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I already knew a little about his situation, but last night I found a really great documentary about JC Chasez and how Jive made it impossible for him to have a solo career. He had the looks, a 4 octave range voice and he was a great dancer and songwriter. If Justin had competition to launch his solo career, that was him.

If you're curious about Britney's old and now dead label Jive and how 2001-2004 music scene was totally against him to become the pop star he deserved to be I'd recommend watching it because it's very well documented, you can hear testimonies from his collaborators of the time, active fans who went through it and even his bandmates from *NSYNC. Second part will be out probably this week!!! If you don't want to watch the 40 minutes I'll try to summarize the video in the spoiler alert behind. :endit_sunglasses_fab_yas_queen:

 

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The founder of Jive at the time, considered that Justin was going to sell more but would eventually become a fad, while JC would sell less from the jump but his career would last way longer. After *NSYNC's hiatus, the label was going to support both of their solo careers, but Clive Calder (the founder that was rooting for him so hard) left and the new people in charge basically sabotaged him to support Justin. Justin was a bigger name because of his relationship with Britney at the time, and the break up just intensified his fame, that we all know he took great advantage of.

If you hear JC's voice, it's obvious he's meant to do R&B/Soul or the Urban Pop kind of sound that was also very trendy when he was about to debut (2003-2004). Unfortunately, he was strictly forbidden to do so, because Justin was already doing it. And this doesn't end here... Because the label forced him to release as his debut single an urban pop song (:orangu_orangutan_ape:) that was honestly very mediocre and he didn't want on his album AT ALL. They kept confusing him, they didn't invest any money in his album (they invested more in JT's Grammy performance than in his whole career). When the album was halfway done, he showed it to the label and they were very unimpressed but they didn't do anything about it. He had to carry on making it and knowing the label had no interest and saw zero potential in anything he made. That would have ruined anybody's self esteem but he still pushed through because he wanted to release an album he would be proud of.

They went as far as leaking 30 seconds of every song of his album without telling him (the fans knew lyrics of never released songs in his album release party and he was shocked :mj_reading_paper_michael_jackson_blinking_glasses:).

Overall, the label not only sabotaged him but created a very ridiculous image of him as an artist. His singles didn't showcase his vocal talent and they were all about s**. He looked like an ordinary h0rny guy while Justin was this superstar whose heart was broken and we as a society had the responsibility to mend :gagasmile_smirk_lady_pink:

 

Britney bonus: Britney most likely knew about his situation and as the great person and long time friend she is (he was in the Mickey Mouse Club too), she gave him the opportunity to open for her on the Onyx Hotel Tour. He has spoken very highly of Brit over the years! :yesplease_yas_agree_preach:

Stream his debut album here!

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Oh man, can you imagine someone releasing an album titled Schizophrenic in 2021 and the album cover being them in a straight jacket?

I already knew a little about his situation, but last night I found a really great documentary about JC Chasez and how Jive made it impossible for him to have a solo career. He had the looks, a 4 octa

nsync should reunite without jt. Id love to see them being way more successful than our *****fied man of the woods.

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21 minutes ago, Jordan Miller said:

Oh man, can you imagine someone releasing an album titled Schizophrenic in 2021 and the album cover being them in a straight jacket? :teigen_chrissy_eek_awkward_um_cringe:

The noughties were wild :katyfrog_perry_upset_um:

They talk the album cover in the video too! He came up with the concept but he knew the finished product wasn’t what he expected. The label said it was “good enough” and accepted it and he had no power to suggest another one, the budget was already too small. 
But this is what a label is for right? To try and guide the artists or tell them what’s a good idea and what’s not. He had no real feedback and trusted his gut :tiffsniffle_ny_miss_new_york_crying_sobbing_sad_tears:

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13 minutes ago, Intheblue said:

Schizophrenic was better than any Justin album . 100 ways was sooooo good . He should’ve been as big as Bruno Mars 

I can’t wait to listen to it! I always had a strange impression of it but now I’m more open minded to try :outwithit_go_on_wave_britney_femme_fatale_ff_documentary: I’m sure the singles don’t make a good job at representing the album as a whole!

If he had been given a real chance I would’ve seen him at least having a Robin Thicke sized career ngl.

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Ugh a voice before it's time :crying1_britney_sobbing_tears_2006_sad: 

a career of what could of been :tiffsniffle_ny_miss_new_york_crying_sobbing_sad_tears:

A career that still could be but he's too stubborn :notfeelinit_ny_tiffany_pollard_miss_ms_new_york_meme_sunglasses_bed_mad_waiting_crossed_hands:

Apparently he's the one holding out on a Nsync reunion not jt

 

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12 minutes ago, Busybee said:

Ugh a voice before it's time :crying1_britney_sobbing_tears_2006_sad: 

a career of what could of been :tiffsniffle_ny_miss_new_york_crying_sobbing_sad_tears:

A career that still could be but he's too stubborn :notfeelinit_ny_tiffany_pollard_miss_ms_new_york_meme_sunglasses_bed_mad_waiting_crossed_hands:

Apparently he's the one holding out on a Nsync reunion not jt

 

The last part... I’m interested :umok_pursed_squint_well_okay:

I know they performed with Ariana not long ago without JT. I’m surprised he’s the one stopping that from happening! But I would understand, the reunion had its chance and its time and JT had other priorities and made them wait for nothing :yasqueen_yes_wow_crying_praise_tears_wipe_sad:

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27 minutes ago, boyinthemirror said:

The last part... I’m interested :umok_pursed_squint_well_okay:

I know they performed with Ariana not long ago without JT. I’m surprised he’s the one stopping that from happening! But I would understand, the reunion had its chance and its time and JT had other priorities and made them wait for nothing :yasqueen_yes_wow_crying_praise_tears_wipe_sad:

There's been several instances but this one is recent at 2:25 Lance throws shade at the jc camp lol

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16 minutes ago, Busybee said:

There's been several instances but this one is recent at 2:25 Lance throws shade at the jc camp lol

The interviewer was hilarious!! But maybe JT not coming back is a given, so what JC is doing is stopping a reunion without him? Still it would be nice if they did it for the fans. 

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45 minutes ago, boyinthemirror said:

The interviewer was hilarious!! But maybe JT not coming back is a given, so what JC is doing is stopping a reunion without him? Still it would be nice if they did it for the fans. 

Yeah im ok with a reunion without jt I would prefer him to be there but I wouldn't hold my breathe. 

But without jc and jt it wouldn't work with just the three guys. Joey could possibly do lead but it wouldn't feel like Nsync since they are known for their 5 part harmony. With that being said I never got to see them in concert so I'm desperate for anything haha

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that video has been popping up on my feed for weeks, or what it feels like weeks, and I just keep avoiding it :haha_britney_laugh_lol_lmao_hehe_haha_bw_black_white:

is it any interesting? :idkney_britney_glory_carpool_karaoke_unsure_idk_nervous: 

 I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean

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9 minutes ago, PokemonSpears said:

that video has been popping up on my feed for weeks, or what it feels like weeks, and I just keep avoiding it :haha_britney_laugh_lol_lmao_hehe_haha_bw_black_white:

is it any interesting? :idkney_britney_glory_carpool_karaoke_unsure_idk_nervous: 

It's been on YouTube for a month so you probably avoided it for weeks lol :cuteidk_britney_excited_laugh_yes_yas_happy_smile:

I think it really is interesting. Especially the talk about Jive's executives. A lot of Britney questions started to pop up in my head. :gloss_mirror_young_little_girl_smile_child_makeup_lipstick_lipgloss_lips_pink: Some things started to make a lot of sense to me (like Outrageous being forced to be a single)

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