Backstreet Boys’ “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” Rises On Billboard Hot 100

It’s the group’s biggest hit (as the lead act) since 2005’s “Incomplete.”

Backstreet Boys on GMA | Paula Lobo/ABC

At the onset of the latest Billboard sales and streaming tracking week, Backstreet Boys performed a mini-concert on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

By the end of the week, the group’s comeback single “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” had generated enough activity to reach a new peak on the Billboard Hot 100.

Up nineteen places, the song earns #63 on this week’s edition of the all-genre chart.

In reaching that peak, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” becomes the group’s highest-ranking hit (as a lead act) since 2005’s “Incomplete.” That song, which was a comeback single in its own right, peaked at #13 on the Hot 100.

Since “Incomplete,” the group has only once gone higher than #63 — as a featured act on Florida Georgia Line’s #46-peaking “God, Your Mama, And Me.”

While the “GMA” performance spurred gains on the consumption front, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” is also receiving ample chart points from radio. The song holds Top 20 positions at adult contemporary, hot adult contemporary and pop radio.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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