*NSYNC star Justin Timberlake fielded questions from Alloy.com, including whether the group plans on sticking together. “YES! YES! YES! We will be back in the studio real soon,” Timberlake responded. He adds, “Working solo or with the group, I love them both. I really don’t favor one over the other.”
JC Chasez Insists *NSYNC Aren’t Broken Up
November 18, 2002 – *NSYNC star JC Chasez spoke with TV Guide Online and assured them, “We’re not broken up. We just basically hit the pause button.” JC adds, “We’ve been banging it out hardcore for seven years. People forget that we’ve been doing this since we were like 17 years old. Justin was, like, 14 when we began this! It’s been going on that long, and people don’t even realize. We need a breather.”
It’s Finally OK For Non-Teenagers To Love Timberlake
November 17, 2002 – Denise Neil of the Wichita Eagle is a non-teenage fan of Justin who is “so relieved. Finally, it’s OK for non-teenagers to admit their love for Timberlake.” Neil says, “My loud-and-proud Timberlake fandom is still in its infancy stages, though. I plan to buy “Justified,” but I just haven’t been able to work up the guts to walk into a record store and ask for directions to the Justin Timberlake section. I’m conditioned by too many years of carrying my teen-pop secret. But I’ll work up my courage soon.”
AOL First Listen Of ‘Yours’ On Monday
November 16, 2002 – AOL Music’s First Listen will debut ‘Yours’ (not featuring Justin Timberlake — despite earlier reports) from Mariah Carey’s long-awaited new album ‘Charmbracelet,’ beginning Monday (November 18) at 12:01 a.m. ET. A second cut, ‘My Saving Grace,’ will premiere November 25th. ‘Charmbracelet’ releases on December 3rd, but has leaked to the internet.