LOS ANGELES 'NSYNC will make the songs on Celebrity famous this spring, before the album even comes out.
The pop stars say they'll be generous with music from the record during their upcoming tour, which kicks off more than a month before the LP's release.
"It's kind of like we're being Napster on the road," Chris Kirkpatrick told MTV News' Chris Connelly at the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards on Tuesday.
'NSYNC's PopOdyssey tour gets underway May 18 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida, while the follow-up to No Strings Attached (2000) hits stores on June 26. The boy band is scheduled to play 45 dates in 38 cities.
"We hope that everyone's not sick of us," Justin Timberlake said.
"Because I'm sick of us," Kirkpatrick said.
The group has not yet chosen Celebrity's first single, but will do so next week, JC Chasez said.
Timberlake, Kirkpatrick and Chasez attended the awards show without Lance Bass and Joey Fatone, who are in Toronto shooting the film "On the L."
In other 'NonSYNC news involving the boys, Timberlake said he recently met with Michael Jackson to discuss a possible collaboration.
"I had a couple meetings with the man himself, and he's an extraordinary artist. He kicked me out of the meeting 'cause I wouldn't stop asking for autographs," Timberlake joked. "So I don't know how far it's going to go."