NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's an NKOTBSB summer kicking off with the eagerly-anticipated release of NKOTBSB -- the ultimate single disc pairing fan-picked classic tracks by New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys with the premiere studio recordings of NKOTBSB, the ne plus ultra of boybanddom -- available everywhere Tuesday, May 24 from Legacy Recordings.
With New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys banding together to give their fans a must-see concert experience this summer with their first-ever combined North American Tour, the release of NKOTBSB provides a tantalizing hint of the upcoming one-night-only once-in-a-lifetime Fenway Park show on June 11.
Beginning March 14 and running through March 24, fans of New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys are encouraged to vote for their favorite classic tracks from each band at www.nkotbsbvote.com. The Top 5 songs from each group, as chosen by the fans, will be included on NKOTBSB. Hardcore devotees of either band who pre-order NKOTBSB in advance of the March 24 deadline will have their names printed in the album packaging.
In addition to the fan-selected Top 5 New Kids On The Block songs and Top 5 Backstreet Boys tracks, NKOTBSB will premiere the first newly recorded songs from the combined superboyband including the sizzling first single "Don't Turn Out The Lights."
In addition to the new NKOTBSB recordings and the fan-approved classic New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys tracks, NKOTBSB debuts a newly recorded mash-up of smash hits from both groups a la their electrifying first televised performance as an on-stage collective on the 2010 AMAs.
Out in time for the impending NKOTBSB national summer tour, the NKOTBSB album package includes an exclusive tour poster, personalized messages from each band member and brand-new never-before-seen photos from the ultimate boyband collaboration.
NKOTBSB first surprised and delighted fans when they took the stage together for a medley at the sold out New Kids On The Block Radio City Music Hall show in June 2010. The two groups wowed audiences again in their first joint televised performance at the American Music Awards this past November. The performers had the audience on their feet when they unleashed hit after hit including Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" and the New Kids On The Block's "Hangin' Tough," sending the crowd into rip-roaring applause.
With over 200 million albums sold between both bands, and smash hit after smash hit, these two pop sensations have dominated the music scene for over three decades. Aiming to please, these guys are giving concert goers and diehard fans everywhere the ultimate "night out" experience.
For more information please visit www.nkotbsb.com.
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New Kids On The Block
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK sold more than 80 million albums worldwide -- including back-to-back international #1 songs, 1988's Hangin' Tough and 1990's Step By Step -- and a series of crossover smash R&B, pop hits like "You Got It (The Right Stuff)," "Cover Girl," "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)," "Hangin' Tough," "I'll Be Loving You," "Step By Step" and "Tonight." The group shattered concert box office records playing an estimated 200 concerts a year, in sold out stadiums throughout the world. They still hold many of these records to date. They were Forbes highest paid entertainers of 1990, beating out Michael Jackson and Madonna. The band boasted an extensive and highly profitable merchandise line which included everything from lunch boxes and sleeping bags to comic books, marbles and dolls. More Information is available at www.nkotb.com.
For more than 17 years, Backstreet Boys have delivered the very finest pop music has to offer – tightly crafted songs, floor-shaking rhythms, and unmistakable harmonies. One of the most successful groups in music history, with countless #1s, record-setting tours, and worldwide sales in excess of 100 million, Backstreet Boys are also among pops most influential. The band made history when all tickets for their greatly anticipated 11-week, 39-city Millennium North American Arena Tour sold out as soon as they went on sale- the vast majority within an hour. At the time the millennium tour set a Ticketmaster record by selling 735,000 tickets in two hours. They are also among the few bands to have received the Diamond Award from the R.I.A.A. for sales of more than 10 million on both the Backstreet Boy's and Millennium albums. The band is currently wrapping up a worldwide tour in support of their recent album, This is Us. More information is available at www.backstreetboys.com.
SOURCE Legacy Recordings