Lance Bass life and biography

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Lance Bass biography

Date of birth : 1979-05-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Laurel, Mississippi, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-10
Credited as : pop singer, dancer, 'N Sync

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Lance Bass is an American pop singer, dancer, actor, film and television producer, and author. He grew up in Mississippi and rose to fame as the bass singer for the American pop boy band 'N Sync.

'N Sync's success led Bass to work in film and television. He starred in the 2001 film On the Line, which his company, Bacon & Eggs, also produced. Bass later formed a second production company, Lance Bass Productions, as well as a now-defunct music management company, Free Lance Entertainment, a joint venture with Mercury Records.

After completion of 'N Sync's Pop Odyssey Tour, Bass moved to Star City, Russia, in much publicized pursuit of a seat on a Soyuz space capsule. Bass was certified by both NASA and the Russian Space Program after several months of cosmonaut training, and planned to join the TMA-1 mission to the International Space Station. However, after his financial sponsors backed out, Bass was denied a seat on the mission.

In July 2006, Bass revealed that he is gay in a cover story for People magazine. He was awarded the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award in October 2006, and released an autobiography, Out of Sync, in October 2007, which debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list.

James Lance Bass was born in Laurel, Mississippi, to James Irvin Bass, Jr., a medical technologist, and Diane (née Pulliam), a middle school mathematics and English teacher. Along with his older sister, Stacy, Bass grew up in nearby Ellisville, Mississippi, and was raised as a Southern Baptist. Bass has described his family as devoutly Christian and conservative and has said that his childhood was "extremely happy". As a young boy, Bass developed an interest in space, and at age 9 traveled to Cape Canaveral, Florida, with his father to watch his first live space shuttle launch. Of this experience Bass said, "I was certain from then on that my future was to be involved with space." Shortly after, Bass attended space camp in Titusville, Florida, and aspired to attend college and study engineering, with the hope that he would one day work for NASA.

As a member of *NSYNC has sold over 65 million records worldwide. The group holds the all time record for most album sales in a single day (over 1 millon) and in a single week (2.4 millon) for its 2000 album No Strings Attached, which ultimately became a rare "Diamond" album with over 10 million records sold. The band's first album *NSYNC also reached "Diamond" status and Celebrity, and Home for Christmas both went multi-platinum. He has also won a number of awards, including People's Choice, America Music Awards, MTV Video Awards, Kid's Choice Awards, and a host of Grammy nominations. The groups' several worldwide tours have been among the highest grossing and most well attended in history and have played well on HBO and IMAX screens.

In 2002 Lance focused on his quest to travel to space and the International Space Station. He successfully trained to be a cosmonaut at Russia's Star City and was certified by both the Russian Space Program and NASA for a mission aboard a Soyuz capsule. He iscurrently the National Youth Spokesperson for World Space Week – a program specially designed to excite educate students about space and space travel.

Lance ws inducted into the MS Musicians Hall of Fame making him the youngest person to ever receive this honor. He remains active various charitable organizations, most particularly The Lance Bass Foundation, created to meet the health and educaional needs of children.

In 2007 Lance starred as Corny Collins on Broadway in Hairspray and released his memoir, Out of Sync for Simon Spotlight Entertainment. Recently, he danced his way to the finals on Season 7 of ABC's Hit Series, Dancing With The Stars.

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