One of the most successful boy bands in the late 1990's and into the early 2000's. Loved by millions of teenage girls because they sing dance/pop music but hated on by millions of guys because if you're a male and you don't hate boy bands then everyone thinks your gay. N*Sync being the most successful boy band means that the average heterosexual white male should hate them. Mostly white guys hate N*Sync because they dance well, sing black music well and appeal to so many girls. Another reason for the hate is the fact that although at least 4 members of the group can play instruments, they generally don't during their song production, preferring to dance instead. They also co-write many of their songs but it's not respected becasue it's still only pop music. N*Sync began to appeal to the urban market late in their career by collaberating with rap stars and releasing more R&B influenced music.
Though they were highly overrated and initially came off as a manufactured marketing tool for the pop music industry, the group was actually quite talented. Although JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake were the only members of the group who could really sing, as a whole they were known for there elaborate dance coreography, harmonizing and since of humor. Part of their success as a boy band was that they recognized themselves as a boy band and didn't take themselves too seriously. Upon realizing that the popularity of generic pop music and boy bands in general was dying off by the 2000's (at least in the US) Justin Timberlake (the most talented all around member of the group) broke out of the group and went solo coming out with his own successful album. Timberlake sold out his bandmates and made a R&B type album and guest performing with rap groups.
Girl: I Love N*Sync
Boy 1: N*Sync is a bunch of fags
Boy 2: I kind of like N*Sync
Boy 1: You're gay!
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