Serena Williams Shares How 'Excited' She Is for New *NSYNC Music: 'I Physically Can't Wait'

Serena Williams can't stop the feeling of excitement that *NSYNC is making music again.

Serena Williams Shares How 'Excited' She Is for New *NSYNC Music: 'I Physically Can't Wait'
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The retired tennis star, 41, shared her reaction to Thursday's announcement that the '90s boy band has recorded their first song in more than two decades, "Better Place," for the upcoming Trolls Band Together movie.

"It’s unhealthy on how excited I am for the new *NSYNC music for the Trolls movie. I physically can’t wait. I am overly excited. Anyone else?" Williams wrote on X on Monday.

Williams' husband, Alexis Ohanian, appears equally pumped about the film, which premieres on Nov. 17.

"I've already rented the theater for Jr and all her friends," he declared on X, referring to the couple's 5-year-old daughter, Olympia.

While *NSYNC's new song won't be released until Sept. 29, fans can hear snippets of the infectious tune in the movie's trailer and on TikTok. Justin Timberlake, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass teased "Better Place" in an Instagram video on Wednesday, one day after the singers appeared together onstage at the 2023 MTV VMAs.

oey Fatone, Lance Bass, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC

"Do you know something?" Timberlake, 42, mouthed along to an audio clip from Friends in Wednesday's video, prompting Kirkpatrick, 51, to reply, "I might know something," followed by Chasez, 47, chiming in, "I might know something, too."

"What's the thing you know?" asked Bass, 44, with Timberlake answering, "Oh no, I can't tell you until you tell me what you know."

"I can't tell you what I know," said Fatone, 46. Kirkpatrick then replied, "Well, then I can't tell you what I know."

The video ended with the band members shrugging in unison and walking out of the frame.

Fans of course went into a frenzy of anticipation about what the group could have in the works, leading up to the official announcement about the new song the following day.

Fatone reflected on *NSYNC's VMAs reunion at '90s Con over the weekend. “It was fun!" he told the crowd at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida, while appearing on a panel Sunday alongside TLC's Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Backstreet Boys' Howie Dorough and AJ McLean.

"MTV Awards was really cool. It was fun for me and the guys to get back together. It was surreal in the sense of we kind of just stepped back from each other. Literally, we fell into place," he continued.

Fatone also talked about "Better Place." "We’re excited for *NSYNC to come out with a song, which is crazy to say after 25 years," he said.

As for a potential *NSYNC reunion tour, however, Fatone said "I don't know" but urged fans to make their voices heard. "If the fans want it that much yell at the companies, yell at Sony, yell at them," he advised.

Williams and Timberlake share more than a love for music and all things Trolls. The two are both investors in pro golfers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s startup, TMRW Sports, according to CNBC.

“We wanted a group of people who have a vision for how technology can help make sports more accessible and culturally relevant and attract new and different groups of fans — and that’s ultimately younger fans, and families,” Mike McCarley, CEO and co-founder of TMRW Sports, told the outlet of the company's investors, who also include Stephen Curry, Lewis Hamilton and Tony Romo, in November 2022.