Teen People asked *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake if he felt any competition towards his Backstreet Boys rival Nick Carter, as both prep to release their debut solo albums. “Oh totally! [laughs] I’m kidding. I don’t feel competition. I heard [Nick’s single] ‘Help Me’, and I think it’s a great song. People are ready to hear a new Bryan Adams. My record is something different- I wanted to change what people were listening to. If you were 16 or 17 when *NSYNC came out, you are probably 21 or 22 now. I know the kids are going to dig [my music], because it’s a new sound.”
Justin Matches Mariah Note For Note On ‘Yours’
October 26, 2002 – Us Weekly has a very small tidbit on the Mariah Carey track ‘Yours’ featuring Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC, which appears on Carey’s upcoming ‘Charmbracelet’ due out December 10th. Jimmy Jam commented, “Justin matched Mariah note for note.”
Nick Carter & Justin Timberlake Celebrate Record Releases
October 25, 2002 – In anticipation of their album releases, Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter and *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake will appear on separate one-hour live radio specials, available for airing on stations nationwide. Each special will be hosted by Z-100/New York’s Paul “Cubby” Bryant” and will feature candid live in-studio interviews with the stars, plus songs from the new albums. Listeners will have the chance to speak live with Carter and Timberlake via a designated 800 call-in number and interactive e-mail. Nick’s hour long special airs Monday, October 28 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET, while Justin’s airs Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET. The special broadcast is available through Premiere Radio Networks, via StarGuide on Premiere 5.