Formerly one half of America's favorite reality TV newlyweds, Nick Lachey has managed to find success and love on his own. Nick was born on November 9, 1973 in Harlan, Kentucky. Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, Nick enjoyed performing but aspired for a career in sports medicine and, after graduating from The School for Creative and Performing Arts, he attended Miami University of Ohio. While in school, he received a phone call from an old friend named Jonathan Lippmann who was starting a group. Lippmann talked Nick into moving to Los Angeles to join him, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre as the band that eventually became 98 Degrees (Jonathan eventually left the group and was replaced by Nick's brother Drew.) 98 Degrees has sold over 10 million records and achieved eight top 40 singles, from their first single, 1997's 'Invisible Man' to their biggest hit, 2000's 'Thank God I Found You with Mariah Carey and Joe, which was the band's only number one single. After the band parted ways in 2002, Nick married singer Jessica Simpson in October of that same year and the two chronicled their romance on the hit MTV series, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, which ran on the network from 2003 to 2005. While working on Newlyweds, Nick was also working on his first solo album, SoleO, which was released on November 11, 2003. Despite containing the single 'This I Swear,' which served as the theme for the MTV show, the album was a critical and commercial flop. Sadly, Nick and Jessica's marriage was also a flop, and the two were divorced in June of 2006. Nick released his second album, What's Left of Me in May of 2006, which spawned hits with the title track and 'I Can't Hate You Anymore' and was certified gold. Nick's personal life recovered as well as his professional one, he has been dating former TRL host Vanessa Minillo since 2006. With a number of project in the works, Nick Lachey's career is certainly heating up.
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