Well, this was long overdue! The members of the insanely popular ’90s boy band ‘NSYNC — Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick — reunited on April 30 to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Although the group may have broken up in 2002, their fans are still very loyal. Check out the video above to see photos of the event!
Hundreds of people lined Hollywood Boulevard as ‘NSYNC was presented with their star. “This is so surreal,” Justin said at the ceremony. “You guys are the best fans in the world. First off, I’m gonna sound like a broken record, but for all of you who came far and wide to be here to share this moment with us, thank you so much… These four guys mean so much to me and we’re really a family.”
Although the ceremony was focused on the guys, Lance previously told Variety that the star actually honored a lot more people. “It will be a special moment,” he said. “Everyone we’ve worked with — every choreographer, every record person, our families, our friends, and our fans — that star ceremony is honoring.”
And leave it up to Joey to crack a total dad joke. He told the publication that it’s “fitting” the ceremony is taking place on April 30 because one day later, “It’s gonna be May!” Of course, he’s referencing the group’s popular meme that is based off their hit song, “It’s Gonna Be Me.”
This is the first time all five members have been in the same place since the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards where they performed some of their biggest songs in honor of Justin winning the Video Vanguard award that year. But just because we don’t always see them together anymore, doesn’t mean they aren’t just as close as they were in their heyday.
“We’re releasing a clothing line together, so we talk daily,” Lance previously told Us Weekly. They released the line at a pop up shop following the star ceremony to honor their fans. “There are fans flying in from all over the world to come to [the star ceremony]. It’s hard to get us all in the same place, so it’s a really perfect button to the ‘NSYNC story and so we wanted to do something for the fans that gave us this star.”