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Nicholas Scott Lachey (/ləˈʃeɪ/ lə-SHAY;[1] born November 9, 1973)[2] is an American actor, singer, and television personality. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the multi-platinum-selling boyband 98 Degrees, and later starred in the reality series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica with his then-wife, Jessica Simpson. He has released four solo albums: SoulO, What's Left of Me, A Father's Lullaby, and Soundtrack of My Life. He also had a recurring role on the television series Charmed.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Sports interests 4 Cannabis investor 5 Personal life 6 Discography 7 Filmography 8 Awards and nominations 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Lachey was born in Harlan, Kentucky, the son of Cathalyn (née Fopma)[3] and John Lachey.[4][5] He is the brother of singer and actor Drew Lachey, alongside whom he has worked closely. He attended grade school at Clovernook Elementary School in North College Hill, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio), and then went to the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
Oxford, Ohio
where he joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon. In the fall of 1992, he enrolled at the University of Southern California, according to a statement he made during his guest appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show on December 12, 2013. Career[edit]

Lachey in February 2006

Lachey started his professional singing career at Kings Island
Kings Island
with friend Justin Jeffre in the mid-1990s singing in a group quartet throughout the park.[6][7] Lachey was a member of boyband 98 Degrees along with his brother, Drew, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons. Their debut album was the self-titled 98 Degrees; however, the band's first real success came with their follow up album 98 Degrees
98 Degrees
and Rising. 98 Degrees has sold over 10 million records. 98 Degrees
98 Degrees
performed a one-off summer reunion show in Hershey, Pennsylvania, at the Summer Mixtape Festival on August 18, 2012, their first concert in more than a decade.[8] During the summer of 2003, the reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, starring Lachey and then-wife Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
began airing on MTV. The couple starred in the television special The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour, which aired in 2004 and was compared to The Sonny & Cher Show.[9] In 2005, Newlyweds
Newlyweds
won a People's Choice Award
People's Choice Award
for Favorite Reality Show before wrapping shortly after.[10] On November 11, 2003, his solo debut album, SoulO, was released.[11] Despite being released during the success of Newlyweds, the album was a commercial failure. Lachey took a recurring role on series Charmed
Charmed
between 2004 and 2005.[12]

Lachey at Ramstein Air Base
Ramstein Air Base
in April 2005

What's Left of Me was released on May 9, 2006 and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. The album was certified Gold, after selling more than 500,000 copies domestically. The first single from the album was the title track, "What's Left of Me", released on February 21, 2006. The song became a hit, reaching a peak position of number six on the Billboard Hot 100. The video for "What's Left Of Me" featured former MTV
MTV
VJ, Vanessa Minnillo. Lachey recorded "Ordinary Day" for the Oprah Winfrey-produced film, For One More Day. Lachey began working on his third solo album in 2007.[13] Lachey also starred in a well known TV series, One Tree Hill, as a singer at Red Bedroom Productions. It was announced in January 2010 that Jive Records
Jive Records
had put his new album on hold indefinitely.[14] In June 2010, Lachey confirmed that he had parted ways with Jive Records. Taking the Stage, a musical reality show documenting the lives of high school students at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, premiered on MTV
MTV
in March 2009. It was produced by Lachey. In December 2009, he hosted The Sing-Off, a four-part American singing competition featuring a cappella groups, a role he reprised during December 2010 for the show's second and third season on NBC. Lachey was a contestant in the NBC
NBC
celebrity reality competition series called Stars Earn Stripes.[15] On January 16, 2014, VH1 announced Lachey would resume hosting Big Morning Buzz Live, upon its return on March 3, 2014.[16][17] On September 6, 2017, Lachey was announced as one of the celebrities who will take part on the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars, competing against his wife Vanessa. He was paired with professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd.[18] Murgatroyd's husband, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, was paired with Vanessa. On October 23, Lachey and Murgatroyd were the fifth couple to be eliminated from the competition, leaving in ninth place.[19] Sports interests[edit] Lachey is part owner of the Hollywood Fame, a team in the American Basketball Association that began play in fall 2006, and was part of an ownership group of the Tacoma Rainiers, the Seattle Mariners' Triple-A affiliate. Lachey is also a die-hard Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, and Cincinnati Bearcats
Cincinnati Bearcats
fan.[20] On April 7, 2009, Lachey threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the MLB
MLB
Opening Day game in Cincinnati, Ohio. On July 9, 2011 Lachey sang the National Anthem for the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. Cannabis investor[edit] Lachey was among a group of investors that placed a marijuana legalization initiative on the Ohio ballot in 2015.[21] The initiative sought exclusive grow rights for the group members while prohibiting all other cultivation except small amounts for personal use.[22] Lachey appeared in a TV ad advocating for passage of the initiative, but it was ultimately defeated.[23] Personal life[edit]

Lachey with wife Vanessa Minnillo in March 2012

In December 1998, Lachey and fellow singer Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
were introduced by their shared manager at a Christmas event. They subsequently began dating after meeting again at a Teen People
Teen People
event in January 1999, but broke up for five months beginning in April 2001 until getting back together following the September 11 attacks.[24] They became engaged in February 2002,[25] and married on October 26, 2002, in Austin, Texas.[26] In November 2005, after months of tabloid speculation, Lachey and Simpson announced they were separating. Simpson filed for divorce on December 16, 2005, citing "irreconcilable differences."[27][28] The couple's divorce was publicized worldwide and was reportedly finalized on June 30, 2006.[29] Soon after the release of "What's Left of Me", Lachey's 2006 music video starring Vanessa Minnillo, he and Minnillo began dating.[30] They briefly broke up in June 2009,[31] but by October 2009, Lachey confirmed that they were back together after having been "single for a minute".[32] Lachey and Minnillo became engaged in November 2010,[33] and married on July 15, 2011, on Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.[34] The wedding was filmed and televised on TLC.[35] They have three children together: a son born in September 2012,[36] a daughter born in January 2015[37] and another son born in December 2016.[38][39] Lachey is also on the Entertainment Council of the hunger-relief organization Feeding America.[40] Discography[edit] Main article: 98 Degrees
98 Degrees
discography Main article: Nick Lachey
Nick Lachey
discography 98 Degrees

98° (1997) 98° and Rising (1998) Revelation (2000) 2.0 (2013)

Solo albums

SoulO
SoulO
(2003) What's Left of Me (2006) A Father's Lullaby (2013) Soundtrack of My Life (2014)

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2003—2005 Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica Himself Reality television

2003 Christmas in Rockefeller Center Musical Guest Television special (NBC)

2004 American Dreams Tom Jones Episode: "To Tell the Truth"

2004 Charmed Leslie St. Claire 6 episodes

2004 I'm with Her Tyler Vance Episode: "I'm Not With Her"

2004 Hope & Faith Chris Episode: "Just-In Time"

2005 Bewitched Vietnam Soldier Cameo

2006 The Hard Easy Jason Burns Main role

2006 She Said, He Said Kurtwood Weymouth Main role; television pilot

2006 Twins Charlie Episode: "Himbo"

2006 Overhaulin' Himself (Episode 73)

2007 Rise: Blood Hunter Dwayne Cameo

2008 Clash of the Choirs Choir Director Reality television

2009 One Tree Hill Himself 2 episodes (Season 6, episodes 21 and 23)

2009 Taking the Stage Himself/Guest Reality television

2009–2014 The Sing-Off Host Reality television

2011 Hawaii Five-0 Tyler Episode: "Powa Maka Moana (Pirate)"

2011 Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding Himself Televised wedding

2012 Stars Earn Stripes Himself Reality television

2013 The Winner Is Host Reality television

2014-2015 Big Morning Buzz Live Host Talk
Talk
show

2015 Lachey's: Raising the Bar Himself Reality television

2017 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Justin Towers Voice role; Episode: "Just Friends"

2017 Dancing with the Stars Himself Contestant on season 25

Awards and nominations[edit]

Teen Choice Awards

Best Love Song: What's Left of Me (August 20, 2006) Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon (August 20, 2006)

MTV
MTV
Video Music Awards

Best Male Video: What's Left of Me (nominated) (August 29, 2006)

American Music Awards

Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist (nominated) (November 21, 2006)

References[edit]

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Newlyweds
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Studio albums

SoulO What's Left of Me Soundtrack of My Life

Singles

"Where You Are" "Shut Up" "This I Swear" "What's Left of Me" "I Can't Hate You Anymore" "Resolution" "Patience"

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Justin Jeffre Drew Lachey Nick Lachey Jeff Timmons

Studio albums

98 Degrees 98 Degrees
98 Degrees
and Rising Revelation 2.0

Other albums

This Christmas The Collection

Singles

"Invisible Man" "Because of You" "The Hardest Thing" "I Do (Cherish You)" "This Gift" "Thank God I Found You" "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)" "My Everything"

Concert tours

Heat It Up Tour All That! Music and More Festival The Package Tour My2K Tour

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