98 Degrees was one of my favourite boy bands back in the day. I don’t know if it was their sultry voices that made me swoon or Nick Lachey’s eyes. Either way, they were #1 in my 20-something dreams.
98 Degrees (stylized as 98°) is an American adult contemporary boy band consisting of four vocalists: brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons. Their career spanned from 1997, when a local radio station asked them to sing live on-air , to 2002 when they released a compilation album of their greatest hits. The single ‘Why are we still friends’ reached the Top 40. At that time, the group had sold over 10 million records and released 12 singles.
Their new reunion Album ‘2.0’ is a continuum to where the’y left off. The lyrics in opening track ‘Microphone’ proves that this 90’s boy band is all grown up and ready to share their music with an adult audience who enjoys a little more risquè and suggestive overtures.
Their reunion is a little unclear if it will continue past the album and the summer tour, but the reunion album is a must have for any 98 Degrees’ fan. Coming from the Boy Band era, there is a lot of history with this group with many stories and experiences to share. The compilations in ‘2.0’ solidifies that these boys have grown up.
98 Degrees will be performing in Toronto, Ontario, with boy bands New Kids on the Block and Boy II Men, on June 7th and July 28, 2013. Tickets are going fast but still available online.