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Every 'N Sync fan has been singing "I Want You Back" since the group parted ways in 2002 -- and now they may get the reunion of their dreams! The boy band is set to take the stage this Sunday, Aug. 25, at the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, Rolling Stone reports.
'N Sync star Justin Timberlake will be receiving the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for his "pioneering and innovative impact" on music videos -- and wouldn't a reunion with his former bandmates be the perfect way to celebrate? (A rep for Justin was reportedly unavailable for comment.)
In 2002, the popular boy band announced a hiatus after their highly successful PopOdyssey/Celebrity tour to pursue solo projects. If the boys do take the stage on Sunday, it will be their first televised performance since the 2003 Grammy Awards, when they sang a Bee Gees medley. Their last reunion was in 2004, when they sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Annual Challenge for Children charity event.
A source from MTV tells Us Weekly that producers are “trying to make it happen,” and that the reunion is “coming together.”
The group recently had a reunion of their own, when J.C. Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick were seen in the V.I.P. section during Justin's show with Jay Z in Miami on Aug. 16. Have they been planning this MTV performance all along? And could a tour be in the works? (Hey, we can dream.)
Either way, it's going to be a big night for Justin. The singer is also nominated for six awards this year, including the coveted Video of the Year award for his "Mirrors" music video. He is tied with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for the most nominations this year. Kanye West, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry are also scheduled to perform.
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