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N Sync not to reunite after VMA performance

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Despite the cringeworthy antics of Miley Cyrus stealing the show at the VMA awards, one of the principal stories of the night was the reunion of N Sync. For those that are unfamiliar with the name, N Sync was in the forefront of the barely pubescent boy band wave, can perhaps be best described as an American Take That and are best known for giving Justin Timberlake a platform for his solo career.

Hopes (or fears) about a reunion tour being on the cards were dashed however when one of the ones who isn’t Timberlake, JC Chasez ruled out any upcoming projects for the band.

After playing a 15-minute greatest hits medley with snippets of singles 'Take Back The Night', 'SexyBack', 'Like I Love You', 'My Love', 'Cry Me A River', 'Señiorita' and 'Rock Your Body', Justin Timberlake was joined by his former bandmates Chasez, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone for snippets of 'N Sync hits 'Pop', 'Girlfriend' and 'Bye Bye Bye'.

However, speaking on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, Chasez said the reunion was only a one-off. "It was just about five guys who were great friends, who spent 10 or 15 years together touring, and we wanted to give that back to our fans, but we were there mainly to support Justin," he said.

"Literally just a few days ago, Justin gave me a buzz and he pretty much said, 'Hey man, listen, I'm getting this award and they've given me a pile of time to perform, and we started our careers at MTV and I think we should get the band back together'."

"It really was about Justin, and all that he's accomplished. He wanted to acknowledge that part of his career, and so we all decided to do it."

N Sync last performed as a band at a charity event in 2004 and their third and final studio album, 'Celebrity', came out in 2001.

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