98 Degrees to Perform for 'Una Noche' at Mixtape Festival
Although rumors were denied earlier this year, it looks like the buzz about a 98 Degrees reunion is at least somewhat true. The boy band will reunite for a one-off performance at Pennsylvania's Mixtape Festival in August, Nick and Drew Lachey confirmed.
The brothers called in to Ryan Seacrest's radio show Wednesday (June 20) to talk about, among other things, their band's reunion. "We're very excited about the opportunity," Drew Lachey told Seacrest, "and we've been toying around with the idea for a couple years of: 'if we got back together, when would be the right scenario, and this music festival right here just kind of seemed like the right time to get back together and do a show and kick the tires and see how it feels."
The Aug. 18 festival performance will be the group's first official show together in more than a decade. Since the release of the group's 2002 greatest hits collection, Nick Lachey has released a pair of solo effort, "SoulO" and "What's Left Of Me," and has served as the host of NBC's a cappella competition "The Sing-Off." Drew Lachey was the winner of the second season of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" in 2006, Jeffre unsuccessfully ran a mayoral campaign in Cincinnati in 2005, and Timmons began a stint as a Chippendales dancers in 2011.
Starting with its 1997 self-titled debut, 98 Degrees has sold more than 7 million albums in the U.S., including 3.6 million copies of its 1998 effort "98 Degrees and Rising," according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group notched three top 10 singles on the Hot 100 as the lead artist -- "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)" (No. 2), "Because of You" (No. 3) and "The Hardest Thing" (No. 5) -- and was a featured artist on Mariah Carey's chart-topper "Thank God I Found You."
Additional reporting by Jason Lipshutz.