November 25, 1999 |
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.
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.
July 27, 2006 |
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.
April 15, 1999 |
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!"
December 30, 1999 |
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.
January 24, 1999 |
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.