Nick Lachey, a multi-platinum recording artist, television personality and businessman, first rose to stardom as the front-man of the popular band 98 Degrees, selling over 10 million albums worldwide and charting several top-40 hits. In 2003 he launched a successful solo music career and segued into television when he starred in Newlyweds, one of MTV's most successful shows in the network's history.
In addition to his music career, Lachey has been a prominent television personality and producer over the last decade, having hosted and starred in a number of major national network programs and specials, including VH1's national morning show Big Morning Buzz Live Hosted by Nick Lachey. In 2015 he executive produced and was featured in A&E's popular docuseries Lachey's Bar that followed brothers Nick and Drew Lachey as they opened a new sports bar in their hometown on Cincinnati, Ohio.
Lachey's additional television credits include NBC's highly-rated acapella competition show The Sing-Off, The Winner Is, ABC's Battle of the Network Stars, NBC's Clash of the Choirs (where Team Lachey took home the championship and most importantly a check for $250,000 for the Cincinnati Children's Hospital), Rockefeller Christmas Spectacular and Macy's 35th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Lachey has also guest starred on a number of popular television series, including CBS's hit show Hawaii Five-O, CW's One Tree Hill, Charmed and ABC's Hope & Faith. Behind the scenes, he created and executive produced the hit MTV series Taking the Stage, based on the lives of students at his beloved alma mater, the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, which ran for two seasons.
In 2003 Lachey launched his solo music career for which his second record, What's Left of Me (2006), went to number two on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. His additional solo projects include Soul-O (2003) and A Father's Lullaby (2013), the latter of which was a unique collaboration with Fisher Price inspired by his first born son Camden. His fourth solo album, Soundtrack of My Life, was released in November 2014.
Lachey reunited with 98 Degrees in 2013 to release their 5th studio album, 2.0, and embarked on a North America tour with New Kids on the Block and Grammy award-winning group Boyz II Men. In 2016, 98 Degrees headlined the popular My2K Tour, featuring O Town, Dream and Ryan Cabrera. 98 Degrees will release their second Christmas album, Let It Snow (a follow-up to their 1999 platinum holiday record This Christmas), which will be available on October 13th with a tour to follow.
In addition to his work in music and television, Lachey remains a constant advocate for children's and humanitarian causes through his work with organizations including Autism Speaks, Feeding America, Make-a-Wish Foundation, The Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), VH-1 Save The Music, The Cincinnati Children's Hospital and The Cincinnati School for Performing Arts. He is also founder and President of The Nick Lachey Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping children, families and communities in need throughout the United States.
Lachey currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Vanessa and three children Camden, Brooklyn and Phoenix.