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Lance Bass attends the Environmental Media Association IMPACT Summit And Cocktail Reception at Pendry West Hollywood on June 02, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. Justin Timberlake attends the Los Angeles Premiere FYC Event for Hulu's "Candy" at El Capitan Theatre on May 09, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Lance Bass is prepared to say “Bye, Bye, Bye” to Justin Timberlake if an NSYNC reunion ever happens.  In a recent interview, Bass, 43, responded to questions over who he thinks should replace Timberlake with if the group was to tour again. The singer said that he was sure it would be actor, singer and songwriter Darren Criss, who is best known for playing Andrew Cunanan in Glee.

“Oh, I know exactly who it would be,” Bass said. “He studied music and is amazing with harmonies: Darren Criss. He loves boy bands. He’s from that era. He would just be the perfect fit with us.”

There are currently no plans for an NSYNC reunion in any form, sadly. NSYNC, originally made up of Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and Justin Timberlake, formed in 1995. The band announced a hiatus to pursue solo material back in 2002, but after Timberlake’s career took off with his debut Justified, the band never reunited and officially called it quits in 2005.

The last reunion NSYNC had was at the 2013 MTV VMAs as part of Justin Timberlake’s Michael Jackson Vanguard Award win performing “Girlfriend” and “Bye Bye Bye.”

The band got together for another performance six years later in 2019 sans Timberlake, joining Ariana Grande’s set at Coachella. They joined Grande to sing their 1997 hit “Tearin’ Up My Heart.”

“I’ve been rehearsing my whole motherf—ing life for this moment,” Ariana said before they all start singing the iconic bop in unison.

Lance Bass is currently working on a movie with Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel about their past relationship. Bass, who came out as gay publicly in 2006, said that going to prom with Fishel was a big turning point for him. “So many people in the LGBT community, their prom night was the night they were like, ‘Oh, wait a minute. This can’t happen anymore,'” he said.

Fishel said, “I dated Lance for about a year while I was on Boy Meets World. It was my senior year and Lance came with me to my high school prom.”

The former couple met when NSYNC made a guest appearance on a live Boy Meets World special in 1999. After spending the day together, Bass had a crush on Fishel — something she didn’t find out about until much later — and had Justin Timberlake ask her for her phone number. The duo began dating while NSYNC was on tour and Fishel was filming the sitcom.

“I thought I was going to marry Lance. I had envisioned our future,” she said. “I held on for hope for way too long that we were going to get back together and get married and have a family… It turns out I’m not Lance’s type.”

Justin Timberlake’s 14 Greatest Music Videos Ranked

Justin Timberlake celebrates his 42nd birthday today, and the Aquarian crooner boasts a fantastic music library. To commemorate the former NSYNCer’s special day, we’ve compiled our favorite music videos of his career. See how your favorites ranked below.

  • I Want You Back

    NSYNC’s debut single, “I Want You Back” (1996) shows the boy band dancing in front of futuristic backgrounds as they try to get the girl back using some kind of transporter.

  • Señorita

    Though “Señorita” is a great song off of JT’s debut solo album, Justified (2002), Justin is just dancing on this one girl in a desert bar. The plus is that Pharrell, who co-wrote the song is featured on the video.

  • Tearin' Up My Heart

    This photoshoot themed music video is one of NSYNC’s less elaborate conceptual videos, but the song still hits to this day.

  • Pop

    The sped-up visual effects in “Pop” add to the funkiness of this music video, as well as the spinning dance floor.

  • What Goes Around...Comes Around

    Scarlett Johansson stars alongside JT in this 9-minute long video, which feels like a mini movie. The music video left Justin with a broken finger due to a fight scene with the actor Shawn Hatosy, who starred alongside him in the 2006 crime/drama Alpha Dog; Johansson was also bruised up in the scene.

  • Suit & Tie

    This black-and-white 1920s throwback video was directed by Fight Club‘s David Fincher, and even though the song isn’t that great, Fincher’s touch on the music video is aesthetically pleasing.

  • SexyBack

    This provocative song had radio in a choke-hold in 2006 (no pun intended). The video was shot in Barcelona over four days, with Elena Anaya starring opposite Timberlake as a rival spy who becomes his love interest.

  • Cry Me A River

    Justin wrote this song about Britney Spears in 2002. In the song, the relationship goes bad because the girl cheated, and to get even, JT makes sure the girl finds out he’s moved on with his life. In the video, Justin uses a video camera to tape him getting hot and heavy with another girl. When his girlfriend (who is played by an actress that looks very much like Britney Spears) comes in, he sets it up so she will see the tape.

  • Mirrors

    This eight-minute music video opens with a dedication to Timberlake’s late grandparents Sadie Bomar and William Bomar, who were together for 62 years. The video shows an elderly couple throughout different stages of their lifetime as they “reflect” on their time together over the years.

  • LoveStoned / I Think She Knows Interlude

    Justin’s visuals for “LoveStoned / I Think She Knows Interlude” was an interesting take using the audio waves to create an image of himself.

  • This I Promise You

    NSYNC wearing turtlenecks in Redwood National Park while different shots of love relationships are shown in bubbles floating around them in the forest make this music video so memorable.

  • Rock Your Body

    Justin Timberlake is joined by several backup dancers within a multi-color lighted cube in this stand-out track from Justified. The song was originally intended to be featured on Michael Jackson’s Invincible.

  • Bye Bye Bye

    The iconic puppet string music video came out in 2000 and is arguably NSYNC’s most iconic video. The video starts with evil puppet master, Kim Smith (Friday Night Lights), manipulating the NSYNC members as they are tied to strings.

  • It's Gonna Be Me

    The clever visual concept of “It’s Gonna Be Me” had the boy banders turn into dolls who come to life and break free from their display boxes and fight other toys in a toy store.

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