Boy band 98 Degrees is officially reuniting. For just one night (una noche). Former member Nick Lachey confirmed the news, which he previously denied April, on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest," Wednesday morning.
98 Degrees -- Lachey, his brother Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre -- will come together for the first time in ten years for one performance at the Summer Mixtape Festival in Hershey, PA.
Lachey also confirmed the news on Twitter:
— Nick Lachey (@NickSLachey) June 20, 2012
In February, Timmons told a local news outlet in the Philippines that there had been discussions for a 98 Degrees reunion, but nothing had been confirmed yet.
"We've been talking of 98 Degrees getting back together for a reunion show," he said. "Nothing's out of the question but nothing's solidified. We'll see."
Timmons formed the group in Los Angeles in 1995 with brothers Nick and Drew Lachey and Justin Jeffre. Despite meeting in California, all members of the band were from Ohio. Two years later, the group released its debut album, with the single, "Invisible Man."
Since announcing an extended hiatus in 2002, the members of 98 Degrees have pursued individual projects. Drew Lachey won in the second season of "Dancing with the Stars," while brother Nick released two solo albums and was the host of the a capella talent search series "The Sing-Off." Jeffre ran for mayor of Cincinatti, Ohio, while Timmons also released a solo album and toured internationally.
98 Degrees isn't the only '90s pop group set to reunite in 2012. In March, S Club 7 announced their plans for a small UK tour and two new albums. Meanwhile, the Backstreet Boys, who recently toured with New Kids on the Block, are also planning to release a new album in 2012. Also, television executives are considering making a 90-minute Spice Girls documentary timed with the group's new musical Viva Forever!, reports The Mirror.
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S Club 7 -- a British pop group created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller and consisting of members Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt and Rachel Stevens -- rose to international fame in 2000, before splitting in 2003. In March 2012, it was announced that all original seven members would reunite for seven UK shows, with possibility of a two-album record deal.
Unlike almost all of the other 90s boy bands, the Backstreet Boys never really broke up -- although original member Kevin Richardson did quit in 2006. In 2011, the Backstreet Boys toured with New Kids on the Block, and BSB is planning to release a new album in 2012.
After reuniting in 2008, New Kids On The Block embarked on a highly successful reunion tour. Then in 2011, they joined The Backstreet Boys for the NKOTBSB tour and released a compilation album of the same name, featuring their hits "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" and "Hangin' Tough," and a new recording, "Don't Turn Out the Lights."
Take That formed in 1990 and after a few No. 1 UK singles, the British boy band split in 1996. However, the group reunited in 2005 and have been touring and releasing new music ever since. The band's next album is expected to hit shelves in late 2012, and Take That is also in talks to open the London 2012 Olympic Games.
After reuniting in 2007 for a Spice Girls reunion tour, the British girl power group may reunite again for Queen Elizabeth's upcoming Diamond Jubilee in June. Scary, Baby, Sporty, Ginger and Posh may also don their platform boots for the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer.