As one of the biggest teen heartthrobs and boy bands of their era, *NSYNC made their departure from pop music on top of their game in 2002. Now, to celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary they have partnered with Epic Rights licensing company on a new line of merchandise. Founding member Lance Bass will act as the band’s liaison with Epic Rights and collaborate with the company on several ‘90s inspired items including apparel and accessories. In addition, there has been some discussion of the development of collectible slot machines, games, decor, and clothing hosting the group’s album covers and photos.
On the partnership, Epic Rights CEO Dell Furano said in a statement, “*NSYNC ushered in the modern age of huge merchandise sales both at their sold-out concerts and at retail. We are certain we will have equal success today.”
Selling over 70 million albums over the course of their career, *NSYNC quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with, just trailing popular music rivals Backstreet Boys whose career count has them at over 133 million sold worldwide. The band released their last album, Celebrity, in 2001 and was their second record to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Shortly after the end of their Celebrity tour, the guys announced that they would be taking a brief hiatus, but never recorded together again.
In addition to the new merchandise, there are plans for the band to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Spring of 2018. Currently, there are no known plans for the band to reunite for 20th-anniversary appearances. The last time the guys did get together was in 2013 at the MTV Video Music Awards to celebrate bandmate Justin Timberlake’s Video Vanguard Award.