Joshua Scott Chasez was born and raised in Bowie, Maryland on August 8, 1976. As a child, he was extremely shy, but when a friend bet him $20 to enter a talent show with two girls, 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 local newspaper for a casting call of a new version of The Mickey Mouse Club, "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" (1989). She gave him the choice of going to school or going to the open call audition. He chose to audition, selecting the song, "Right Here Waiting", by Richard Marx. He was cast along with many stars of today such as Keri Russell, Tony Lucca, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Justin Timberlake. (Because another cast member was named Josh, Chasez was dubbed "J.C." (his first and last initials), and the stage name has remained.
When MMC was canceled in 1994, JC wanted more. He and cast member Timberlake got together and started writing songs. They were both interested in forming a singing group. Later, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Lance Bass joined them to form 'N Sync in 1995. 'N Sync gained fame in Europe with such hits as "Tearin' Up My Heart" and "I Want You Back." They returned to the US in 1997, where they made their first performance in a Walmart parking lot.
Soon, the group found success on the charts in selling 12 million records of their debut, 'N Sync. In March 21, 2000, 'N Sync released their widely popular sophomore album "No Strings Attached" and shattered record sales in its first weekend, selling 1.4 million copies, making history as the most records sold by a pop act. In 2001, they released their third album, Celebrity, which was a critical and commercial success. By the end of 2002, 'N Sync's members were enjoying solo creative projects. JC had plans to release his solo debut, Schizophrenic, on February 24, 2004, with a hit single that spun on MTV's "Total Request Live" (1998) "Some Girls (Dance With Women)."
Always seen wearing a lion necklace to symbolize his Leo sign
Performed with 'NSYNC on the Céline Dion: All the Way... A Decade of Song & Video (2001) (TV) TV special on 24 November 1999.
Co-wrote "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" with Justin Timberlake on 'NSYNC's Christmas album, "Home For Christmas"
Only member on N Sync not to get a tattoo on his ankle. He is afraid of needles.
Wrote the song "Space Cowboy" on the NSync album "No Strings Attached".
Wrote the song "Give In To Me" (a.k.a. "Give Me The Love I Need") when he was 18 and he sings the lead on it, on Euge Groove's debut CD.
JC also co-wrote No Strings Attached, Digital Get Down and Bringin' Da Noise on the 'No Strings Attached' album.
Dated Nikki Deloach from girl group Innosense for 5 years.
Appears in Moby's "We Are All Made Of Stars" music video
Collects Hard Rock Cafe menus.
Born at 12:15 PM EDT.
Wrote "The Game Is Over", "The Two Of Us", "Up Against The Wall" and "Selfish" for *NSYNC's album "Celebrity".
Co-wrote "Lies" for Wild Orchid's album "Fire".
Co-wrote "You Don't Have to be Alone" performed by NSYNC for the soundtrack to How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000).
Co-wrote "Messed Around" and "Can't Stop Loving You" for Boyz N Girls United.
Co-wrote "He Said, She Said" and "What She Got" for Scene 23.
co-wrote "Fire", "U Knew", "Just another girl" for Wild Orchid's album, "Fire".
Obtained the nickname J.C. while on "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" (1989). He was going to use his original nickname Josh, but there was another Josh on the show already so they used his first and last name initials to avoid confusion.
Parents are Roy and Karen Chasez.
Has two younger siblings, Heather and Tyler.
Was raised in Bowie, Maryland.
After Nsync group mate Justin Timberlake's infamous Superbowl debacle, J.C.'s performance at the Pro Bowl game was canceled because of the lyrics of his song "Blowing Me Up (With Her Love)".
Grew up in the same town as Eva Cassidy.
Was one of the guests at then-girlfriend Eva Longoria's Silvester party 2004/2005.
Went to the same high school as Kathie Lee Gifford.
Performed at the Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center with 'NSYNC 1 December 1999.
Co-wrote the song "Treat Me Right" with members of The Backstreet Boys for their album "Unbreakable" released in October 2007.
Was adopted at age 5 by Roy and Karen Chasez.
Never met his biological father.
Has a cousin named Emily Munson.
His surname is pronounced, "Shaw-zay.".
I think I look for a muse in women. Someone I can just picture in my mind. Someone who respects herself and others. It isn't so much the things she says, it's mainly what she does. That's what make her all the more beautiful.
The beauty of music is that everyone hears it their own way and every song you hear leaves an impression on you that alters the way you hear everything from that point on.
Everyone thinks I like to sleep. It's not that I like to sleep, it's that I don't like to get up! There is a difference.
Being in the studio, I get to be creative. And, uh, I'm the guy in the group who likes jazz, so I have a tendency to take, like, all the songs we do and make up little jazz versions.
I would say that it (being on the MMC) was the experience of a lifetime. We got to do all spectrums of the business, not just singing and dancing, but acting too. It's something that will be with us for the rest of our lives, it was a great experience.
Commitment and marriage are two different things, and in my mind, right now, they're in a very far off place. But it takes a lot of patience and I give it a lot of respect.
(April 2004) JC will be opening for Britney Spears' Headling Onyx Hotel Tour for rest of spring.
(November 2005) Working on his second solo album due out early 2006.
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