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Encyclopedia > 98 Degrees
98 Degrees
Origin Los Angeles, USA
Genre(s) Pop, R&B, Soul, adult contemporary, urban
Years active 1997–present
Label(s) Motown, Universal
Associated acts True Vibe
Website www.98degrees.com
Members
Justin Jeffre
Nick Lachey
Drew Lachey
Jeff Timmons

98 Degrees (or 98°) is a Grammy-nominated American adult contemporary boy band consisting of four vocalists: brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons. The group was formed by Jeff Timmons in Los Angeles. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Urban is in or having to do with cities, as distinct from rural areas. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City, hence mo(tor)town), from where it achieved widespread international success. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... Justin Jeffre (b. ... This section does not cite any references or sources. ... Andrew Drew John Lachey (born August 8, 1976) is an American singer and actor, known as a member of 98 Degrees, the winner of the second season of Dancing with the Stars, and the younger brother of Nick Lachey. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In America, 98. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Boyband redirects here. ... This section does not cite any references or sources. ... Andrew Drew John Lachey (born August 8, 1976) is an American singer and actor, known as a member of 98 Degrees, the winner of the second season of Dancing with the Stars, and the younger brother of Nick Lachey. ... Justin Jeffre (b. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Unlike most boy bands, they formed independently and were later picked up by a record label, as opposed to being assembled by a label or a producer (e.g. N'Sync). They have sold over 10 million records and achieved 8 Top 40 singles.[1] A boy band (American English) or boyband (British English) is a style of somewhat to mostly prefabricated pop group featuring about between three and six young male singer/dancers, but normally five. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... *NSYNC is a five-part pop music vocal group, specifically a boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida, USA. The group members are James Lance Bass, Joshua Scott Chasez (JC), Joseph Anthony Fatone Junior (Joey), Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick (Chris), and Justin Randall Timberlake. ...

Contents

History

1997: First album

The group was originally signed to the Motown label in the mid-1990s. Their first single was "Invisible Man" which peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their debut album 98 Degrees and their first single "Invisible Man" were both certified Gold. Their second single was "Was It Something I Didn't Say", and their popularity was also growing overseas[citation needed]. Motown Records, Inc. ...


1998: Breakthrough album 98 Degrees and Rising

After building popularity with their appearance in the movie Mulan, and singing "True to Your Heart" (a duet with labelmate Stevie Wonder), their album 98 Degrees and Rising went 4x platinum in 1998. After the first album, 98 Degrees left Motown for its parent company, Universal Records. All three albums after their first went platinum. This article is about the film Mulan. For the legendary person, see Hua Mulan. ... Stevie Wonder (born Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... 98 Degrees and Rising is the second album released by American male vocal group 98 Degrees. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ... Universal Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group. ...


The band's first major hit was "Because of You" (number three on the U.S. Hot 100 and number five on the Canadian Singles Chart) and went platinum. Then "The Hardest Thing" followed the success by reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold. “Hot 100” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A Gold Single is a single that has passed a milestone in official sales. ...


1999: Christmas album and collaboration

In 1999, 98 Degrees released their Christmas album This Christmas, which spawned the top 40 single "This Gift". Within a month after its release the album was certified platinum. The group appeared as featured guests on Amy Grant's 1999 CBS Christmas special, A Christmas to Remember. Nick Lachey was featured on Jessica Simpson's album on the track "Where You Are", which was released as a single and reached the top 40. The group scored a Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit in the U.S. with the single "Thank God I Found You", a collaboration with Mariah Carey and Joe. The single went gold, selling 700,000 copies. It stayed at #1 on the Hot 100 for 1 week and was on the Top 200 Single Sales Chart for 51 weeks.[citation needed] The single went to the top 10 in the UK Charts and the group also received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for the same song. Acuse my friends why dont you Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960 in Augusta, Georgia) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her Contemporary Christian Music and pop music, as well as a New York Times Bestselling author, TV personality, and occasional actress. ... A Christmas To Remember is a 1999 Christmas album by Amy Grant with the Patrick Williams Orchestra, which became certified gold. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Thank God I Found You is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for Careys sixth studio album Rainbow (1999). ... This article is about the singer. ... Joe Lewis Thomas (born July 5, 1973), usually credited simply as Joe, is an seven-time Grammy Award-nominated American R&B singer and record producer. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals has been awarded since 1995. ...


2000-2001: Revelation album

In the summer of 2000, 98 Degrees released the first single of their new album Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche), the single went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified Gold. In September 2000, the band's album "Revelation" was released. Revelation peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and went 2x Platinum. The band's next singles were "My Everything" and "The Way You Want Me To", both reaching the top 40.


In September 2001 the band appeared at Madison Square Garden alongside Luther Vandross and Usher singing Michael Jackson's hit song "Man In The Mirror", the performance was part of show to celebrate Michael Jackson's 30 years as a solo artist.


2002: 10 million records sold and a collection

In 2002, 98 Degrees released a compilation album called The Collection, with the new single "Why (Are We Still Friends)". The single reached the top 40, at that point the group had sold over 10 million records and released 12 singles.


2002: Solo careers

In 2002, the group decided to take a break to fulfill other ambitions and opportunities. Drew Lachey has stated on their website that 98 Degrees is not broken up, they are just on an extended hiatus. [1] During the hiatus, Nick Lachey married singer Jessica Simpson and released two solo albums, SoulO and What's Left of Me. Drew Lachey and his wife had their first daughter shortly after he won the second season of Dancing with the Stars. Jeff Timmons released a solo album, Whisper That Way, and plans to release a second solo album. Justin Jeffre ran for mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, and he currently works with area activists on independent media projects. Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ... SoulO is Nick Lacheys debut album as a solo artist, after leaving the boy band 98 Degrees. ... Whats Left of Me is Nick Lacheys sophomore album, released on May 9th, 2006. ... For the late-2007 season, see Dancing with the Stars (US season 5). ... Whisper That Way was the first solo album released by 98 Degrees founding member Jeff Timmons. ... Cincinnati redirects here. ...


2004-2005: Reunions

Club Purgatory - September 2005
Club Purgatory - September 2005

The band came together in 2004 to sing on Nick & Jessica's Family Christmas TV special. In September 2005, 98 Degrees performed at Club Purgatory in Over-the-Rhine to support bandmate Justin Jeffre in his candidacy for mayor of Cincinnati. Image File history File links 98degrees. ... Image File history File links 98degrees. ... Over the Rhine (or OTR, as they are sometimes referred to) are an Ohio-based musical band. ...


2006: Man Band

In October 2006, it was announced that Jeff Timmons would participate in the new VH1 reality TV series, Band of Men. The news casts doubt over previous reports that 98 Degrees would consider recording a new album in the near future. October 2006 is the tenth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... Mission Man Band (also known as Totally Boyband and Band of Men) is an American reality television series due to air on VH1 on August 6, 2007. ...


Discography

Albums

98 Degrees and Rising is the second album released by American male vocal group 98 Degrees. ... This Christmas is a mini-album by Christian rapper and dc Talk member tobyMac. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Hot 100 US AC US Hot AC Top 40 Mainstream Rhythmic Top 40 UK Singles Chart
1997 "Invisible Man" #6 #13 - #6 #4 #33 98 Degrees
1998 "Was It Something I Didn't Say" - - - - - -
"Because of You" #3 - - #7 #19 #18 98 Degrees and Rising
1999 "True To Your Heart" - - - - - #25
"The Hardest Thing" #2 #2 #16 #3 #5 #14
"I Do (Cherish You)" #6 #2 #18 #3 #2 -
"This Gift" #20 #6 - - - - This Christmas
2000 "Thank God I Found You"
w/ Mariah Carey & Joe
#1 - - #14 #4 #5 The Collection
"Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)" #2 - #19 #4 #9 #30 Revelation
"My Everything" #17 #6 - #6 #11 -
2001 "The Way You Want Me To" - - - - - -
2002 "Why (Are We Still Friends)" - - - - - - The Collection

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Adult Top 40 is a another variation on the Top 40 format, in which this genre is more geared towards an adult audience who are not into Rock music teen Pop, Dance music, Hip-Hop, Modern Rock or slower Adult Contemporary fare. ... Top 40 Mainstream (often also called Mainstream Top 40) is an airplay format from Billboard Magazine. ... For another definition see rhythmic and CHR Rhythmic Top 40 is a contemporary hit music genre where the music, direction and makeup of the audience differ from the more mainstream Top 40 format. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... See also: 1997 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1997 Record labels established in 1997 // January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, Lou... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... I Do (Cherish You) is the 4th and final single from their second album, 98 Degrees and Rising. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... Thank God I Found You is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for Careys sixth studio album Rainbow (1999). ... This article is about the singer. ... Joe Lewis Thomas (born July 5, 1973), usually credited simply as Joe, is an seven-time Grammy Award-nominated American R&B singer and record producer. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ...

References

  1. ^ Billboard Bits: 98 Degrees, Kevin Hearn, Napster. Billboard. Retrieved on October 10, 2007.

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98 Degrees - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (581 words)
98 Degrees is an American band consisting of four vocalists: brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, as well as Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons.
Drew Lachey has stated on their website that 98 Degrees is not broken up, they are just on an extended hiatus.
In September 2005, 98 Degrees performed at Club Purgatory in Over the Rhine to support bandmate Justin Jeffre in his candidacy for mayor of Cincinnati.
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