98 Degrees Set to Reunite for First Time in 10 Years (Report)
The boy band behind "Because of You" and "The Hardest Thing" is hitting the stage later this year.
Forget about the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block, there's another boy band rearing to make a comeback.
98 Degrees, the pop group best known for songs like "Because of You," "The Hardest Thing" and "Just Give Me One Night (Una Noche)," is set to reunite for the first time in 10 years.
Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons will embark on a 15-city tour in July and August.
According to RumorFix, which first reported the news, the band's official website -- which had remained stagnant for years, was said to have been updated Wednesday evening. Timmons even sent out a tweet addressing speculation of a tour late Wednesday: "Look, you never can believe rumors, but I'd be open to it for sure!"
Timmons said in February that there was a possibility he and the other members would team up for a reunion of some sort.
"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."
There's been a recent resurgence of the boy band phenomenon with acts inckuding Big Time Rush, The Wanted and One Direction, which topped the Billboard 200 earlier this month with its album Up All Night. It was the first time a U.K. group debuted at No. 1 on that chart with its first album. The Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block teamed up last year for a joint world tour called NKOTBSB.
From 1996-2002, 98 Degrees released five albums, including a holiday disc. Its 1998 set, 98 Degrees and Rising, sold more than 4 million copies in the U.S.
Since then, its members have gone on to other projects. Nick Lachey serves as host of NBC's reality competition series The Sing-Off, while younger brother Drew Lachey won the second cycle of ABC's Dancing With the Stars in 2006. Timmons released two solo efforts, including 2004's Whisper That Way, and participated in VH1's Mission: Man Band and was a part of The Chippendales show last year.