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March 29, 2000 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bertelsmann made music history today with the record-busting debut of 'N Sync's "No Strings Attached" album. The album sold a whopping 2 million copies during its first week out--twice as many as any other recording since SoundScan began monitoring music sales 10 years ago. But obliterating the industry standard must seem like a Pyrrhic victory for the German conglomerate.
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July 27, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Lance Bass, a member of the pop group 'N Sync, says he's gay and in a relationship with a reality show star. Bass, 27, who formed 'N Sync with Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick, tells People magazine on its website that he didn't earlier disclose his sexuality because he didn't want to affect the group's popularity.
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March 25, 2000 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Backstreet Boys are sooo 1999--now it's that other Florida pop group, 'N Sync, that is making music history with record-breaking sales. 'N Sync's third album, "No Strings Attached," will debut next week at No. 1 on the nation's pop charts in stunning fashion after selling about 2 million copies on Tuesday and Wednesday, its first two days in stores. Retailers project the album could potentially exceed 3 million in sales for the week, which would double the single-week sales record of 1.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2006 | Randy Lewis
The heady pinnacle of the teen-pop explosion five years ago casts a long shadow in the pop world. 'N Sync, though long gone from the charts and arena stages, still holds the record for combined concert and album sales revenue since Calendar began compiling the list in 1997. 'N Sync racked up a whopping $212.9 million in 2000 and finished in the Ultimate Top 10 for four consecutive years, taking No. 1 honors twice.
BUSINESS
November 25, 1999 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bertelsmann Music Group suffered a costly setback Wednesday when a court ruling paved the way for pop sensation 'N Sync to break its contract with the German conglomerate and release its much-anticipated follow-up album through a competitor. The move follows a lawsuit filed last month by BMG against 'N Sync and Zomba Group, accusing the company of luring away the pop group with an improper contract offer. On Wednesday, a federal judge in Orlando, Fla.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2001
Can it already be time for 'N Sync to say bye, bye, bye to No.1? The phenomenally popular singing group debuted last week at the top of the nation's album chart by selling 1.8 million copies of its new disc, "Celebrity." That sales performance was so strong that it ranked as the second-best sales week in music industry history, trailing only the mark the band itself set last year when 'N Sync's "No Strings Attached" sold 2.42 million copies.
NEWS
July 27, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Lance Bass, a member of the pop group 'N Sync, says he's gay and in a relationship with a reality show star. Bass, 27, who formed 'N Sync with Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick, tells People magazine on its website that he didn't earlier disclose his sexuality because he didn't want to affect the group's popularity.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1999 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You've been dreading it, and now it's here. It seemed like a good idea when you bought the tickets in December, but lately you're grinning through gritted teeth as your daughter gives you the daily countdown. "Mom, only 10 days until 'N Sync!" Then there's MTV--where the boy band's drippy ballads play, oh, every five minutes or so. And why is it that all the Web page bookmarks on your home computer now lead to those same five, fresh-scrubbed faces? "Dad, only one week until 'N Sync!"
BUSINESS
December 30, 1999 | Chuck Philips
Bertelsmann Music Group confirmed that it has resolved its legal clash with 'N Sync and will allow the pop group to release its next album on Zomba Group's Jive Records. Three months ago, the German entertainment conglomerate sued Zomba chief Clive Calder, accusing him of trying to poach 'N Sync from the BMG-owned RCA label with an improper contract offer. The dispute threatened to rupture BMG's distribution deal with Zomba, which was set to run out in January.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 1999 | GEOFF BOUCHER
The lowdown on some of the class of the idol rich: * Backstreet Boys: The studly quintet is up for a best new artist Grammy and is the 1990s New Kids on the Block--except this group can really sing. The look: Suburban kids wear urban clothes and strike dour poses. The sound: R&B lite. The bottom line: Their debut album was the third-best seller of 1998, and the follow-up is due in April.
NEWS
October 11, 2001 | P.J. Huffstutter
Oh ... my ... God. For all the little 'N Sync fans around, Infogrames Interactive Inc. is selling a game that promises to let the boy band reach out and touch someone. The 'N Sync Hotline Fantasy Phone--the name alone gives one the shivers--is a CD-ROM game that comes with a small, plastic phone. The phone rings, but it's really a game controller, allowing youngsters to navigate the software.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2001
Can it already be time for 'N Sync to say bye, bye, bye to No.1? The phenomenally popular singing group debuted last week at the top of the nation's album chart by selling 1.8 million copies of its new disc, "Celebrity." That sales performance was so strong that it ranked as the second-best sales week in music industry history, trailing only the mark the band itself set last year when 'N Sync's "No Strings Attached" sold 2.42 million copies.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2000 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bertelsmann made music history today with the record-busting debut of 'N Sync's "No Strings Attached" album. The album sold a whopping 2 million copies during its first week out--twice as many as any other recording since SoundScan began monitoring music sales 10 years ago. But obliterating the industry standard must seem like a Pyrrhic victory for the German conglomerate.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2000 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Backstreet Boys are sooo 1999--now it's that other Florida pop group, 'N Sync, that is making music history with record-breaking sales. 'N Sync's third album, "No Strings Attached," will debut next week at No. 1 on the nation's pop charts in stunning fashion after selling about 2 million copies on Tuesday and Wednesday, its first two days in stores. Retailers project the album could potentially exceed 3 million in sales for the week, which would double the single-week sales record of 1.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2000 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can you hear that shrill sound in the distance? It's the sound of legions of young girls screaming their love and retail devotion to 'N Sync, the fresh-scrubbed Florida quintet whose third album, "No Strings Attached," arrives in stores Tuesday with an outside chance of shattering the record for first-week sales. The first single, "Bye Bye Bye," was, in radio parlance, the "most-added" song of the week when it came out in January, with a record 200 U.S. stations putting it into their rotations.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2000
'N SYNC Lance Bass (front) of 'N Sync How does it feel for 'N Sync to be nominated in a country music category? One of your two Grammy nominations is for your collaboration with Alabama on a new version of "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You." "I think it's great. I'm a huge country fan and a huge Alabama fan, so when they wanted to [record] our song, I was ecstatic--and for it to get nominated for a Grammy is even better.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2000
'N SYNC Lance Bass (front) of 'N Sync How does it feel for 'N Sync to be nominated in a country music category? One of your two Grammy nominations is for your collaboration with Alabama on a new version of "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You." "I think it's great. I'm a huge country fan and a huge Alabama fan, so when they wanted to [record] our song, I was ecstatic--and for it to get nominated for a Grammy is even better.
NEWS
October 11, 2001 | P.J. Huffstutter
Oh ... my ... God. For all the little 'N Sync fans around, Infogrames Interactive Inc. is selling a game that promises to let the boy band reach out and touch someone. The 'N Sync Hotline Fantasy Phone--the name alone gives one the shivers--is a CD-ROM game that comes with a small, plastic phone. The phone rings, but it's really a game controller, allowing youngsters to navigate the software.
BUSINESS
December 30, 1999 | Chuck Philips
Bertelsmann Music Group confirmed that it has resolved its legal clash with 'N Sync and will allow the pop group to release its next album on Zomba Group's Jive Records. Three months ago, the German entertainment conglomerate sued Zomba chief Clive Calder, accusing him of trying to poach 'N Sync from the BMG-owned RCA label with an improper contract offer. The dispute threatened to rupture BMG's distribution deal with Zomba, which was set to run out in January.
BUSINESS
November 25, 1999 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bertelsmann Music Group suffered a costly setback Wednesday when a court ruling paved the way for pop sensation 'N Sync to break its contract with the German conglomerate and release its much-anticipated follow-up album through a competitor. The move follows a lawsuit filed last month by BMG against 'N Sync and Zomba Group, accusing the company of luring away the pop group with an improper contract offer. On Wednesday, a federal judge in Orlando, Fla.
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