'NSYNC TIME LINE
1971 October 17.
Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick is born in Clarion, PA.
1976 August 8. Joshua Scott Chasez is born in Washington, DC.
1977 January 28. Joseph Anthony Fatone, Jr. is born in Brooklyn, NY.
1979 May 4. James Lance Bass is born in Laurel, MS.
1981 January 30. Justin Randall Timberlake is born in Memphis, TN.
1990. Joey moves with his family from New York to Orlando.
1990. JC is picked from thousands of kids to join the cast of the 'New Mickey Mouse Club.'
1991. Lance auditions for and
becomes a part of the Mississippi Show Stoppers.
1992. Justin wins a spot on Star Search. He goes to the finals, but loses...
1993. Justin auditions for MMC and lands a spot.
1994. Joey plays the Wolfman in Universal Studio's 'Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue.'
1994. MMC tapes its last season.
1995. 'NSYNC is born. Stories vary, but Chris knows Justin from some auditions, JC and Justin have worked together on the MMC, Joey and JC have been introduced through mutual friends, and Chris and Joey both worked at Universal.They need a bass, as Chris has a falsetto, Joey a baritone/second tenor, and Justin and JC sing tenor. Rehearsals with Jason, the original fifth member do not work out. Justin calls his vocal coach, and he recommends Lance. 'NSYNC is as we know it today. They record a demo. (these are not all the songs on the demo!)
· I Thought She Knew
· We Can Work It Out
· I'll Be Back For More
· Give Me The Love I Need
the help of an MMC cameraman, they create their first 'promotional' video, and
it lands in the hands of Johnny Wright and Lou Pearlman.
1996. With the management of Johnny Wright and the financial backing of Lou Pearlman, the guys land a record deal with BMG/RCA. They are sent to Sweden to record their first song- 'I Want You Back.'
1997. ''NSYNC' is released. They are a major hit all over Europe, where 'I Want You Back' and 'Tearin' Up My Heart' score big on the charts. They tour all over Europe for a year.
1998. 'NSYNC comes home to the US, after they are well-received in Canada.
1998 March 24. ''NSYNC' is released in the US.
1998 July 18. 'N Sync 'N Concert airs on The Disney Channel. Sales of ''NSYNC' pick up dramatically.
1998 October. 'NSYNC opens a few dates of Janet Jackson's Velvet Rope Tour.
1998 November. 'NSYNC headlines their own tour. Britney Spears, among others, opens the shows.
1998 November 8. 'NSYNC wins 'Best Dance Clip' and 'Best Dance New Artist Clip' at the Billboard Music Awards for 'I Want You Back.'
1998 November 10. 'Home for Christmas' is
1998 December. Both ''NSYNC' and 'Home for Christmas' are in the Billboard Top 10.
1999 January. Winter Tour wraps up.
1999 January. 'NSYNC wins an American Music Award for Best New Artist.
1999 March. Spring Tour begins. B*
Witched, Tatyana Ali, and others open.
1999 May 10. Lance misses shows because of 'stomach virus.'
1999 May 17. Spring Tour ends. Pay-Per-View show taped in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
1999 July. Summer Tour starts. Jordan Knight, Sugar Hill Gang, others open.
1999 August 25. Challenge for the Children takes place in Atlanta. Event raises an estimated $50,000 for charity.
1999 September 9. 'NSYNC takes the stage with Britney Spears at the VMAs, performing a remix of 'Tearin' Up My Heart.' They are shut out of the winnings, though they were nominated for Best Pop Video, Best Group Video and Viewers' Choice for 'Tearin' Up My Heart.'
1999 September 13. 'NSYNC announces move to
Jive Records from BMG/RCA. 'No Strings Attached,' set for release in November,
1999 October 12. 'NSYNC and Jive are sued for $150 million by Lou Pearlman, TransContinental, and BMG/RCA. The suit attempts to get an injunction against the group, trying to prevent them from existing under the name ''NSYNC.'
1999 October 29. 'NSYNC performs at the WB Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas, unveiling a new song, 'Bye Bye Bye.'
1999 November 4. 'NSYNC files a $25 million
countersuit, accusing Lou Pearlman and TransCon of being "unscrupulous and
greedy." The suit contains statements from JC, Lynn Harless (Justin's
mother), and Diane Bass (Lance's mother). JC writes, "We are painfully
aware that our careers may be brief. In truth, our fans made us a success. .
.an injunction may be the end of 'N Sync. However we cannot work with people
who have lied to us."
1999 November 24. 'NSYNC and Lou Pearlman appear in court. Judge Ann Conway does not grant Pearlman's request for an injunction, and for the time being, until the case is reviewed further, 'NSYNC is free to continue their career with Jive.
1999 November 26. 'NSYNC appears on their first HOUR Rosie O'Donnell special. Rosie has proven to be one of the guys' biggest celebrity supporters. They do an interview and perform 'Bye Bye Bye' and a shortened version of 'This I Promise You.'
1999 December 23. 'NSYNC/Jive and Pearlman
settle out of court. The details of the settlement are not made public, but
'NSYNC is allowed to exist under their name and stay with Jive.
TransCon/Pearlman are reported to receive compensation from Jive.
2000 January 11. 'Bye Bye Bye' is released on US radio.
2000 January 20. 'Bye Bye Bye' breaks industry records by being the number one most added song on more than 200 radio stations, beating Backstreet Boys' 'I Want It That Way,' which boasted 145 adds in 1999.
2000 January 31. Lance's acting debut, on the WB's '7th Heaven,' airs. Lance plays Beverly Mitchell's love interest.
2000 February. The Recording Industry
certifies ''NSYNC' as diamond- ten million copies sold.
2000 February-March. The Media Blitz begins. 'NSYNC appears on TRL, Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, Rosie O'Donnell, the covers of Rollingstone, Teen, TV Guide, and Teen People promoting the upcoming 'No Strings Attached.'
Super Size It
2000 March 12. 'Model Behavior' airs on ABC's 'The Wonderful World of Disney.' Justin plays Jason Sharpe, a model who falls for Maggie Lawson's character.
2000 March 21. 'No Strings Attached' is
released. An estimated 1.1 million copies are sold in the first day, 2.4
million in the first week, shattering the previous record of 1.3 million in a
week held by the Backstreet Boys' 'Millennium.'
2000 March 23. 'NSYNC at the Grammys. 'God Must Have Spent (A Little More Time on You)' with Alabama is nominated for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. 'Music of my Heart' was nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, and Best Song Written for TV or Film.
2000 March 25. Ticket sales for 'NSYNC's summer 'No Strings Attached' tour break more records. On the Saturday that they went on sale, 51 out of 52 shows sold out on the first day, over one million tickets were sold, and they grossed $40 million.
2000 March 26. 'NSYNC performs 'Music of My Heart' with Gloria Estefan on the Oscars. The song is nominated.
2000 May 4. Lance appears on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire.' His lifelines include Jay Leno, Johnny Wright and his (and Justin's) former tutor, Chuck Jager. He wins $125,000 for 'NSYNC's charity.
2000 May 9. The NSA Tour is launched in Biloxi, MS.
2000 July 29. Challenge for the Children
II is held in NYC. An estimated $500,000 is raised for various children's
2000 September 7. 'NSYNC performs at MTV's Video Music Awards, where they are nominated for Best Group Video, Best Pop Video, Best Dance Video, Best Choreography in a Video, Viewers' Choice, and Video of the Year, all for 'Bye Bye Bye.' They walk away with Best Pop Video, Best Choreography in a Video, and Viewers' Choice.
2000 September 13. 'NSYNC performs at the Latin Grammys, premiering a Spanish Version of 'This I Promise You'- 'Yo Te Voy a Amar.'
2000 October 24. 'NSYNC performs the National Anthem at Game 2 of Baseball's World Series: New York Yankees (boo!) against the New York Mets.
National Anthem at World Series It took me FOREVER to find the real version of this. A lot of people had 'NSYNC's 'Star Spangled Banner' from their DEMO labeled as the live, World Series version. 1995......2000.....Recorded......Live...sound the same to me! :) riiight. Anyway, it's kind of crappy, but it IS the actual live version, not the demo version.
2000 November 28. Marty Kroft, the creator of the puppets 'NSYNC used on the 2000 AMA 'Bye Bye Bye' performance, claims that all he wants is his 'fair share' of profits generated by his creations. He files a lawsuit seeking 10% of all royalties from anything with pictures of the puppets on it (i.e. the NSA Tour programs, and the marionette dolls).
2000 November 30. 'NSYNC's ''Ntimate Holiday Special' airs on Fox.
· Bye Bye Bye
· You Don't Have to be Alone
· This I Promise You (w/ Richard Marx)
· O Holy Night
· I'll Be Good For You
· It's Gonna Be Me
2000 December 5. 'NSYNC performs and co-hosts (with Kathy Griffin) at the 2000 Billboard Music Awards. They win Best Album, Best Top 40 Act, Best Group, and a special award for setting sales records for No Strings Attached.
Just Got Paid
2000 December 12. Justin and Chris appear at Sports Illustrated's Sportsmen of the Year Awards to present.
2000 December 14. Justin appears at NYC's Z100's Jingle Ball with Britney.