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*NSYNC at the 2023 MTV VMAs
*NSYNC at the 2023 MTV VMAs
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*NSYNC Dropped A Teaser Of Their First New Song In 20 Years & Millennials Are Unwell

No, this is not a drill! *NSYNC just announced a new song — their first in 20 years, I might add — that will be featured in the new Trolls Band Together movie coming to theaters on November 17. The trailer for the new movie was released on September 14, adding to the anticipation for fans of the iconic boyband. In the odd case you’re unfamiliar with *NSYNC, the band consists of five members: Joey Fatone, Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Justin Timberlake. They are responsible for the early 2000s smash hits “Bye Bye Bye” and “It’s Gonna Be Me.” Their new song is titled “Better Place” and is set to be released on Sept. 29th.

*NSYNC’s collaboration with the Trolls may seem random, but it isn’t. Timberlake has been the voice of Branch in the Trolls franchise since the first movie premiered in 2016. He’s reprising his role in Trolls Band Together, which follows the characters Branch and Poppy as they embark on a journey to reunite Branch with his brothers, who were once a favorite boyband. I’m not crying. You are! 

*NSYNC’s new song announcement comes two days after the iconic ’90s boyband reunited at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, surprising fans — including Taylor Swift. They presented Miss Swift with the VMA award for  Best Pop Song. Swift was shocked and asked the question we’re all wondering — “Are you doing something? What’s gonna happen now?”  Well, we now know exactly what the band had up their selves. *NSYNC kept teasing their reunion with a Tik-Tok video that featured popular audio from Friends where characters Rachel and Joey repeatedly ask each other, “Do you know something?” before discussing sharing the secret that characters Chandler and Monica are dating.

Now that the secret is out, millennials across the internet have been reacting to this exciting *NSYNC news, and the tweets and TikToks are hilarious! 


Released Sept. 29th!!! I hope this means more to come 🥹 #nsync

♬ Better Place (From TROLLS Band Together) – *NSYNC

#Nsync #Nsyncnewsong #Nsync2023 #NsyncReunion #nsyncupdate #nsyncfan #imastan dooooooo it please @Lance Bass @JOEY CALZONE @Justin Timberlake @JC_Chasez @chris kirkpatrick we need this. We need you.

♬ Better Place (From TROLLS Band Together) – *NSYNC

Will we get a reunion tour? Or a new album? We’ll have to wait and see, but one thing is for sure: *NSYNC is keeping fans on their toes. 

Rachel is a contributing writer for Her Campus under the Culture and Entertainment verticle. Her articles cover trending topics, including new releases, fan theories, and pop culture news. She has been a part of the Her Campus community since 2019, when she started as a charting member of the Her Campus St. John's University chapter. Rachel was also the chapter's President from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021. As president, Rachel managed the divisions of the chapter, gave weekly updates on progress, and led chapter meetings and events. In 2021, Rachel graduated from St. John's with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a minor in Business Administration. Rachel has freelanced in Digital Marketing and Copywriting since graduating. As an aspiring multi-media journalist, Rachel enjoys exercising her writing skills on various digital platforms. You can catch Rachel trying out new makeup trends on TikTok, watching her favorite shows, or listening to music in her free time. She is passionate about connecting with people through music, lifestyle, and cultural conversations.