What are the “Chances” that RCA’s Backstreet Boys dominate the charts through the end of the year? We’d say they’re pretty good. The group, who releases their next studio album DNA in January, soared onto the charts on Friday with their follow-up single to “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”. Upon release, the song topped out at #4 on iTunes, spiking again following the group’s performance on NBC’s The Voice. At its peak, the song entered the all-genre chart in 71 countries, reaching the top five in 34. Though good in their own right, these numbers fall below the ones that “Don’t” earned earlier this year, which charted in 92 territories and made the top five in 55. Nevertheless, the potent pop single is off to a good start on Spotify with a total of 1.4 million streams in under a week and over 20 playlists supporting it, with Apple Music adds in the pop category including Best of the Week, The A-List: Pop and others. The music video for “Chances”, a former Trending clip, currently sits at 7.7 million views on YouTube, while U.S. and international airplay for the release has led it to almost 13,000 tags on Shazam. Larger numbers are certainly in this band’s DNA, and chances are that this era will continue to produce big ones. (Images courtesy of RCA Records)
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