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*NSYNC’s Joey Fatone Surprises Fans with Impromptu Performance at Drag Brunch

Joey Fatone, a beloved member of *NSYNC and a guest star in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, recently attended the storied drag brunch held at South Beach’s Palace restaurant.

But unlike the other guests, he wasn’t just enjoying the food, drink, and entertainment, he ended up joining the drag queen on stage.

Fatone was in Miami Beach to enjoy a drag brunch at the Palace.

In a dapper suit, he looked dapper, and the drag queens were more than happy to let him temporarily take the limelight. The drag queens, who are renowned for their vivacious performances, put on a show that featured a mixture of lip-synching, dance routines, and comedy.

During brunch, Fatone joined local Queen Tiffany Fantasia to improvise “Bye, Bye, Bye,” one of the boy band’s biggest hits of the 2000s.

The mic turned on and Fatone performed his iconic choreography amidst a shower of cash and applause, proving he still had the moves.

Additionally, the drag queens and Fatone put on a performance that will be remembered for a very long time, which caused the crowd at the Palace restaurant to go wild.

Fatone at the Palace Restaurant

The Palace Restaurant shared a video of the performance on their social media platform with the caption, “What a weekend it’s been already!” And it quickly went viral.

Fans of the boy band, drag culture and the restaurant have been sharing their excitement and opinions on the impromptu performance. It was a once in a lifetime chance for many to witness such a unique collaboration.

It’s clear that Fatone had a great time at the drag brunch, as he was seen laughing, dancing and having a great time with the drag queens. 

It’s not every day that you possess the opportunity to see a boy band member perform live, let alone at a drag brunch. It just goes to show that anything can happen at a drag brunch and that they are always full of surprises.

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NSYNC Boy Band

*NSYNC, a popular American boy band that formed in 1995, is still remembered as one of the most iconic and influential groups of the 1990s. 

The band, which consisted of Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and JC Chasez, sold over 70 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling boy bands in the history of music.

The band’s rise to fame was meteoric. They released their debut album, *NSYNC, in 1997 and abruptly became one of the most popular bands in the world. 

Their follow-up album, “No Strings Attached”, released in 2000, sold over 2.4 million copies in its first week, making it the fastest-selling album of all time. 

Their success continued to grow with each album release, and their iconic music videos, catchy pop songs and energetic live performances made them a household name.

*NSYNC’s music was a blend of pop, R&B, and boy band conventions. Their songs had catchy hooks and relatable lyrics that resonated with audiences worldwide. 

The band had various hit singles such as “Tearin’ Up My Heart”, “I Want You Back” and “It’s Gonna Be Me” which were able to keep the fans dancing and singing along. The band’s popularity was not just limited to music, they also had a massive impact on fashion, media, and pop culture.

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Band Music

The band was also known for their elaborate and innovative music videos, many of which were heavily choreographed and visually stunning. 

“Bye Bye Bye” and “It’s Gonna Be Me” were particularly well-known and popular, and their music videos helped to cement their status as one of the most popular bands of their era.

*NSYNC had a successful tour run and it was clear that the band had a special connection with their fans, known as “NSYNCers.” The band was considered as a revolutionary live performers and the fans were truly invested in the band’s music and message. 

The band’s concerts were not just a music performance but a full-blown spectacle, with elaborate costumes, special effects and memorable moments that fans remember to this day.

Additionally, the band’s success was also reflected in the awards they won. *NSYNC was nominated for several Grammy Awards and won several MTV Video Music Awards, American Music Awards, and Teen Choice Awards. 

They also won the World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Pop Group.

*NSYNC’s success came to an end in 2002, when the band decided to take a hiatus to pursue individual projects. However, the impact of the band and their music continues to be felt in the industry and their fans continue to appreciate their contributions to music. 

The band’s music, which blended pop, R&B, and boy band conventions, continues to be timeless and their songs are still played on the radio, streaming services, and at events. 

Their music continues to inspire new generations of artists and fans alike. The band’s music also played a significant role in the development of the boy band genre and helped pave the way for other successful boy bands that came after them.

Photo: Billboard