Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Lance Bass. For an entire generation of kids who grew up in the late 90s and early 2000s, these were the members of one of the most successful boy bands of all time, *NSYNC.
Though they’ve only released three albums, *NSYNC took the world by storm, becoming household names with songs like ‘I Want You Back’, ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’, and ‘Gone’. They have even collaborated with the likes of Nelly and Michael Jackson.
While the band has not released a new song together since 2001, with the band breaking up after Justin Timberlake’s success as a solo artist, Entertainment Tonight has revealed that 2023 will finally be the year we see the boys of *NSYNC coming back together.
The band came together again once before in 2013, during the MTV Video Music Awards where Timberlake received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. All five members of the band were on-stage to perform a medley of their hits.
Now, thanks to Timberlake starring in the upcoming movie, Trolls Band Together, the boy band is coming together for roles in the movie alongside Timberlake’s character Branch. This will be Timberlake’s third time reprising his starring role in Dreamworks’ Trolls franchise.
Along with this, according to Entertainment Tonight’s exclusive report will be a new song by *NSYNC for the soundtrack. The franchise has seen a mix of original and cover songs for previous entries.
Compared to other major American boy bands like Backstreet Boys and Boys II Men, *NSYNC has been the only one to leave the glory days behind. While the other four members have all gotten successful in their own right, Justin Timberlake’s stardom outshines them all.
Hopefully this Trolls stint will evolve into a major return for the boy band, one that could revive Western boy bands once again and maybe finally give fans a much-needed follow up to their final album, 2001’s Girlfriend.