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Fans slam Justin Timberlake for giving himself a feature on new *NSYNC song: ‘Such a bad look’

me — oh, and *NSYNC!*NSYNC fans are a little put off by Justin Timberlake seemingly giving himself his own feature on the boy band’s first new song in over 21 years, “Better Place.” Performers on the track, which was released Friday and is included on the upcoming “Trolls Band Together” movie soundtrack, are listed as “*NSYNC and Timberlake” on some platforms — even though *NSYNC consists of Timberlake, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, and Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick.“NSYNC ft Justin Timberlake!?? I think the f–k not,” one fan wrote Friday on X, the platform previously known as Twitter. “I’ve loved Nsync since childhood, and Justin was always my guy, but seeing the song say “N*Sync & Justin Timberlake” is like wtf?” another added.

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*NSYNC takes you to a ‘Better Place’ on first single in 21 years: review
“Bye Bye Bye” to us as a recording act.But the wait for the boy band’s much-anticipated reunion is finally over with Friday’s release of “Better Place,” the group’s first single since 2002’s “Girlfriend.”And Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick sound just in sync as ever on this buoyant bop from the “Trolls Band Together” soundtrack, which indeed takes you to a “Better Place.”After a whistling intro — a hook that repeats throughout the song — it opens with what could be a statement about how they’re still better together after all these years: “It’s some kind of love, it’s some kind of fire/I’m already up, but you lift me higher.”While other members of the group sing lead in the verses, it’s Timberlake who owns the chorus with his familiar falsetto. And when he sings “I’m so excited to see you excited” over the bass-bumping disco groove, it’s as if he knows exactly how giddy this track is making *NSYNC fans all around the world.Timberlake, who also voices the character of Branch in “Trolls Band Together,” co-wrote and co-produced “Better Place” with Shellback, and the track is a satisfying sequel to their previous collaboration on the 2016 “Trolls” smash “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”Like it’s predecessor, it’s the perfect summer song — except it’s arriving at the beginning of fall.But there’s no denying the sunny pop sheen of “Better Place.” And though it feels more like a Timberlake song than an *NSYNC one, it’s not all about the “SexyBack” singer — as those creamy harmonies attest.The tune previews the “Trolls Band Together” soundtrack” — with Timberlake returning as executive music producer — which will be released on Oct.