Singer, actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur and philanthropist
Lance Bass is the ultimate multi-hyphenate: singer-actor-producer-writer-entrepreneur-philanthropist. Best known as a member of the phenomenally successful group *NSYNC, he has also made a name for himself in a variety of other endeavors. He executive produced and starred in the Miramax film On the Line, which received the coveted Movieguide award for excellence in family-oriented programming. He received the Golden Apple Award as Male Film Discovery of 2001. In addition, Lance has made guest appearances in the film Zoolander and the television shows 7th Heaven, The Simpsons, Star Search, Clueless, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and NBC's hit series America's Most Talented Kid, and he co-hosted the American Music Awards Red Carpet Party as well as doing voiceover work for Disney.
Lance continues to flex his producing muscles with his production company, Lance Bass Productions. He recently executive produced Randal Kleiser's romantic comedy, Lovewrecked, starring Amanda Bynes, Chris Carmack and Jamie-Lynn Sigler.
As a member of *NSYNC he has sold over 65 million records worldwide. The group holds the all-time record for most album sales in a single day (over 1 million) and in a single week (2.4 million) for its 2000 album No Strings Attached, which ultimately became a rare diamond album, with over 10 million records sold. The band's first album *NSYNC also reached diamond status, and Celebrity and Home for Christmas both went multi-platinum. He has also won a number of awards, including People's Choice Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Kids' Choice Awards and a host of Grammy nominations. The group's several worldwide tours have been among the highest grossing and most well-attended in history and have played well on HBO and IMAX screens.
In 2002 Lance focused on his quest to travel to space and the International Space Station. He successfully trained to be a cosmonaut at Russia's Star City and was certified by both the Russian Space Program and NASA for a mission aboard a Soyuz capsule. He is currently the National Youth Spokesperson for World Space Week, a program specially designed to excite educate students about space and space travel.
Lance was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, making him the youngest person to ever receive this honor. He remains active in various charitable organizations, most particularly The Lance Bass Foundation, created to meet the health and educational needs of children. In 2007 Lance starred as Corny Collins on Broadway in Hairspray and released his memoir, Out of Sync, for Simon Spotlight Entertainment. Recently, he danced his way to the finals on Season 7 of ABC's hit series Dancing with the Stars. In 2011 he launched a pop-culture-based music countdown show on Sirius XM called "The Pop Ten."