Ed Sheeran Could Be Uniting The Backstreet Boys and 'NSYNC for a Boy Band Supergroup and the World Is Not Ready

by Alex Ungerman 11:41 AM PDT, September 09, 2015
Photo: Instagram

Get ready, everybody.

Ed Sheeran may have fired the warning shot for one of the biggest boy band supergroup collaborations the world has ever known. The British rocker posted a new Instagram photo on Wednesday of himself with The Backstreet Boys' Howie Dorough and 'NSYNC's Joey Fatone, with the caption, "We are starting a new band."

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We are starting a new band @howie_dorough @realjoeyfatone

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We'll be honest, Ed. We don't know if the world is ready for that. This is clearly a plot to either reignite the boy band allegiance wars of the early '00s, or end them once and for all. However, it should be noted that Backstreet/ 'NSYNC correspondences have happened before. When BSB alum Nick Carter was deciding whether to appear on Dancing With The Stars last year, he turned to Joey for advice.

"Joey was one of the inspirations because I spoke to him about it and I'm like, 'You know I'm really pondering and considering this idea of doing Dancing With the Stars. What do you think?' And he's like, 'You need to do it.' He said, 'I loved it. It was a great experience,'" he said.

So, there's a precedent! But our main concern is that Ed already fills too many boy band roles! Just consider: Given his texts with Taylor Swift, he's demonstrably the cute one.

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With his jokes about pooping his pants during a concert, he's got funny one on lock.

And did you see how hard he partied after the Brit Awards in February? Bad boy.

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Then again, we wouldn't have to worry about Ed going solo, 'cause he already has!

OK, Ed, you win. We're game. If this supergroup is really in the cards, then we're getting front row tickets.

Just please, please, please don't let this be another hoax, like Ed's lion chest tattoo stunt. Watch how he pulled the mane over everyone's eyes below!