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.
March 17, 2000 |
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.