Nick Lachey Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
Nick Lachey is a multi-platinum pop singer and television personality who is famously known as the leading man of 98 degrees band. Selling over fifteen million albums globally and mapping countable top 40 hits. Besides, Nick launched a successful TV career in the ‘Newlyweds’ reality television show. It is still regarded as one of the triumphs show in the network’s history. He also became one of the priorities for his marriages to Vanessa Minnillo and Jessica Simpson. If the name still slips, ‘What’s Left of Me’ album should ring a bell.
Childhood And Early Life
On November 9, 1973, Nicholas Scott Lachey was born in Harlan, Kentucky, the United States to John Lachey and Cate Fopma-Leimbach. Nick has five siblings; Kaitlin, Josie, Drew, Isaac and Zach Lachey. His parents were German-American descents. Nick spent his childhood life in Ohio, where he joined School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. He later attended the University of South California in Los Angeles. That is where he got a chance to pursue his acting career. He also became a weighty sports devotee where he dropped out from USC College and enrolled at the Miami University in Ohio. Here he studied sports medicine. The turn also gave him a chance to create a close contact with his family.
In 1995 Nick Lachey met Jeff Timmons through his brother, Drew and high school friend, Justin Jeffrey. It was seen as irony when he turned the table and focused on his music career. Jeff Timmons also played a huge role in persuading him to join his new vocal group. They teamed up with a group of four people and commenced off by singing across and beyond the park. The band was locally known as 98 Degrees.
In 1997, they landed a contract with Motown Records where they chalked their first debut titled as ’98 Degrees’. The album tapped the silver line bonanza. Their second album ’98 Degrees and Rising’ rewarded the team gold line jackpot. After a long delay, the band became popular in the 1990s where they sold their first five albums. They managed to sell over 15 million records and were best known for their prolific hit Because of You, The Hardest Thing and Give Me Just One Night. To add up to their success, the quartet band established their talent with a prominent start.
Beside his soft mellow voice, Lachey appeared on an MTV reality show titled ‘Nick & Jessica; Newlyweds’ in 2003.Jessica was his legal wife, and the reality show followed the couples time as ONE. Unluckily, the couple divorced after three years. The heartbreak brought good news for Lachey when he recalled an emotional album titled ‘What’s Left of Me.’ To his surprise, the album rocked no.2 on the Billboard Top 200.
From 2004 to 2006 both Jessica and Nick made their appearance in the TV special ‘The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour. Nick also appeared in ‘Charmed’ television series. In 2007 Nick recorded ‘Ordinary Day’ song for Oprah Winfrey film and One More Day. The same year Lachey started to record his one solo albums. But the album was put on hold by Jive Records where he opted to re-sign with the recording label.
From 2009 henceforth Nick became a television series superstar where he appeared on One Tree Hill series. He also starred in the music reality show titled as ‘Taking the Stage.' The show was premiered on MTV. After a short period, Nick hosted the American singing competition. He later starred in the reality TV series the Stars Earn Stripes by NBC.
Nick Lachey’s relationship brought him into the limelight. The reality TV show with his first wife, Jessica Simpson turned him into a star. Nick’s Lachey’s song ‘What’s Left of Me’ starred Miss Teen USA and MTV personality, Vanessa Minnillo. He found the love of his life and he and Vanessa got engaged in 2010.They later wedded on July 15, 2011.The couple has a son Camden John and a daughter called Brooklyn Elisabeth. Being a sports enthusiast, Nick is a member of the American Basketball Association. He is an active follower of Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Bearcats, and Cincinnati Red. In 2011 Nick sang the National Anthem at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series inaugural in Kentucky. He also serves on the Entertainment Council of the hunger-relief organization Feeding America.