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The sweet urban soul quartet 98° was formed in Los Angeles by four former Ohio residents: brothers Nick and Drew Lachey plus Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre. Timmons was trying to make it in the music industry, so he called Jeffre and Nick Lachey -- both former classmates at the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Artists -- and formed 98°; Drew Lachey soon moved to the West Coast as well. The quartet was working a variety of odd jobs to finance their talent show appearances, but after attracting attention by trying to crash the backstage area of a Boyz II Men show, 98° was offered a chance to sing on a local radio station. From that appearance the group met Paris d'Jon, the co-manager of Montell Jordan. He arranged demos for them and helped the group sign to Motown. The quartet's debut single, "Invisible Man," hit number 12 on the singles charts and went gold during 1997, leading to the release of their self-titled debut album in July of that year. 98° and Rising followed in late 1998, and a year later the group returned with the seasonal effort This Christmas. Their third full-length, Revelation, featuring the single "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)," was released in fall 2000. It became the most-added Top 40 single in history during its first week of release. By fall, second single "My Everything" was hot while things with the band began to simmer down. Rumors of a split started to brew. By February 2002, the rumor had gone far enough. The members of 98° officially announced that the band was on hiatus. Other projects were in the works, but they were still a band. The Collection album and DVD followed in May. Over the next decade, members of 98° pursued solo projects, with Nick Lachey gaining the most traction due to his marriage to Jessica Simpson, which was briefly documented on MTV's reality show Newlyweds. The marriage didn't last but Lachey did become a TV star, guesting on several series and hosting the talent competition The Sing-Off. His brother Drew also appeared on television, winning the second season of Dancing with the Stars in 2004, and Timmons eventually wound up on an MTV reality show called Misson Man Band in 2007. Only Jeffre didn't show up on TV; he unsuccessfully ran for mayor of Cincinnati in 2005. Eventually, the group drifted back together, dipping their toes in the water for a reunion in 2012, then pursuing a reunion full-time in 2013, launching a tour for a brand new album called 98° 2.0. ~ John Bush
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Albums by
98°

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    13 songs

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    2.0

    11 songs

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    This Christmas

    11 songs

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    20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection

    13 songs

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    The Collection

    15 songs

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    Revelation

    13 songs

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    98° and Rising

    13 songs

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    98°

    1 song

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    Microphone

    2 songs

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    Was It Something I Didn't Say

    15 songs

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    98° [Bonus CD]

    26 songs

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    98° and Rising [Holland Bonus Tracks]

    14 songs

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    Heat It Up

    14 songs

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    98 Degrees and Rising

    4 songs

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    Because of You [Germany CD]

    4 songs

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    My Everything

    25 songs

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    Backstreet Boys Vs. 98 Degrees

    5 songs

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    Was it Something I Didn't Say

    2 songs

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    Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)


Top Songs by
98°

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   I Do (Cherish You)
  3.   The Hardest Thing
  4.   Because of You
  5.   The Christmas Song
  6.   The Little Drummer Boy
  7.   This Gift
  8.   Invisible Man
  9.   Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)
  10.   O Holy Night
  11.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  12.   My Everything
  13.   If Every Day Could Be Christmas
  14.   Thank God I Found You
  15.   True to Your Heart featuring Disney
  16.   Let Go of My Heart
  17.   I Wasn't over You
  18.   Was It Something I Didn't Say
  19.   The Way You Want Me To
  20.   Take My Breath Away
  21.   Fly With Me
  22.   You Should Be Mine
  23.   LP Version
  24.   Changes by Backstreet Boys
  25.   Intro (98 Degrees)
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Stations & Shows Featuring
98°

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    Attack of the Boy Bands

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    Mix 94.9's Christmas Mixer

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    Q102 Christmas Hits

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    New Holiday Hits

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    Jeff & Jenn's Christmas Channel

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    One Direction: DNA

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    Justin Timberlake: DNA

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    Nothing But Love Songs

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    All-Time Hits

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    '90s Hits

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    Now THIS Is Music

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    Classic Soft Hits

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    Holiday Deep Dive


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