Justin Timberlake reunites with NSYNC bandmates
Justin Timberlake joined his NSYNC bandmates on Monday night (08Aug16) to celebrate JC Chasez's 40th birthday.
The 35-year-old singer donned his favourite trilby hat as he posed for a snap with birthday boy JC, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass - sending fans of the 90s boy band into meltdown.
"JC's 40th… And, if you don't know now you know…" Justin captioned the picture.
The picture marks the first time all five members of the band have been seen together since they performed as a one-off at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2013 as Justin was honoured at the event with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award.
NSYNC first formed in 1995 and enjoyed huge success worldwide until they went on hiatus in 2002.
Following other boy bands such as the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block reuniting, rumours of an NSYNC comeback have been rife for years. It was recently reported the group may team up once again in 2020 to mark the 25th anniversary of becoming a band, and Lance said in a previous interview that he certainly hasn't ruled out a potential reunion in the future.
“I mean, who knows? We’re all brothers and we will be brothers the rest of our lives. It just depends on if we all get in the mood,” he told Entertainment Weekly magazine. “You go through something like that, you’re family.
“We love each other like brothers, we hate each other like brothers, every emotion comes out with your family members. It’s great. I love that they’re gonna be in my life the rest of my life."
Lance added to the publication that when the group went on hiatus, they had not intended to split permanently. However, following the huge hit that was Justin's debut solo album Justified, they had to rethink things.
“We totally thought we were gonna do another album. Plans start changing in everyone’s lives,” he continued. "Justin’s career was just taking off. He had no idea that it was gonna be a success like that – no one did. It just wouldn’t stop, so it just didn’t make sense for us to do another album as long as he was doing so well. As you can tell, he hasn’t stopped yet."
- Cover Media