Nicholas Scott Lachey, born November 9, 1973, is an American singer, actor, television personality, and host. Lachey rose to fame as the lead singer of the multi-platinum-selling boy band 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.” Lachey hosted N.B.C.’s “The Sing-Off,” co-hosted V.H.1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” from 2014 to 2015, and now hosts Nickelodeon’s “America’s Most Musical Family” and co-hosts the Netflix shows “Love Is Blind” and “The Ultimatum” with his wife Vanessa Lachey. This pop star is a force to be reckoned with, and we will help you celebrate his birthday today.
Nicholas Scott Lachey was born on November 9, 1973, in Harlan, Kentucky, to Cathalyn and John Lachey. He is the brother of singer and actor Drew Lachey, alongside whom he has worked closely. Lachey attended Clovernook Elementary School in the Cincinnati suburb of North College Hill, Ohio, and the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. He attended Miami University in 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.
Lachey started his professional singing career at Kings Island with friend Justin Jeffre in the mid-1990s singing in a group quartet throughout the park. He was a member of the boy band 98 Degrees, along with 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 and Rising.” The band has sold over 10 million records. During the summer of 2003, the reality show “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica,” starring Lachey and then-wife Jessica Simpson, aired on M.T.V. 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.” In 2005, “Newlyweds” won a People’s Choice Award for ‘Favorite Reality Show’ before wrapping shortly after.
On November 11, 2003, his solo debut album, “SoulO,” was released. Despite being released during the success of “Newlyweds,” the album was a commercial failure. Lachey took a recurring role in the series “Charmed” between 2004 and 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 over 500,000 copies domestically. Lachey also starred in a well-known T.V. series, “One Tree Hill,” as a singer at Red Bedroom Productions. It was announced in January 2010 that Jive Records had put his new album on hold indefinitely. In June 2010, Lachey confirmed that he had parted ways with Jive Records.
Lachey debuts in the group 98 degrees with an eponymous album.
Lachey and his band break the charts with the album “98 Degrees and Rising.”
Lachey marries his lover and co-star Jessica Simpson.
The group disbands, and he releases his first solo album called “SoulO.”
Lachey and Simpson announce their divorce.
Lachey reunites with his old group and performs at the Summer Mixtape Festival.
Why We Love Nick Lachey
He is a chilled person
Lachey revealed that a perfect day in Cincinnati starts with a nice walk in the park, lunch at Skyline, and dinner at the Boathouse, followed by a Reds game at night. Sounds like a beautiful day, right?
He’s passionate about sports
While his passion for music has developed into a successful career, he did not let go of his interest in sports. He is a part-owner of the Hollywood Fame, a team in the American Basketball Association. Lachey is also part of an ownership group of the Tacoma Rainiers, the Seattle Mariners Triple-A affiliate. He shows us how good it is to have such a big passion!
He does charity work
Lachey serves on the Entertainment Council of the hunger-relief organization Feeding America. What a great man!
5 Surprising Facts
He gets into the baseball business
Lachey steps foot into the baseball business and officially becomes part-owner of the Tacoma Rainiers, a farm club for the Seattle Mariners, owning one-third of the baseball franchise.
His taste buds love variety
Lachey loves eating Skyline Chili, steak, and pizza, as well as having barbecues and drinking Starbucks' sugar-free vanilla latte.
He enjoys sports
His favorite sports are football and basketball.
He had dreams of working in sports
He once aspired to be a sportscaster and even planned to try out for E.S.P.N.
He has faced the law
Lachey faced a $25 million lawsuit filed by his former manager in 2000.
Nick Lachey FAQs
Was Lachey a Backstreet Boy?
He wasn’t. Lachey was a member of the boy band 98 Degrees, along with his brother, Drew, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons.
How did Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo meet?
Lachey and Vanessa first met on “Total Request Live,” which Vanessa hosted from 2003 to 2007. During that time, he would frequent the show to promote his music with his band 98 Degrees.
Are Nick and Vanessa Lachey happy?
Still going strong! While they’ve faced their fair share of relationship challenges through the years, Nick and Vanessa Lachey’s relationship is the definition of ‘couple goals.’
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