*NSYNC received their Hollywood Walk of Fame on the April 30th. If you’re internet meme follower or just on Facebook every year on April 30th, you’ve probably have come across the meme of Justin Timberlake’s face and a caption that says, “It’s going to be May.” A quirky take on the lyrics of the *NSYNC hit “It’s Gonna Be Me.”
If you were a pre-teen or a teen during the early aughts, then you were probably very aware of the most heated debate during lunch was Backstreet Boys vs *NSYNC. Backstreet Boys were well put together and had the standard boy bands tunes. However, *NSYNC had edgy and were a little urban. *NSYNC provided songs you could twerk to while BSB made songs you want to be in a relationship. Guess which group I stanned for? I guess some things really don’t change in a person.
Let’s look back at the epicness that was *NSYNC
On March 21, 2000, *NSYNC dropped No Strings Attached and sold 2.42 million copies in its first week sales. No Strings Attached would become the best-selling of 2000 and the decade. Take that BSB!
When you had to beg your parents to take you to McDonalds to get the *NSYNC/Britney Spears exclusive album.
And beg them to collect all 5 dolls
The “Bye, Bye, Bye” music video
Everyone knew the dance moves of this iconic teeny pop video
This epic flat screen TV performance at the VMAs
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson was a huge fan of the boys and performed with them twice.
*NSYNC were so big they had their own weekend on MTV
The “It’s Gonna Be Me” Making the Video episode
The mini-reunion during Justin Timberlake’s Video Vanguard Award
Um this...Not quite sure how to explain this look but I was shook
Before Justin was the Man of the Woods, the boys' video for "This I Promise You" was in the woods.
Baby boomers had the Beatles but we had *NSYNC! We were the lucky ones.