Newly launched 30th Anniversary Edition of Hangin’ Tough enters Billboard’s Pop/Catalog Albums charts
Multi-platinum-selling pop supergroup New Kids On The Block are again on the charts this week as NKOTB’s newly-released Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition) enters Billboard’s Pop Album and Catalog Albums charts at No. 1 whereas breaking into (at No. 18) the Top 20 of the present Billboard 200.
Released on March eighth by Sony Music Entertainment, the expanded 30th anniversary version of Hangin’ Tough consists of all ten authentic tracks from NKOTB’s career-making breakout album (first launched by Columbia Records in September 1989) along with 5 hard-to-find prolonged variations and seven″ remixes (three beforehand unreleased within the U.S.), and three brand-new tracks recorded by the reunited band particularly for this assortment. The authentic Hangin’ Tough peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in September 1989 and has spent 133 weeks on that chart.
The new tracks on Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition) embody the most recent NKOTB single, “80s Baby” (that includes Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, and Naughty By Nature) and “Boys In The Band,” the group’s infectious musical tribute to the historical past of the “boy band” phenomenon personified by NKOTB.
Thirty years after New Kids On The Block first dominated the world’s pop charts, the group bought collectively to lens a fun-filled music video for “Boys In The Band (Boy Band Anthem).” Directed by John Asher, the video takes a brand new technology of music followers on a journey by way of the historical past of boy bands that includes pop-culture music icons Lance Bass, Naughty By Nature, Debbie Gibson, and Bell Biv Devoe of New Edition (plus a particular look by Joey McIntyre’s son Griffin). “New Kids On The Block are giving the youth of at this time a much-needed boy band historical past lesson within the group’s intelligent new video for ‘Boys In The Band (Boy Band Anthem),” wrote Rania Aniftos in Billboard whereas Justine Browning previewed the video for Entertainment Weekly, observing, “With the re-issue of their hit report Hangin’ Tough approaching, the group went again to high school to revisit their early years as teenagers idols for the model new observe ‘The Boys within the Band (The Boy Band Anthem).’ Warning, it’s an earworm.”
As Donnie Wahlberg stated of observe and video, “I wrote the lyrics to the music as an homage to boy bands, however you'll be able to’t really pay tribute to boy bands, visually, with no little self-deprecating humor. Nobody has thicker pores and skin than boy band members.”
Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition) is obtainable digitally and on CD, in a collectible 2 LP image disc vinyl package deal, and as a NKOTB.com unique cassette. Commemorative Hangin’ Tough album and merch packages, together with restricted version autographed gadgets are additionally accessible.
NKOTB’s breakthrough album Hangin’ Tough produced hits like “Please Don’t Go Girl,” which turned the group’s first Top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” a world hit that reached No. three on the charts, “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” which turned the group’s first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, adopted by the album’s title observe which additionally went to No. 1, and “Cover Girl,” a fan favourite that hit No. 2 on the charts.
In addition to well-liked gross sales success, Hangin’ Tough garnered crucial acclaim, gained two American Music Awards (Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group) whereas incomes a a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video, Long Form (now known as Best Music Film). With gross sales of greater than 14 million copies worldwide and licensed 8x RIAA platinum within the US, Hangin’ Tough stays NKOTB’s best-selling album so far.
Following the discharge of Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition), NKOTB will embark on their epic 2019 The Mixtape Tour with very particular company Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Debbie Gibson, and Tiffany. Kicking off May 2nd in Cincinnati, Ohio, and persevering with by way of greater than 50 North American cities, The Mixtape Tour will embody stops in Boston, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and LA’s famed Hollywood Bowl.