MTV News spoke with former New Kids on the Block member Joey McIntyre and former New Edition member Johnny Gill, who weighed in on the prospects for the solo careers of *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake and his Backstreet Boys rival Nick Carter. “Justin’s hitting the ground running, and Nick’s been away for a while,” McIntyre explained. “It’s only been a year, but it’s going to be harder for him. The segue wasn’t as quick. Justin’s done some stuff to make his segue a little bit easier. He has aligned a lot of people in his corner. He’s really not missing a beat. Business-wise, it’s a smart move.” Read more of their comments here.
Justin Timberlake’s Debut On TRL
September 16, 2002 – Contributed by nellysgirl: It seems that people really like Justin’s new video, ‘Like I Love You’, which is off the *NSYNC star’s first solo album ‘Justified’, because it debuted number one on TRL last Thursday and was also number one today. Justin beat out people like Avril Lavigne and Eminem. He is the 13th artist to ever debut at number 1. It has been said that he will be on TRL (he will be on BET during the same week) next Monday to talk about things like his album and maybe who he’s dating (Alyssa Milano?). And Nick Carter will be joining the countdown this week also. So will he reach to the top? Or sink?
Justin Timberlake Proud Of ‘Justified’ Music
September 16, 2002 – Justin talked with MuchMusic last week about his debut solo effort ‘Justified’. “I’m very proud of the music that I put together on this record. I’m anxious, I want the world to hear it,” Justin said. “I think this is a great opportunity for me, cause I love *NSYNC, I love everything we’ve done, but even before *NSYNC was *NSYNC as people know it, I was myself. And I feel like this is an opportunity for me to show the world the artist that I feel that I am.”
Top Justin Timberlake Search Queries
September 15, 2002 – Searches for Justin were huge in August, as the *NSYNC star embarked on his debut solo album. Searches for ‘Justin Timberlake’ were 118,286 last month on pay-per search engine overture.com. The next closest *NSYNC’er was Lance Bass (21,209 searches), helped largely by interest in his space mission. Interest in Justin’s possible relationship with Janet Jackson sparked big interest too. The most popular misspelling was Justine Timberlake. Justin’s most searched song lyric was ‘Like I Love You’ with 2,434 queries.
Timberlake Hypnotized To Get Over Britney Split
September 14, 2002 – News of the World reports *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake requested to meet celebrity hypnotist Paul McKenna from the UK to meet with him to help him get over his break-up with Britney Spears. A source at Jive tells the British tabloid, “Justin saw Paul on the Montel Williams chat show over here and really liked him. Paul asked if he could help him in any way. We got in touch with Paul’s people in the UK and flew him out. Justin was feeling down after splitting with Britney and Paul spoke to him and made him feel positive about things. He’s got a solo single called Like I Love You coming out and is a great talent but he just needed that little push.”