It happened, we all fangirled, and now we'll never see them again. Probably. After days of will-they-won't-they debate, stories created entirely by "anonymous sources," vehement denial from 'NSync's own Joey Fatone, a cryptic tweet from a newly created Twitter account, and YEARS of waiting: 'NSync reunited. Thankfully for you, I watched it with bated breath so you didn't have to!
Here's what happened: the first half of last night's award show was kind of a mess, including a bizarre performance by Lady Gaga (of course) and a collaboration between Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke that made us all feel so weird that we needed to take a shower after. Blech.
I love boy bands, this much is true. But even if I didn't, I'd probably still be a little intrigued by fact that 'NSync reuniting IS tonight, as evidenced by their newly created Twitter account.
So what will their performance tonight include?! Hopefully it's some kind of AMAZING song medley, like their 2000 performance that combined "This I Promise You," "Bye Bye Bye," and "It's Gonna Be Me." We need that. Except with all 'NSync songs, ever. Here are 5 songs they should totally sing at their reunion tonight.
This week, Batman will make his triumphant return as a kid from Bahston; 'NSync is messing with us; and Allen Iverson is ready to retire.
Ben Affleck is Batman
The internet has lots of opinions, and the no one can decide if Ben Affleck as Batman is the best or worst decision DC has made for its upcoming "Superman" sequel. All we know is we have a lot of feelings. Some are arguing that Ben Affleck as Batman is a horrible, awful, rotten, no-good choice — likely in part because Ben Affleck is known as a less-than-fantastic actor. On other parts of the internet, however, some are saying Ben as Batman is actually an excellent choice. He likes comics, he recently did well critically with "Argo," and similar hoopla surrounded Heath Ledger when he was cast as The Joker, which turned out to be one of the most well-acted roles of all time. So the jury's out, but it's still fun to fight about it. Let's keep in mind that Ben Affleck was in "Daredevil"... and we all know how that ended up.
Can it be? Is it possible that 'NSync has finally heard all of our cries and will reunite at this year's MTV awards?!
According to "sources" at Page Six (which have never been reliable, but let me believe), the answer is: YES. I can't find a more reputable source but essentially every news outlet has been running with this story, including Rolling Stone which is now straight up reporting this story as fact.
Here's what we know for sure: Justin Timberlake will definitely be performing at the show, as he announced this, officially, last week. He will also be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which is said to be a major honor. So maybe it's possible that if enough of us report the 'NSync reunion as true, it will happen. And if they do reunite, what does this mean? Will it be a one-off reunion like the beautiful Super Bowl stunt by Destiny's Child? Or could it mean... more music? We need answers, STAT. Also, can we please ask them why there are so many different ways to stylize their name?
I love boy bands unironically. Apparently, you guys do too, as evidenced by the fact that we still get visits to our 2012 April Fool's Day post announcing NSYNC's decision tour again (so, so sorry about that) and our post about the top five boy bands of the '90s. While most people can rattle off the bands from our first list — Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Boyz II Men, Hanson, and 98 Degrees — fewer are able to name any more than that.
But the '90s were a boy band pinnacle; some might even argue they were an over-saturation (but not me, because I'll take all the boy bands I can get). Here are five that are often forgotten when we discuss the '90s boy band craze, but who still had fans (me) who bought their CDs (me) in a time when buying CDs was still a thing people did.
LFO's first and biggest single, "Summer Girls," was totally nonsensical, completely weird, and awesomely '90s. The trio's debut album actually sold more than 2 million copies, a feat almost unheard of today. They had one other Billboard hit, "Girl on TV," which featured Jennifer Love Hewitt in the video. But the band will forever be known for that song with random lyrics: New Kids on the Block had a bunch of hits/Chinese food makes me sick/And I think it's fly when girls stop by for the summer/For the summer.