*NSYNC Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The iconic boy band arrived to fans screaming for them to "reunite!"

April 30, 2018 - 2:11 pm
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With hundreds of fans screaming the words, “Reunite, Reunite,” iconic boy band, *NSYNC was honored Monday with the 2,636th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ellen DeGeneres and Carson Daly were on hand to present the star. 

*NSYNC’s star will live at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard near La Brea, and will share the block with stars honoring Backstreet Boys, Boys II Men, New Kids On the Block, and New Edition.

Prior to the breakup of the band in 2002, *NSYNC members, Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Faton, Chris Kirkpatrick and Justin Timberlake have sold over 30 million records in the U.S. and 42 million worldwide.

Timberlake gave a shout out to his mom for being there when he “toured the world as a minor,” and Bass, who famously went public about being gay, thanked his young, gay fans, saying he wanted to tell them “I was you. I just didn’t have the strength then.”

The group’s first single, “I Want You Back” grabbed three historic records: After one week, the single hit the charts in one week, faster than any other new act. It had the longest Top 10 stay for a new group (eight weeks). And the group became the fastest newcomer to hit the Top 10 (three weeks), the sinle hit No. 13 on the singles chart, sold a million copies and remained a solid player on the radio for a six months.

The group was named No. 3 new act of 1998 by Billboard. Their third single, the ballad “(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on Your” became *NSYNC’s first top 10 release and a NO. 2 at AC radio, Fourth radio-friendly pop single, “I Drive Myself Crazy” followed.

At the end of 1998, *NSYNC’s self-titled 18-month–old debut CD was the No.4 disc of the year in 1999, and they were dubbed the No. 2 pop album group/duo. As the 2000 rolled around the band contributed vocals to Gloria Estefan’s “Music of My Heart” which became *NSYNC’s biggest hit to date, peaking at NO. 2 on the singles chart and at AC radio.

“Bye Bye Bye,” was nominated for Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards in 2000 and “It’s Gonna Be Me,” rocketed *NSYNC to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of that year.

*NSYNC have raised over $5 million dollars for their nonprofit organization, Challenge for the Children, and offer financial help to a plethora of children’s charities throughout the U.S.