Sunday, March 3, 2024

NSync Reunion Single, “Better Place,” Was DOA in Actual Sales, Just a Total of 51,000 After All the Hoopla

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The excitement over the NSync reunion may have been premature.

“Better Place,” the single they released from the upcoming “Trolls Band Together” movie, has failed to launch successfully.

After a nano second at number 1 on iTunes, the song has disappeared, and radio stations haven’t played it.

“Better Place” has sold the equivalent of 51,131 copies according to Luminate.

It’s hard to think of NSync has a legacy band now, but they are indeed an oldies act. They’d make money on tour combined with Justin Timberlake’s solo act. But records-wise, they are done. This is the same problem for everyone over the age of 40 these days, even Bruce Springsteen. His new duet with wife Patti Scialfa, “Addicted to Romance,” is also MIA.

“Trolls” hits theaters November 17th. It’s possible the film will re-ignite the song, but unlikely. If the record company is smart they won’t do a whole new NSync album, just stick “Better Place” on a greatest hits collection.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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