All Lance Everything ~ On the Verge of Greatness
Moving along on our history of Lance, we’ve come upon the *NSYNC years! YAY!
In 1996 five guys got together, formed a band, made an album, and changed the world, all in one shot. That’s the basic story behind the quintet known as *NSYNC. Five talented young men from across the country joined together in Orlando and created one of the most successful groups in music history. [Official *NSYNC bio]
In 1995, during his junior year of high school, Lance received a call from Justin Timberlake and his mother, Lynn Harless, who asked if he would be interested in auditioning for a pop group. Timberlake’s vocal coach (who had worked with Lance during his time as a Mississippi Show Stopper) recommended Bass as a replacement for Jason Galasso, who left the group, stating he wasn’t comfortable with the direction in which the group was heading. Lance was accepted into the group, after auditioning in front of the other bandmembers and Lou Pearlman, and soon left school to move to Orlando, Florida and rehearse full-time.
Lance wasn’t the best dancer (a minor detail that almost cost *NSYNC a record contract) but soon picked up the moves– and a suitcase– and headed with the rest of the guys to Germany to record their first album for BMG. *NSYNC toured Europe for over two years with Diane “Mama Bass” and Lynn “Ms Harless” as chaperones.
Next week… World Domination as a member of the World’s Hottest Band!