For fans who have been clamoring for a reunion of *NSYNC, the boy band of their dreams finally granted their wishes. It’s been 10 years since all five members—Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass, and Chris Kirkpatrick—shared a stage. The reunion took place at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), the same award show where they last performed together. The quintet hit the stage not to sing, but to present the award for Best Pop to Taylor Swift.
A Stunning Moment for Taylor Swift and Fans
Taylor Swift, upon receiving the award, was visibly moved by the surprise. “You’re pop personified, so to receive this from your golden pop hands is really too much,” said Swift, a self-confessed *NSYNC fan. Her reaction embodied the collective joy and bewilderment of the audience. Swift even mentioned having dolls of the group while growing up.
History and Hiatus
While the group has been quiet for a decade, they have made brief appearances in the intervening years. Timberlake performed a career-spanning medley in 2013 when he received the Video Vanguard Award, joined by his *NSYNC brethren. They also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018 and made a surprise appearance (without Timberlake) at Ariana Grande’s 2019 Coachella set. However, it’s been 22 years since they last released an album, with their last studio album being 2001’s “Celebrity”.
Teases and Speculations
Fans have been speculating about an *NSYNC reunion, especially given Timberlake’s involvement in the upcoming Trolls Band Together movie. Rumors suggest that the other *NSYNC members might join Timberlake for a song in the animated feature. Social media teases from the group have only added fuel to the speculation fire.
The Future Remains Uncertain
While Taylor Swift asked the question on everyone’s mind, “What’s gonna happen now?”, the reunion did not offer any definitive answers. The group remained coy about any future plans, keeping fans eagerly awaiting the next chapter in *NSYNC’s history.