Joshua Scott Chasez is son to Roy and Karen Chasez, and raised in Bowie, Maryland. There in Bowie, he attended the former Belair Junior High School and then Bowie High School. His mother read an article in the Washington Post for The Mickey Mouse Club auditions. He was cast as a performer on the third incarnation of The Mickey Mouse Club on the Disney Channel and was on the show from 1990 through 1994. There he met future bandmate Justin Timberlake, and other future music and acting stars Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Rhona Bennett, Keri Russell, Ryan Gosling and Tony Lucca.
A gifted writer and producer, Chasez has written and produced many of 'N Sync's songs, such as "No Strings Attached", "Bringin' Da Noise", "Digital Get Down", and "Space Cowboy" for 'N Sync's multiplatinum record-breaking second album, "No Strings Attached." He also co-wrote the song "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays," for 'N Sync's Christmas album, "Home for Christmas", and "The Game Is Over," "Selfish," and many others on 'N Sync's third album Celebrity, as well as writing and producing for other artists such as Girls Aloud, Wild Orchid, and a track featured on Euge Groove's self-titled album.
After the release of their fourth album Celebrity, the members of 'N Sync decided to take some time to pursue their own interests. After recording the single "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" for the soundtrack of the Drumline motion picture, released in December, 2002, Chasez decided to record a solo album.
His debut solo album, Schizophrenic, was released on February 24, 2004. It features the singles "Some Girls (Dance with Women)" "All Day Long I Dream About Sex" and "Build My World".
JC appears on music video of Moby We Are All Made Of Stars.
Chasez appears on Basement Jaxx's album Kish Kash (2003) as vocalist for the song "Plug it In," produced by the Jaxx. They returned the favour by producing the track "Shake It" for Schizophrenic. Chasez also collaborated with well-known DJ/composer BT on BT's 2003 album Emotional Technology, where he provided backup vocals on the track "Somnambulist" and "The Force of Gravity". It was his second time working with Transeau, as he produced the 'N Sync hit "Pop".
Chasez is currently in the studio finishing his second album, Kate, which is scheduled to be released in summer 2007, with producers such as Dallas Austin, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and Billy Steinberg appearing on the album. Chasez has described his new sound as IPM (Intelligent Pop Music). Tracks that will appear on Chasez's second album are: "You Ruined Me," Until Yesterday", "God Bless America", and "Better With You". The latter three tracks were co-written and produced with Justin Timberlake. Other tracks include "Fire", produced by Timbaland; "F*** with My Mind" produced by Dallas Austin; and Billy Steinberg on "I'm Not Sleeping Alone."
Chasez appeared on Ryan Seacrest's radio show in June to announce that he was previewing a single from his second solo album entitled "Until Yesterday." The track was described as not straight pop or rock, but upbeat and very musical with Queen-esque harmonies.
Chasez performed "Until Yesterday" at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on August 31st at a Post-VMA party with Justin Timberlake. "Until Yesterday" is available on iTunes and is also currently featured on AOL Music First Listen and can also be heard on Chasez's official website .
Chasez contributes backing vocals on two songs he co-wrote with Eric Bazilian (of The Hooters) and Jonatha Brooke on Brooke's 2007 album Careful What You Wish For.
Chasez was named one of People Magazine's Hottest Bachelors in June 2006. He is currently starring in a movie thriller called Dead of Night and guest-starred on CBS's Ghost Whisperer (episode: "The Curse of the Ninth").
See also: 'N Sync discography
Released: February 24, 2004
Label: Jive/Zomba Records
Chart position(s): #17 US, #46 UK
Sales: 170,000 (US)
Singles: "Blowin' Me Up", "Some Girls", "All Day Long I Dream About Sex"
Label: Jive/Zomba Records
Singles: "Until Yesterday", "You Ruined Me" Singles