, Nick Lachey
, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre of 98 Degrees appeared on NBC News' TODAY show on Friday, August 17. Check out photos below!
After building popularity with the group's appearance in the movie Mulan, and singing "True to Your Heart" (a duet with labelmate Stevie Wonder
), the album 98 Degrees and Rising went four times platinum in 1998. The band's first major hit was "Because of You" and went platinum. Then "The Hardest Thing" followed the success by reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold.
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. The single went to the top 10 in the UK charts and the group also received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for the same song.
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 2× Platinum. The band's next singles were "My Everything" and "The Way You Want Me To", both reaching the Top 40.
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