'NSYNC To Hit Studio In January

LAS VEGAS — 'NSYNC will head into a Florida studio in January to begin experimenting with new music for their fourth album, the group said Tuesday.

"We're going to spend January and February in there and see what we can come up with," member Justin Timberlake said on the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards.

'NSync plan to work primarily in their Florida homeland but may move out of state as the project progresses, Joey Fatone said.

Though the members of 'NSYNC vow to do more songwriting and producing this time around, they said they hope to team up again with No Strings Attached collaborators She'kspere and Richard Marx. She'kspere produced "It Makes Me Ill," while Marx wrote and produced "This I Promise You," which recently peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

"Just being in the studio with Richard Marx was such a cool feeling, 'cause he's someone I listened to when I was younger and looked up to," Fatone said.

Timberlake said the group isn't sure whether it'll release a fourth single from March's No Strings Attached, which is certified 10 times platinum.

In other 'NSYNC news, Timberlake recently joined Brian McKnight for a duet on "My Kinda Girl," a track on the R&B crooner's next album, due in the spring.

"He's easy," McKnight told reporters at Tuesday's awards show. "Exactly how you see him on TV — that's exactly how he is for real. He wants to give to everybody. He's not one of these guys who's so successful that he knows everything. He still wants to learn; he still wants to absorb everything. I think he's going to be around for a very, very long time."

The as-yet-untitled LP will be McKnight's first to feature guest artists; Stevie Wonder also makes an appearance.