Wednesday, 11 January 2012

EF- Artist Profile 2002- Present

N'sync were an American boy band formed in 1995, they have had hits such as Bye Bye Bye, Gone, It's Gonna Be Me, Pop and a collaboration with American rapper Nelly. Since splitting in 2002, the band members have gone their separate ways and have had many successes since then. 

Justin Timberlake 

In November 2002 Justin released his first solo album Justified which went on to sell more than 7 million copies world wide. The album featured hits such as "Cry Me A River" and "Rock Your Body".
In 2006 Timberlake went on to release his second album  Future Sex/Love Sounds, which featured songs such as "Sexy Back", "What Goes Around.. Comes Around" and "My Love". His first two albums went on to make him the most commercially successful singers in the world, with each of them selling over 7million copies. 

Justin has also recently appeared in many hit films such as "The Social Network" , 'Bad Teacher" and "Friends With Benefits". He then went on to win six Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards. 
In 2004 Justin caused controversy at the Super Bowl whilst performing with Janet Jackson, in front of an audience of over 140 million. At the end of the performance, Timberlake tore off a part of Jackson's leather costume, which resulted in Janet's breast being briefly exposed. Both Janet and Justin were made to apologise publicly for the exposure otherwise they would of been excluded from the 2004 Grammy Awards, Timberlake appeared and made a public and written apology. 
After the Super Bowl, Timberlake put his solo career on hold to star in several films. In 2006 Justin starred in the film Alpha Dog which is a crime drama based n real life events which happened in 2000, about gangs, drugs, kidnapping and murder. After this Timberlake appeared in films such as Black Snake Moan, and was the voice for Prince Artie Pendragon in Shrek The Third in 2007. 

Timberlake since the bands split has also taken part in many singing collaborations such as 'The Black Eyed Peas for their song "My Style" which was taken from their album 'Monkey Business and 'Signs' by Snoop Dog in 2006. Shortly after filming the video for 'Signs' Timberlake discovered a throat condition, and was advised not to sing for a few months, shortly after his operation he began his own record company JayTee Record which was then renamed to Tennman Records in May 2007, Esmee Denters was the first singer to be signed to this label. 
In 2007 Justin made an appearance in 50 Cent's song Ayo Technology. In 2008 Timberlake collaborated with Madonna for her song 4 Minuets. In 2009 he collaborated in a song with TI called "Dead And Gone" for TI's album Paper Trail and then in later 2009 collaborated with Ciara for her song "Love Sex and Magic". 

 On October 7, RCA Music Group announced it was disbanding Jive Records along with Arista Records and J Records. With the shutdown, Timberlake (and all other artists previously signed to these three labels) will release his future material on the RCA Records brand.[66][67] In 2011, he starred alongside Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher and then alongside Mila Kunis in Friends with Benefits, and played Will Salas, the protagonist of In Time, a science fiction film by Andrew Niccol.[64] He directed and made a cameo in the Free Sol music video "Hoodies On, Hats Low" which was released in August 2011.[65] From 2010, Timberlake increased his acting work. He played Sean Parker, the founder of Napster, in the acclaimed film The Social Network (2010). He also appeared at the 2010 MTV VMAs on Sept. 12, 2010.[63] - Wiki Source 

Jc Chasez  

Born Joshua Chasez since the split in 2002, JC released his first solo single called " Blowin Me Up With Her Love". In 2004 he released his debut album "Schizophrenic" by Jive Records which included contributions by artists Basement Jacks. 

In 2007 JC parted ways with Jive Records, this then resulted in the delay of the release for his second album "The Story Of Kate", however two of the songs from the album "Until Yesterday" and "You Ruined Me" were released online and received positive reviews from fans. From 2007 onwards Chasez continues to work as a song-writer and producer, writing songs for the likes of David Archuleta and The Backstreet Boys
In November 2010, Chasez wrote the song "If You C Kate" for British Band 'Mcfly' which will be featured on their upcoming album 'Above The Noise'. Currently JC is working as a judge on Americas Best Dance Crew which is shown on MTV. A recent news report for the beginning of 2012 included JC Chasez  saving the life of a 1 year old baby on a beach in Miami on New Years Day . 

Lance Bass 

Since N'sync split in 2002 Bass began to work in film and television, following his success of N'sync. In 2001 Lance received his first starring role in the film "On The Line" the film was produced by Bass's production company A Happy Place which was later renamed as Bacon and Eggs. However the film was a commercial failure despite all the fan base surrounding N'sync grossing on $4.2 Million despite its $10 Million US budget and was received poorly by critics. Shortly before this role he had a guest appearance in the WB drama 7th Heaven in which he played a love interest for one of the characters Lucy played by Beverley Mitchell . 

After 'On The Line' Bass appeared in "Zoolander" in 2001, Wes Craven's "Cursed" in 2005 and played a wedding singer in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry"  in 2007. Bass has also lent his voice to many animated shows such as 'Handy Manny' 'Kim Possible' and 'Higglytown Heros'. In August 2007 Bass took part in Hairspray the musical fro six months playing corny collins. He was recently a contestant on Dancing With The Stars season 7. 
In July 2006 Bass came out as Homosexual in a cover story for people magazine, he was awarded the Human Rights Campaign  Visibility Award in October 2006 and released an autobiography in 2007. More recently Lance in October 2011 debuted his own boy band called Heart2Heart. 

Chris Kirkpatrick 

Since splitting from N'sync Kirkpatrick hasn't really done much compared to the other members of the group. He is an American singer, dancer and entertainer and voice actor. He is best known for N'sync however he has recently provided the voice for many children's shows such as "Fairly Odd Parents" for Chip Skylark, he also appeared in The Simpsons as himself being a guest star along with his fellow ex N'sync members on the episode " New Kids On The Beech". 

In April 2008 it was announced Chris would be part of the second season of CMT'S show 'Gone Country' and 'Gone Country 2'.  

Joey Fatone 

Fatone is best known for being part of the band N'sync. Since the split Joey has taken place in season 4 of Dancing With Stars in 2007 in which he came 2nd place. He has also been the host of American and Australian versions of The Singing Bee. In 2002 Fatone played Mark Cohen in the stage version of "Rent", then in 2004 he played the role of Seymour Krelborn in the stage version of "Little Shop Of Horrors" and then more recently in 2010 played the role Franz Liebkind in the stage version of "The Producers".  
Fatone is now married with two children Brianna and Kloey and is currently announcer of Family Feud. 

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