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Nick Lachey

Nick Lachey
Lachey in March 2012
Born Nicholas Scott Lachey
(1973-11-09) November 9, 1973
Harlan, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Singer-songwriter, actor, producer, television personality
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Jessica Simpson (m. 2002; div. 2006)
Vanessa Lachey (m. 2011)
Children 2
Relatives Drew Lachey (brother)

Nicholas Scott "Nick" Lachey ( ;[1] born November 9, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and television personality. Lachey rose to fame as the lead singer of the multi-platinum selling boy band 98 Degrees. He later starred in the reality television 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 is also known for his recurring role as Leslie St. Claire on the television series Charmed.


  • Career 1
    • Sports interests 1.1
  • Personal life 2
  • Discography 3
  • Filmography 4
  • Awards and nominations 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Lachey attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in the Cincinnati Public School District (CPS). He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In the fall of 1992, he enrolled as a freshman 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.[2][3] 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 and Rising. 98 Degrees has sold over 10 million records. 98 Degrees performed a one-off summer reunion show in Hershey, Philadelphia at the Summer Mixtape Festival on August 18, 2012, their first concert in more than a decade.[4]

Lachey in February 2006.

During the summer of 2003, the reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, starring Lachey and then-wife 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.[5] In 2005, Newlyweds won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Reality Show before wrapping shortly after.[6] On November 11, 2003, his solo debut album, SoulO, was released.[7] Despite being released during the success of Newlyweds, the album was a commercial failure. Lachey took a recurring role on series Charmed between 2004 and 2005.[8]

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 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.[9] 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 had put his new album on hold indefinitely.[10] 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 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 celebrity reality competition series called Stars Earn Stripes.[11]

Lachey at Ramstein Air Base, April 2005.

On January 16, 2014, VH1 announced Lachey would resume hosting Big Morning Buzz Live, upon its return on March 3, 2014.[12][13]

Sports interests

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 fan.[14] On April 7, 2009, Lachey threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the 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.

Personal life

Lachey was born in Harlan, Kentucky, the son of Cate (Fopma) and John Lachey.[15][16] In December 1998, Lachey and fellow singer Jessica Simpson were introduced by their shared manager at a Christmas event. They subsequently began dating after meeting again at a Teen People event in January 1999, but broke up for five months beginning in April 2001 until getting back together following the 9/11 attacks.[17] They became engaged in February 2002,[18] and married on October 26, 2002 in Austin, Texas.[19] 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."[20][21] The couple's divorce was publicized worldwide and was reportedly finalized on June 30, 2006.[22]

Lachey with wife Vanessa Minnillo in Sydney, Australia in March 2012.

Soon after the release of "What's Left of Me", Lachey's 2006 music video starring Vanessa Minnillo, he and Minnillo began dating.[23] They briefly broke up in June 2009,[24] but by October 2009, Lachey confirmed that they were back together after having been "single for a minute".[25] Lachey and Minnillo became engaged in November 2010,[26] and married on July 15, 2011, on Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.[27] The wedding was filmed and televised on TLC.[28] The couple has two children: son Camden John Lachey (born September 2012)[29] and daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth Lachey (born January 2015).[30]

Lachey is also on the Entertainment Council of the hunger-relief organization Feeding America.[31]



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: "I'm Not with Her"
2004 Charmed Leslie St. Claire 6 episodes
2004 I'm with Her Tyler Vance Episode: "To Tell the Truth"
2004 Hope & Faith Chris Episode: "Just-In Time"
2005 The Hard Easy Jason Burns Main role
2005 Bewitched Vietnam Soldier Cameo
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–present 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 show
2015 Lachey's: Raising the Bar Himself Reality television

Awards and nominations

Teen Choice Awards

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

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)


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