If you’ve ever wondered why your favourite boy band from the 90s, *NSYNC, had a star in their name, you’re not alone! 

The mystery has pestered ALL of us and finally we can sleep easy tonight, because the truth has been revealed. 

During an interview with The Huffington Post, Joey Fatone shared the magical reason for the star. 

It seems the star began thanks to Israeli illusionist Uri Geller. Geller appears, who is best known for bending spoons, gave sage advice to pop stars too. 

So, while *NSYNC were building their fanbase in Europe, Geller gave the band a magical piece of advice. 

“We saw him in the U.K. and this is when we were obviously establishing *NSYNC and he goes, ‘I see something. It has to do with suns or stars or something with astronomy in your career'” Fatone told Huffington Post. 

“And it’s funny, a year later when we did the first album, for America, they had a star in it.” 


Geller then also told The Huffington Post that he remembers his encounter with the band and claimed “We sat down and I wrote, on a napkin, NSYNC, and I drew a star in the cafe”. The star was meant to symbolise a successful rise in fame which did occur when their first album – which included a star on the cover. 

So, there you go! That seemingly random bit of punctuation included in *NSYNC’s name! 

Source: Bustle

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