Billboard: *NSYNC’s 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

*NSYNC tore up our hearts and the Billboard charts with their hit songs, including “Bye, Bye, Bye,” “It’s Gonna Be Me” and more.

The blockbuster boy band — made up of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick — had a revolving door of hits on the Pop Airplay chart in the late 1990s and early 2000s, scoring two No. 1s on the chart in just over four years of activity. “Bye Bye Bye,” from 2000’s No Strings Attached, spent 10 weeks atop the chart in 2000, while “It’s Gonna Be Me” from the same project had five weeks at No. 1 later that year. Including their pair of No. 1s, *NSYNC scored nine top 10 hits on the Pop Airplay chart overall.

Over on the Billboard Hot 100, the quintet scored six top 10s and a lone No. 1 hit; “It’s Gonna Be Me” spent two weeks atop the list in spring 2000. Their longest-charting hit on the Hot 100 was “This I Promise You,” also from No Strings Attached, which spent 26 weeks on the chart in late 2000, peaking at No. 5.

No Strings Attached rewrote the record books when it was released in March 2000, selling a record-shattering 2.4 million copies in its first week — a feat that they held until Adele’s 25 album surpassed its week-one sales in 2015. The album also spent eight weeks atop the Billboard 200 albums chart. The group’s only other No. 1 on the albums chart is Celebrity, which spent a week atop the tally in August 2001.

Below, revisit the group’s 10 biggest hits on the Pop Airplay chart.

*NSYNC’s 10 Biggest Billboard Hits chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Pop Airplay chart, through the Sept. 9, 2023, ranking. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 40 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, certain eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.

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Billboard: *NSYNC to Reunite Onstage at 2023 MTV Video Music AwardsBillboard:

It’s gonna be them. Chart-topping boy band *NSYNC is set to reunite onstage at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on Tuesday (Sept. 12), a source confirms to Billboard.

The Grammy-nominated vocal group — which consists of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and Lance Bass — “will be onstage together,” the insider says.

The group has been rumored to have recorded new music for the upcoming film Trolls Band Together after posters spotted in NYC appear to tease *NSYNC’s logo. Timberlake is reprising his role as Branch in the animated movie — the third in the Trolls franchise — alongside Camila Cabello, Troye Sivan, Kid Cudi and more.

If the rumors of the new song from *NSYNC are true, it would mark the group’s first musical release together since 2002. That year, the band covered “When You Wish Upon a Star” for the Disneymania compilation album, and released the Nelly-assisted “Girlfriend” — which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 — as the final single from their 2001 Billboard 200-topping Celebrity album, their last studio LP.

Due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, *NSYNC will not mention Trolls Band Together. Members of the labor unions are currently on strike, demanding a larger share of streaming residuals, increased job security for writers, larger writers’ rooms and a limit on the use of A.I. in screenwriting and background acting, among other negotiating points.

A reunion at the VMAs on Tuesday night would also mark 10 years since their last reunion on the awards show’s stage in 2013, for Timberlake’s Video Vanguard Award medley. In 2019, Chasez, Kirkpatrick, Fatone and Bass joined Ariana Grande onstage during her headlining Coachella set to perform “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” and “Tearin’ Up My Heart” without Timberlake.

A new song from *NSYNC would follow several recent releases and performances from the band members. On Monday, Sept. 10, Fatone joined forces with Bow Wow for an adorable performance of The Jackson 5’s “ABC” for the launch of Season 10 of The Masked Singer. Earlier this year, Timberlake guested on Coco Jones’ “ICU” remix and appeared alongside Timbaland and Nelly Furtado on “Keep Going Up.”

*NSYNC has earned six top 10 hits on the Hot 100, including “Bye Bye Bye” (No. 4), “This I Promise You” (No. 5) and “It’s Gonna Be Me” (No. 1, two weeks). On the Billboard 200, the boy band has notched four top 10 titles, including the No. 1 albums No Strings Attached (eight weeks) and Celebrity (one week).


ET: *NSYNC to Reunite at 2023 VMAS: Everyone Who’s Performing and Presenting

This year’s VMAs will air live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards will be packed to the gills with celebrities.Just hours ahead of the big show, ET has learned that NSYNC, which includes Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, and Joey Fatone, will be reuniting and presenting at this year’s ceremony. They last reunited at the 2013 VMAs. Other presenters include Bebe Rexha (though she’s expressed she may not attend), Charli D’Amelio, Coco Jones, Dixie D’Amelio, Emily Ratajkowski, French Montana, GloRilla, Ice Spice, Jared Leto, Madelyn Cline, Rita Ora, Sabrina Carpenter, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Anuel AA, Ashanti, Billy Porter, Chloe Bailey, Dove Cameron, Fat Joe, Halle Bailey, Nelly Furtado, Reneé Rapp, Saweetie, Shenseea, Thalia, Tiffany Haddish, Timbaland and Wyclef Jean.


Today: *NSYNC Reunion Buzz

*NSYNC Fans Buzzing About Possible VMAs Reunion as Members Are Spotted Around NYC

It’s tearin’ up our hearts that *NSYNC are potentially in the same city.

Fans noticed that at least three members of the group — Justin TimberlakeJoey Fatone and Lance Bass — are in New York City as of Monday (Sept. 11), the day before the MTV Video Music Awards are set to hit the Prudential Center in nearby Newark, New Jersey. Meanwhile, JC Chasez was photographed on a private plane, though there wasn’t any indication as to where he was traveling. While it’s unclear where Chris Kirkpatrick is currently, he posted a 9/11 tribute to his Instagram page on Monday featuring a photo of an NYFD fire truck in Manhattan that he seemingly took himself.At the time of publication, there is no confirmation of a reunion.

Rumors have been swirling that the band may have reunited to record new music together after a number of Trolls Band Together posters were posted in New York, featuring the first letter of the *NSYNC logo and a QR code. The code takes you to this site, which teases a whistling pop tune. Timberlake stars in the upcoming film as Branch, alongside other stars including Camila Cabello, Amy Schumer, Troye Sivan, Daveed Diggs, Kid Cudi, Zooey Deschanel, RuPaul Charles, Anderson .Paak and many more.

If the rumors are true, a new song would mark the group’s first musical release together since 2002. A reunion at the VMAs on Tuesday (Sept. 12) would also mark 10 years since their last reunion on the awards show’s stage in 2013, for Timberlake’s Video Vanguard Award medley.

In 2019, Chasez, Kirkpatrick, Fatone and Bass joined Ariana Grande onstage during her headlining Coachella set to perform “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” and “Tearin’ Up My Heart,” without Timberlake.

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iHeart: Did These Posters Just Confirm an *NSYNC Reunion?

By Katrina Nattress

2013 MTV Video Music Awards - Backstage

Photo: WireImage


Posters for the upcoming Trolls movie, Trolls Band Together, have popped up in New York City, and the *NSYNC logo is front and center. A QR code on the poster links to a website that also features a giant *N along with the tops of five troll heads, which could signify the five members of the group (Justin TimberlakeJC ChasezLance BassJoey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick). The website’s URL also seems to tease a new song, “Take You To A Better Place.” If you hit the “play” button, a hook that features some grade-A whistling plays, which could be a snippet of the song. The third installment of the Trolls franchise, which stars Timberlake, is about a boyband reuniting, so an IRL reunion just makes sense! 

Last month, a source told Entertainment Tonight that Timberlake’s former bandmates “are expected to have surprise roles” in the new movie. If *NSYNC in fact reunited for a new song, it’ll be their first since the 2001 single “Girlfriend.”

Earlier this year, Bass opened up about the possibility of a reunion. “I think it just has to be the right time; we all have to be inspired in the moment,” he said. “But I do think the world needs something again from *NSYNC. I always feel bad that there was no ending, because we didn’t have a final show, we didn’t have a final tour, because we didn’t know it was the final days.”

“We owe it to the fans to give them something at some point,” he added.


Clips from LA Pop Up Marionette Show

For those following along on social media, *NSYNC paired with Bob Baker Marionettes to perform two “shows” via the marionettes on September 8th. There was a 9AM show at Universal Citywalk and a 3PM show on Hollywood Blvd in front of the Chinese Theatre.

There was an 8 minute medley performed at both sets with a 40 second clip of what we believe is the new single “Better Place” sandwiched in the middle.

Check out friend of NSYNC Online, Tati’s videos from her X feed.

#trollingforclues: A New Posting for Music Video Casting?

*NSYNC fans! Heads up. The casting site has posted a call on behalf of a casting agency that appears to be based out of LA. They are looking for *NSYNC fans to take part in a music video shoot! See screenshots below for more details. If you are available 9/9-9/15 and what looks to be in Los Angeles, apply at the link above. The posting appeared on page 14 for me.