Fans of 'N Sync have been hit with disappointing news - the bandmembers have opted against releasing an album together this year (04).

The GONE singers took a break from recording together two years ago (02), with frontman JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE scoring huge success with his solo album JUSTIFIED. And while it was expected that the five-piece would release an album later this year, it's now been announced that it's not to be.

Timberlake, Jc Chasez, CHRIS KIRKPATRICK, Lance Bass and Joey Fatone regrouped in Florida on 25 July (04) to sing America's national anthem at their annual CHALLENGE FOR THE CHILDREN basketball tournament. The following day, they held a band meeting to discuss if and when they would hit the studio again.

But if any decisions were made in that meeting, they haven't been reflected in the fourth-quarter release schedule of their label JIVE RECORDS.

Neither the band nor its members have any albums slated for the remainder of the year, according to label representative SONIA MUCKLE who stresses that it doesn't mean there won't ever be a new album from 'N Sync, but "there's nothing in the works right now".

03/08/2004 21:26