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Background information
OriginOrlando, Florida, United States
GenresPop, dance, R&B
Years active1995 - 2002
LabelsSony BMG
Lance Bass
JC Chasez
Joey Fatone
Chris Kirkpatrick
Justin Timberlake

NSYNC, (sometimes called *NSYNC or 'N Sync) was an American pop boy band formed in Orlando, Florida in 1995. The five members of the group were Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Justin Timberlake. They took a break after their very last concert on March 30, 2002, but never released new music since. Afterwards, Timberlake and Chasez released solo albums.

Members[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

Tours[change | change source]

  • Headlining
    • For the Girl Tour (1997)
    • NSYNC in Concert (1998–2000)
    • No Strings Attached Tour (2000)
    • PopOdyssey Tour (2001)
    • Celebrity Tour (2002)
  • Supporting Act

Legacy[change | change source]

Entertainment Weekly ranked NSYNC as the best boy band of the period late 90s and 2000s; editor Madelne Boardman stated, "the group has a spot in pop history more than a decade late."[1] The Washington Post stated it was one of the two boy bands "that dominated the late '90s and early '00s."[2] According to Billboard, No Strings Attached was the top album of the 2000s (decade),[3] with The Independent listing it among the albums "that marked the decade."[4] Billboard also ranked the group at number four on their list of the biggest boy bands (from the period 1987–2012) according to chart performance, with the staff writing, "despite having one of the most short-lived boy band careers, 'N Sync was arguably the most famous."[5] Several acts have cited the group as an influence, including Kelsea Ballerini,[6] Selena Gomez,[7] Meghan Trainor,[8] Why Don't We[9] and Hayley Williams.

References[change | change source]

  1. Boardman, Madeline (January 25, 2016). "Ranking the Best Boy Bands of the '90s and '00s". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  2. "Big Time Rush, One Direction, the Wanted: The boy band is making a comeback". The Washington Post. March 22, 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  3. Keith, Caulfield (December 14, 2009). "Eminem is Billboard artist of the decade". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  4. "Albums that marked the decade". The Independent. December 29, 2009. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  5. "10 Biggest Boy Bands (1987–2012)". Billboard. March 27, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  6. "See Kelsea Ballerini Cover Britney Spears, N'Sync in Nineties Medley". Rolling Stone. July 23, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  7. O'Donnell, Kevin (August 31, 2015). "Selena Gomez talks new album: Inside the laid-back Mexico sessions for 'Revival'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  8. Daw, Robie (August 13, 2014). "Meghan Trainor Talks 'All About That Bass' And Her Upcoming Album & Offers Up A Cotton Candy Giveaway: Interview". Idolator. SpinMedia. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  9. Spanos, Brittany (December 21, 2017). "Why Don't We: Meet the Band Who Want to Be the Next 'N Sync". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 10, 2018.

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