Pegged as one of the original boy bands of the late 1990’s and known for their authentic vocal harmonizing, Grammy-nominated 98 Degrees were never just an ordinary pop group. Unlike most boy bands of the time, the group formed independently before later being signed to Motown Records, who released the group’s debut album 98° in 1997.
In 1998, the band released their breakthrough album 98° and Rising through Universal Records. The album went 4X platinum and yielded the hit singles “Because of You,” “I Do” and “The Hardest Thing.” The group’s success continued to flourish through the late 90’s and in 2000 Mariah Carey released “Thank God I Found You” featuring 98 Degrees and Joe. The single shot to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the group received a Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.”
Later that year, the band released their fourth studio album Revelation which produced the #2 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche).” Revelation peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and went on to become 2X platinum. By 2002, the band had sold a staggering 10 million albums and the release of The Collection, a compilation spanning the group’s impressive five-year career, helped solidify their place as one of music’s most influential pop bands.
In June of 2012, brothers Nick and Drew Lachey announced 98 Degrees’ official reunion on On Air with Ryan Searcrest. 98 Degrees is Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons.