“In 2019 we not only celebrate 26 years together as a group but also 20 years of theMillennium album!” the band wrote on YouTube. “From our visits to MTV’s TRL studio in the heart of Times Square to selling out worldwide tours in minutes to meeting so many of you and sharing countless memories, it’s been a crazy ride and we want it that way.”
The band said they wanted to thank the fans who have made them feel “larger than life.” So, they released a new edition of their hit single. The new “I Want It That Way” is a more stripped-down acoustic version of the original ballad.
They’re not just offering a new version of the song, but they’ve made “Millennium” merch available again — 20 years after the album was first released.
During their summer tour, the Backstreet Boys will being performing new hits off their latest album, “DNA,” and hopefully some of their classics, for those true decades-long fans.