An Update On a Possible *NSYNC Reunion

by Jeremy Spirogis
Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, and Chris Kirkpatrick at an event in April 2018

With greater than 50 million information bought, *NSYNC is without doubt one of the largest boy bands to ever do it. They dominated the charts between the late ’90s and early 2000s with their candy ballads and bubbly pop songs, attracting legions of followers and solidifying their locations in music historical past.

The group would sadly cut up on the peak of their fame and have but to grace the stage once more. But there was chatter a couple of potential reunion for years. The rumors resurfaced in current days, with sources saying the possibilities of the group getting again collectively at the moment are at an “all-time peak.”

Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, and Chris Kirkpatrick at an event in April 2018
Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, and Chris Kirkpatrick at an occasion in April 2018 | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

A fast historical past of *NSYNC

Like loads of bands on the time, *NSYNC was put collectively in 1995 by pop impresario Lou Pearlman. Made up of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick, the group reportedly acquired its identify attributable to how nice the singers sounded collectively.

After touring round Europe and making a reputation for themselves, the group returned to the United States in 1998 and launched their self-titled debut album by RCA Records. The album didn’t trigger a lot of a stir initially. But after *NSYNC rocked a Disney TV live performance particular, it blew up and finally acquired diamond certification (through PopSugar).

They additionally made waves with the 1998 vacation album Home for Christmas. But it was 2000’s No Strings Attached that launched them to superstardom. Featuring hits comparable to “It’s Gonna Be Me” and “Bye Bye Bye,” it topped the charts and later grew to become the best-selling album of the yr.

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A yr later, the group launched its closing album, Celebrity, which included “Gone,” “Pop,” and “Just Got Paid.” At that time, *NSYNC was on hearth and will have simply continued its run. But in 2002, the group went on hiatus.

The band members instructed The Huffington Post in a sequence of interviews that they took a break to pursue solo initiatives beneath the impression that they’d get again collectively. But it by no means occurred — although a few of them did take the stage throughout Ariana Grande’s set at Coachella in April 2019.

Justin Timberlake not too long ago talked about getting the band collectively once more

On March 20, Timberlake appeared on Bass’ podcast The Daily Popcast in celebration of the 20th anniversary of No Strings Attached. During the wide-ranging chat, Timberlake talked about that he’s nonetheless in contact with the band and stated he hopes they will speak extra a couple of potential reunion quickly.

His remarks got here simply days after Bass instructed Variety that there had already been some discussions about one.

“We’ve been talking about it,” Bass instructed the outlet in a March 16 report. But he additionally stated: “No plans have been made.”

“If there will even be plans, who knows? … I think if we did anything, it would be for the fun of it — the world needs something fun to listen to and I think we could bring some positivity to it. That’s what we need right now. It could be something simple to test it out, and if it works, it works and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t,” he continued.

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Insiders say there’s a very good likelihood the group might get again collectively

On March 24, a supply instructed HollywoodLife that the opportunity of a reunion is now at an “all-time” excessive.

“Now that the boys have celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their largest album [No Strings Attached] and since all of them not too long ago acquired collectively to speak on Lance’s podcast [The Daily Popcast] about *NSYNC, ideas about what could possibly be, what might they do have been at an all-time peak,” the insider stated.

“Reunion talk for sure got reignited with Ariana [Grande] last year at Coachella,” the insider continued. “And now with the anniversary reunion on everyone’s mind, they all want to do one more thing. Especially now thanks to the unknown of the coronavirus.”

“It kind of has hit them all that they don’t know what tomorrow might bring, so once we all get out of this on the other end they all want to really sit down and figure out a single, a show and maybe even a tour for their fans,” the supply added.

“There has been so many starts and stops and never was chances on it all, but now more than ever they are on the same page and it’s looking like they will actually attempt to do something,” the supply went on earlier than concluding, “They are all very excited.”

EEK! So are we. Let’s cross our fingers and hope this factor actually does come to fruition.

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