It’s been over a decade since the boys of NSYNC “just got paid” as the world’s favorite boy band (sorry, BSB). In their prime, NSYNC raked in buttloads of money for everything from album sales (remember that this was way before Spotify) to tours to merchandise and everything in between.
Don’t believe me? NSYNC earned a reported $90 million for their PopOdyssey Tour and another nearly $30 million for their Celebrity Tour, both in support of their 2001 album Celebrity. No Strings Attached sold a then-record of 2.42 million albums in its first week of release. And just how many $15 posters of the boy band do you still have in the back of your closet? You get the point.
Obviously, the boys’ bank accounts were pretty solid. But have they suffered in the past 15 years? We all know that Justin Timberlake has found success as a solo artist and actor, but even he has been quiet lately as he settles down with wife Jessica Biel and son Silas.
NSYNC Net Worth in 2018: $25 million
[According to Net Worth Updates]
Let’s take a look at how Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez, and Justin Timberlake’s financial situation looks in 2016.
1995 – 1998
The group was first formed when Chris Kirkpatrick just didn’t make the cut for Backstreet Boys. Kirkpatrick called up friends and other potential singers to form a second group. Supposedly, the group received their name after Justin Timberlake’s mother mentioned how “in sync” the group sang together. The name is also a fun take on the last letter of their names: JustiN, ChriS, JoeY, and JC. Lance Bass joined the group after when their original bass singer, Jason Galasso, dropped out last minute.
The group then proceeded release their official lead single “I Want You Back” and their debut album NSYNC later in 1997.
Despite how “I Want You Back” reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, their album did not do as well. It reached No. 82 on the Billboard 200, but they were offered a second chance when they performed a concert for the Disney Channel. They quickly gained popularity and continued to release more music like “Tearin’ Up My Heart”. Later, NSYNC had a legal battle with Lou Pearlman for fraud, which cost the group more than 50% of their earnings. Pearlman attempted to win a case when the group threatened to sign with Jive, but lost.
Later in 2000, the group released one of their most famous songs “Bye Bye Bye” and it is now considered the group’s signature songs. Its accompanying album, No Strings Attached, sold 2.42 million in its release. Is was also the best-selling album of the decade and received a Diamond Certification from the RIAA (Recording Inductry Association of America) for its huge amount of sales.
After releasing their third album, Celebrity, NSYNC went on a four month PopOdyssey Tour, which earned over $90 million. They later went on another tour in 2002 which earned almost $30 million. However, the group announced a long hiatus which was supposed to end in Fall 2003, but their album was cancelled.
Despite their long hiatus, NSYNC still appeared at award shows and events, but Timberlake announced he was going to leave the group in 2004.The group proceeded to release albums nonetheless. They released The Collection in 2010 and a compilation of unreleased songs titled The Essential *NSYNC on July 29, 2014.
Since then, Fatone and Kirkpatrick have appeared in Dead 7 in 2016, and it was announced that NSYNC will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.
Despite the rumors, NSYNC will not be reuniting at the Super Bowl and it’s tearing up hearts of millions of fans.