Celebrity

Celebrity

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by 'N Sync
     
 

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"Do you ever wonder why this music gets you high?" inquires Justin Timberlake on "Pop," the bouncy opening track and first single from 'N Sync's much-hyped third disc, Celebrity. Well, the answer to that question is quite simple. 'N Sync's intoxicating mix of pop and R&B almost forces listeners to forget their troubles and get happy. Taking anSee more details below

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"Do you ever wonder why this music gets you high?" inquires Justin Timberlake on "Pop," the bouncy opening track and first single from 'N Sync's much-hyped third disc, Celebrity. Well, the answer to that question is quite simple. 'N Sync's intoxicating mix of pop and R&B almost forces listeners to forget their troubles and get happy. Taking an if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it approach, on Celebrity, Justin, JC, Lance, Chris, and Joey build upon the winning formula of seamless harmonizing, infectious songwriting, polished production, and pop star appeal that sent their previous discs, 'N Sync and No Strings Attached, racing up the charts. This time around, however, the Orlando boys kick their brand of "dirty pop" up a notch with the help of edgier producers such as club music remix king BT (the frenetic "Pop"), Brandy producer Rodney Jerkins (the hip-hop-tinged "Celebrity"), and the Neptunes (the break-beat punctuated "Girlfriend"), an Atlanta production crew who gave a well-deserved makeover to the Backstreet Boys single "The Call." Filling the requisite ballad quota with stirring efficiency are the breathtaking "Selfish," penned and produced by crooner Brian McKnight, and Timberlake's heart-tuggers "Gone" and "Something Like You." The only weak links are "Just Don't Tell Me That," which sounds too much like 'N Sync's mega-hit "Bye, Bye, Bye," and Max Martin's "Tell Me, Tell Me...Baby," which is similar to several singles the pop wunderkind wrote for the Backstreet Boys' Black and Blue. Those minor fumbles aside, with Celebrity, 'N Sync conclusively establish themselves as the charismatic kings of the boy bands. As the fellas rhetorically chime on the disc's sparse, harmony-driven closing track "Do Your Thing": "Are you doing your thing/And doin' it well/Are they lookin' at you hatin'/Saying Oooh." Why yes, indeed.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2009
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886974785828
catalogNumber:
747858
Rank:
38569

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Tracks

  1. Pop
  2. Celebrity
  3. The Game Is Over
  4. Girlfriend
  5. The Two Of Us
  6. Gone
  7. Tell Me, Tell Me...Baby
  8. Up Against The Wall
  9. See Right Through You
  10. Selfish
  11. Just Don't Tell Me That
  12. Something Like You
  13. Do Your Thing

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

'N Sync   Primary Artist
Hampton String Quartet   Strings
Brian McKnight   Keyboards
Michael Landau   Electric Guitar
Michael Lang   Piano
Stevie Wonder   Harmonica
Kenny Blank   Guitar
Rodney Jerkins   Multi Instruments
Michael Hart Thompson   Acoustic Guitar
Richard Fortus   Bass,Electric Guitar
Esbjörn Öhrwall   Guitar
Justin Timberlake   Multi Instruments,Beatbox
Wade Robson   Multi Instruments
J Moss   Rap
WaWa   Chant

Technical Credits

Brian McKnight   Producer
Charles Pollard   Programming,Engineer,String Arrangements
Talley Sherwood   Engineer
Michael Tucker   Engineer,Vocal Recording
Robin Wiley   Producer,String Arrangements
Rodney Jerkins   Producer
BT   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Bill Importico   Engineer
Todd Fairall   Engineer
Jackie Murphy   Art Direction
Stuart Brawley   Engineer
Jacob Schulze   Producer,Engineer
Carlos Vazquez   Beat Programming
Anthony Nance   drum programming
Brian Garten   Engineer
Alan Armitage   Engineer
Justin Timberlake   Arranger,Producer
Kristian Lundin   Producer,Engineer
Joel Kazmi   Engineer,Assistant Vocal Engineer
Pablo Munguia   Engineer
Rami   Producer,Engineer
Kevin Guarnieri   Engineer
JC Chasez   Producer
Wade Robson   Arranger,Producer
J Moss   Producer,Engineer
Michael Forbes   Engineer
Paul Gregory   Engineer
Chris Wood   Engineer

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