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JC Chasez

Background information
Birth name Joshua Scott Chasez
Also known as JC Chasez
Born August 8, 1976 (1976-08-08) (age 33)
Washington, DC, United States
Origin Bowie, Maryland
Genres Pop, dance-pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, record producer, actor
Years active 1988–present
Labels Jive/Zomba (1999-2007)
Associated acts 'N Sync

Joshua Scott "JC" Chasez (born August 8, 1976 in Washington, DC) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and occasional actor, best known as one of the lead vocalists in the former pop group 'N Sync. In 2004, Chasez released a solo album, Schizophrenic, and has gone on to write and produce for music acts such as Girls Aloud, Basement Jaxx, David Archuleta, and the Backstreet Boys. He is currently a judge for America's Best Dance Crew.

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Early life

Chasez was born in Washington, DC. At age five he was adopted by Roy and Karen Chasez.[1] His biological mother entrusted her son's care to her former foster parents Roy and Karen, hoping that they would be able to provide him with an education and a stable family life.[2] Chasez has said that he does not know who his biological father is, and has no plans to search for him.[2]

After being adopted, Chasez was raised in Bowie, Maryland as a Mennonite.[3] He has a younger brother named Tyler and a younger sister named Heather.[2] Chasez attended the former Belair Junior High School and then Bowie High School.

Career

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Early career

As a child, Chasez was extremely shy, but when a friend bet him $20 to enter a talent show, he won the contest and soon realized he had a knack for performing and that he really enjoyed singing. In 1988, his mother Karen Chasez noticed a small ad in the Washington Post announcing auditions for Disney's The Mickey Mouse Club, and encouraged Chasez to try out. He chose to audition, selecting the song, "Right Here Waiting", by Richard Marx. Chasez was soon cast as a performer in the fourth season and stayed until the show's cancellation in 1994. Since there was another Mouseketeer named Joshua, Chasez went by his first and last initials,"JC", to avoid confusion. It was during his time as a Mouseketeer that Chasez befriended future bandmate Justin Timberlake, along with other future entertainers including Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

He wrote the song "Give In To Me" (a.k.a. "Give Me The Love I Need") when he was 18 in 1994 and he sings the lead on it, on Euge Groove's debut CD.

'N Sync

JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake were the two lead singers of what would become the popular boy band 'N Sync. The group officially formed in 1995, and became popular in Europe in 1996. In 1998, the band released its debut album *NSYNC which sold 11 million copies, and became very popular in America. After the band had its series of legal struggles with manager Lou Pearlman, it signed with Jive Records. They released their second studio album No Strings Attached in 2000, which became the fastest selling album of all time selling 2.4 million copies in the first week alone, making it the most albums sold in one week, and had the #1 hit single "It's Gonna Be Me". The band went on to produce their third studio album, Celebrity' in 2001, which sold 1.8 million copies in the first week.

After the group's Celebrity Tour in 2002, the band decided to take a hiatus. During this time, Chasez produced his own album, Schizophrenic. Timberlake also went on to produce his album Justified. However, after Timberlake finished his album, it sold more than seven million copies worldwide. Since Timberlake had felt that he had made such a name for himself, and the fact that boy bands were becoming less and less popular, the band decided to extend the hiatus. They never officially disbanded, but since 2005, they have never reunited for any musical purposes.

Solo singer and after 'N Sync

During 'Nsync's scheduled hiatus, Chasez pursued work as a songwriter and producer. His first solo single, "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)", co-produced by Dallas Austin, was released on the 2002 Drumline soundtrack.

In 2004, Chasez's debut album Schizophrenic was released on Jive Records. The album was produced by Chasez, Dallas Austin, and contributing artists Basement Jaxx, BT and rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, under the pseudonym Dirt McGirt.

Promotion for the album was affected by former band mate Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson's Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy, after which Chasez was unceremoniously dropped from his halftime-show performance at the 2004 Pro Bowl. The NFL feared lyrics of the album's first single, "Some Girls Dance with Women", expressed too much sexuality.[4]

In 2007, Chasez parted ways with Jive records,[5] indefinitely stalling the release of his sophomore album, The Story of Kate. Two singles from the album, "Until Yesterday" and "You Ruined Me," have been released online, to positive fan reviews. Chasez continues to work as a song-writer and producer, with songs written for David Archuleta[6] and The Backstreet Boys. Chasez is currently a judge on Randy Jackson's America's Best Dance Crew on MTV.

Personal life

Chasez currently resides primarily in Los Angeles but also maintains a home in Orlando.

Discography

Albums

Schizophrenic

Singles

All regularly released singles and their chart peak position in U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (US 100), U.S. Top 40 Mainstream (US Main), UK Singles Chart (UK), Canadian Singles Chart (CAN), Australian Singles Chart (AUS), New Zealand Top 40 (NZ), Irish Top 50 (IRE) and in the Belgian UltraTop 50 (BEL).

Year Single Chart positions Album
U.S.
100
U.S.
Pop
UK[7] CAN AUS NZ IRE BEL GER SWI
2000 "Bring It All to Me" (Blaque featuring JC Chasez) 4 15 - 9 - 16 - - 67 53 Blaque
2003 "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" 1 35 14 13 24 - - 20 - - - Schizophrenic
2004 "Some Girls (Dance with Women)" 1 88 30 13 - - - 20 - - -
"All Day Long I Dream About Sex" - - - - 25 32 - 44 - -
2006 "Until Yesterday" - - - - - - - - - - Kate
2007 "You Ruined Me" - - - - - - - - - -
Notes:
  • 1 "Some Girls" was released along with "Blowin' Me Up" (B-side)

Guest appearances

Year Artist Song Album
1999 Blaque "Bring It All to Me" Blaque
2000 Euge Groove "Give in to Me" Euge Groove
2002 Various artists "Blowin' Me Up (with Her Love)" Drumline Soundtrack
2003 Basement Jaxx "Plug it In" Kish Kash
BT "Force of Gravity" Emotional Technology
"Somnambulist"
2005 The Stone Movement "Slow Songs" Unreleased
2006 Carlos Santana "If I Don't" Unreleased
2006 Girls Aloud "Watch Me Go" Chemistry
2007 Backstreet Boys "Treat Me Right" Unbreakable
Jonatha Brooke "Careful What You Wish For" Careful What You Wish For
"Beautiful Girl"
2008 David Archuleta "Don't Let Go" David Archuleta
2010 A.J. McLean "Teenage Wildlife" Have It All


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Simple English

JC Chasez
Birth name Joshua Scott Chasez
Also known as JC Chasez
Born August 8, 1976 (1976-08-08) (age 34)
Origin Washington, D.C.
Genres Pop, dance
Occupations Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Producer
Years active 1995-present
Associated acts *NSYNC
Website Official website

JC Chasez (born Joshua Scott Chasez on August 8, 1976 in Washington, D.C.), is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and producer, best known as one of the lead vocalists in the pop group *NSYNC.


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