July 24, 2001
↳ Celebrity Day
On July 24th, 2001, *NSYNC released their third and final album, Celebrity. Though it sold significantly less than their previous effort, No Strings Attached, it still managed to move 1.8 million units in its first week of sales and ranks right below No Strings Attached for the record of Fastest Selling Album in the US. The album spawned 3 hit singles (“Pop”, “Gone”, and “Girlfriend”) as well as 2 tours (the PopOdyssey and Celebrity Tours) and is notable for having 10 out of its 13 tracks written by group members Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez, with the addition of a solitary track penned by founding member Chris Kirkpatrick on foreign editions of the album.
Justin Timberlake and Will Smith at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
Christina Hendricks by Yelena Yemchuk for The Edit, March 2014
"He is a brother on and off screen, and we’ll forever have a friendship that is a lot different than most, because it’s really truly unique because of what we’ve gone through together, and it’s been quite an amazing ride" - Jensen Ackles
"I feel like I’d be doing a disservice if I tried to put into words what I’ve learned from Jensen, with Jensen; we’ve literally grown up together… We went from single twenty-somethings to fathers, husbands, and it’s hard to kind of quantify with a few short sentences exactly what all that encompasses." - Jared Padalecki
"He’ll be apart of my life for the rest of my life"