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

NSYNC, (sometimes called *NSYNC or 'N Sync) is an American pop boy band formed in Orlando, Florida in 1995. The five members of the group were Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass. The group's second album, No Strings Attached, sold over one million copies in one day and 2.42 million copies in one week, which was a record for over fifteen years. They also provided songs on the Billboard Hot 100 including Bye Bye Bye, Tearin' Up My Heart and It's Gonna Be Me, which became NSYNC's only number-one song on the chart. They took a break after their very last concert on, but never released new music since. Afterwards, Timberlake and Chasez released solo albums. Justin Timberlake went on to become one of the world's best-selling music artists, with more than 56 million records sold throughout his solo career.[1]

The band reunited at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards and presented the Best Pop Award.[2] They recorded "Better Place", their first new song in 23 years, for the 2023 movie Trolls Band Together.[3]

Members[change | change source]

Justin Timberlake
JC Chasez
Chris Kirkpatrick
Joey Fatone
Lance Bass
Members of NSYNC from left to right: Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass

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."[4] The Washington Post stated it was one of the two boy bands "that dominated the late '90s and early '00s."[5] According to Billboard, No Strings Attached was the top album of the 2000s (decade),[6] with The Independent listing it among the albums "that marked the decade."[7] 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."[8] Several acts have cited the group as an influence, including Kelsea Ballerini,[9] Selena Gomez,[10] Meghan Trainor,[11] Why Don't We[12] and Hayley Williams. On April 30, 2018, NSYNC reunited to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[13]

References[change | change source]

  1. Murgue, Hermance (February 4, 2018). "Super Bowl 2018: depuis le "nipplegate", les mille et unes vies de Justin Timberlake". L'Express. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  2. "*NSYNC Reunite at 2023 VMAs to Present Taylor Swift with Best Pop Video — and Friendship Bracelets!". People. Retrieved September 17, 2023.
  3. "*NSYNC Reunite for 'Trolls Band Together' Song 'Better Place': See the Release Date & New Trailer". Billboard. Retrieved September 17, 2023.
  4. Boardman, Madeline (January 25, 2016). "Ranking the Best Boy Bands of the '90s and '00s". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on March 12, 2018. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  5. "Big Time Rush, One Direction, the Wanted: The boy band is making a comeback". The Washington Post. March 22, 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  6. Keith, Caulfield (December 14, 2009). "Eminem is Billboard artist of the decade". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  7. "Albums that marked the decade". The Independent. December 29, 2009. Archived from the original on March 11, 2018. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  8. "10 Biggest Boy Bands (1987–2012)". Billboard. March 27, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  9. "See Kelsea Ballerini Cover Britney Spears, N'Sync in Nineties Medley". Rolling Stone. July 23, 2015. Archived from the original on October 10, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Spanos, Brittany (December 21, 2017). "Why Don't We: Meet the Band Who Want to Be the Next 'N Sync". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on March 11, 2018. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  13. Angermiller, Michele (April 30, 2018). "*NSYNC Reunites to Receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (Watch)". Variety. Retrieved April 30, 2018.

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