- No Strings Attached (2000)
- Nsync (1998)
- Tearin’ Up My Heart
- I Just Wanna Be With You
- Here We Go
- For the Girl Who Has Everything
- God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You
- You got It
- I Need Love
- I Want You Back
- Everything I Own
- I Drive Myself Crazy
- Crazy For You
- Giddy Up
- Home For The Christmas (1998)
- Home For the Christmas
- Under My Tree
- I Never Knew The Meaning of Christmas
- Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
- They Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
- I Guess It’s Christmas Time
- All I Want Is You This Christmas
- The First Noel
- In Love On Christmas
- It’s Christmas
- O Holy Night (A Cappella)
- Love’s In Our Hearts On Christmas Day
- The Only Gift
- Kiss Me At Midnight
*NSYNC N The Mix (1998)
*NSYNC the Official Book (1998)
by Merry Love Bishop (SHS)
Many young people do not worry about what their background is. Where they came from is not important to them, but Lance Bass is not like the others. Lance Bass is very proud of his Mississippi background. He is one of the most famous guys in the pop music scene right now, yet he continues to stayed focused with himself and his surroundings.
James Lansten “Lance” Bass was born on May 4, 1979, to Jim and Diane Bass of Laurel, Mississippi. He has one older sister named Stacy. In 1989, Jim Bass moved his family to Clinton, Mississippi. His son Lance began singing in the chorus when he was in the seventh grade. In eighth grade Lance auditioned for a spot with the Mississippi Show Stoppers. The Mississippi Show Stoppers is a state- wide group sponsored by the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum located in Jackson, Mississippi. Lance later became a member of a competition choir called Attache (Lance). At Clinton High School, Lance’s favorite subjects were math and science. His best childhood memory is spending Christmas with his family (The Dutch ‘NSYNC website-Lance Bass).
Lance is five feet, eleven inches tall, has green eyes which sometimes look yellow, and blonde hair (Lance Bass of NSYNC). He considers himself to be “the all-American dude from Mississippi” (NSYNC The Official Book). Others view Lance as the business man of *NSYNC. Fellow group member Chris Kirkpatrick says, “Lance is professional.” J.C. Chasez describes Lance as “all business” (NSYNC The Teen Reader Interview). Lance really likes the music of LeAnn Rimes, who is also a Mississippi musician and would love to one day have the chance to perform for with her. He thinks of Garth Brooks as one of his major influences. The first time he saw Garth Brooks in concert, he knew he wanted to be a performer (NSYNC The Official Book). Other musicians he likes are present day artists Boyz II Men, Matchbox 20, and Az Yet (Lance Bass of NSYNC). Lance’s family is his biggest role model (NSYNC The Teen Reader Interview). His first job was dressing up as a dog named Poo-Fu and promoting the dog’s book. His goal in life is like all other musicians: to hit number one and win a Grammy (The Lance Bass Interview). The best day of Lance’s life was when he was called to audition for NSYNC. Lance currently resides in Orlando, Florida, but his family still lives in Clinton, Mississippi, where his mother is a sixth grade teacher at a Brandon school. ( NSYNC the Official Book)
NSYNC is a pop dance group made up of four other guys from different backgrounds. J.C. CHasez is 21 and from Washington D.C. Justin Timberlake is 17 and from Memphis, Tennessee. Chris Kirkpatrick is 27 and from Pennsylvania. Joey Fontane is 21 and from New York (NSYNC Their Story). Lance was the fifth and final member of the group, and he did not formally audition ( NSYNC The Official Book). Lance is the “bass” singer of NSYNC. The name NSYNC was thought up by Justin’s mom. She took the last letter of all the guy’s first name and created NSYNC (NSYNC The Official Book). The group has been compared with such groups as Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block. They have been a solid group for more than four years. NSYNC first hit it big over in Europe, but eventually hit it big in American with their Disney Channel live concert (The Lance Bass Interview). NSYNC’s self- titled debut album was released on March 24, 1998 (NSYNC Their Story). Their first single was “I Want You Back.’ It was the fastest- rising single and had the longest stay for a new act on the charts. “I Want You Back” went platinum within four months of its release (NSYNC The Official Book). In November, 1998, NSYNC had two albums on the Billboard Top 10 Chart, their self- titled album and Christmas album.
To date, they’ve received three Grammy Nominations for “Record of the Year” (“Bye Bye Bye”), “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” (“Bye Bye Bye”) and “Best Pop Vocal Album” (No Strings Attached). On February 21st the 2001 Grammy Awards will be announced.
Although NSYNC has had great success, Lance Bass has managed to to keep his head straight. His family has commented many times on how he is still the same guy he was before all this madness and popularity began.
Update: Lance Bass, 23, qualified as physically fit for a seat aboard a Russian rocket flight to the International Space Station, according to David Krieff, president of Destiny Productions. Bass did space flight training at the cosmonaut center in Russia’s Star City, where he undertook a battery of physical and medical tests. Flying into orbit has been a lifelong dream for the Bass, who attended “space camp” as a child and who also underwent a “surgical procedure” to correct an irregular heartbeat in order to qualify for the flight.
NSYNC’s debut CD is one that is unforgettable. This Orlando-based group puts pop and dance together to make one great CD. Their first singles of “I Want You Back” and “Tearin’ Up My Heart” caused this CD to go double platinum in Canada and platinum in the U.S. This CD has a style of no other kind. It goes easily from a ballad like “God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You, ” to the up-beat dance type of “Giddy Up.” Each song has its own special quality, some make you smile, some make you sad, and some make you just want to get up and dance. This CD has qualities of a mix between Backstreet Boys and the ever-so- popular old group New Kids On The Block. This CD is definitely a must buy on my list. I would give it four stars if I were a music critic.
NSYNC The Official Book tells the story of how the group NSYNC came together. It also tells the individual stories of each of the five guys in the group. The mothers of NSYNC members tell their versions of their story and how each of their children acted growing up. There is a “Day In The Life Of NSYNC”, which will tells in detail what NSYNC goes through on a basic “work” day. This book is full of pictures of NSYNC touring and pictures of them during their childhood. It is a great way to learn in-depth from the first- hand source of NSYNC. I really enjoyed this book and not just because I am a fan. It was fun to read with all of the zany things the guys told about themselves.
- May 4, 1979: James Lansten “Lance” Bass is born in Laurel, Mississippi
- 1989: Bass family moves to Clinton, Mississippi
- 1995: NSYNC is formed.
- Early 1998: NSYNC, self-titled debut album is released; NSYNC tours with Janet Jackson.
- November, 1998: Christmas Album is released; official biography is published.
- March, 2000: No Strings Attached released.
- Lance Bass’s Website
- Dirty Pop With Lance Bass on Facebook
- Dirty Pop with Lance Bass on Twitter
- Child with Down’s Syndrome has birthday party with Lance Bass. (May, 2002.)
- “Amazon.com Books and Music”. Online. Available http://www.amazon.com,October 1998.
- Bishop, Merry Love. All photos not from Cd or book covers.
- “The Dutch NSYNC Website-Lance Bass”. Online. Available http://www.goecities.com/SunsetStrip/Palms/9212/lance.html,
- Jorcsak,Ellen. “NSYNC Come Play With The!”. 16 Magazine, November 1998.
- “Julie NSYNC site”. Online.
Available http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stadium/6536/NSYNC.html, November 1998.
- “Lance”. Online.
Available http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Mezzanine/5784/lance.html, November 1998.
- “The Lance Bass Interview”. Online.
Available http://cgi.pathfinder.com/cw/features/981023/nsync/lance1.html, November 1998.
- “Lance’s Bio”. Online. Available http://members.tripod.com/~nsync_girl/lancebio.html, November 23,1998.
- “Lance Stats”. Online. Available http://fly.to/LBass, November 1998.
- NSYNC. NSYNC The Official Book.Bantam Doubleday Dell Books,1998.
- “NSYNC Lance Bass”. Online. Available http://nsyncworld.com/nsync-e/lance.html, November 1998.
- “NSYNC Their Story”. Online.
Available http://www.geocites.com/SunsetStrip/Frontrow/3530/nsync.html.November 23,1998.
- “The Official NSYNC Web site”. Online. Available http://www.nsync.com, October 1998.
- Pearlman, Louis J. *NSYNC. RCA. 1998.
- Pearlman, Louis J. *NSYNC Home For Christmas. RCA, November 1998.
- Pettus, Gary. “Mississippian’s group goes on U.S, tour”. Clarion- Ledger. October 14, 1998.
- Sandstrum, Cathee. “Lance Bass of NSYNC”. Bop. December 1998.
- Snider, Shaynee. “NSYNC The Teen Reader Interview.” Teen. December 1998.
- “Transcript of Yahoo! Chat with NSYNC”. Online. Available http://www.yahoo.com.November 19,1998.