take Care (Target)
Light On (Japan)

A tour edition of the album was released on April 15, 2014 on digital platforms such as iTunes and Amazon. The album included live recordings of songs done in Japan. On iTunes videos of a few live performances were made available.

14. In A World Like This
15. Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of)
16. Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely
17. Love Somebody
18. The One
19. Breathe
20. Permanent Stain (Live in China) video only on iTunes
21. Madeleine (Live in China) video only on iTunes.

To celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary a deluxe edition was released on July 28, 2023. It included the standard album plus 7 bonus tracks, 6 of which were live recordings from Japan.  

13. Hot Hot Hot
14. In a World Like This (Live in Japan)
15. Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of) (Live in Japan)
16. Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely (Live in Japan)
17. Love Somebody (Live in Japan)
18. The One (Live in Japan)
19. Breathe (Live in Japan)

Peak Chart Positions
U.S. Billboard 200: #5
Independent Albums #3

Australia #30, Austria #8, Belgian (Flanders) #17, Belgian (Wallonia) #37, Croatia #32, Canada #2, China #3, Denmark #23, Finland #14, France #144, Germany #3, Ireland #81, Hong Kong, #1, Italy #24, Japan #4 and #1 (international chart), Korea Weekly #6 Western #1 and monthly #12, Netherlands #1, Norway #8, Scotland #19, Spain #5, Sweden #25, Switzerland #1, Taiwan (G-Music) #1 (Five Music) #1, U.K. #16.

U.S. 127,000 (no certification)
Japan Gold 109,077+

In A World Like This 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 
Released: July 28, 2023 – CD and Vinyl (pictured below) formats.

In A World Like This – released June 25, 2013
U.S. Billboard
Adult Pop Songs Charts #34
Hot Singles Sales #18
Dance Club Songs #35

Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) #20, Brazil #5, Czech Republic #2, Germany #16 & #100 (two charts), Hungary #21 & #13 (two charts), Lebanon #1, Mexico, #3, South Korea #23, Spain #49, Taiwan #1, UK #155

Billboard Japan
Hot 100 #6
Hot 100 Airplay #6
Adult Contemporary #1
Adult Contemporary Airplay #2
Hot Top Airplay #3
Hot Overseas #2
International Weekly Charts #1

Music Video Views (YouTube/Vevo) 37,617,156

Madeleine – October 18, 2013 (Italy only)

Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of) – released November 18, 2013. December 15, 2013 (iTunes UK).
UK Indie Chart #3, Netherlands #17

Music Video Views (YouTube/Vevo) 28,678,636

Video views are constantly updated. Views listed is from November 13, 2021.


Did you know?

In A World Like This is the Backstreet Boys first album as five again since Kevin Richardson rejoined the group. His return to the group was announced during a NKOTBSB concert in London, England in April 2012.

Backstreet Boys spent 3 weeks in London, England to record the album from July 8-27, 2012. During the last day they were in London BSB held a lottery for fans to listen to songs they had worked on. They also recorded the album in Los Angeles, CA in the fall of 2012 as well as early 2013.

The album only sold 40,000 copies in the first week. It’s also their ninth album to reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200 charts.

During their 20th anniversary event held in Hollywood, CA on April 20, 2013 BSB previewed a few tracks from their album.  “Soldier”, “In Your Arms”, “Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of)”, “Trust Me”, “Permanent Stain”, “Madeleine”, “Try”, and “Breathe”.

Leading up to the release of the album several songs had premiered through different media outlet websites. The first song BSB premiered was “Feels Like Home” which was available to Backstreet Boys Fan Club members only on July 18, 2013.  

“Madeleine” – July 19, 2013.
“Love Somebody – Backstreet Boys Official Twitter July 20, 2013
“One Phone Call” – July 21, 2013
“Trust Me” – (Entertainment Weekly) July 22, 2013
“Soldier” – July 23, 2013
“Breathe – July 24, 2013
“Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of) – July 25, 2013
“Make Believe” – July 26, 2013