Nick & Knight is an eponymous collaborative album by American singer-songwriters Nick Carter and Jordan Knight, under the collective stage name of Nick & Knight. The album was released on September 2, 2014.[1][2] A promotional song, "Just The Two of Us", is available for download with a pre-order of the album.[1] The album's lead single, "One More Time", was released alongside a music video on July 15, 2014. Carter and Knight's respective bands, the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block, have previously collaborated on an album entitled NKOTBSB, and also went out on a joint tour between 2011 and 2012 as supergroup NKOTBSB.

Nick & Knight
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 2, 2014
RecordedMarch-July 2014
Genre
Length35:28
Label
  • Nick & Knight
  • Mass Appeal
  • BMG
Producer
  • Mikhail Beltran
  • Louis Biancaniello
  • Nick Carter (exec.)
  • Jamil Chammas
  • Alvin Garrett
  • Jeff Halatrax
  • Keith Harris
  • Jordan Knight (exec.)
  • Anthony Kronfle
  • Andy Love
  • Jared Lee
  • Michael Mani
  • Mario Marchetti
  • Jordan Omley
  • Khaled Rohaim
  • Damon Sharpe
  • Marcus Siskind (also exec.)
  • Jeremy Skaller
  • Stereotypes
  • Johan "Jones" Wetterberg
Nick Carter chronology
I'm Taking Off
(2011)
Nick & Knight
(2014)
All American
(2015)
Jordan Knight chronology
Unfinished
(2011)
Nick & Knight
(2014)
Singles from Nick & Knight
  1. "One More Time"
    Released: July 15, 2014

BackgroundEdit

In 2011 and 2012 Nick Carter and Jordan Knight performed with their respective bands, Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block as part of the NKOTBSB Tour. During the tour the idea of a collaboration between the two artists came up. Carter said how they explored the idea and eventually it turned into an entire album. According to Knight being part of a group "puts a lot of pressure on the creative process", while the collaboration gave them "a little more freedom to just explore and do something different than what would be expected."[3]

ReceptionEdit

Jennifer Gerson of The Guardian said of the album; "Boybands just won't die. Backstreet Boys heartthrob Nick Carter and former New Kids on the Block sensation Jordan Knight have joined forces to create cross-generational behemoth Nick & Knight. With their eponymous album released on Monday and their national tour starting later this month, the two insist not only on their own notable individual influences on music, but also on the importance of the sound they helped create. Nick & Knight showcase amazing, refreshing, fun take on a certain kind of masculinity, and thus the whole boyband genre: though pretty and well-choreographed, the duo are respectful and receptive in their attempt to accent each other's importance, and Most assuredly their sex appeal still palpable. Nick & Knight, singing together was so surprising refreshing creating a exuberant pulsing atmosphere that could still be felt in the air long after the shows end. In an interview with Good Morning America, the duo describe their sound as 'pop, rock, R&B, urban ... all mixed together to create Nick & Knight.' Carter and Knight have also promised to cover Prince and Lenny Kravitz songs in their live shows, essentially promising a fabulous journey through nostalgia that's always worth revisiting and living in, if only for a moment. karaoke."[4]

SinglesEdit

  • "One More Time" was released as the album's lead single on July 15, 2014.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."One More Time"
3:30
2."Nobody Better"
  • Mani
  • Omley
3:36
3."Switch"
  • Harris
  • Alvin Garrett[a]
  • Omley[a]
3:31
4."Drive My Car"
  • Jordan Knight
  • Nick Carter
  • Jacob "J. Kash" Kasher Hindlin
  • Nate Campany
  • Jeff Halavacs
  • Halatrax
  • Wetterberg[a]
3:51
5."Take Me Home"
  • Jared Lee
  • Mario Marchetti
Marchetti4:17
6."Deja Vu"
3:14
7."If You Want It"
  • Halatrax
  • Wetterberg[a]
3:23
8."Paper"
3:01
9."Just the Two of Us"
  • Skaller
  • Chammas
  • Lee[a]
  • Wetterberg[a]
3:07
10."Halfway There"
  • Biancaniello
  • Omley[a]
3:58
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies a vocal producer

Commercial performanceEdit

The album was released exclusively in the U.S. and Canada on September 2, 2014 where it debuted at No. 24 in the U.S. with 9,107 copies sold in its first week.[5] In Canada, it debuted at No. 14 on the Canadian Albums Chart.

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[6] 14
US Billboard 200[7] 24

Release historyEdit

Country Release date Format(s)
United Kingdom 1 September 2014 Digital download
United States 2 September 2014 Digital download
Compact Disc[8]

TourEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nick & Knight Trailer". YouTube. April 29, 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "Nick & Knight by Nick & Knight". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  3. ^ Entertainment News, Celebrity and Pop Culture - ABC News
  4. ^ Nick and Knight: a sad, strange take on the whole boyband genre | Music | The Guardian
  5. ^ Building Album Sales Chart | HITS Daily Double
  6. ^ Nick Carter - Chart history | Billboard
  7. ^ Nick Carter - Chart history | Billboard
  8. ^ Nick & Knight - Nick & Knight - Amazon.com Music