May 18, 1999 is a day that will forever hold a special place in my heart, and those of millions of Backstreet Boys fans.
Not only was it the day Millenium was released, it was also the start of a pop-music and boy band movement.
It made the Backstreet Boys some of the biggest stars on the planet — not to mention a constant staple on MTV’s “Total Request Live.” The album sold 1.1. million copies in its first week, earned them five Grammy nominations and made Nick Carter, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson household names.
15 years later, the album is still the greatest boy band album of all time, and here’s why:
It Gave Us Arguably The Best Pop Song Ever
Along With This Dance Move
A Solo For Kevin!
And The #3 Spot On TRL’s Most Iconic Videos List
They Thanked Us For Being Their Biggest Fans… While In Space
Even Though Their #1 Fans Were There Moms
Which Showed Us The Meaning Of Being Lonely
But That’s OK, Because Nick Melted Our Hearts With This Solo Song
It Had The Power To Shut Down Times Square
And Cause A Mass Case Of Hysteria
They Performed At The 1999 VMAs And AJ Wore A Crop Top
They Went On Tour Wearing Body Armor With Shoulder Pads
It Earned Them Artist Of The Year At The Billboard Awards
And It’s One Of The Best Selling Albums Of All Time
Team BSB 4-Ever!