|Full Name||James Lance Bass|
|Birthday||May 4, 1979|
|Birth Place||Laurel, Mississippi, United States|
|Height||5‘ 9" (1.75 m)|
|Net Worth||$22 Million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
James Lance Bass is a talented singer, dancer, actor and producer hailing from Laurel, Mississippi who shot to fame as a member of the 1990s/2000s boy band NSYNC. Now 44 years old, Lance Bass first achieved widespread popularity through his sweet tenor vocals and infectious dance moves with NSYNC, before pursuing an array of projects as a solo artist, actor, producer and TV personality.
Early Life and Music Beginnings
Lance Bass was born on May 4, 1979 and raised in Mississippi as the youngest of four children. He sang in his local church choir from a young age. Bass was also athletic and played football during high school. At 16, he attended music camp in Florida and was discovered by NSYNC manager Lou Pearlman, who was struck by Bass‘ vocal talent. This led to an audition for Pearlman‘s new boy band project, and Bass was brought on board NSYNC alongside Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone.
Meteoric Rise to Stardom with NSYNC
After signing to RCA Records, NSYNC debuted their self-titled album in 1996. While it performed modestly, their 1998 sophomore record *NSYNC became a smash hit spawning popular singles like "Tearin‘ Up My Heart" and "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You." But it was 2000‘s No Strings Attached that propelled NSYNC to global superstardom. The album shattered records with over 2.4 million copies sold in its first week. Lance Bass sang lead vocals on the soaring ballad "That‘s When I‘ll Stop Loving You." Across just 6 years, NSYNC had become one of the most successful groups ever.
Focus on Acting and Solo Work
After NSYNC announced their hiatus in 2002, Bass focused on solo music and acting. He revealed he was gay in a landmark 2006 People magazine cover story, becoming a trailblazer for LGBTQ representation in the music industry. Bass made his film debut in 2001‘s On The Line and competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2007. He guest co-hosted The View in 2019. Bass also pursued artist management and production, forming Lance Bass Productions in 2015. The company has produced several documentaries like The Boy Band Con in 2019, allowing Bass to share his boy band experiences.
Despite being less active musically since NSYNC, Bass did briefly reunite with the band at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. He continues to entertain fans through his television projects and energetic, charismatic media presence.
Bass met his future husband, painter Michael Turchin, in 2011. They married in 2014 in an elaborate televised ceremony that saw Bass make history as part of the first same-sex marriage on cable television. In October 2021, Bass and Turchin welcomed twins Violet and Alexander via surrogate. As a trailblazing performer, doting father and loving husband, Lance Bass remains a beloved pop culture icon.