Joshua Scott Chasez was born on August 8, 1976, in Bowie, Maryland. Fame found him at a very young age, as he starred in “The Mickey Mouse Club”, alongside stars like Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and Brittney Spears. Chasez further stole our hearts when he was recruited to join the boy band, NSYNC. His musical prowess, incredible songwriting skills, and knack for performing have won him fans across the world. Read on to learn about this super star’s humble beginnings and plans for the future.
Joshua Scott Chasez, or ‘J.C.’ Chasez, is a multitalented superstar. He’s a singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, and occasionally dabbles in acting. You may know him from his childhood days in “The Mickey Mouse Club” or as a young adult in the popular boy band, NSYNC.
He was born in Bowie, Maryland, on August 8, 1976, and raised by his mother’s former foster parents, Roy and Karen Chasez. Ron worked as a consultant in a technology company, while Karen was an editor. They raised JC’s biological mother and adopted JC when he was five years old.
Chasez was very shy growing up and would often only dance at home in front of his parents. He eventually added singing to his talent pool to help him with his lack of confidence. Things took a turn when he became a teenager. When he was thirteen, JC signed up for a national talent show as a dancer, and came out as its winner! This completely changed the game for the young boy, because it made him realize he had a knack for performing and loved to sing.
Two years later, his mother saw a casting call in the “Washington Post” for Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club,” and thought JC would fit the part. He auditioned with the song “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx, and landed the part as a performer in the fourth season. The show came to an end in 1994, and in his time as a Mouseketeer, he befriended Justin Timberlake, who later turned out to be his bandmate.
In the following year, Chris Kirkpatrick formed the boy band, NSYNC and made JC and Justin its lead singers. In 1998, their debut album, “NSYNC,” was released, selling over 11 million copies worldwide and gaining massive popularity in the US. Their second album, “No Strings Attached,” came two years after that and held the record for fastest-selling album of all time until 2015, with 2.4 million copies sold in the first week. After their third studio album in 2001 and their “Celebrity Tour” in 2002, the band decided to take a hiatus.
While working in the band, JC wrote and produced songs for the group and other artists like Wild Orchid, and continued doing so while they were on a hiatus. He released his first solo single, “Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love),” in 2002, and his first solo album, “Schizophrenic,” two years after. In the same year, he began working on his second album with Jive Records, “The Story of Kate,” which was set to have features from Timberlake, Timbaland, Dallas Austin, and Jimmy Harry. Due to issues with the label, the album never got released, and JC and Jive Records parted ways in 2007.
After that, Chasez continued to work as a songwriter, with records from artists like David Archuleta, Matthew Morrison, and Backstreet Boys under his belt. In 2008, he became a judge for “America’s Best Dance Crew” on MTV and was on the panel till the show’s end in 2012. In the same year, he formed an all-girl group called ‘Girl Radical’ alongside Jimmy Harry, and in 2016 he made his first major movie debut in the film “Opening Night,” where he played a dramatized version of himself.
Chasez performs in public for the first time in a national talent show and wins.
He auditions for “The Mickey Mouse Club,” and joins them in their fourth season.
He joins the boy band, NYSNC as a lead singer, alongside fellow Mouseketeer, Justin Timberlake.
Chasez releases his first solo single, ‘Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love).’
The album, “Schizophrenic,” is released as his first solo debut album.
Chasez joins Randy Jackson's “America's Best Dance Crew” on M.T.V. as part of the panel of judges.
He stars as himself in the film “Opening Night.”
Why We Love JC Chasez
Bundle of talent
We are always rooting for talent, and anyone who possesses a variety of them is a gem in our eyes. Chasez is a true example of that. He’s a singer, dancer, songwriter, producer, and occasional actor, and seems to succeed in anything he sets his mind on.
He was in a boy band
Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned boy band? We do!. NSYNC stole our hearts from the minute they said, “I Want You Back,” and Chasez was one of the lead singers of the lovable boy band.
He’s our childhood sweetheart
Chasez has had our attention ever since he was 15 years old. He’s America’s childhood sweetheart and had us hooked from his debut in “The Mickey Mouse Club.” We love a good coming-of-age story, and his story is exactly that.
5 Surprising Facts
His voice range
Chasez can hit a lot of notes and has a four-octave vocal range.
His favorite accessory
You can often find him wearing a lion necklace in honor of his Leo star sign.
Chasez started going by his initials J.C. in “The Mickey Mouse Club” so as not to get confused with another Mouseketeer called Joshua.
It started as a bet
Before he signed up for the national talent show when he was 13, he struck a $20 bet with his friend.
Popular childhood friends
He starred alongside other popular celebrities in “The Mickey Mouse Club” like Ryan Gosling, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Tony Lucca.
JC Chasez FAQs
Why wasn’t “The Story of Kate” ever released?
Chasez started working on his second studio album, “The Story of Kate,” in 2004 under Jive Records and it was set to be released in 2006. The album was meant to be a pop alternative to his previous album, “Schizophrenic”, with production from Timberlake, Timberland, Dallas Austin, Jimmy Harry, and Emanuel Kiriakou. Due to issues with the label, its release was delayed till 2007, and after continuous stalling, Chasez parted ways with Jive Records.
Does J.C. Chasez have any siblings?
Chasez has two younger singlings, Heather and Tyler.
Who is J.C. Chasez dating?
He has had an interesting dating history with the likes of Bobby Thomas, Tara Reid, and Eva Longoria in his portfolio. He started dating Jennifer HuYoung in November 2018, and the pair have been together ever since.
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