Best Known For
Jeff Timmons is the founding member of the popular 1990s, Grammy Award-nominated boy band 98 Degrees, known for such hit songs as "Because of You" and "I Do (Cherish You)."
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
Jeff Timmons was born in Canton, Ohio, in 1973. While in college, he met brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, along with Justin Jeffre, to form the group 98 Degrees. The boy band found major success in the late 1990s with hit albums 98 Degrees and 98 Degrees and Rising before going on a hiatus in 2002,
and Timmons followed with a solo career and other music-based projects. He reunited with his bandmates several years later for the 2013 Package Tour, and to release 98 Degrees' fifth studio album, 2.0 (2013).
Singer Jeffrey Brandon Timmons was born on April 30, 1973, in Canton, Ohio. After attending Massillon Washington High School, where he was more focused on athletics than music, Timmons attended three different colleges, the last of which Kent State University, he left to pursue a music career. His sudden interest in the arts resulted from his attempt to impress women at a college party; along with some football teammates, Timmons sang "My Girl" to the crowd's delight. From there, the group took a leap of faith and moved to California to pursue a career in music.
Though Jeff Timmons was prepared to make the transition to pop stardom, the group's three other members weren't. They soon returned home to Ohio, leaving Timmons to go after his dream alone. While on his own in California, Timmons met future bandmate Nick Lachey, a fellow Ohio native with a background in music. Timmons eventually talked Lachey into moving to California, and Lachey brought a high school friend, Justin Jeffre, on board too. Lachey's younger brother, Drew Lachey, joined as well, completing the four-member boy band now known famously as 98 Degrees.
Not long after, the group was "discovered" while singing backstage at a Boyz II Men concert. They were signed to Motown Records and released their debut album, 98 Degrees, in 1997. The following year, they released their sophomore effort, 98 Degrees and Rising. Both albums were successful, with the first reaching gold certification and the second reaching double-platinum status; the former included such popular songs as "Because of You," with the latter including hits like "I Do (Cherish You)." The boy band released two more albums before going on an extended hiatus in 2002.
Two years later, Timmons released his first solo album, Whisper That Way (2004). The album's lead single, "Whisper That Way," peaked at No. 20 on the contemporary chart. The artist made an uncommon move in 2011, releasing his second collection of songs for free online. He had also produced the music of the collection himself, and released it independently.
Timmons put his side projects on hold in 2012 to perform with his fellow bandmates for a one-time concert at the Summer Mixtape Festival. Following the successful reunion, the members of 98 Degrees publicly announced that they would be releasing new music and touring with two other popular boy bands, Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block, for the 2013 Package Tour. They released 2.0 the same month that the tour kicked off, in May 2013.
© 2014 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
profile name: Jeff Timmons profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.
Your Friends' Connections
Included In These Groups
98 Degrees 4 people in this group
Famous Taureans 564 people in this group
They make music with instruments they were born with - their voices. Gifted vocalists have entertained audiences across musical genres from the tour de force arias of Luciano Pavarotti to the classic crooning of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett to the soulful vocals of artists like Aretha Franklin and Mahalia Jackson. With their powerful lyricism, singers like Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Bruce Springsteen became poet laureates of American music while artists including Joan Baez and Joe Strummer used their voices to prompt social change while they entertained. Rockers from Elvis Presley to The Beatles to Kurt Cobain helped define their generations through their songs while icons like Michael Jackson, Cher and Whitney Houston shaped pop culture with their larger-than-life voices and personas. See these and more famous singers who have struck a chord in musical history.
Famous Singers 782 people in this group