Celebrity

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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
"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,...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
"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: 4/28/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974785828
  • Catalog Number: 747858
  • Sales rank: 9,758

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pop
  2. 2 Celebrity
  3. 3 The Game Is Over
  4. 4 Girlfriend
  5. 5 The Two Of Us
  6. 6 Gone
  7. 7 Tell Me, Tell Me...Baby
  8. 8 Up Against The Wall
  9. 9 See Right Through You
  10. 10 Selfish
  11. 11 Just Don't Tell Me That
  12. 12 Something Like You
  13. 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, Digital Editing, 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
Chaz Harper Mastering
Anthony Nance drum programming
Brian Garten Engineer
Paul Gregory Engineer
Brady Barnett Digital Editing
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, Digital Editing
JC Chasez Producer
Wade Robson Arranger, Producer
J Moss Producer, Engineer
Michael Forbes Engineer
Chris Haggerty Digital Editing
Chris Wood Engineer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My Babies

    I loved this ablum sooooooooooo much!!!!!!!! I feel that this ablum showed a lot of their writing talents as much as their singing ones as well. I think that Justin had a very big chance to write on this album. I think that this is my farorite album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    One of my fave cds...It's Great!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE *NSYNC!!!

    *NSYNC is the best summer CD! I love it! It's one of my favorite, and apparently many other feel the same! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK GUYS! I LOVE U JC!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Warning! Addictive!

    Just 9 words: YOU WILL NEVER REGRET BUYING THIS BEST-EVER CD! PS: LANCE'S MINE!!!! =D =P

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    N SYNC has DONE IT Again......NO Strings Attached!!!!!

    *NSync's new Cd ''Celebrity'' is going to be a HUGE HIT!!! Even though I haven't heard any other songs besides ''PoP'' I know that the others are #1 songs too. These guys are great.....and I can't wait to see them in concert and have their new album. I will be the first one in line to get it when it comes out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nsync did it again!!!!!

    All i got to say is that Nsync did it again! they are so great.. I just went to their concert and it was off the hook they sang their new songs and of course they were awesome like the usual!!! they are so talented and they are just REAL! They are true to their fans and do anything and every thing for them. I no when their cd hits stores it will break all kinds of records and beat their own!!! I love them!!!! Justin I love you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    *Nsync "Drives Me Crazy" !!

    I AM a die-hard *NSYNC fan and 'I Drive Myself Crazy' 4 them!!!! There lyrics R so easy 2 understand and their just dang gorgeous (Justin-JC)!! Every-1 knows that. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Their best album yet!

    I wasn't sure about Nsync's new album when I heard 'Pop' on the radio, but after listening to it, I know it's the best one out there! They've gone from pop to a mix of pop, rock, and even a little two-step. Every song on it is awesome and they could all be released as singles, they're so good. There is a wonderful mix of ballads, like 'Gone', and dance songs, like 'Up against the wall', and they combine to make the best album in the world!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    5 STAR GARBAGE!

    N'Sync - like the other BOY BANDS is manufactured fluff music - of course they have talent...so do dogs who jump through hoops and monkeys who ride bikes! Come on people when you buy this stuff it just helps to proliferate this 'bad pop music' genre.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Totally Out of this world!!!!!!!!!!

    Nsync has always done their thang, the best way they ever can, and this time around they have proved this and MORE!!!!! Revealing their true colours and their true standards! Nsync are the kind of ''Celebrity'' who really show their real talent and their passion. Well Done,NSYNC!!!!! This album ROCKS!!!!!Nsync FOREVER!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE NSYNC

    They did it again. Another great album. Who knows how they come up with all this. I love them sooooo much They are amazing. Definatly the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    N*SYNC RULES!!!!!!!!!

    N*SYNC sooooooooooooooooo rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They have the best albums and the best songs!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    N'SYNC is a very great roll modle for me and my friends.

    As an African American, I love the new N'SYNC C.D. I know most of the songs already and I don't even have the c.d. The Best song of course is GONE because Justin sings all the paragrphs by himself ( HA HA HA ) Any way, I think that some people say that they don't like N'SYNC, but they really do (they are just trying to be cool). When the song GONE came out, every-one was singing it. (every-one I knew) I love N'SYNC.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Celebrity ROCKS!!

    Pop is excellent!! It's totally diff from the others!! Gone and The two of Us are also gr8!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    nsyncs third album

    nsyncs third album celebrity is a hit across the country.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!!!

    I think that this album is the best ever!! I am a huge nsync fan but still, this album is like no other they have made before! It has GREAT dance tracks and some really soothing slower songs! I think everyone really enjoys it and i advise everyone to go out and buy it if they havent already!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They have done it ones more!

    I have a contest going with my friend to see who can get NSYNC albums first and I beat her on the last two and even if I hadn't beat her the music would still be great. They have changed alot and their music gets better with each album

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Celebrity

    This CD is awesome! I especially like the songs pop and celebrity. lance is sooooo hot! he such a sweetie! And i wanna say hi to my best friend ashley,my mom gale,my dad dave,and my brother eric

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best

    i love the whole album. although its a different style, its just as good as the first 2

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Celebrity is a hit!

    This c.d. is their best so far. Everyone should own a copy. Even if you aren't into songs like ''bye bye bye'' you will find a song or two that you will like.

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