The five young men who make up 'N Sync came from all over the U.S. to form a band in Orlando, FL that then became an overnight sensation in Germany. Confused? You needn't be. JC, Joey, Justin, Lance and Chris have come together, with a self-titled debut RCA Records album. The record, originally released on BMG Ariola Munich, was produced by several top-name producers, including dancemeister Denniz Pop (Ace of Base, 3T, Robyn), and has already sported two giant European smashes in the anthemic pop-soul of "I Want You Back" and the dance-floor pulse of "Tearing Up My Heart," each of which has gone Gold throughout Europe, and are starting to break through in the U.K.
Although their handsome mugs have been plastered all over music magazines on the Continent, 'N Sync are not just your flash-in-the-pan teen idol act. Show business veterans all, the group are accomplished singers and dancers who have studied under the same choreographer who's worked with Prince and Michael Jackson. Showing their versatility, 'N Sync's repertoire includes the simple pop bliss of Christopher Cross' "Sailing."
The group's roots are based in the Orlando meeting of Washington DC born "JC" Chasez, and Memphis, TN native Justin Timberlake on the set of the Disney Channel show, "Mickey Mouse Club." After the show ended, JC and Justin found themselves in Nashville at the same time working with the same vocal coach and writers, but on separate solo projects. Justin was then called back to Orlando, where he hooked up with Pittsburgh, PA expatriate Chris Kirkpatrick. The trio then met New Yorker Joey Fatone in a local Orlando club. The four would go out clubbing where their slick dance-floor moves had everyone wanting to know what group they were in.
Thus inspired, the quartet decided to form a band and started looking for a bass voice. Thru Justin's vocal coach in Tennessee, the group hooked up with blonde-haired, green-eyed, 18-year-old Clinton, Mississippi crooner James Lance Bass AKA Lance, who fit right in with his characteristic basso profundo. The bandmates may have come from all over, but Justin, Chris, Joey, Lansten (Lance's occasional nickname) and JC discovered immediately they were 'N Sync.