A multi-platinum recording artist, actor and television personality, Nick Lachey first rose to stardom as the frontman of the popular band 98 Degrees, selling 10 million albums worldwide and charting several Top 40 hits. Lachey later went onto star in "Newlyweds," one of MTV's most successful shows in the network's history. In 2003, Lachey launched an enormously successful solo album career for which his second record "What's Left of Me," went to #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
Lachey continues to be a presence both on and off the small screen. Most recently, he hosted three seasons of NBC's highly rated show "The Sing Off."
In July 2011, Lachey hosted NBC's star-studded "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular," and he has co-hosted "Live with Kelly" alongside Kelly Ripa on several occasions throughout 2012. Lachey has also starred on a variety of popular television series including "Hawaii Five-O," "Charmed," "One Tree Hill" and "Hope & Faith."
In addition to his acting work, Lachey has hosted several major national network programs and specials such as "High School Musical: Get in the Picture," and "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). Behind the scenes, Lachey 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 addition to his success in the music and television industries, his love of sports motivated him to become an owner of the Tacoma Rainers, a Triple A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Seattle Mariners. Lachey also remains a constant advocate for children's and humanitarian causes through his work with organizations such as VH1 Save the Music, Feeding America, Big Brothers, Big Sisters Organization and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He is also founder and president of The Nick Lachey Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping children, families and communities in need throughout the United States. For additional information, please visit www.nicklachey.com.