Will Backstreet Boys and NSYNC form a supergroup? Fans hopeful after ‘Back-Sync’ success
Backstreet Boys and NSYNC members broke the internet as they performed in Los Angeles and the collab was soon dubbed ‘Back-Sync’
What if two of the '90s most iconic boy bands — Backstreet Boys and NSYNC — came together to form a supergroup? Well, that’s what fans have been chanting ever since a rare collaboration happened between the two groups recently. AJ McLean and Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys recently performed with Joey Fatone and Lance Bass of NSYNC at an event celebrating Pride at Grove in Los Angeles and it was soon dubbed ‘Back-Sync’.
A TikTok video of the pop stars rehearsing before the show also broke the internet where we could see McLean, Carter, Fatone and Bass performing some drool-worthy steps. Social media users erupted with joy as they prayed for the two groups to come together for a tour. Backstreet Boys and NSYNC were arch-rivals in the '90s as they both enjoyed popularity back in the day. While Backstreet Boys had hit singles such as ‘I Want it that Way’, ‘Quit Playing Games’ and ‘Everybody’, NSYNC too topped the charts with songs like ‘Bye Bye Bye’, ‘Tearin’ Up My Heart’ and ‘I Want You Back’ among others. Recently, news of Coldplay and BTS joining hands also went viral along with the news of Shakira roping in Nicki Minaj for her upcoming album.
Will Backstreet Boys and NSYNC form a supergroup?
Speaking before their sold-out performance in LA, McLean told Variety during rehearsals, “This has been a long time coming. Everybody’s wanted us to do something together and now we get to come together for an amazing cause.” Fatone also gave his inputs on the same and added, “It’s interesting to have the four of us knuckleheads do something together, which you’ve never seen before. BSB fans are very loyal, so we’re going, ‘We get it – certain people liked one band or the other back in the day, but now it’s okay to like both.’”
Carter of the Backstreet Boys said that joining forces with NYSNC after 28 years as a BSB member was refreshing, adding that such acts bring out a whole other personality. “The dynamics are different when you mix-and-match different groups. It’s exciting and fun because it brings out a whole other personality that you wouldn’t necessarily do in your own group.” Carter further addressed the news of them forming a supergroup saying, “We were just on stage going, ‘Maybe we should do a supergroup and tour and do an album. We’ve come together for a cause greater than ourselves, so let’s let it blossom into something.”
McLean from BSB then told the publication that fans do want a supergroup of Backstreet Boys and NYSNC. “The more the merrier. Fans still want a Backstreet/*NSYNC tour, but it’s got to be all 10 of us. It’s the only way to make it work." He also shed light on chances of NSYNC’s former member Justin Timberlake making a comeback to the group and said, "I think he’d be sleeping on it if he didn’t do it, but he’s a dad doing his thing and I completely respect that. This four is a dream team right now.”
‘Can we get an NSYNC/Backstreet Boys supergroup?’
As soon as the TikTok video of the members from both the group went viral, a lot of social media users stormed Twitter to pray for the formation of a supergroup consisting of Backstreet Boys and NSYNC. One user said, “I need the Backstreet Boy and *NSYNC to go on tour together!! Damnit!!” Another shared, “Also, can we get an NSYNC/Backstreet Boys supergroup of the members that want to join and tour together???”
The next one spoke about the TikTok video and tweeted, “This is a viral video to gauge interest which will lead to a rollout for a tour where a couple Backstreet Boys and a couple *NSYNC members go on tour performing the best of both. Calling it here first. The music business is so predictable and formulaic.” Meanwhile, another added, “I would definitely go to a Backstreet Boys and NSYNC concert.” One individual said, “I would pay very very good money to see Backstreet & *NSYNC perform together in a throwback concert. Let’s get it, boys,” while another concluded, “If The Backstreet Boys & Nsync collab and formed a super group, I’m telling you now they will be ‘Tearin Up The Charts Everybody!’
I need the Backstreet Boy and *NSYNC to go on tour together!! Damnit!! 😭 https://t.co/LaKR6F2t42— sofia 👸🏻 (@fiaaa_xo) June 21, 2021
Also, can we get an NSYNC/Backstreet Boys supergroup of the members that want to join and tour together???— Ulaume (@UIaume) June 21, 2021
This is a viral video to gauge interest which will lead to a rollout for a tour where a couple Backstreet Boys and a couple *NSYNC members go on tour performing the best of both...— CREW Sheisty 🤐 (@ItsJayTeeGee_) June 21, 2021
Calling it here first. The music business is so predictable and formulaic. https://t.co/rA5z48OMRI
I would definitely go to a Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC concert. https://t.co/DbUFTsaoNf— a PAIGE in Candiace Dillard Bassett’s library (@paigeypootv) June 21, 2021
I would pay very very good money to see Backstreet & *NSYNC perform together in a throwback concert. Let’s get it, boys. https://t.co/go6nCK1ls4— . (@_Sabreeze_) June 21, 2021
If The Backstreet Boys & Nsync collab and formed a super group, I’m telling you now they will be— LEE WESTWICK 💙 (@LeeWestwick) June 21, 2021
‘Tearin Up The Charts Everybody!’
⚡️🤟🏼@backstreetboys @NSYNC @nickcarter @realjoeyfatone @aj_mclean https://t.co/C2sR6x2rHc