*NSYNC Timeline – January 2000
For the Year:
In the Year 2000:
#1 on VH1/Money Magazine Rock Star Index: Nsync made $267 million in U.S. album sales and tour revenues alone last year (2000), according to the VH1/Money Rock Star Index. The channel and financial magazine teamed to rank musical artists based on CD sales, tour revenues, “money power” (including merchandising, endorsements and licensing) and “star power” (considering such factors as fan loyalty and crossover appeal).
#1 in albums sold: ‘NSYNC Album A Shoo-In For Biggest-Selling Record Of 2000: Heading into the final week of 2000, ‘NSYNC have locked down the best-selling album of the year with their No Strings Attached, according to SoundScan sales figures through December 24. No Strings Attached, released in March, has sold 2 million more copies than the next closest album, virtually assuring it the #1 spot o n SoundScan’s forthcoming year-end list, which won’t be finalized until next week’s sales figures (which run through December 31) are tallied and released. Their No Strings Attached is poised to be the top-selling record of the year, with more than 9.83 million copies sold to date. The top music video sellers of 2000 will closely mirror the top albums roster. ‘NSYNC’s “Live at Madison Square Garden” is currently at #1 (207,000 copies sold).
#1 in tickets sold / #2 in tour earnings: Nsync #2 in tour earnings for 2000, pulling in $76.4 million in their tour behind their record-breaking album No Strings Attached. ‘NSYNC sold more tickets than Tina Turner did, but their ticket prices were lower, according to Pollstar editor Gary Bongiovanni.
Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers Of the Year #5
Billboard/Soundscan top songs of the year: Bye Bye Bye #21, It’s Gonna Be Me #27, Blacque w/JC “Bring It All To Me” #39; Pop Catalog Albums: Home For Christmas #9.
-ish – Roy and Karen Chasez move to Chicago
spring – JC buys 4BR/4/BH house in the Hollywood Hills, does extensive renovations, doesn’t move in until early 2001
September 11, 2000 – Carson Daly is interviewed in this month’s FHM where he admits “I can’t afford to fight. I mean if someone comes up and calls me a fag just because I play *NSYNC, it would be irresponsible of me. But I get stuff like that all the time.” He later reveals “I went to a strip club in Atlanta after the Super Bowl, and the guys from 98 Degrees were there, a couple of guys from *NSYNC, Enrique Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, every big celebrity… I don’t see what the big deal is.”
Chris has agreed to become a Spokesperson for Childwatch, an organization that specializes in finding missing children. Starting in February or March you will see a life-size cardboard cutout of Chris with one of the children recovered by Childwatch in every Texaco gas station across the USA.
01 – *NSYNC stopped by a tattoo parlor in Honolulu, Hawaii and got another kanji tattoo on their ankles (except for JC)
01 – Perform in Hawaii at the Blaisdell Center (with Innosense)
03 – ‘NSYNC Lines Up Release Dates In Wake Of Settlement: With their legal tussle with Trans Continental Media mogul Louis J. Pearlman now behind them, the boys of ‘NSYNC have lined up release dates for a new single and new album. As we first reported last month, ‘NSYNC reached a settlement with Pearlman and BMG Entertainment, effectively putting aside the $150 million lawsuit that Pearlman and company had filed against the boy band. Now the group is free to release its new album, “No Strings Attached,” on Jive Records on March 7. The first salvo will arrive much sooner than that, when “Bye Bye Bye,” the album’s first single, hits radio on January 17 (the same night the group will debut the song on the American Music Awards). ‘NSYNC will also aim for a bit of unconventional exposure when the group shoots an episode of “Sesame Street” next month. Specifics of the settlement deal remain confidential, but Zomba Recording (which owns the group’s new label, Jive Records) agreed to extend its North American BMG Entertainment distribution deal for at least one year, and BMG will earn royalties on future ‘NSYNC recordings. Meanwhile, the boy band retains the all-important control of the name ‘”NSYNC.”
04 – Nominated for 3 Grammy’s: Best Pop Collaboration for MOMH, Best Country Collaboration for GMHS with Alabama, and Best Song Written for a Motion Picture for MOMH
05 – Self-titled album certified Diamond (10 million copies sold)
09-11 – Filming of Bye Bye Bye video in Hollywood and Lake Piru, CA, directed by Wayne Isham
14 – Teen People’s “What’s Next?” event, at Vynyl nightclub in Hollywood
17 – American Music Awards. `N Sync are nominated for Favorite Band, Duo or Group and perform ‘Bye Bye Bye.’ (Giant marionettes)
19 – Lance and Joey called in to Los Angeles’s radio station 102.7 KIIS FM and said that the puppets from the AMA’s will march down Times Square on the day the album comes out. They are currently talking to the people of Disney’s The Lion King Broadway show on how they’ll be converted into floats.
20 – AOL Live chat
22 & 30 – “Wham” Concert airs on Fox Family
24 – Making The Video for “Bye Bye Bye”
26 – TRL guest appearance, premiere of BBB video
27 – “Bye Bye Bye” debuts at #1 on TRL
27 – ‘NSYNC is meeting up with TLC’s Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in the studio this week to cook up one of the musical surprises the boy band plans to deliver with its upcoming “No Strings Attached.” “We’re going to record with Left Eye tomorrow, actually, to put the finishing touches on the album,” ‘NSYNC’s J.C. Chasez told MTV News on Wednesday. “It’ll be the last thing we’ll do for the album, pretty much.” The boys will team with Left Eye for the track “Space Cowboy,” and were inspired to record with her at least in part by their recent collaboration with Gloria Estefan on the hit single “Music Of My Heart.” “When we did the song, we actually just put a dance break in it, and she’s been doing all kinds of collaborations, and she comes across really cool,” Chasez said of teaming with Left Eye. “We thought it would be really cool, because we did the duet with Gloria Estefan, but this is a fast song. It’s something totally different.”
28 – Joey’s 23rd birthday
29 – MTV’s Super Bowl pre-show, BBB performance
31 – Lance appears on 7th Heaven as Rick Palmer
31 – Justin’s 19th birthday