Backstreet Boys Album ‘Never Gone’ Certified Platinum

Never Gone the 4th studio release from 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.

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8 thoughts on “Backstreet Boys Album ‘Never Gone’ Certified Platinum

  1. galleta says:

    The Boys always start out slow, but they always end up on top.

  2. hooker says:

    i’m not really a huge fan of this band, although, I do really like some of their songs. my favorite, from them, is the song, as long as you love me baby”. whenever I hear those lyrics, “don’t care what is written in your history, as long as you love me baby”, oh, so true, I get shiver, yahoooooooo! I will never be bought by anyone else, just to influence my points of view, please. god her(’93/28) love is true, ya baby, yey, yahoooooooo!

  3. ajbswimmer08 says:

    What the hell have u been smoking? They USED to be certified platinum 1 or 2 weeks after the album came out! They are going down, down, in an earlier round… BUT they aren’t going down swinging!!! FALLOUT BOY & THE KILLERS ROCK!

  4. galleta says:

    calm down….all groups go through cycles, BSB had a lot of teenie fans that just’, ‘liked them cause they were the trend. And now that the trend is poprock some of those fans have followed the trend. I like pop-rock and I still like the sounds of the BOYS. But lets face it they don’t have the teenie fanbase they once had and adult listeners don’t rush out to buy cd’s like teenies do, so BSB will always steady consistent sells. Their fans are older now and I mean old at this concert I saw more 30-40 year olds than I saw of teenies which is nice. So they may not go to platinium in 2 weeks but they will always get there. By the way it was sooo nice to go to a BSB concert and not have my eardrums pierced with teenies screaming lol

  5. BadAss4Backstreet says:

    ACTUALLY, TECHNICALLY, it takes 30 days before RIAA will even certify any album’, ‘anything…be it gold, platinum, diamond, or whatever. That’s one month…FOUR WEEKS… Just because they’d sell a million in a week doesn’t mean they were CERTIFIED then. It takes 30 days!!!!!! ONE MONTH!!!! FOUR WEEKS!!! And these days, for whatever reason, it’s taking them forever to even do their job with ANY album…sometimes they wait TWO months, or more, before certifying an album. That would be why I had a huge problem on “The Ashlee Simpson Show” when they ‘certified’ her album platinum before it even came out. It just doesn’t happen like that in REAL life!!

    I completely agree with you!!’, ‘They are more than just a good looking trend now!! Fans are into the MUSIC and the VOCALS these days, which I love!! The concert WAS great because you could totally hear the guys, where it used to be a strain to hear them, and now people still yell and scream, but only when it’s appropriate, like at the end of songs!! People sang along and danced the enitre time, so you know everyone was having fun, but it was different…a good different!

  6. yelenerz says:

    Good for them I personally have never heard any of their songs(of this album) on the radio or seen any of the videos. But I downloaded them and a few were really good.

  7. astrange1 says:

    I’m no BSB fan, but commercially speaking, they are doing better than expected. Remember that the RIAA goes by units shipped, not sold at retail. Everyone thought they were done,so this shows there are orders coming in for their album post-release. Well, I guess that’s good for them. They will never be popular as they used to be five years ago, but obviously someone still likes them.

    The reason for the Ashlee certification is simple – the RIAA goes by units shipped (wholesale sales) rather than units purchased by fans (retail sales). Due to her reality series exposure, retailers had placed huge orders in anticipation of enormous sales. The reason for the backlog now is that a lot of labels use the term “platinum selling” as an advertising gimmick and the RIAA is now inundated with requests. There are only so many auditers. Years ago, labels might wait an extensive period of time before going for certification. Most of the Beatles’ records were certified long after they broke up. They had sold millions but noone really cared about the gold records until they were going to reissue their stuff and wanted to demonstrate how dominating they were as recording artists

  8. twistedpsykko says:

    i never thought I’d ever agree with a Britney fan on anything but I do on one thing.’, ‘FALLOUT BOT AND THE KILLERS KICK ASS!!!! well not the killers so much, but brandon flowers is fu**ing hot.

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