You don’t even want to know how I reacted this AM when I heard the news that *NSYNC might be reuniting and/or performing at the 2013 Video Music Awards. I can’t describe to you the excitement if I tried. So since that boy band is on my mind, it seemed like a good time to focus on a girl band of the 90’s who worked heavily with *NSYNC’s JC Chasez—Wild Orchird. You know the one.
The best thing to come out of that band was of course Fergie, who back then went by the name of Stacy Ann Ferguson. Here’s her on the right:
The other two girls in that pic are Renee Sandstrom and Stephanie Ridel, BTW. And let’s not forget that although the band’s fame was relatively short-lived (clearly they were no Spice Girls or Destiny’s Child or TLC), they did have a few good songs and got nominated for a few awards for those songs. Remember this one?
Or maybe this one? Cause honestly I’m not sure if I do.
Wild Orchid’s third album, “Fire,” was supposed to get released in 2001, but never did because at that point, their record label, RCA, was kiiiind of over them. But it’s fine that that never happened because this video of the girls working with JC Chasez, who wrote, produced, and arranged many of the songs on the album, still lives. What a gem this video is.
Stacy left the band shortly after that, mainly because their record label hated them and also because at that point she was dealing with her own personal struggles with drugs. And then, starting in 2003, Black Eyed Peas was born, and the rest is history!
But JC is trying his luck again with another girl group. They go by Girl Radical, they’re made up of 11 hot ladies, and JC helped create and develop the girls and their sound. Their first video is a cover of No Doubt’s “Just a Girl” and here it is if you’re curious what the heck this is all about:
This is all great, but let’s not forget the point that we are trying to make here, which is that JC Chasez might be hitting the VMAS stage on Sunday with Lance, Chris, Joey, and Justin, as in Timberlake. Just needed to reiterate that. *NSYNC 4Eva.
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