Serena Williams Buzzes with Anticipation for NSYNC's Return to Music

NSYNC's digital hints amplify fans' anticipation and curiosity

by Nouman Rasool
Serena Williams Buzzes with Anticipation for NSYNC's Return to Music
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Music's ability to elicit emotions transcends age, occupation, and even stardom. Case in point: Serena Williams, the tennis legend, who's bubbling with excitement over *NSYNC's imminent musical comeback. The illustrious 41-year-old sports icon responded vivaciously to the news of the iconic '90s boy band's latest recording endeavor.

*NSYNC has returned to the studio, crafting their first song, "Better Place," in over twenty years, specifically for the 'Trolls Band Together' film. An ecstatic Serena posted on X, "The level of my excitement for the new *NSYNC music for the Trolls movie might just be off the charts!

I'm on tenterhooks waiting for it. Who else shares this thrill with me?" Her enthusiasm seems to run in the family. Alexis Ohanian, Serena's husband, is equally enthused about the movie's release, scheduled for November 17th.

Sharing his excitement on X, he revealed, "I've already secured a theater for Jr and her pals," referring to their 5-year-old daughter, Olympia.

Teasers Ignite *NSYNC Speculation

The movie trailer and TikTok snippets have only heightened fans' eagerness, offering a tantalizing glimpse of the catchy tune.

*NSYNC's core members - Justin Timberlake, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass - teased their fans further with an enigmatic Instagram video, sparking widespread speculation and intrigue. The reunion vibe was very much alive when Fatone, reminiscing about their recent VMAs reunion, shared his feelings at '90s Con, expressing the surreal experience of the band's reconnection.

Though the movie is creating ripples, it's the song, "Better Place," that's truly causing a stir. "After 25 years, saying *NSYNC has a new song feels surreal," Fatone mentioned. And if fans are pining for an *NSYNC tour? Joey’s advice: make your wishes loudly known to the music bigwigs.

Interestingly, Serena Williams and Justin Timberlake's connection isn't limited to mutual Trolls appreciation. They've jointly invested in pro-golfers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s startup, TMRW Sports, highlighting their faith in the confluence of sports and technology.

Mike McCarley, CEO of TMRW Sports, shared in 2022 the vision of the investors, emphasizing on making sports more appealing and accessible, especially to the younger generation. With icons like Williams and Timberlake on board, the future seems nothing but promising.