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The group rose to fame with their debut international album, Backstreet Boys In the following year, they released their second international album Backstreet's Back along with their self-titled U. After a two-year hiatus, they regrouped and released a comeback album Never Gone After the conclusion of the Never Gone Tour in , Richardson left the group to pursue other interests. In , the group announced that Richardson had rejoined them permanently. Their album DNA debuted at number one, more than two decades after the group formed, and 19 years after they last topped in They also became the first boy band to top the U.
The band was formed in in Orlando, Florida. The conception of the quintet started in high school with McLean. Richardson and Littrell Richardson's cousin from Kentucky eventually joined in. In , the Backstreet Boys signed with Jive Records. With a knack for combining pop-rap lyrics with hip-hop dance beats, the Backstreet Boys found a large audience by all while maintaining a clean-cut image. The Backstreet Boys hit it big on the pop charts with the U. A free concert in Spain was cancelled after too many fans showed up. Backstreet Boys was certified platinum. Backstreet Boys was certified 2x platinum.
It was released as the first single from their second international album Backstreet's Back in June , and the third single from their debut US album in March The US debut was originally released without the song, which references the band's return via their second international album. However, once it was decided that the single would be released in the US, the album was re-released with "Everybody" included. Zomba chairman Clive Calder suggested the song as a single, but Jive president Barry Weiss thought it would be weird to have a song called "Backstreet's Back" on the band's first US album. The band suggested it could just mean that they were back home. After Canadian markets began playing the song, US markets near the border began picking the song up. The band met with Weiss and asked that the song be added to the US album after the first million units had already been produced. There are two versions of the song.