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Yes, tell me something I don't know, Mr. MTV-reviewer-dude.

Found this a few days ago, putting it here in my journal where I'll have it for always.

Justin Timberlake Contemplates The Meaning Of Celebrity In 'Popology', Posted 3/10/10 2:15 pm ET by Kyle Anderson in Music (at MTV.com)

The JC-specific bits:

JC Chasez's lead take on "The Game Is Over" is pretty remarkable. He is aided by a plethora of "Galaga"-era arcade sound effects, which makes the track sound simultaneously futuristic and old school.

JC Chasez (who really should have become a bigger star) released the profoundly underrated album Schizophrenic in 2004 (it has two of the strangest and best singles of the past decade in "Some Girls (Dance With Women)" and "All Day Long I Dream About Sex").


Entire article behind the cut... )

I have my peeves with the article but the dude did say nice things about JC, so I won't complain. :-)

JC!
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So...the Chasez has his own/has started his own record label? Weh? Well, that's what Teen Music's (shut up) telling me anyway:

Chasez Plans Comeback Album
Nov 13, 2007 - World Entertainment News Network

Former N 'Sync star JC Chasez has enlisted the help of British rocker James Bourne to help reignite his music career.

Chasez, 31, scored several hit singles with the Bye Bye Bye hitmakers, but has failed to find the solo success enjoyed by ex-bandmate Justin Timberlake.

But the singer hopes working with former Busted star Bourne, 24, will help him tap into the new generation of pop music.

He says, "I've been in and out of the studio a lot lately, working with all kinds of different artists, producers and writers."

"I had a couple sessions with James Bourne. He is a great writer."

Chasez will release the album under his own record label after losing his contract with Jive Records earlier this year.
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accesshollywood.com

Your Daily Dispatch of Celebrity Shenanigans: September 10, 2007
by Tommy Vergason

OUT OF SYNC: Former ‘N Sync singer JC Chasez says he is currently in talks with other labels after the ‘‘mutual decision’‘ to part ways with longtime label Jive Records, EW.COM reports. ‘‘I want to wipe the slate clean and then take on as many suggestions and ideas [as possible],” he reportedly said. Jive Reps could not immediately be reached for comment by EW.


from cinemablend.com

Chasez And Jive Break Up
By Mack Rawden: 2007-09-08 21:49:38

Break ups are a sad part of life. Sometimes love just isn’t enough and a couple is forced to call it quits. Twelve thousand years ago, in the first recorded split, Lucifer and God parted ways over angelic treatment reform. Some ten thousand years later, Cleopatra and Caesar vacated their relationship after the former whored it up with half of Egypt. A few years ago, Hollywood super couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston separated after a Jolie got between them. But that’s not even the most horrific. Not by a long shot.

According to Billboard former ‘N Sync member JC Chasez and his record company, Jive, have changed their Facebook status’ to single. Oh the horror! Things seemed great in 2004 when the ex boy band member released his only solo album, Schizophrenic, but over the last few summers, the relationship has distilled amidst rumors of Jive cheating with other musicians. The lyin’ bastard!
It’s unclear where Chasez will take his finished follow-up Kate, but something tells me he’ll eventually find a new label.


mtv.com

R. Kelly's Next Court Date Set; Plus Justin Timberlake, 'American Idol,' Coldplay, JC Chasez & More, In For The Record

JT, 'Idol' bag Emmys; Coldplay promise 'no fat' on fourth LP; former 'NSYNC member pens tune for Backstreet Boys.
Sep 10 2007 3:51 PM EDT

Former 'NSYNC crooner JC Chasez is a free agent. Months after his single "Until Yesterday" was released and his second solo album failed to materialize, Chasez has parted ways with Jive, according to his longtime label. He told EW.com the decision was mutual and that he wanted to "wipe the slate clean and then take on as many suggestions and ideas [as possible]." In an even more startling development, the singer said he recently wrote a song called "Treat Me Right" for the new album from his former nemeses, the Backstreet Boys. ...
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Entertainment Weekly.com sez...

EW.COM EXCLUSIVE

Chasez Says 'Bye Bye Bye' to Jive
The former 'N Sync star is ready to "wipe the slate clean" and begun shopping for a new label after a "mutual decision" to part ways


By Simon Vozick-Levinson
— Additional reporting by Shirley Halperin
Posted Sep 07, 2007

Former 'N Sync singer JC Chasez is leaving his longtime label, Jive Records, he exclusively tells EW.com

Chasez says he is currently in talks with other labels after the "mutual decision" to part ways with Jive. "I want to wipe the slate clean and then take on as many suggestions and ideas [as possible]." Representatives for Jive could not immediately be reached for comment.

Jive released all of 'N Sync's albums, as well as Chasez's less successful 2004 solo debut, Schizophrenic. Last fall the label released a single, "Until Yesterday," in advance of a planned follow-up CD, but the song failed to gain traction on the radio and the album was never released.

Chasez is also working with other artists as a producer and songwriter, and reveals that he recently wrote a track called "Treat Me Right" for an upcoming album by the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync's onetime arch rivals.

(includes dreamy pic of the Chasez)
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Billboard sez...

JC Chasez Cuts Ties With Jive
September 07, 2007, 6:50 PM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

Former 'N Sync member JC Chasez has cut ties with longtime label Jive Records, which released his lone solo album, 2004's "Schizophrenic." Its follow-up, tentatively titled "Kate," was intended for release by Jive earlier this year but will now appear on a new label to be announced.

Of late, Chasez has worked as a songwriter on projects for Backstreet Boys, Sugababes and Leona Lewis, and has also written collaboratively with Richard Marx and Kara DioGuardi.

As for "Kate," it is tipped to include collaborations with 'N Sync mate Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Dallas Austin and Billy Steinberg. "It establishes a sound that is specific to me, a mash of all things," Chasez told Billboard.com last year. "I hope it'll be fresh for radio and listeners. In '97 and '98, pop ruled. But now hip-hop is the phenomenon and top 40 radio doesn't play pop records anymore."

On the big screen, look for Chasez in the upcoming independent film "Killer Movie," as well as making guest spots on NBC's "Las Vegas" and the CW's "The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll."

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Hmmmm. Now where'd I put my tin hat? ::dances::
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Word around the campfire sez the Chasez has left/is leaving/will be leaving JIVE. I can't say I'm unhappy about it, seeing how he's been royally screwed at every turn.

Will be Googling until my fingers fall off...

Edited to add: Linking to [livejournal.com profile] charlidos' post with much useful information in the comments about how the ownership of JC's songs might shake out. (here)

The Chasez

Aug. 20th, 2007 09:18 pm
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It's pretty obvious that I've been under a rock, 'cause I missed all this! JC's doing his annual het photo parade, but it's accompanied by a flurry of public "is he or isn't he?" speculation. Lance coming out of the closet no doubt sharpened the focus on my boy.

Just doing my usual anal-retentive compiling, so please feel free to ignore if sparkly dance bois aren't your thing.

JC (gay?) in blogs )

Also? While all of these pictures pretty much kilt me ded, this one turned my uterus inside out and made it squeal. If JC and Jonathan Rhys Myers could have babies, that would be the result.

Every time I think I've escaped his sweetly evil clutches, the Chasez just cackles and reels me back in.
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Okay, so am I the last person to see this? I love Google, like, for serious. JC (and A.D.I.D.A.S.) were referenced in a novel. You can read the entire excerpt here, or you can read just the JC-related bit below. Not entirely complimentary, unfortunately, except the last line, which could be read in a completely complimentary way.

Rude cow disses my boy! )
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Relevant bit snagged from monstersandcritics.com: Music Reviews: Single Review: Evanescence, Alan Jackson, Jewel, Norah Jones, JC Chasez, Josh Kelley.

"Until Yesterday" - JC Chasez

To date, JC Chasez`s post-`N Sync career has met resistance due to a bagful of musical tricks that attempted to cast the singer as a hip-hop aficionado to less-than-convincing effect. "Until Yesterday" marks a dramatic change in his musical approach, with a minor-chord-driven Beatles-esque meets 'Rocky Horror' track about discovering your girlfriend is pregnant with another man`s kid.

It doesn`t hurt that former groupmate Justin Timberlake co-produced and co-wrote the track, giving Chasez newfound cachet. He remains a fairly nondistinctive vocalist, but
"Yesterday" is a head-turner that could pave the way to a formidable new identity down the hitmaking highway.

"Fairly nondistinctive vocalist," jigga wha? Asswipe. Gotta give the "head-turner paving the way to a formidable new identity" part a big thumbs up, though.

Asswipe.

JC! Yay!
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A small but positive JC mention in a review of Justin's album:

Justin’s voice may not have the power and vocal brilliance of his former colleague in ‘NSync, JC Chasez, but he more than makes up for it in technique and charisma.

Power! Vocal brilliance! Brilliance, yet! Yay! From INQ7.net. Follow the link to the original, or clicky-click the cut to read it here. :-)

Groove over thematic gravity in Timberlake’s latest album )
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From aolmusicnewsblog.com:


JC Chasez No Longer 'Schizophrenic'
Posted Oct 5th 2006 1:38PM by Jolie Lash
Filed under: Pop

JC Chasez's new single, 'Until Yesterday,' written with former *NSYNC band mate Justin Timberlake, was composed while the singer was in the midst of a self-imposed music blackout.

"I tried to stay as far away from everything as I could," Chasez says. "I wanted to create something that's really my own sound, and I feel like I've actually accomplished it."

"My last record [2004's 'Schizophrenic'] was more electro-clash, and this record went more guitar-based," the singer says. "I think every artist should grow with each record."

Helping out on the upcoming album were producers and songwriters in various locales. From Timberlake in L.A. to Timbaland in Miami and Dallas Austin in Atlanta, Chasez says the travel encouraged him to grow while writing the album. "Sometimes you lock yourself in a room and you come up with one batch of material that's great, but it's also fun to go to new places and be inspired," he says. "It triggers new, fresh ideas."
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Okay, you've got to love an article that describes the subject's outfit. This outfit, as a matter of fact. From The New York Observer:

Happiness

“I think Lance is happier now, in some respects,” ’N Sync heartthrob JC Chasez said. His former bandmate Lance Bass recently clarified his sexuality to the world. (“I’m Gay,” blared People’s Aug. 7 cover line over a picture of Mr. Bass wearing a blue dress shirt and his best “This is me!” face.)

Mr. Chasez was hanging tough with some bros around midnight at Marquee in the middle of last week; it was L.A.-based boutique Satine’s turn to throw a Fashion Week party. The former boy-band member, now 30, had come from the Bagley Mischka show. He enjoys fashion and thinks this Fashion Week was particularly “well-executed.”

Back on Mr. Bass: “You know, now he can go on with his life and not have to deal with people asking the question all the time,” said Mr. Chasez, who wore a pair of green plaid pants deftly tempered by a conservative gray Hugo Boss cardigan over a white oxford and black tie—Windsor knot, extra fat. “So I guess it’s a good thing in that way.”

He was full of qualifiers like that. Mr. Chasez was appalled by the insensitive and relentless behavior of the media that forced Mr. Bass’ hand.

In his coming-out article, Mr. Bass, 27, said that he had decided to speak out because the rumors “were really were starting to affect my daily life. Now it feels like it’s on my terms.”

“It’s unfortunate that he found himself in a position where he felt obligated to tell the world about his sexuality,” said Mr. Chasez. Mr. Chasez tabloid-famously dated Eva Longoria.

“He was being probed, you know,” Mr. Chasez said. “That’s not right. What happens in your bedroom is your business and no one else’s.”

Career-wise, Mr. Chasez was eager to promote his as-of-yet-untitled solo album, which comes out early next year, and his new single, called “Until Yesterday,” which officially drops, as they say, on Oct. 30. The song, he told reporters earlier this month, is about dealing with “your girlfriend getting knocked up with another man’s baby.”

—S.M.
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Seen in topaz119's journal, and now I'll have it for my very own.

PopWatch - Snap judgment: JC Chasez's 'Until Yesterday', by Michael Slezak at ew.com:

Let me preface my remarks about JC Chasez's new single, ''Until Yesterday'' (co-written by fellow 'N Sync alum Justin Timberlake) by saying that I'm probably one of 11 people on the planet who still listens to the guy's first solo disc, 2004's Schizophrenic. And while ''Until Yesterday'' (click here to hear it streaming at AOL Music) has an undeniably driving beat and a sticks-in-your-head melody that converge and build to a very dramatic crescendo (a la ''Cry Me a River''), the lyrics of this single give me uncomfortable cause for pause. Aren't there ways to sing about paternity drama without resorting to screechingly un-poetic lines like, ''The baby's not my blood type''? And seriously, JC, when the line ''If you play with fire, then you'll get burned'' is the leadoff batter for your chorus, then perhaps it's time to set down the pen and back away from the obvious clichés.

Idolator lists 'Until Yesterday' as the Pick of the Day in their Friday MP3 Roundup:

JC Chasez is pretty much absolved for his boy-band sins for two reasons: his idea to sample Pac-Man on N'Sync's "The Game Is Over" and his over-the-top turn on the Basement Jaxx's "Plug It In." (We'll even forgive him for his dalliance with Tara Reid.) Now, we have "Until Yesterday," which was co-written with ex-bandmate Justin Timberlake. It's a doozy--prepare yourself for a stomping take on the power ballad, complete with sorta corny lyrics, a Freddie Mercury-channeling backing choir, military drums, and a fist-raising run-up to the final chorus.

Not a bad start, eh? Yay!
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Help me friends list, you're my only hope...

Someone on my friends list posted a transcript of JC's recent radio interview. Because I'm an idiot (see subject line) and I was headed to bed at the time, I didn't nab it for my very own. Why I didn't bookmark it either, I'll never know. So...could someone point the way? I've been backwards and forwards in LJ, and I'm going blind. ::cries:: Thanks in advance, I hope. ::cries again::


Thank you, pacific_gravity!
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Posted by 10764127 here at the Board of Weeping, Wailing and Infinite Doom:

JIVE updated JC's official website with AOL First Listen info.

"Visit AOL Music on Monday, September 25th, for a First Listen of JC's new single, "Until Yesterday" from his brand new album coming soon. "Until Yesterday" was co-written and produced by Justin Timberlake."


Also, seen around LJland and here at the Board of Doom, posted by insecure x blue, JC's going to be on Q100 in Atlanta tomorrow!

A fan posted on JC's myspace about it and I checked the radio site and it says they'll talk to him. I guess you can stream it at allthehitsq100.com

And it's The Bert Show 5:30am-10am their time.


Wow. So the promo machine is gearing up, eh? And there are new promo pics somewhere, I heard? Time to take another stroll through my friends pages to see what pops up...
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Gakked from solo_chasez and posted here for anyone who may not know this already (yes, I've been living under a rock, thank you very much):

From a bulletin posted on JC's Myspace -

This Monday, September 25, check out my first single "Until Yesterday" on AOL Music.


YAY! That means I'll be able to catch it through the AOL On DEMAND channel, and *that* means I'll be able to DVR it and keep it forevah and evah for my very own. ::squees:: YAY!

On an un-squeeworthy note, Eureka is dancing closer and closer to the land of "I'll never watch again." Come on, folks! Oh my God, with the cliches! I enjoyed the episode as it was actually showing a little forward progress and resolution of relationship issues, and then the ending. If I had a gun I'd have shot my TV set. Bastards. And what the hell is with Henry announcing that he's leaving the town. What the bloody hell? Henry, dammit! I love Henry, he's one of my favorite three characters! I'm crying. :-( I'm beginning to hate this stupid show. ;-p

So...do the Nip/Tuck guys have a sex coach? Seriously, I've seen some top-notch, pornworthy moves from Sean, OH MY GOD. He's truly poetry in motion. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. ::purr:: Also, Mario Lopez not only has a slammin' body (which I knew), but has a magnificent backside, to boot...so to speak. Tuesday nights. Yessssssss.
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I don't remember anyone asking (or quoting, or printing) JC's opinion of Justified. I've seen variations of this interview, as it sounds familiar, but I don't have it in my journal yet. Now I do! From contactmusic.com.

CHASEZ ENDORSES TIMBERLAKE'S 'NEW SOUND' )
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Justin released his first solo album before JC's, so when JC's dropped comparisons were inevitable - for some reason. Oddly, the shoe's on the other foot and Justin's newest Future Sex/Love Sounds, is being compared to Schizophrenic. Jigga wha??? Sadly, the comparison isn't a good one, but the the Orlando Sentinel reviewer balances some harsh comments (about Justin) with some good.

Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveSounds (3 stars out of 5) )
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I meant to post these last night, but I did more reading than posting. Dropping them here to have them forever and always. There's nothing too exciting, just stuff about the song he wrote with Justin. These have already appeared other places, but maybe you're seeing them here first. :-)

Justin review with *one* line about JC - a good one. Not complimentary to the rest of the guys, though. Kleek meeee! )


JC explaining Until Yesterday: "It's actually about your girlfriend getting knocked up with another man's baby. How would you deal with that?" Kleekity kleek! )


Same as above, with a Justin slant. Mentions the "Britney cheated!" rumor. Kleekity kleek kleek! )

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