'N Sync's Busy Schedule
sold more than 2.4 million copies of its second album, No
Strings Attached <http://wallofsound.go.com/archive/reviews/stories/nsync_nostringsattachedIndex.html>,
in its first week on the shelves, shattering all previous sales records. But the
group had changed its approach between albums, going for more of a "hard
pop" sound, partly because, as Chris Kirkpatrick says, the band is hoping
to capture new fans.
don't reach a new audience, we're not doing something right," he says.
"Our objective is to have a universal sound and it just so happens that our
fan base consists of a lot of teenage girls right now.
enjoy stagnant music. We always try to change our sound. We like people to say,
'That's new and I like it.' We never like people to be bored. You have to adapt
and change with the times. Otherwise, you'll be dead."
Aside from the
album and the tour, each member of 'N Sync has individual business interests.
Kirkpatrick has a line of clothing, FuMan Skeeto, slated to launch in
Nordstrom's stores the day after Thanksgiving.
everyone likes it," he says. "I'd like to call it trendy, but it has
its own style. I even got the other guys to wear it."
Lance Bass is
busy with his music management company, Free Lance Entertainment, while Justin
Timberlake is working closely with his charity, the Justin Timberlake
know what I'm going to do [after the tour]," says Timberlake. "I'll
probably just write some music and maybe get into some on-screen stuff. This
could all change. I'm weird like that."
and Lance Bass are also interested in working on the silver screen. Of course,
all five members will get their chance with the forthcoming 'N Sync film, which
is rumored to be Grease 3.
everybody expects us to make a movie about a group, a parody of ourselves, but
we probably won't do that," says Timberlake. "That doesn't mean that
we won't make fun of ourselves, though. We've been thinking about this for a
long time and things are still up in the air." — David Lee