NSync hints they may reunite with the boyband for the SNL 40th anniversary, airing Feb. 15 at seven p.m. on NBC. Justin Timberlake made an announcement about his involvement on the show earlier this week during an Instagram showing with an alum of the the show and the host of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon.
Other appearances include Paul McCartney, Kanye West, The Backstreet Boys, as well as Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Mike Meyers.
Timberlake performs a medley of his hit songs at the award ceremony, and then surprises the audience with a comeback appearance of the entire N’SYNC band. The performance was scheduled on the occasion of Timberlake winning the MTV Music Video Award for 2013
Timberlake leaves the band to pursue a solo career, after the popular boy band sells over 50 million albums worldwide between 1997 and 2001. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Timberlake explains his decision:
I would wake up every morning feeling this more and more of an urge to step out on my own and try my own hand as a musician just by myself… It was hard to say goodbye to that era, but I felt it changing. I felt music changing. And I felt myself changing.
It’s one of the best/worst things that I have ever done. It was hard to say goodbye to that era, but I felt it changing. I felt music changing. And I felt myself changing.
Lou Pearlman, manager of boy band Back Street Boys, recruits Timberlake to join a new band in the making. N’Sync consists of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass – with Timberlake and Chasez as lead singers. The band is put together in Orlando, Florida and launched in Germany.