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Report: Justin Timberlake, 'NSync to Reunite at VMAs

First performance together in 10 years

August 20, 2013 8:30 AM ET
Justin Timberlake performs in Los Angeles.
Justin Timberlake performs in Los Angeles.
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Justin Timberlake is apparently set to reunite with the rest of 'NSync this Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards. Timberlake will receive the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award at the show, where former bandmates J.C. Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick will join him onstage for a special performance, according to the New York Post.

How 'NSync Could Make a Comeback

Timberlake is tied with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis this year for the most award nominations, and he has won a number of Moonman statues in the past as a solo artist and as a member of 'NSync. A rep for the singer wasn't available for comment on a potential 'NSync reunion.

Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Robin Thicke are also scheduled to perform. 

The superstar boy band announced their hiatus in 2002 after the group's Celebrity tour, and their last televised performance together was a Bee Gees medley at the 2003 Grammy Awards. 

The MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Brooklyn's Barclays Center this Sunday. 

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