MUSIC

Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys’ ‘Matches’ released via RCA Records

Britney Spears, 39, and the Backstreet Boys surprised music fans all over the world with their new collaboration song titled “Matches.” RCA Records released the track on December 11, 2020.

“Matches” was produced by Ian Kirkpatrick and Michael Wise. Along with recently released songs “Swimming In The Stars” and “Mood Ring (By Demand),” it is featured on the new deluxe edition of Spears’ ninth studio album titled “Glory,” which RCA Records released on August 26, 2016.

Backed with infectious, clubby beats and intricate production details, “Matches” sounds prime for the Top 40 radio and streaming dominance. The song is featured in various New Music Friday playlists across the globe including the Philippines, one of its formidable markets.

Currently, “Matches” is at number on iTunes Philippines while the deluxe edition of the album that it’s part of has peaked at number 1 a few hours after the track’s release. A week ago, “Swimming In The Stars” was released along with the new limited edition deluxe vinyl of “Glory.”

Spears released her debut studio album “…Baby One More Time” via Jive Records on January 12, 1999. On May 18, 1999, Jive Records released the Backstreet Boys’ third studio album titled “Millennium.”

 

Formed in 1993 in Orlando, Florida, United States, the Backstreet Boys has five members Nick Carter, 40, Howie Dorough, 47, AJ McLean, 42, Brian Littrell, 45, and Kevin Richardson, 49. Littrell and Richardson are cousins.

On July 30, 2013, the Backstreet Boys’ own K-BAHN record label released the group’s eighth studio album titled “In a World Like This.” The group then went on hiatus from 2014 to 2018.

K-BAHN and RCA Records released the Backstreet Boys’ ninth studio album “DNA” on January 23, 2019 in Japan and in other countries on January 25, 2019. The boy band’s 11th concert tour titled “The DNA World Tour” started on May 11, 2019 and is expected to end on September 12, 2021.

Meanwhile, Spears has not released a new studio album since “Glory.” Listen to her recently released collaboration song with the Backstreet Boys here:

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