Rolling Stone And 'N Sync Make History

By | July 27, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Rolling Stone magazine is publishing six separate, simultaneous covers of the world’s biggest band, ‘N Sync, to coincide with the release of their new album, Celebrity.

It marks the first time in the pop culture magazine’s 34 years that it has celebrated a band in this manner. Five of the covers feature “Brady-esque” portraits of the members of ‘N Sync, which will travel to newsstands, supermarkets, bookstores and other destinations where single copies are sold. The sixth cover is a limited edition group shot of the band available exclusively to subscribers.

“We decided on vibrant, candy-colored backgrounds to project the hyper energy of pop art and music that makes their fans so crazy about them,” says Fiona McDonagh, Rolling Stone’s photography editor. All of the photos were shot by RS chief photographer Mark Seliger, who managed to get the guys fired up despite being exhausted from a round of sold-out shows at Giants Stadium. “Mark is always able to get great expressions from his subjects,” says McDonagh.

Rolling Stone has partnered with ABC Radio Network affiliates across the country to offer listeners a unique opportunity to win collector sets containing all 6 covers. These covers go on sale Friday, July 27, 2001.

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