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*NSYNC is a five-part pop music vocal group, specifically a boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida, USA. The group members are James Lance Bass, Joshua Scott Chasez (JC), Joseph Anthony Fatone Junior (Joey), Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick (Chris), and Justin Randall Timberlake.


History

The group formed in 1995 under the funding of Lou Pearlman, who hired Johnny Wright (former manager of New Kids On The Block ) to be their tour manager. Lance Bass, who coincidentally sang bass, was not originally part of the group. The bass part was sung by Jason Watkins, who left the group early on because he did not like the type of music *NSYNC was performing.

The logic behind the name *NSYNC came from Justin's mother, Lynn Harless. It was created from the last letter of each member's name: Justin, Chris, Joey, Jason, and JC. After Lance joined, the group claimed to call him "Lansten" so his name would fit in the *NSYNC acronym.

Shortly after their breakthrough, *NSYNC fought a court battle against their manager citing mismanagement. *NSYNC left Pearlman to be managed by Johnny Wright of Wright Entertainment Group. Their defining album, No Strings Attached, released shortly thereafter, proved that the boys were back in business.

The group produces a blend of pop, dance, and R&B that they call "dirty pop". No Strings Attached was the first album to feature this type of music; they gave the style a name with their latest album Celebrity.

Their debut album, released by BMG, did well in Europe and the US as did the seasonal Home For Christmas. After moving from BMG to Jive Records, home of rival boy band Backstreet Boys, No Strings Attached, released in March 2000, sold 2.4 million copies in its first week of release—the highest record sales in music history (1.1 million of which was attributed to the first day of release).

Their fourth album, Celebrity comes in at number two, with 1.8 million records sold in its first week. Their albums have been boosted by a number of successful single releases, including "Tearin' Up My Heart" from *NSYNC, "Music Of My Heart" recorded with Gloria Estefan for the movie Music of the Heart, "Bye Bye Bye", "It's Gonna Be Me" and "This I Promise You" from No Strings Attached. Recent hits such as "Gone" and "Girlfriend" have expanded the group's influence and fan base into the hip-hop crowd as well.

The group went on hiatus in 2002, as two of its members released solo albums -- Justin Timberlake released Justified on November 4, 2002 and JC Chasez released his solo album, Schizophrenic, on February 24, 2004.

Chris closed his clothing business, Fuman Skeeto. Lance abandoned his plans to be the first celebrity in space. Joey is acting in movies (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and on Broadway (Rent).

Plans to work on their fifth album are being discussed, however details are uncertain. Rumors have circulated that Justin Timberlake quit the group, thus, disbanding NSYNC.

Discography

  • NSYNC (1998, RCA/BMG) #2 US, #30 UK
  • Home For Christmas (1998, RCA/BMG) #7 US
  • The Winter Album (1998, BMG)
  • No Strings Attached (2000, Jive) #1 US, #14 UK
  • Celebrity (2001, Jive) #1 US, #12 UK

Hit singles

  • 1997 "Tearin' Up My Heart" #40 UK
  • 1998 "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" #8 US
  • 1999 "I Want You Back" #13 US, #5 UK
  • 1999 "Tearin' Up My Heart" (re-release) #9 UK
  • 2000 "Music of My Heart" (with Gloria Estefan) #2 US, #34 UK
  • 2000 "Bye Bye Bye" #4 US, #3 UK
  • 2000 "I'll Never Stop" #13 UK
  • 2000 "It's Gonna Be Me" #1 US, #9 UK
  • 2000 "This I Promise You" #5 US, #21 UK
  • 2001 "Pop" #19 US, #9 UK
  • 2001 "Gone" #11 US, #24 UK
  • 2002 "Girlfriend" #5 US, #2 UK

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Rumors have circulated that Justin Timberlake quit the group, thus, disbanding NSYNC. Pretty Women. Plans to work on their fifth album are being discussed, however details are uncertain. (Please add your own obscure personal favorite). Joey is acting in movies (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and on Broadway (Rent). (all chart positions are from Billboard pop charts). Lance abandoned his plans to be the first celebrity in space.
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Chris closed his clothing business, Fuman Skeeto. At the direction of his second wife, Roy Orbison was interred December 15th, 1988 in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California even though his two sons and their mother, Claudette, who predeceased him, had been laid to rest at his request in the Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. The group went on hiatus in 2002, as two of its members released solo albums -- Justin Timberlake released Justified on November 4, 2002 and JC Chasez released his solo album, Schizophrenic, on February 24, 2004. He was the posthumous winner of the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and in 1992, the popular "I Drove All Night" and "Heartbreak Radio" appeared on the posthumous album, King Of Hearts, produced by Jeff Lynne. Recent hits such as "Gone" and "Girlfriend" have expanded the group's influence and fan base into the hip-hop crowd as well. Both the album and the single from it, "You Got It", were hits, and are generally regarded as Orbison's best work since his success of the 1950s and 1960s. Their albums have been boosted by a number of successful single releases, including "Tearin' Up My Heart" from *NSYNC, "Music Of My Heart" recorded with Gloria Estefan for the movie Music of the Heart, "Bye Bye Bye", "It's Gonna Be Me" and "This I Promise You" from No Strings Attached. Several years after having had bypass surgury, Orbison suffered a massive heart attack at age 52 and died while visiting at his mother's home in Hendersonville a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee on December 6, 1988 before his last album Mystery Girl could be released.

Their fourth album, Celebrity comes in at number two, with 1.8 million records sold in its first week. Tragedy would strike again, when, in 1973, Orbison's elder brother Grady Lee Orbison, died in a motor vehicle accident in Henderson, Tennessee when on his way to visit Roy for Thanksgiving. After moving from BMG to Jive Records, home of rival boy band Backstreet Boys, No Strings Attached, released in March 2000, sold 2.4 million copies in its first week of release—the highest record sales in music history (1.1 million of which was attributed to the first day of release). These events affected him profoundly but after a few years he would continue to play to loyal audiences all across the globe. Their debut album, released by BMG, did well in Europe and the US as did the seasonal Home For Christmas. The youngest boy, Wesley, at the time only three, was saved by Roy's parents. No Strings Attached was the first album to feature this type of music; they gave the style a name with their latest album Celebrity. His first wife, Claudette (Frady), died in a 1966 motorcycle accident. (The Everly Brothers hit "Claudette" had been written about her, by Roy.) Two years later, the family home at Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tennessee burned to the ground while Roy was touring in England, and two of his three young sons, Anthony and Roy Jr., died in the fire.

The group produces a blend of pop, dance, and R&B that they call "dirty pop". Roy Orbison's life was filled with personal tragedies. Their defining album, No Strings Attached, released shortly thereafter, proved that the boys were back in business. He subsequently released a new solo album, Mystery Girl, produced by Orbison & Mike Campbell (of the Heartbreakers), Jeff Lynne and one track by U2's Bono (who copies Orbison's trademark dark glasses). *NSYNC left Pearlman to be managed by Johnny Wright of Wright Entertainment Group. Shortly after this critically acclaimed performance, whilst working with Jeff Lynne on tracks for a new album, Orbison joined Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty to form the Traveling Wilburys, achieving substantial commercial and critical success. Shortly after their breakthrough, *NSYNC fought a court battle against their manager citing mismanagement. lang, Jennifer Warnes, and Bonnie Raitt singing the female background vocals.

After Lance joined, the group claimed to call him "Lansten" so his name would fit in the *NSYNC acronym. Souther, Steven Soles, with k.d. It was created from the last letter of each member's name: Justin, Chris, Joey, Jason, and JC. On piano, Glen Hardin, who had played piano for Buddy Holly as well as for years for Elvis Presley, plus male background vocals with some on guitar, were: Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, J.D. The logic behind the name *NSYNC came from Justin's mother, Lynn Harless. Put together by musical director, T-Bone Burnett, Orbison was accompanied by a who's who supporting cast, all fans, and all volunteers who lobbied to participate. The bass part was sung by Jason Watkins, who left the group early on because he did not like the type of music *NSYNC was performing. Described as a cinematographic masterpiece, that year's black and white Cinemax television special titled Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night, brought Orbison a whole new generation of fans.

Lance Bass, who coincidentally sang bass, was not originally part of the group. In 1980 he teamed up with Emmylou Harris to win the 1981 Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for their song, "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the induction speech made by his devout follower Bruce Springsteen. The group formed in 1995 under the funding of Lou Pearlman, who hired Johnny Wright (former manager of New Kids On The Block ) to be their tour manager. Adopted by intensely loyal fans in Ireland, where he continued to perform despite the constant terrorist activities, his powerful rendition of the ancient Irish folk ballad "Danny Boy" on the 1972 Memphis album is considered one of the best recordings ever made of this much-recorded song.
. Much loved in Belgium, at an awards ceremony in Antwerp, a few days before his passing, Roy Orbison gave his only public rendition of the hit "You Got It" to the thundering applause of a huge crowd. The group members are James Lance Bass, Joshua Scott Chasez (JC), Joseph Anthony Fatone Junior (Joey), Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick (Chris), and Justin Randall Timberlake. Adoring fans in the Netherlands founded his largest world-wide fan club.

*NSYNC is a five-part pop music vocal group, specifically a boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida, USA. In France he was viewed as the master of the ballad of lost love in the vein of that country's most popular singer Edith Piaf and a cover version of Orbison's "Blue Bayou" sung in French by Mireille Mathieu went to the top of France's record charts. 2002 "Girlfriend" #5 US, #2 UK. His popularity extended to Germany, and he recorded his hit song "Mama" in German. 2001 "Gone" #11 US, #24 UK. A few songs that had only reasonable success in North America, such as "Penny Arcade" and "Working for the Man" would go to #1 on the Australian charts. Similarly, he was enormously popular in England, logging three No.1 hit singles and was several times voted top male vocalist of the year. 2001 "Pop" #19 US, #9 UK. Roy Orbison first toured Australia with the Rolling Stones in 1963 and would build a devout following there.

2000 "This I Promise You" #5 US, #21 UK. Singer Sonny James would have a number 1 hit on the country music charts with a cover of Orbison's "Only The Lonely". 2000 "It's Gonna Be Me" #1 US, #9 UK. A number of other artists have recorded songs written by Orbison, including the Everly Brothers, Don Gibson, Linda Ronstadt, Don McLean, Mireille Mathieu, Chris Isaak, Dwight Yoakam, and Van Halen. 2000 "I'll Never Stop" #13 UK. As well, his hit song "In Dreams" was used extensively in the David Lynch film Blue Velvet (Lynch also featured a Spanish version of "Crying" in his film, Mulholland Drive.). 2000 "Bye Bye Bye" #4 US, #3 UK. Named for his song, the music was integral to the movie that brought fame to actress Julia Roberts.

2000 "Music of My Heart" (with Gloria Estefan) #2 US, #34 UK. Roy Orbison wrote and recorded numerous songs specifically for motion pictures and many of his hit songs became part of motion picture soundtracks, the most famous of which is the blockbuster film Pretty Woman. 1999 "Tearin' Up My Heart" (re-release) #9 UK. In 1966 Orbison signed a contract with MGM Records and starred in MGM Studios' western-musical motion picture The Fastest Guitar Alive in which he would perform several songs from an album of the same name. 1999 "I Want You Back" #13 US, #5 UK. The smash hit record sold more copies in its first ten days of release than any 45rpm up to that time and would go on to sell more than seven million copies. 1998 "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" #8 US. Even as the British Invasion swept America in 1964, Orbison's single "Oh, Pretty Woman" broke the Beatles' stranglehold on the Top 10, soaring to number 1 on the Billboard charts.

1997 "Tearin' Up My Heart" #40 UK. When they finally decided to try America, they asked Orbison to manage their first tour but his own schedule forced him to turn down what was to become an astounding success. Celebrity (2001, Jive) #1 US, #12 UK. During their tour of Europe, an impressed Roy Orbison encouraged The Beatles to come to the United States. No Strings Attached (2000, Jive) #1 US, #14 UK. A powerful influence on his contemporaries such as The Rolling Stones, in 1963 Roy Orbison headlined a European tour with The Beatles, becoming lifelong friends with the band, in particular with John Lennon and George Harrison (Orbison would later record with them both). The Winter Album (1998, BMG). Multiple Academy Award winning songwriter Will Jennings ("My Heart Will Go On", from the Titanic soundtrack), called him a "poet, a songwriter, a vision" after working and together writing Roy's song "Wild Hearts" for the 1985 motion picture, Insignificance.

Home For Christmas (1998, RCA/BMG) #7 US. Elvis Presley called Roy "the greatest singer in the world" (from onstage in Las Vegas, in 1976), Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees referred to Orbison as the "Voice of God". NSYNC (1998, RCA/BMG) #2 US, #30 UK. In 1989, Roy Orbison was inducted posthumously into the National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame. Three songs written and recorded by Orbison, "Only The Lonely", "Oh, Pretty Woman", and "Crying", are in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Roy Orbison's vocal range was impressive (he had a three octave range) and his songs were melodically and rhythmically advanced and lyrically sophisticated.

Master record producer and Orbison fan Don Was, commenting on Orbison's writing skills, said: "he defied the rules of modern composition." Songwriter Bernie Taupin (composer of many lyrics for Elton John) and others, referred to Orbison as far ahead of the times, creating lyrics and music in a manner that broke with all traditions. Orbison is most remembered for his ballads of lost love, and within the music community, he is revered for his song writing abilities. The play of Orbison's voice against the dynamic yet uncluttered sound of the band gave Orbison's records a unique, identifiable sound. Throughout Orbison's stay at Monument Records, his backup band was a group of all-star studio musicians led by Bob Moore.

With the release of "Only The Lonely", and its immediate rise to the top of the charts, Roy Orbison would go on to become an international rock and roll star. Under Foster's guidance, Orbison began writing his own songs alone or in collaboration with Joe Melson, and later Bill Dees, developing his signature operatic voice, and creating a sound unheard of in Rock and Roll at the time. There, Fred Foster, the record company's head, encouraged him to break from his established style. But the rockabilly and blues sounds of Sun's artists did not bring Orbison much success and his career seemed over until he signed with Monument Records in Nashville, Tennessee.

Many of the earliest songs he recorded were produced by Sam Phillips. There, Roy Orbison (along with Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley) recorded for Sam Phillips. In 1955 Orbison left college, determined to give music a serious try. With a new band named "The Teen Kings", he headed for Memphis, Tennessee and to Sun Records. Recognizing that a career in music was a long shot, after graduating high school the group disbanded and Roy Orbison went to North Texas State College.

At age 13 he organized his first band, "The Wink Westerners," and when not singing with the band he spent his time playing guitar and writing songs. Neither are correct, although his myopia required thick corrective lenses. Two misconceptions stubbornly continue to surface about Roy, one, that "he was an albino", and two, that he wore his trademark dark glasses because "he was blind" or nearly so. Born in Vernon, Texas, he was raised in the tiny oil town of Wink, Texas, with music a part of his family life.

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) nicknamed "the big O" was an influential American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than thirty years. [1965] "There is only one Roy Orbison". King of Hearts. 1992:

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    A Black And White Night. The Sun Years. Rare Orbison. Mystery Girl.

    1989:

      . Traveling Wilburys, Volume One — (with George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan). For The Lonely: A Roy Orbison Anthology. 1988:
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        In Dreams: The Greatest Hits. 1987:

          . Class of '55 — (with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis). 1986:
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            Laminar Flow. 1979:

              . Regeneration. 1977:
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                I'm Still In Love With You. 1975:

                  . Milestones. 1973:
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                    Memphis. Roy Orbison Sings. 1972:

                      . Hank Williams The Roy Orbison Way.

                      The Great Songs Of Roy Orbison. The Big O. 1970:

                        . Roy Orbison's Many Moods.

                        1969:

                          . Cry Softly Lonely One. The Fastest Guitar Alive. Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson.

                          1967:

                            . The Classic Roy Orbison. The Orbison Way. The Very Best of Roy Orbison.

                            1966:

                              . There Is Only One Roy Orbison. Orbisongs. 1965:
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                                More of Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits. Early Orbison. 1964:

                                  . In Dreams.

                                  1963:

                                    . Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits. Crying. 1962:
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                                      Lonely and Blue. Roy Orbison At The Rockhouse. 1961:

                                        . "Love Star".

                                        "My Friend". "Careless Heart" — 1989. "A Love So Beautiful" — 1989. "Real World" — 1989 (the answer to "In Dreams" written with Will Jennings).

                                        "Not Alone Anymore" — 1988 (Traveling Wilburys). "Indian Summer" — with Larry Gatlin. "Harlem Woman" — 1972. "Penny Arcade" — 1969.

                                        "Walk On" — 1968. "Southbound Jericho Parkway" — 1969, a sad tale of loneliness and suicide. "The Fastest Guitar Alive" — 1967. "Cry Softly, Lonely One" — 1967.

                                        "Communication Breakdown" — 1966. "Lana" — 1966. "Sleepy Hollow" — 1965. "Distant Drums" — 1963.

                                        "Summer Song" — 1962. "Love Hurts" — 1961. "You Got It" — 1989 (#9). "Handle With Care" — 1988 (#45) (Traveling Wilburys).

                                        "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again" — 1980 (#55) (Grammy Award winning duet with Emmylou Harris). "Crawling Back" — 1965 (#46). "Goodnight" — 1965 (#21). "Ride Away" — 1965 (#25).

                                        "What'd I Say" — 1964. "Oh, Pretty Woman" — 1964 (#1), see article for Supreme Court of the United States decision regarding fair use regarding this song. "It's Over" — 1964 (#9). "Pretty Paper" — 1964 (#15).

                                        "Mean Woman Blues" — 1963 (#5). "Blue Bayou" — 1963 (#29). "Falling" — 1963 (#22). "In Dreams" — 1963 (#7).

                                        "Working For The Man" — 1962 (#33). "Mama" — 1962. "Leah" — 1962 (#25). "Dream Baby" — 1962 (#4).

                                        "Candy Man" — 1961 (#25). "Crying" — 1961 (#2). "Running Scared" — 1961 (#1). "Blue Angel" — 1960 (#9).

                                        "Only The Lonely" — 1960 (#2). "Uptown" — 1960. "Ooby Dooby" — 1956 (#56). In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story - 1999.

                                        Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night - 1987. Roy Orbison - Live at Austin City Limits - 1982. Roy Orbison - Live from Australia - 1972. He was also well known in the much smaller world of radio controlled model aircraft as a champion modeler and flier.

                                        Roy Orbison is only one of two singers to ever simultaneously have two Top 5 albums on the Billboard Charts (the other is Elvis Presley).

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