James Lance Bass (born May 4th, 1979) is the bass singer in the American pop group 'NSync and a native of Laurel, Mississippi. He began his musical career in the seventh grade in the school chorus. He later joined Mississippi Show Stoppers, a state-wide group sponsored by the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. He joined Mickey Mouse Club alums JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake in 'NSync, a boy band turned overnight sensation. Lance is considered the 'quiet one' of the group.
Bass starred in the 2001 motion picture On the Line, which grossed only $4.3 million at the US domestic box office, but had a production budget of $16 million. The film was produced by Bacon & Eggs LLC (formerly A Happy Place), a company owned by Bass, which is currently producing a new film entitled Lovewrecked.
In addition, Bass formed a music management company called Free Lance Entertainment, which is now defunct.
In August of 2002, Bass entered cosmonaut training at Star City in Russia. He was scheduled to fly into space on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft in October of that year with the mission Soyuz TMA-1. However, his sponsorship funds failed to materialize. He still hopes to fly by 2005.