What Each *NSYNC Member Is Up To Today

It's a global consensus that *NSYNC was one of the best boy bands of all time, with Entertainment Weekly even crowning them the #1 boy band of the '90s and 2000s. The group had six Top 10 Billboard hits and a No. 1 hit, and the Recording Industry Association of America awarded the group two Diamond certifications. The choreography for their smash hit, "Bye Bye Bye," is still being learned by fans around the world over two decades later thanks to TikTok dance tutorials.

At the height of their success, the group took an indefinite hiatus after 2002, telling fans (and themselves) that they could still exist while members started solo projects. Justin Timberlake was the first member to release his solo album in late 2002 and began his march to dominance that would last the entire decade. A month later, JC Chasez released his debut single via the "Drumline" soundtrack, but by the time he was prepared to release his full debut album in 2004, Timberlake had already rocketed to the top with three hit singles. *NSYNC member Joey Fatone recalled that the record company only wanted to push Timberlake's career during this time.

They never recorded music again and the other four members never released further solo projects. More than 20 years later, the group rarely reunites, but the multi-talented members continue to forge individual paths in entertainment. Let's see what each member of *NSYNC is up to today.

Chris Kirkpatrick is still making appearances for *NSYNC

Chris Kirkpatrick was working his way into show business in the vocal group, The Hollywood Hi-Tones, at Universal Studios when he founded *NSYNC in 1995. Since the group stopped recording and touring, Kirkpatrick has continued his career in entertainment by attempting two other music groups, producing music, and working as a voice actor.

To some fans, Kirkpatrick is known as Chip Skylark from the animated series, "The Fairly OddParents," a role that he voiced in six episodes from 2001 to 2009. Other fans may recognize him for the reality show opportunities he has taken, including VH1's "Mission: Man Band," CMT's "Gone Country," and Season 3 of "Celebrity Big Brother" in 2022.  He left "Celebrity Big Brother" in relief, telling ET Canada, "The problem with it is, I think you've got to have a little bit of, you know, dirty play in you to go all the way and I just don't think I had that."

Lately, Kirkpatrick is making appearances in retro-inspired events. Most recently, he attended 90s Con in Connecticut with nostalgic fans who wanted the chance to meet former pop stars. During a boy band panel, Kirkpatrick's antics had the crowd roaring with laughter while dishing about the good old days with former bandmate Joey Fatone and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees (via YouTube). He will also continue the Pop Paradise 2000 events with O-Town, Ryan Cabrera, and LFO, including an all-inclusive fan experience in Playa Del Carmen (via Instagram).

Lance Bass released a podcast about a cosmonaut

Lance Bass has had a lifelong love for space and we have witnessed him use success as a doorway to his passion. Long before his boy band days, his love for space travel started when he observed a shuttle launch at Kennedy Space Center as a boy. The passion continues in adulthood because Bass loves that space brings all countries together outside of politics.

At age 23, he was famously set to be the youngest person ever in space when he lost his seat aboard the Russian Soyuz in 2002. Bass had trained for six months and learned to speak Russian terminology for the mission when the insurance company that was underwriting his ticket for the trip backed out of the project. Bass is still open to the idea of going into space. "It would just be fun to finally do an experiment up there and help the planet," he told Space.com.

While Bass was training he Russia, he learned a story that he is now sharing as the narrator of an eight-part podcast by iHeartPodcasts called "The Last Soviet." The series details the harrowing story of Sergei Krikalev who was left aboard the Mir for 313 days while the Soviet Union collapsed in late 1991. Bass deeply respects Krikalev's tenacity and strength of character to endure that time in space alone. "The fact that he survived that and still works in the space program today ... He was a hero," he told People.

Joey Fatone is a game show host

Joey Fatone found success after *NSYNC by simply allowing his personality to shine as a game show host and contestant. As a contestant, he appeared on "The Masked Singer" and Season 4 of "Dancing with the Stars," and he told Fuse that he never really felt his true personality was seen or understood until he competed on "Dancing with the Stars."

His silly, endearing persona has also served him well as a game show host. Fatone first arrived on the game show scene as the announcer of Family Feud with Steve Harvey from 2010 to 2015, and he has also hosted "Common Knowledge," in which teams competed with everyday trivia questions, and "The Singing Bee," which combined the skills of karaoke and spelling.

"I've been kind of the jack of all trades," Fatone told Fuse. "Whether it be hosting, Broadway, you know, movies, TV, film, singing. The beauty about it for me — it doesn't get stale." Because of Fatone's far-reaching skillset, he has garnered fans from every age bracket. He told Chicago Today, "There was a family one time that came up to me. The mom was like 'Oh my gosh, you're Joey from *NSYNC,' and the grandma was like 'No, no, he's from "Dancing with the Stars,'" and the teenager was like, 'No, no, when I was younger I saw him on an episode of "Hannah Montana," and the other kid was like 'No, no, I've seen him on "Common Knowledge.'"

JC Chasez stays low key but still makes occasional appearances

JC Chasez was disputedly the most popular member of the group at its high point and has previously been heralded as the best singer of *NSYNC. Although he dropped out of the limelight, Chasez is still sitting comfortably on a net worth of $16 million from his days in *NSYNC and the work he did after the group disbanded.

After only two solo songs charted, he headed into the studio as a songwriter and producer, which were also strengths for the multi-talented Chasez. He gained credit as a songwriter for big acts like Backstreet Boys, David Archuleta, The Cheetah Girls, Matthew Morrison, Blues Traveler, and Tori Kelly. Chasez also parlayed his dance background into serving as a judge on "America's Best Dance Crew" for seven seasons.

Lately, Chasez has been laying low and traveling and seeing Broadway shows with his girlfriend, Jennifer Huong. He hasn't written any published music since 2015, and he rarely attends events or posts on social media. In late 2022, he made a guest appearance on Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby's four-part spinning talk show, "LOL Cody." Rigsby was most excited to ride with Chasez and told People, "So many people within the Peloton community know that I ride so hard for JC. I will always say that he was the main star of *NSYNC." After the ride, Chasez tweeted, "I had the best time as a guest on LOL Cody!"

Justin Timberlake is working on a new album

Justin Timberlake stays busy and takes his time between albums, leaving fans waiting patiently for more of his R&B-infused pop bangers. The good news is, he is set to release a new album in 2023. He first acknowledged the new album during a virtual appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" in 2021.

Flash forward to 2023 and producer and long-time Timberlake collaborator, Timbaland, confirmed that the album is due soon. "We just finished up and everything sounds great," he told Variety. "Now it's really on him how and when he envisions it to come out, but it's done and it's coming." Fans want to know what to expect after Timberlake's exploratory 2018 album, "Man of the Woods," was met with mixed reviews. But Timbaland said the magic words that every fan wanted to hear: the upcoming album is going back to "fun Justin" from the "Future Sex/Love Sounds" era.

"Music is a young sport — of course, we've both seen a lot of life, but you have to bring out the 13-year-old kid again, you know?" the producer said. "We had songs that maybe were too complicated, so we said we want it to feel like "FutureSex" part two, so we did songs that will fit that."

Kirkpatrick is a family man in Tennessee

Chris Kirkpatrick married his wife, Karly, in November 2013. Their wedding was one of the few events that reunited every member of *NSYNC since the group stopped working together. After settling in as newlyweds in Orlando, the Kirkpatricks relocated to Nashville, where Chris has become a well-known local to spot, making appearances at sporting events and guest-hosting morning talk shows (via Murfreesboro Pulse).

In 2017, the Kirkpatricks welcomed their son, Nash Dylan. They had always planned on starting a family and had a lot of fun during the process. The couple had an unusual gender reveal involving a crossbow and even some delivery room photo shenanigans to keep themselves entertained. Kirkpatrick has talked about the challenge of trying to find balance for his son while not over-indulging him, telling Us Weekly, "I grew up very poor with nothing and my kid doesn't have to work for anything." He feels that his job as a parent is to instill hard-working values into his son. 

Even though the family has their normal days, like when the Kirkpatricks dressed in a "Super Mario" theme for Halloween, their son still sees that his dad is something special to others. Kirkpatrick explained, "He's starting to [understand what I do]. But I think he thinks that it's normal. He's like, 'Oh yeah, this is a regular thing. Everybody's dad does this. Or people stop everyone's dad everywhere and ask for pictures."

Timberlake has focused on his family for the past decade

Justin Timberlake married actress Jessica Biel in 2012 and started a family in 2015 when their son, Silas, was born. Five years later, they added their son Phineas to the family. The couple reports typical family days in between lavish vacations and work travel. For Silas' fifth birthday, Biel posted to her Instagram that the family was home and "covered in legos and birthday cake." But the boys have two very in-demand parents and Biel also told People that, other than an Elf on the Shelf in a Caribbean home, she and Justin don't ever have set plans and traditions for Christmas because they are usually traveling somewhere new.

The couple works hard to keep their sons out of the public eye, but Timberlake has never been shy about his adoration for Biel from the start. On Mother's Day 2023 he posted, "I'm in awe of you and beyond grateful that you are ours," and signed the message from "Your baby boys and the big kid you said yes to."

In 2022, Biel and Timberlake renewed their vows in Puglia, Italy, for their 10-year anniversary. They had the ceremony in the summer but kept the renewal a secret until their actual anniversary on October 19, 2022. Timberlake posted a gushing message to his wife on his Instagram: "10 years ain't enough! You make me a better husband and father every day! I love you so much you beautiful human! Run it back!"

Bass is raising twins and has a chronic condition

Lance Bass married his husband, Michael Turchin, in 2014, and became the first-ever LGBTQ+ wedding televised on an American network in the special, "Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding." Bass and Turchin always wanted a family, and the couple endured nine egg donors, surrogacy, IVF, and miscarriages before announcing that they were expecting twins in 2021.

Violet and Alexander were born in October of 2021, and Bass said they were easy babies, only fussing when hungry or in need of a diaper change. Bass' Instagram portrays the couple enjoying the dad life — attending holiday parties or just snuggling on the couch with the twins in between a busy life of events and podcasts. In 2022, Bass began speaking publicly about his psoriatic arthritis. He was diagnosed in his late 30s, and he didn't seek help at first because he believed his joint pain was caused by years of dancing.

Although he suffered, Bass felt the diagnosis and healing came just in time. "I'm glad I got that under control before the kids came so that I can actually hold them without being in such excruciating pain," he explained to People. Bass partnered with Amgen in 2022 for the "Double Take" campaign to help raise awareness for the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis so that others are empowered to take action to improve their health and quality of life.

Fatone still makes singing appearances

Joey Fatone is still grinding as a singer, making appearances through several projects. Most notably, he joined forces with fellow *NSYNC member Chris Kirkpatrick, and members of Boyz II Men and Backstreet Boys to form The After Party (aka AFTR PRTY), a vocal group with a backing band that makes special paid appearances at conventions and resorts around the U.S. The shows include old favorites from each of the former groups and some of their memorable boy-band dance moves.

Fatone dreamed up the idea for the supergroup with Joe Mulvihill, a former manager of *NSYNC and owner of Livewire Entertainment. Fatone told Us Weekly, "Writing this concept on a napkin with Joe Mulvihill, then seeing it actually happen was maybe one of the coolest things to happen in my career." Mulvihill, who was the producer for The After Party, enjoyed watching the group push each other to elevate the act. "I just gave them a vehicle and they drove the hell out of it!" said Mulvihill.

Fatone also teamed up with pop star Ryan Cabrera for Celebrity Karaoke. The two pop crooners were joined by a live band and ticket holders had the chance to karaoke against the celebs. VIP ticket holders also had the chance to meet and greet Fatone and Cabrera at a St. Patrick's Day event in Orlando.

Timberlake's acting career shows no signs of slowing down

Long before he rose to music megastardom, Justin Timberlake began his career in entertainment as an actor on Disney Channel's "The New Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1980s. After spending a couple of years establishing his solo music career in the early 2000s, he started taking on roles in films and TV. Since then, Timberlake has enjoyed a successful acting career that keeps him consistently working on major productions between his music projects and there have been rumors of Broadway.

Timberlake has also voiced several characters in major animated franchises including "Shrek" and "Trolls." The latest in the latter franchise, "Trolls Band Together" is set for release in November 2023. Timberlake continues to choose roles that allow him to work with actors and directors that he admires. According to Hollywood Reporter, he will star in the upcoming Netflix thriller, "Reptile," alongside Benicio Del Toro and Alicia Silverstone. Deadline also reports that he is slated to play game show host, Chuck Barris, in an upcoming series that Fisher Stevens is directing for Apple TV+.

In 2022, Timberlake asked for a small unpaid part so that he could take on a role working on his wife's project, the Hulu series, "Candy." Biel told Newsweek that she enjoyed working with Timberlake and even though she was working with her partner, he made her feel comfortable. "I wasn't sure it would translate at work, you know," she said. "I actually felt total peace."