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Justin Timberlake Says *NSYNC Is Better Than One Direction! But How Will YOU Vote?

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Can't we all just get along!?!

Justin Timberlake was recently asked the uncomfortable question of boy band superiority between his own legendary fab five, *NSYNC, and the newer, younger megastars — One Direction.

Obviously proud but honest, Justin replied:

"I have not seen them on stage, but I'd be willing to say that we're better than them."

You hear that??

Twas the sound of a whip meeting a bell!

Justin continued to respond with more cordial words, however, by explaining:

"I don't feel like I'm laying down any kind of gauntlet. I've seen them a couple times and I like those guys. It's interesting to see this whole wave of that come back around."

Ahh yes, the subtle reminder that without bands like his and Backstreet Boys, we'd probably never see the light of a One Direction day.

Shivering thoughts!!

Justin and his fellas just had a smashing reunion performance, but 1D brings their own special flavor.

So what do U think?? If U had to pick…

Which Is The Better Boy Band?

View Results

Which Is The Better Boy Band?

  • One Direction (24%)
  • *NSYNC (76%)

Total Votes: 13,297

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39 comments to “Justin Timberlake Says *NSYNC Is Better Than One Direction! But How Will YOU Vote?”

  1. Whoop says – reply to this


    OF COURSE! Only pre-teen girls with low self esteem and bad taste in music would say otherwise!

  2. 2

    A dog fart is better to my ears!

  3. me says – reply to this


    What else would JT think? That One Direction rocks and N Sync sucks? I think not.

  4. yeahisaidit says – reply to this


    Duh that's without question. No offense to the young girls of the world now but they have no idea of how great boy bands actually use to be. I'm not huge on the ones today call me old IDC lol . I've seen One Direction performances on TV many times they just jumps up and down on stage while singing and call it a performance. Not that impressed. But it is what it is.

  5. Betty says – reply to this


    Justin is annoying he thinks he is better than evryone

  6. Office Drone says – reply to this


    I'm 30, so I remember exactly right in that age range that NSYNC appealed to. I didn't care for their music or have any crushes on them, but NSYNC and BSB were far better in comparison to One Direction now. I have seen clips of One Direction performing and there's just no comparison.

  7. 7

    Between these two *NSYNC is DEFINITELY better!

  8. Vicky says – reply to this


    Oh c'mon you guys!! 15 years ago you would hear almost everyone (except for teens with "bad taste in music") talk sh*t about N'Sync and the BSB. Justin made it and the other 4 couldn't. Now that they reunited, suddenly everyone's a fan and saying their praises to the band most people hated back in their "golden years". So be honest. In 15 years the same will happen to 1D. So the solution is: stop trashing other's music. It leads you nowhere and if in a few years time you are caught listening to that music, you will surely be catalogued as a complete d-bag. Don't hate on others. Let them be and if you don't like them, then don't listen. We'll see what happens in 15 years. And I say this as a fan of both bands. Just be realistic for a second. Go NSync and 1D!

  9. Vicky says – reply to this


    Re: Office Drone – why? because they can't dance? I think vocally they are better and they are appealing to a larger age range than NSync. But NSync were great. They are equally good for me. Probably en 10 years, another boyband will come out and you will say that they are nothing compared to the great 1D. That's how life is so beware.

  10. sara8812 says – reply to this


    The best are Take That. I don't know if in Us they are famous.
    JT is annoying. Only 3 album, only 4 very succefull singles and Mtv give him awards for his career. Come On! His manager must have more powerful than Beyonce's manager!

  11. Mark says – reply to this


    Duh, of course NSYNC is x10 better. 1D is a joke.


    When will 1D? NEVER.

  12. 12

    NSYNC is the best boy band ever made in my eyes. They had everyone liking them, guys and girls. White and black. The best!

  13. R says – reply to this


    I don't call myself a fan of either, but the guys from One Direction are pretty talented dudes. It's not really fair to throw shade when they CAN actually sing. Both bands were great performers. I don't see why there always has to be a rivalry.

  14. B says – reply to this


    I'm 25 years old. I remember as a kid, listening to songs like "Tearing Up My heart," and "I want you back," just being a kid, and blasting their music, on casette tapes. *Nsync, is awesome, because they are classic memories and fun music. I also love one direction, too their music is great, and its new, so I can always expect new music from them. Asking who is better, that's like comparing Britney to Madonna. Of course the classic one is gonna win. But they are both AWESOME!

  15. bsb says – reply to this


    Backstreet boys are better than them

  16. texasannie says – reply to this


    First he says "I have not seen them on stage" then he says "I've seen them a couple times and I like those guys." Um. which is it Justin?

  17. Steve C says – reply to this


    The smart response would have been "since I haven't seen their performances enough, I really can't say". A smart performer avoids comparing his act to others and saying they are better. Was a low blow. Also 1D still has likely years to go and N'Sync is over so hard to say 1D won't end up better in the end?

  18. Tiffany says – reply to this


    Yeah, but when young people today think about N*Sync, they're an old boy band who's music is retro and old. One Direction is the more modern boy band. At least for me, I don't want to see choreography because that makes every performance and every show the same. It seems produced and honestly a bit lame to me. One Direction has great vocals and honestly it seems to me that they appeal to a much larger age range than N*Sync.

  19. @v@ says – reply to this


    Well, then, put your money where your mouth is and bring it back. Open with NSYNC revitalized and improved followed by JT sets.

  20. Sally Leen says – reply to this


    One Direction is a boyband- but in no way do boybands have to dance to be considered good. One Direction, if you look into them as people and artists and not "performers" have much more heart and their story is so much more inspirational than any other boyband. They beat all odds by being formed together on a tv show. They are their own people- just look at their music videos. I can guarentee if they danced in their music videos people would call them wannabes. Take the stick out of your ass.

  21. TinaMiller says – reply to this


    When 1D starts doing 5 part harmony and killer choreography….then we can talk. Until then, NSync has 'em beat:)

  22. ellie says – reply to this


    Dont get me wrong, I'm 19 years old and love Direction but I would pick NSYNC over them any day. I'm a 90s baby, and NSYNC is legendary in the boy band world. Now if the question was between NSYNC and Backstreet Boys, NSYNC would lose big time.

  23. SajiNoKami says – reply to this


    "Now that they reunited, suddenly everyone's a fan and saying their praises to the band most people hated back in their "golden years"." I am guessing it's because people are 10 years older or adults now and don't care what others think, so they are willing to admit to liking *NSYNC. I would admit back then that I liked *NSYNC and people snickered and poked fun, where I would just say: Say what you want, not changing my mind. TBH I have no interest in 1D, but I am also not their demographic.

  24. 24

    Re: Vicky – Excellent comment. I mean, all of a sudden EVERYONE'S an N*SYNC fan? Because they had a brief reunion, but way back when I was little I do remember many people trashing them, saying that they were nothing but a bunch of pretty boys singing crappy bubblegum pop songs. Same things people say about 1D nowadays. I say we should give them a chance!

  25. Amanda says – reply to this


    Nsync of course. If One Direction were to travel back in time and attempted to compete with Nsync and Backstreet Boys for the adoration of teenage girls, they'd be chewed up and spit out. 1D's stage presence consists of just fooling around on stage while Nsync worked day and night to fine tune their concerts and music, and they did it all without social media.

  26. Senfida says – reply to this


    1D offer nothing special live. They basically stand there and sing - some of them can't even sign well, so they are given a couple of lines. Most of their songs are mediocre ("Little Things" has beautiful music but it was written by Ed Sheeran).

    Most of songs N'Sync had were not great either but their performances were there to impress. Maybe 1D will improve.

  27. Catherine says – reply to this


    Re: sara8812

    Take That is good,but saying that Justin had only 4 hits is incorrect.Go back to Europe.

  28. gina says – reply to this


    How tf is this even a question? Disregarding any bias, just listen to the music. NSYNC has better music

  29. Alexandra says – reply to this


    I love One Direction, but come on, NSYNC is better.

  30. LittleBee says – reply to this


    Music wise, NSYNC wins. I am still obsessed with NSync's songs today. However, One Direction consists of gorgeous, BRITISH men that girls just want to drool over. No girl can resist the charm of an Englishman. D: Especially when the Englishman is Harry Styles!

  31. Izzy says – reply to this


    I like one direction but, N'sync will always be the best boyband Ever, they are beyond Talented and really down to earth guys as well:) I've been a fan for years and I still think their Amazing! one direction are good too but, N'sync is Forever

  32. fuckallofyouhaters says – reply to this


    If you are not going to comment any nice things about JT or 1D then shut yo ass ’cause they are both amazing! They are people, too! Just stop! It's not cool!

  33. hahafuckyou says – reply to this


    Re: Mark – Those aren't even the lyrics to any of their songs. And stop trolling and hating!

  34. 34

    I get that Harry is the most "well known" of the group, but why is he always the face of One Direction? Why not put a group picture?

  35. Pooja says – reply to this


    Well.. I just wanna say that "NSYNC and 1D are better than you justin."

  36. Pooja says – reply to this


    Well, i just wanna say that "NSYNC and 1D are better than you justin."

  37. shadow says – reply to this


    Justin is so full of himself. Egotistic.

  38. Aishaa says – reply to this


    I think both (NSYNC and One Direction) need to sit down…Whose better compared together neither..cause they've never even came near to the biggest boyband of all time. Yessssss its the one and only BACKSTREET BOYS. NSYNC weren't that amazing…and One Direction wish they were legends!!! 5 years from now nobody's going to remember than….20 years later people still remember Backstreet Boys :)

  39. jam says – reply to this


    sara8812,,, justin with only 3 albums changed the way to make music… Marketing is JB no JT…Prince of pop