Backstreet Boys Album 'Never Gone' Platinum; 'Incomplete' Certified Platinum Digital Single


Never Gone the 4th studio release from Backstreet Boys had been certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. The album was released June 14, 2005 and debuted on Billboard album chart at #3* in the U.S. Worldwide. Never Gone topped the album charts with #1's in Japan (on the international chart), Germany, India, Chile, and Korea with Top 5 album debuts in Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, Mexico and Brazil. It has gone Platinum in Canada, 2 times Platinum Japan, Gold in UK, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Mexico, and Switzerland. To date Never Gone has sold nearly 3 million copies worldwide.

Additionally, "Incomplete," the first single off of Never Gone has been certified a Digital Platinum Single by the R.I.A.A. A Digital Platinum Single signifies 200,000 downloads.

The Backstreet Boys recently shot a video for their second single "Just Want You To Know." The vide treatment was written by Backstreet member Kevin Richardson during a flight back from Japan. Video director Marc Klasfeld was enlisted to direct the tribute to 80's hair-rock bands. Currently it is in XL rotation on VH-1, and can be seen on Music Choice and MTV HITS. The song "Just Want You To Know" was written and produced by longtime Backstreet Boys hitmaker Max Martin and Lukasz Gottwald.

This week "Just Want You To Know" is #23* on the Top 40 Monitor. It is top 5 phones at Z100 in NY and KIIS in Los Angeles, and has been added to Top 40 stations in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, Houston and Miami.

Backstreet Boys continue their Never Gone tour with the following U.S. dates:

  Thursday, August 25     Los Angeles, CA     Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  Friday, August 26       Phoenix, AZ         Dodge Theatre
  Saturday, August 27     Las Vegas           Mandalay Bay
  Tuesday, August 30      Concord, CA         Chronicle Pavilion
  Wednesday, August 31    Sacramento, CA      Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  Friday, September 2     Portland, OR        Clark County Amphitheater

Following the U.S. tour, the group will embark on international dates taking them through Canada, Europe, Asia and South America.

National media contact: Gina Orr/Jive Records tel. 310-449-2650

Tour media contact: Carlos Vega/Jive Records tel. 212-824-1384

SOURCE: Jive Records

CONTACT: National Media: Gina Orr, +1-310-449-2650, or Tour Media:
Carlos Vega, +1-212-824-1384, both of Jive Records

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