Celebrity [Hong Kong Bonus Tracks]

Celebrity [Hong Kong Bonus Tracks]

by 'N Sync'N Sync

CD(Bonus Tracks)

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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 megahit "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-band realm. 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2001
Label: Jive / Sbme Europe
UPC: 0638592220324
catalogNumber: 922203
Rank: 67859

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
Jon Moss   Rap
Randy Jackson   Bass
Esbjörn Öhrwall   Guitar
Carlos Vasquez   Beat Box
Justin Timberlake   Multi Instruments,Beat Box,Beatbox
Wade Robson   Multi Instruments
WaWa   Chant

Technical Credits

Brian McKnight   Producer
Adam Kudzin   Engineer
Charles Pollard   Programming,Engineer,String Arrangements
Talley Sherwood   Engineer
Michael Tucker   Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Recording,Pro-Tools
Robin Wiley   Producer,String Arrangements
Rodney Jerkins   Producer,Instrumentation
BT   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jon Moss   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
Carlos Vasquez   Beat Programming
Brian Garten   Engineer
Paul Gregory   Engineer
Alan Armitage   Engineer
Justin Timberlake   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Riprock   Producer
Kristian Lundin   Producer,Engineer
Joel Kazmi   Engineer,Assistant Vocal Engineer
Pablo Munguia   Engineer
Paulino Oliveira   Engineer
Rami   Producer,Engineer
Kevin Guarnieri   Engineer,Assistant Vocal Engineer
JC Chasez   Producer
Wade Robson   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Michael Forbes   Engineer
Chris Wood   Engineer

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