Lance Bass and Joey Fatone of ‘N Sync combined forces with Nick Carter and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys on Friday night debuting as “BackSync” the early 1990s dream boy band collaboration.

The members of both bands performed at The Grove in Los Angeles on Friday night to kick off the celebration of gay pride month at Pride Event, Bingo Of The Stars. The boy bands performed timeless hits from both groups bringing back all the nostalgia including “Bye Bye Bye” and “I Want It That Way” as well as the original choreography that went along with it.

Bass took to TikTok to show the rehearsal process for the merging of both bands writing:

“Teaching members of @backstreetboys the #ByeByeBye dance is a trip! #BoybandWars #BackSync #Nostalgia #NSYNC #BSB #FYP.”


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Teaching members of @backstreetboys the #ByeByeBye dance is a trip! #BoybandWars #BackSync #Nostalgia #NSYNC #BSB #FYP

♬ original sound – Lance Bass

“It’s interesting to have the four of us knuckleheads do something together, which you’ve never seen before,” Fatone told Variety. “BSB fans are very loyal, so we’re going, ‘We get it – certain people liked one band or the other back in the day, but now it’s okay to like both.'”

Carter teased the idea of the boy bands merging, “We were just on stage going, ‘Maybe we should do a supergroup and tour and do an album.”

Carter also addressed the rivalry the bands had as teens and how it has now been pushed aside.

“It was fabricated, but it was something that became real at a certain time,” he told People. “I mean, when you’re that young and competitive as a teenager … it was, I like to say, healthy competition. But it started from the managers and all of that.”

McLean shared the results of all the rehearsal time paying off that went into the merging of blended boy bands:

“Might sound crazy but… BACK-SYNC ain’t no lie!!! Thank you @thegrovela @trevorproject @lancebass @realjoeyfatone @nickcarter and everyone else who made this amazing evening possible. #backsync.”

McLean said that if there were to be a combined tour, he would want all original members from both bands.

“Fans still want a Backstreet/NSYNC tour, but it’s got to be all 10 of us,” McLean said. “It’s the only way to make it work, so I think he’d be sleeping on it if [Timberlake] didn’t do it, but he’s a dad doing his thing and I completely respect that. This four is a dream team right now.”

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