Contemporary R&B group 98 Degrees bring An Evening with 98 Degrees Tour to Southwestern Ontario for three shows. The vocal group hit Caesars Windsor on Jan. 16, and then head to Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls on Jan. 17 and 18.
This 1990s breakthrough boy band gained popularity from their appearance in the animated Disney film Mulan and collaborating with label mate, Stevie Wonder on “True to Your Heart.” They differentiated themselves from many of the other teen bands at the time as they wrote much of their own material, which reflected their own R&B influences. Their album 98 Degrees and Rising went 4x Platinum and spawned 98 Degrees’ first major platinum hit “Because of You” along with other fan favourites such as “I Do” and “The Hardest Thing.”
98 Degrees sold a staggering 10 million records from 1997-2002. Revelation sold two million copies, peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and yielded a trio of hits, “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche),” “My Everything,” and “The Way You Want Me To.”
After taking a hiatus for over a decade, the quartet decided to reunite, first touring with New Kids on the Block and Boyz to Men in 2013 and then headlining their own 38-city My2K Tour in 2016. Most recently, 98 Degrees released their first full length Christmas album in 18 years, Let it Snow. The album featured the group’s signature R&B tinged, four-part harmonies and was a natural follow up to their 1999 multi-platinum selling This Christmas.