Over 250k Votes Cast In "Help Make The Album" Campaign
Over A Quarter-Million Votes Cast Worldwide In 10-Day Fan-Based "Help Make The Album" Campaign
Massive Fan Anticipation For New Single, "Don't Turn Out The Lights," Feeds Internet Leak in Advance of Official Debut On Ryan Seacrest's Show
NEW YORK, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The votes are in and the fans have spoken, picking their all-time favorite tracks by New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys for NKOTBSB, the ultimate pop collaborative album for the ages, coming Monday, May 23 from Legacy Recordings.
Help Make The Album, a ten-day campaign launched on March 14, invited fans to vote for their favorite New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys songs for inclusion on NKOTBSB, the impending collection of classic tracks and new recordings.
In a ten-day online voting frenzy, devoted fans from 52 countries around the world cast more than a quarter of a million votes for the tunes they most wanted on the NKOTBSB dream compendium. And the Fans Top 5 tracks for each of the bands are:
New Kids On The Block
Step By Step
You Got It (The Right Stuff)
Please Don't Go Girl
I'll Be Loving You (Forever)
I Want It That Way
Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
As Long As You Love Me
Larger Than Life
Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
In addition to being invited to vote for their favorite tracks, fans were encouraged to pre-order the NKOTBSB album to have their names added to the exclusive poster to be included in the package.
When the voting closed on March 24, well over a quarter million votes had been in cast in a ten-day whirlwind, with an impressive 25% of voters pre-ordering the album.
Alongside 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 "All In My Head" and the sizzling first single "Don't Turn Out The Lights (D.T.O.T.L.)" featuring lead vocals from all of the members of NKOTBSB. An early internet leak of D.T.O.T.L. spread like wildfire across the Internet's blogosphere in advance of the single's official unveiling on Ryan Seacrest's radio program Tuesday, April 5.
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 collaboration.
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NKOTBSB - The Album
1. Step By Step - New Kids On The Block
2. I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
3. You Got It (The Right Stuff) - New Kids On The Block
4. Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys
5. Please Don't Go Girl - New Kids On The Block
6. As Long As You Love Me - Backstreet Boys
7. Hangin' Tough - New Kids On The Block
8. Larger Than Life - Backstreet Boys
9. I'll Be Loving You (Forever) - New Kids On The Block
10. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) - Backstreet Boys
11. All In My Head - NKOTBSB
12. Don't Turn Out The Lights (D.T.O.T.L.) - NKOTBSB
13. NKOTBSB Mash Up