The group's second CD sold 2.4 million copies in its first week of release -- a record that has yet to be topped.

In April 2000, 'N Sync was on top of the world. The members of the group -- Lance Bass, then 20; J.C. Chasez, 23; Joey Fatone, 23; Chris Kirkpatrick, 28; and future prince of pop Justin Timberlake, 19 -- were steadily building in ­popularity since their first hit, "I Want You Back," debuted on the Mainstream Top 40 chart in January 1998.

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