The rumors that ‘N Sync would perform at the MTV VMAs have now been confirmed — ‘N Sync will have a reunion, of sorts, including their original lineup and singer Justin Timberlake!
E1 is one of the sources which have confirmed that these rumors are true, and you can read their article on it here.
The last time that the members of the boy band ‘N Sync performed together was ten years ago in 2003, during a televised tribute to the Bee Gees at the Grammys.
The E! article mentioned that the rumors of the ‘N Sync reunion began earlier this week when the New York Post wrote that the band would reunite when Justin Timberlake is given the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award by presenter Jimmy Fallon at the MTV VMAs, which will take place this Sunday in Brooklyn at the Barclay Center.
It turns out that the New York Post’s article about the ‘N Sync reunion is actually going to happen. Since ‘N Sync was such an integral part of Justin Timberlake’s beginnings as a world-famous musician, MTV’s producers decided that the boy band should be acknowledged as part of the honor.
According to Radar Online earlier today, Fatone’s father reportedly told them that the night will include a reunion performance by the entire group.
Also, during a recent SiriusXM radio show called Dirty Pop With Lance Bass, while Bass didn’t confirm nor deny the possibility of a ‘N Sync reunion, leaving the truth up in the air, he did put in an explanation of how the rumor spread so quickly on the Internet.
It’s amazing to see the reaction out there on Twitter and social media [and] how many people are supporting ‘N Sync. It’s so nice to see because when we ended things [over] 10 years ago, there was no social media, there was no Twitter, but it’s so cute to see how many people are supporting [us], and ‘N Sync was even trending.”
According to Us Weekly, one of their sources says of the ‘N Snyc reunion on Sunday:
They will reenact some of their greatest videos in a medley.”
The medley will, of course, contain their smash hit “Bye Bye Bye,” from ‘N Sync’s blockbuster 2000 album No Strings Attached.
The source continued, adding:
Then Justin will sing his new song ‘Take Back the Night’ and get his [Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award].”
Another source that Us Weekly mentioned reported that the group’s final setlist is not set in stone yet, and that it’s still in the process of being finalized. All five original band members are together, however, and rehearsals are under way. They all got together on August 23 to go over the performance and get ready for the big night when they’ll once again sing together on stage.
Written by: Douglas Cobb