How Ariana Grande & *NSYNC’s Coachella Collab Came Together in Just a Week (Exclusive)
*NSYNC fans may have been bugging the boy band for a reunion for years, but it took Ariana Grande just a week to get four out of the five band members back together!
ET has learned that Sunday’s showstopping Coachella collaboration between the “Bye Bye Bye” singers and the 25-year-old pop princess came together in just a week.
Fans lost their minds as JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone joined Grande on stage for their hit, “Tearin’ Up My Heart,” at the music festival in Indio, California, over the weekend.
According to a source, Grande and her manager, Scooter Braun, reached out to Chasez’s manager just last weekend, which led to a conversation between Grande and Chasez.
Chasez is then said to have approached the other members of *NSYNC and told them about Grande’s idea, with the guys “immediately on board.” According to TMZ, the only reason Justin Timberlake didn’t join the group was because he was completing his world tour and couldn’t get his schedule in sync with the Coachella rehearsals.
Once the other four members agreed to the performance, ET’s source says they then brought in their own choreographer and artistic director to work with Grande and her team throughout the week to create Sunday’s epic performance.
The insider says after their performance, the nineties heartthrobs, who went their separate ways in 2002, hung around backstage until Grande finished her set then took pictures with the songstress and had drinks together.
And, in news that is sure to send fans into a further frenzy, word is that Grande told Chasez backstage that they should do another project again in the future!
Meanwhile, Timberlake took to Twitter on Monday to share a pic of his former bandmates posing with Grande.
”You guys killed it last night 🙌,” he captioned the photo.
Timberlake was previously joined by Chasez, Bass, Kirkpatrick and Fatone on stage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, where they performed a medley of “Bye Bye Bye” and “Girlfriend,” before he accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
The group then made a public appearance together to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in April 2018.
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