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. A promotional song, "Just The Two of Us", is available for download with a pre-order of the album. 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.
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."
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 noteable 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."
"One More Time" was released as the album's lead single on July 15, 2014. The Guardian said of the video; "In the video, Nick & Knight play photographers for a bevy of women eager to pose for them, batting their eyelashes, licking their lips, rolling around on beds covered in downy feathers. The duo encourage the women, shooting them thumbs-ups and generally egging them on, under the guise of supportive, empowering behavior. And yet, the whole scene reads as if the dynamics are somehow reversed: it’s the young, virile women whose presence allows the ageing pop stars to exist, not vice versa."
The Nick & Knight Tour is a co-headlining tour by American recording artists Nick Carter and Jordan Knight. The tour supports their collaborative studio album, Nick & Knight. The trek began September 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee and will play over 30 shows in the United States and Canada.
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. In Canada, it debuted at No. 14 on the Canadian Albums Chart.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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