Before teenage girls learned to read poorly written vampire romance novels, there were boy bands. In the mid-1990s a bunch of boys formed a band that released what could be loosely described as music.
The group began with Christopher Kirkpatrick not being good enough for the Backstreet Boys. Lou Pearlman, then manager, suggested that Chris form another group (presumabley as a joke). Kirkpatrick called Joey Fatone, a friend he had met while working at Universal Studios.
His first choice was unavailable due to scheduling conficts and integrity.
Joey Fatone joined Kirkpatrick on the search for more members. Along with Pearlman they began watching tapes of the Mickey Mouse Club finding Justin Timberlake. Timberlake brought with him JC Chasez, who was also a former "Mouseketeer". Needing a bass for their group, Jason Galasso joined. Galasso decided, after weeks with the band, that being succesful was not his goal. Timberlake's vocal coach suggested a 16-year-old from Mississippi named Lance Bass. He aditioned and was accepted. The group was complete.
Justin+4 was the original working title until Timberlake's mother suggested that their voices were "in sync." Not being satisfied with just having a name they decided to rename Lance Bass to Lansten so the last letter in each of their names would spell NSYNC.
NSNYC was a hit...in Germany, a country known for their love of David Hasselhoff.
Possibly the father of all five members.
NSYNC relased three singles ("I Want You Back", "Tearin' Up My Heart" and "Here We Go"), all of which were in the the top ten of several European countries, before being signed on to the American record label, RCA, in 1998.
At the height of their popularity NSYNC released two platnum albums. "No Strings Attached" was released on March 21, 2000, selling 2.4 million copies in its first week and becoming number one on Billboard's Top 200. "Celebrity", released on July 24, 2001, sold 10 million copies worldwide.
After the band's success, they went on hiatus in 2002, only to reunite a few times after that, rarely to perform.
Their hiatus turned into a break up, each member going their own way.
In 2006 Lance Bass officailly came out of the closet as a homosexual.
HURM. I was right about one.
Justin Timberlake, never offically coming out, went on to have a successful career, launching his own clothing line, performing, acting and looking at Janet Jackson's breasts.
The rest of NSYNC moved on to their own projects and became successful in their own way.
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