The lead single off of NSYNC's third and final album Celebrity back in 2001 was called "Pop". From the start, it seemed like even the boy band's biggest star knew the era that had made NSYNC one of the biggest powerhouses in music was coming to an end.
"Sick and tired of hearing all these people talk about," sang lead singer Justin Timberlake, "What's the deal with this pop life and when's it gonna fade out?"
While the song itself used some wishful thinking in its response to that question, the real answer was: in about a year.
NSYNC went on a "temporary hiatus" in 2002 and never returned. It was the same story for many other "teen pop" acts who first rose to prominence behind Britney Spears in the late 90's. Some individual artists from the era, Timberlake certainly among them, have had sustained success into the present day, but only after reinventing their image and their music. Others have simply faded into the background, now a footnote in music history.
Here are 10 of the biggest teen pop stars from the late 90's and what they're up to today.