*NSYNC won the American Music Award Wednesday for Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group but Justin Timberlake made a bit of a faux pas that probably upset AMA chief Dick Clark when he told the crowd, “Oh, quit booing. U2’s going to get Grammys.” Justin, don’t plug the competing show, especially when the two heads are at war with each other!!. JC and Chris told the crowd, “Thank you, guys. Thank you, everybody. Record company, Johnny, our family, God, the fans, thank you guys very much for supporting us. Thank you. God bless you guys.” Justin then hammed it up by approaching the mic and not saying anything as girls in the audience screamed.
Soprano Speculates On *NSYNC & BSB Fight
January 9, 2002 – The Las Vegas Review Journal reports Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who plays Meadow Soprano on “The Sopranos,” was spotted dining with a group of 8 at Red Square in Mandalay Bay where they were overheard speculating, “Who would win a fight between Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync or 98 Degrees? Nobody, is my guess. It would be stopped after the first claw mark.”
Billboard’s Mayfield Says Everyone Wants To See Pop Fizzle
January 9, 2002 – The New York Post spoke with charts guru for Billboard magazine Geoff Mayfield who weighed in on the year end album sales figures which saw *NSYNC hit the #3 spot with ‘Celebrity’ shipping 4.4 million units and Britney Spears’ ‘Britney’ which sold 2.9 million to land at #14. Mayfield said, “Everyone’s anxious to see the pop bubble burst. They don’t sell like they did a year ago – but most acts would like to sell as much as they do.”