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Four Things You Need To Know About The Backstreet Boys’ New Album

This piece first appeared on ellecanada.com Backstreet’s back al—we’ll stop.  Wait…what decade is it again? On January 25, Kevin, Howie, Nick, AJ and Brian of the little-known band Backstreet Boys released their 10th studio album, DNA. It’s been a while since the Backstreet Boys had us shout-singing “I Want It That Way” on a daily basis, but it’s 2019 and our fave boy band is back at the top of the charts. Here’s what you need to know about their new album. 1) IT’S THEIR FIRST NO. 1 SINCE 2000 The last time BSB had a number one album (Black & Blue), people listened to music on CDs, ‘90s fashion was just fashion and American Idol didn’t exist yet. Now, after nearly a two-decade wait, DNA has won the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart—their third No. 1 spot for an album. 2) SHAWN MENDES CO-WROTE A SONG Twenty-year-old Canadian talent Shawn Mendes is too young to even remember the peak of the Backstreet Boys era, but we’ll let that slide knowing he lent his song-writing chops to the boys…err men. …

DiverCITY

This piece first appeared on lululemon’s “Stories from our Store.” “The Queens have arrived!” my manager announced. But there was no need for an introduction – these Queens know how to make an entrance, even when it’s 7 a.m. on a Saturday. The early call time may have slowed down their arrival – it was more of a stroll than a strut down the empty road – nevertheless, they still looked fierce and once the caffeine hit their veins and the runners hit the pavement, it was show time. The audience? 10,000 people. The distance? 10 K. The goal? Don’t. stop. cheering. It’s easy to cheer for the first ones – the ones with the quick legs and the fast times. The ones who sprint through an entire city in the time it takes me to remember my computer password. The energy and the novelty doesn’t wear off for them. But what about the ones with the personal bests that aren’t measured in seconds but steps forward? They count and they deserve to be recognized. It’s …