'NSYNC have enlisted the galaxy's hottest producers, the Neptunes, for their follow-up to No Strings Attached, tentatively set for a June release.
The quintet is in a New York studio this week with the Virginia-based production duo, which has worked with rappers Mystikal, Jay-Z and Ol' Dirty Bastard, R&B diva Kelis and pop-rockers No Doubt.
'NSYNCers Justin Timberlake and Chris Kirkpatrick recently said the album will dip into such genres as electronica, hard R&B, "straight-up dance music" and even country.
The boys, who have already recorded material in Orlando, Florida, and Los Angeles, have said they hoped to produce the bulk of the effort themselves.
While gearing up for 'NSYNC's first-ever full stadium tour, set to kick off May 12 in Miami, Lance Bass is filling his schedule with a role in "On the Line," which is shooting in Canada. And the group inducted Michael Jackson into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday night in New York.
The Neptunes comprise Chad and Pharrell, who also have an eclectic group called N*E*R*D with their friend Shay. The trio will release its debut, In Search Of ..., this summer.