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Name: *NSYNC                                                                     
*NSYNC (often incorrectly stylized 'N Sync) was a Grammy Award-nominated         
American boy band. In 2001, Rolling Stone magazine named *NSYNC "the biggest     
band in the world", and since 1995, *NSYNC has sold over 56 million records       
Formed in Orlando, Florida in 1995, the group consisted of Lance Bass, JC Chasez, 
Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Justin Timberlake. After heavily publicized   
legal battles with their former manager Lou Pearlman and former record label     
Sony BMG, the group's 2000 album No Strings Attached sold 1.1 million copies in   
one day and 2.4 million copies in one week, giving it the highest first week     
album sales in music history, and their 2001 album, Celebrity, holds the record   
for the second-highest first full week of sales. In addition to a host of         
Grammy nominations, *NSYNC has performed at the Academy Awards, the World Series, 
the Super Bowl and the Olympics, and sang or recorded duets with the likes of     
Michael Jackson, The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, and Gloria         
Estefan. The group also appeared as themselves on The Simpsons, in an episode     
entitled "New Kids on the Blecch", which aired on February 25, 2001.             
While *NSYNC announced a "temporary hiatus" in spring 2002, the band has not     
recorded new material since. The group's official website shut down in summer of 
2006, and in 2007, Lance Bass confirmed that the group has "definitely broken up."