As Billboard previously reported, Oprah Winfrey managed to re-unite the Backstreet Boys on her “Teen Idol Extravaganza” earlier this week. Even Kevin Richardson, who left the band in 2006, made a welcome return performing the group’s biggest hit to date “I Want it That Way.” The band is expected to tour with NKOTB in 2011.
So far, Backstreet Boys never topped the Billboard Hot 100. They peaked at No.2 with “Quit Playin’ Games (With My Heart)” in 1997. Their last album, This Is Us, produced two singles – “Straight through My Heart” and “Bigger.”