JC Chasez on Adele Breaking *NSYNC's Album Sales Record: 'Emotion & Art Are Alive and Well'

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JC Chasez attends the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Given the steady decline in album sales over the years, it seemed that *NSYNC's single-week album sales record for No Strings Attached might stand for a lifetime. When the boy band's second studio album debuted in 2000, it moved 2,416,000 for the week ending March 26 -- a total that stood for 15 years.

Then Adele happened. The 27-year-old's album 25 just moved 2,433,000 in pure album sales, as confirmed by Nielsen Music earlier today (Nov. 24), in slightly more than three days. 

Adele Breaks *NSYNC's Single-Week Sales Record

Joey Fatone already told Billboard his thoughts on *NSYNC losing the single-week sales record -- not only is he happy for her, he admits, "I even bought the damn album." Lance Bass also tweeted out an olive branch joke about Adele's reign.

Now, JC Chasez shares his feelings on the record his group says bye bye bye to.

"Records were made to be broken," Chasez tells Billboard. "It was a flattering luxury knowing we sold more records than anyone in a week but it's also nice seeing people continue to be passionate about music in the next generations. Adele proves that emotion and art are alive and well in music today.”


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