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'N Sync's 'Celebrity' Arrives June 26
Just as word comes that advance ticket sales for 'N Sync's upcoming stadium tour aren't quite up to par with the boy band's last outing, Jive Records has announced a June 26 release for the act's fortJust as word comes that advance ticket sales for 'N Sync's upcoming stadium tour aren't quite up to par with the boy band's last outing, Jive Records has announced a June 26 release for the act's forthcoming album, "Celebrity." The set will be released only 15 months after 'N Sync's "No Strings Attached" set a first week sales record by moving a whopping 2.4 million copies last March.
Veteran rap producers the Neptunes (Mystikal, Jay-Z) lent the boys a helping hand in the studio, and fans should expect a first single before the group's tour kicks off May 12 at Miami's Pro Player Stadium. The album's release could give a much-needed sales boost to some of the tour's dates. As reported in the April 7 issue of Billboard, dates in Charlotte, N.C. (May 22) and Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 7), have experienced lackluster sales.
The tour will feature a rotating lineup of opening acts, including various combinations of BBMak, 3LW, Eden's Crush, Samantha Mumba, Dream, and Meredith Brooks. If "Celebrity" doesn't provide a sales spike for the tour, some dates may be moved indoors, or relocated to a different city altogether.
"No Strings Attached" is No. 75 on The Billboard 200 in its 53rd week. After peaking at No. 5 last December, latest single "This I Promise You" dropped off The Billboard Hot 100 for the week of March 24.