Millennium

On May 18, 1999 “Millennium” was released. It was their third international album and second in the U.S.

The album is the Backstreet Boys best-selling album with 40 million copies sold worldwide.

1. Larger Than Life
2. I Want It That Way
3. Show Me The Meaning (Of Being Lonely)
4. It’s Gotta Be You
5. I Need You Tonight
6. Don’t Want You Back
7. Don’t Wanna Lose You Now
8. The One
9. Back To Your Heart
10. Spanish Eyes
11. No One Else Comes Close
12. The Perfect Fan

“I’ll Be There For You” (Australia, Japan, Singapore, China, Taiwan)
“You Wrote The Book On Love” (Australia, Japan, Singapore, China)
“If You Knew What I Knew” (Indonesia)
“My Heart Stays With You” (South Korea, Taiwan)
“Christmas Time” (Taiwan)
“As Long As You Love Me” (Unplugged) (Taiwan)
“Quit Playing Games (with My Heart)” (E-Smoove Vocal Mix)

Bonus Disc (Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong)
“Larger Than Life” (The Video Mix)
“Larger Than Life” (Instrumental)
“If You Knew What I Knew”

Peak Chart Positions
Billboard 200: #1
Billboard Top Internet Album Sales: #1
Billboard Vinyl Albums #20 (August 31, 2019)

Australia #2, Austria #1, Belgium #1, & #2 (Two separate charts.), Canada #1, Denmark #1, Europe #1, Germany #1 Holland #1 Hungary #2, Ireland #2, Italy #1, Japan #6, Malaysia #1, New Zealand #1, Norway #1, Portugal #1, Spain #1, Sweden #1, Switzerland #1, UK #2.

Certifications
Argentina 3x Platinum 180,000+
Australia 3x Platinum 210,000+
Austria Gold 25,000+
Belgium 2x Platinum 100,000+
Brazil 2x Platinum 500,000+
Canada Diamond 1,000,000+
Colombia Gold 30,000+
Europe 2x Platinum 2,000,000+
Finland Platinum 42,525+
Germany 3x Gold 750,000+
Mexico 4x Platinum/Gold 675,000+
Netherlands 2x Platinum 200,000+
New Zealand 2x Platinum 30,000+
Norway Platinum 40,000+
Poland Gold 50,000+
Portugal Platinum 40,000+
Sweden Platinum 80,000+
South Korea 4x Platinum 250,000+
Switzerland Platinum 50,000+
UK Platinum 300,000+
US Diamond 13,000,000+

Singles
I Want It That Way – released April 12, 1999
Billboard
Hot 100 Airplay: #1
Hot 100: #6
Adult Contemporary: #1
Adult Pop Songs #11
Pop Songs: #1
Top 40 Tracks: #1
UK Singles Chart #1

Music Video Views (YouTube/Vevo) 935,986,431

Certifications
Australia – 5x Platinum 350,000
Austria – Gold 25,000
Belgium – Platinum 50,000
Denmark – 2x Platinum 180,000
Finland – 31,000 
Germany – Platinum 500,000
Italy – Platinum 70,000
Japan – 2x Platinum 500,000 & 3x Platinum 750k (ringtone)
Netherlands – Gold 50,000
New Zealand – Platinum 10,000
Sweden – 2x Platinum 60,000
Switzerland – Gold 25,000
United Kingdom – 2x Platinum 1,380,000
U.S. – 3x Platinum 3,000,000

Larger Than Life – released September 3, 1999
Billboard
Hot 100 Airplay: #6 
Adult Pop Songs: #35
Pop Songs: #6
Top 40 Tracks: #12
UK Singles Chart #5

Music Video Views (YouTube/Vevo) 82,490,134

Certifications
Australia – 2x Platinum 140,000
New Zealand – Gold 5,000
Sweden – Gold 15,000 

Show Me The Meaning (Of Being Lonely) – released December 10, 1999
Billboard
Hot 100:March 18, 2000 #6
Adult Contemporary: June 10, 2000 #2
Adult Pop Songs: April 15, 2000 #15
Pop Songs: February 26, 2000 #1
Latin Pop Songs: April 8, 2000 #32
UK Singles Chart #3

Music Video Views (YouTube/Vevo) 209,736,967

Certifications
Australia – Gold 35,000
Germany – Gold 250,000
Netherlands – Gold 40,000
Sweden – Platinum 30,000
United Kingdom – Silver 200,000

The One – released May 30, 2000, 
Billboard
Hot 100: #30
Hot 100 Airplay: #30
Top 40 Tracks: #17
Adult Contemporary: #15

Music Video Views (YouTube/Vevo) 28,746,993

Video views are constantly updated. Views listed is from June 5, 2021.

 

A reimagined version of “I Want It That Way” was released on May 16, 2019 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of “Millennium”. It was a more acoustic version of the song. It’s available on all streaming and digital platforms.

The group later released “Millennium” on vinyl for the 20th Anniversary on August 16, 2019. A picture vinyl was available on Amazon and BackstreetBoys.com. While a limited edition electric blue vinyl was available at Urban Outfitters. Only 3,000 copies were made of the electric blue vinyl.

Did you know?

Previews of the songs “The One”, “Show Me the Meaning (of Being Lonely)” and “I Need You Tonight” were featured on Britney Spears debut album “Baby One One More Time”. Britney herself previewed the songs at the end of her album. The album preview was only available on the first copies made of her album.

It was #1 on the Billboard 200 for 10 weeks. “Millennium” broke first week sales in the U.S. by selling over 1,134,000 million copies. It became the best-selling album of the year in the U.S. with 9,445,732 copies sold. 

As of 2016, “Millennium” still stands as the fifth best selling album in the U.S. of the SoundScan era. With a total 12.3 million units sold.

On April 14, 2019 “I Want It That Way” was certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA for selling 3 million copies of the song in digital format in the United States.

 

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