*NSYNC Timeline- September 2001
01 – Final performance of PopOdyssey tour in at Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico, with opening acts: Christina Milian.
02 – The Globe reports the guys from *NSYNC spent an entire afternoon playing with a record executive’s collection of trains he’s gotten from all over the world. *NSYNC gave an autographed copy of Celebrity to the exec’s kids.
02 – Britney tells YM that her and Justin’s parents didn’t know the two were living together until after the fact. Britney also refused to go into details on the couple’s sex life to the magazine saying, “It’s personal. The press will ask me things like how far I’ve gone or what’s the worst thing I’ve done sexually. I’m not going to go there.”
03-08 – Chris in NYC, taping for Fairly OddParents
04 – Nsync tapes MTV’s TRL’s new season opener
05 – ‘NSYNC, Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child, Alicia Keys and Ja Rule are among the artists who are lending their voices this week to an all-star remake of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” to benefit AIDS research. U2 frontman Bono and hip-hop/R&B producer Jermaine Dupri are organizing what Dupri has called a “We Are the World”-like project. Hundreds of artists are in New York this week for the MTV Video Music Awards and the Michael Jackson tribute shows. Proceeds from sales of the single, which will be released as soon as possible, will go toward AIDS research in Africa. Unlike “We Are the World,” the recording of the song will not be handled in one huge session. Dupri is running several sessions at Battery Studios in New York with performers stopping in beginning Wednesday (September 5) and going through the end of the weekend.
06 – E! Online’s Ted Casablanca reports *NSYNC’s Lance, Joey, and Chris were spotted at the Lounge in Hollywood along with celebrities such as Kate Hudson and Heather Graham.
06 – VMA rehearsals
06 – MTV’s VMAs. Won in all four categories nominated (Best Dance Video, Best Pop Video, Best Group Video Award, Viewer’s Choice), Michael Jackson surprise appearance. After dispensing the usual thank-you’s to family, label execs, and “Pop” director Wayne Isham, Justin Timberlake was modest at the podium when accepting his accolades. “I think Fatboy Slim was robbed, honestly,” he said while accepting the award for Best Dance Video, and “U2 was robbed this time” after receiving the statuette for Best Group Video.
07 – JC recording his portion of “What’s Going On”
07 – Joey and Lance film video for On The Line with director Mark Webb
07 – MJ tribute shows, perform “Dancing Machine” with the reunited Jackson Five
07 – attend the afterparty of the MJ thing
07 – Lance spotted attending Beyonce Knowles’ birthday party
10 – In the aftermath of the ritzy spectacle that was the MTV Video Music Awards, record companies are rebelling against the high cost of placing an act on the show, according to The New York Post. Even though MTV reaps a ratings windfall from the show, the labels whose artists appear on the show are left holding the tab for those spectacles. *NSync’s turn set their label Zomba/Jive back $1 million, The Post reported.
11 – 9/11
11 – A Message from Lance… My heart and the hearts of the guys breaks for those who have lost loved ones in this tragedy. Please know that my prayers are with you and the rest of our country in the coming days of recovery. It is important that we not resort to the same type of evil by mistreating innocent people because of our anger. I trust our government will find and punish those who are responsible for this atrocity, and give my total support to any decision President Bush makes. Although we will never understand how anything this tragic could happen in our country, I believe God loves us and will get us through this. I am comforted by that fact. God Bless America, Our home sweet home! “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1. With love, Lance Bass on behalf of JC, Justin, Joey and Chris
11 – Nsync singer Chris Kirkpatrick recalled for LAUNCH what the group’s reaction was upon hearing news of the tragedy on the morning of Tuesday, September 11. “We were stunned. We’d been on the road probably for about eight or nine months and the last thing we did was on the weekend, we had this show we did down in the islands, and we flew back on the Monday night, so we all got home Monday night and woke up Tuesday morning,” he said. “And I know a lot of people got stuck and their plans were pushed back and changed from when they were supposed to fly out, and we were really blessed that we got home the night before everything happened.” Kirkpatrick added that *NSYNC, like much of the nation, spent the next several hours contacting friends and loved ones: “Just like everybody, we were on the cell phone and pagers trying to get a hold of everybody we knew in New York, making sure everybody was OK, and then (we were) letting everybody else know that our hearts and our prayers went out to everybody that was affected in the tragedies.”
14 – Joey Fatone of *NSYNC called into TRL’s Special Edition on Friday to talk about the horrible terrorist tragedy in the United States on Tuesday.
14 – NSYNC’s Justin called into TRL Friday after Joey and talked of his feelings following the horrific events in New York, D.C., and Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
14 – The Star is reporting Justin was chased down by outraged golfers after he attempted to duck out of a autograph signing commitment after Knollwood Country Club let him play a round at their prestigious New York course.
15 – A bloodied Justin Timberlake surrounded by images of the American flag on the cover of Arena magazine provide an eerie feeling following the terrorist attacks on the US on Tuesday.
16 – Jackson Taps Britney, More For Song To Help Terrorism Victims: Michael Jackson is spearheading an all-star benefit single for the survivors and families of victims in last week’s terrorist attacks. Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child, ‘NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake, Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter and Mya will join Jackson on a song titled “What More Can I Give,” he said in a statement released Sunday.
18 – Lance Bass Eyes Next Film – The pop singer’s second film project, The Children of Willesden Lane, will focus on more serious subject matter: a Holocaust survivor who grew up to be a famous pianist.
21-23 – Wakeboard Expo in Orlando. JC and Carlos spotted (and photographed) there one day
24 – Lance & Joey’s upcoming movie “On The Line” featured on Crossover 2001 special on the Independent Film Channel
26 – Gone debuts on TRL
26 – AP reports police arrested four teenage boys Saturday night on burglary charges and grand theft in Destin, Florida, after they broke into a rental home of Britney and Justin and made off with a few collector’s items – including more than $5,000 worth of video camera equipment, liquor bottles and clothes
28 – JC attends the “all new Ultimate Fighting Championship” Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas