"98 Degrees" is an American boy band consisting of four vocalists: brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons.
The group was formed in Los Angeles, but its members are all from Ohio. Some fans do not consider them a "boy band" because unlike most boy bands, they formed independently and were later picked up by a record label, as opposed to being assembled by the label itself. They have sold over 10 million records and charted no less than 8 top 40 singles.
The group was originally signed to the Motown label in the mid-1990s. Their debut album "98°" and their first single "Invisible Man" were both certified Gold.
After building popularity with their appearance in the movie ''Mulan'', singing "True to Your Heart," a duet with labelmate Stevie Wonder, their success broke out in late 1998 with their 4x platinum album ''98° and Rising'', which included the hit singles "The Hardest Thing" and "I Do (Cherish You)". After the first album, 98 Degrees left Motown for its parent company, Universal Records. All three albums after their first went platinum.
The bands first major hit was "Because Of You", which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 a...
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