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Nick Lachey is an American singer, songwriter and television personality best known for his album, ‘What’s Left of Me’

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BirthdayNovember 9, 1973
NationalityAmerican
FamousSinger-songwriter, Humanitarian, Miami University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, T V & Movie Producers, Singers
City/StateKentucky
SpousesJessica Simpson
SiblingsDrew Lachey
Known asNicholas Scott
Childrens Camden John Lachey
Universities
  • Miami University
  • Miami University
  • School for Creative and Performing Arts
  • University of Southern California
Notable Alumnis
  • Miami University
Birth PlaceHarlan
Height175cm
GenderMale
Net Worth$20 million as of Feb 21,2017
Sun SignScorpio
Born inHarlan
Famous asSinger-songwriter and Actor

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Who is Nick Lachey?

Nick Lachey is an American singer, songwriter, actor and television personality who shot to fame more because of his personal life than his professional ventures. A passionate singer and sports aficionado, he was perplexed and spoiled for choice as to what to take up professionally during his early years. No sooner his passion for music transcended and made way for him to be a part of the boy band, 98 Degrees. Along with his brother, a high school friend and an Ohio native, the quartet achieved quite fame and recognition for their work. They released a total of 5 albums in the 1990s that sold 10 million records. However, the scaling popularity zoomed a little more when he got into an affair with fellow pop star Jessica Simpson. The two eventually married and were a part of the reality television series, ‘Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica’ and ‘The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour’. His personal life made headlines again when he separated from his wife. It was after his break-up that he came up with an album, ‘What’s Left of Me’ wherein he channelized his entire emotional outburst. The album was a raving success and gained him much popularity.

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Childhood & Early Life

Nick Lachey was born as Nicholas Scott Lachey to German-American parents, Cate Fopma-Leimbach and John Lachey, in Harlan, Kentucky.

Despite being born in Kentucky, young Lachey spent much of his growing up years in Ohio.

He attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. Later on, he enrolled at the University of South California in Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.

After a year of studies at the USC, he being a serious sports aficionado, took a detour from his college career and instead enrolled at the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, to study sports medicine. The opportunity also allowed him to stay closer to his family.

Career

Sailing on two boats at the same time, his passion for music soon outshined his love for sports as he switched to take up music professionally. It was Jeff Timmons who convinced him to be a part of the new vocal group.

In 1995, he and Timmons were joined by his high school friend Justin Jeffre and his brother Drew Lachey. The quartet started off by singing in a group throughout the park. They named the band, 98 Degrees.

In 1997, they bagged a deal with Motown Records. Following this, they came up with their debut self-titled album, ’98 Degrees’. Though the album was well received, they tasted real success with their follow-up album, ’98 Degrees and Rising’.

By the end of the 1990s, the band had gained considerable popularity and fame with their five best-selling albums. The albums together had sold 10 million records and were known for their super hit tracks, ‘Because of You’, ‘The Hardest Thing’ and ‘Give Me Just One Night’. Additionally, they also sang duets with big and established stars.

In 2003, he starred in a MTV reality television show ‘Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica’ along with his wife, Jessica Simpson. The show explored the personal space of the two stars and their time together.

The same year, he released his debut venture, SoulO. Despite releasing in the realm of success of the ‘Newlyweds’, the album was a major failure.

Thereafter he, along with Jessica, made an appearance in the television special The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour, which was aired in 2004. He also appeared in the television series Charmed in 2004 and 2005.

Despite the failure of his debut venture and the turmoil in his personal life, he wasn’t heartbroken and instead came up with his second album in May 2006 titled, ‘What’s Left of Me’. The album became a major blockbuster and was certified Gold. It went on to sell more than 500,000 copies domestically.

The self-titled single, ‘What’s Left of Me’ of the album became a super duper hit and charted to peak at the number six position on the Billboard Hot 100. The video featured MTV VJ, Vanessa Minnillo.

He then recorded ‘Ordinary Day’ for the Oprah Winfrey film, ‘For One More Day’. In 2007, he started recording for his third solo album. However, in January 2010 Jive Records put the album on hold for an indefinite time. Thereafter, he broke his contract with the recording label.

He starred in the well-known television series, ‘One Tree Hill’. In 2009, he starred in the musical reality show, ‘Taking the Stage’ which documented the life of high school students at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. The show premiered on MTV.

In 2009, he served as the host of the four-part American singing competition, ‘The Sing Off’. He reprised his role of the presenter in the second and third season of the show as well. He even starred as one of the contestants in the reality television series, ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ by NBC.

Personal Life & Legacy

While his profession earned him fame and glory, it was the events in his personal life that brought him in the limelight. To start off, he gained fame for dating pop star Jessica Simpson in 1999.

After three years of courtship, the couple tied the knot on October 26, 2002. While the nuptials earned him excessive attention, it was the reality television show ‘Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica’ that scaled their eminence.

The couple hit the headlines again in 2005 but this time for separating from each other, citing irreconcilable differences as the major reason for the same. They were legally divorced on June 30, 2006.

Things shaped up well for him in the personal and professional front in 2006 as he got into relationship with Vanessa Minnillo, who featured on his single, ‘What’s Left of Me’.

The couple dated steadily and eventually announced their engagement on November 4, 2010. They went into the wedlock on July 15, 2011. The wedding was filmed and televised on July 30.

The couple was blessed with their first child, Camden John Lachey on September 12, 2012.

While his passion for music has successfully evolved into a successful career, he did not let go of his interest in sports. He is a part owner of the Hollywood Fame, a team in the American Basketball Association. Furthermore, he was a part of an ownership group of the Tacoma Rainiers, the Seattle Mariners' Triple-A affiliate.

He is an avid follower and an ardent fan of Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, and Cincinnati Bearcats

In 2009 he threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the MLB Opening Day game in Cincinnati, Ohio and in 2011 he sang the National Anthem for the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky.

He serves on the Entertainment Council of the hunger-relief organization Feeding America.

Trivia

This talented singer and television personality jumped to fame with his marriage to pop sensation Jessica Simpson.

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Nick Lachey biography timelines

  • // 9th Nov 1973
    Nick Lachey was born as Nicholas Scott Lachey to German-American parents, Cate Fopma-Leimbach and John Lachey, in Harlan, Kentucky.
  • // 1990
    By the end of the 1990s, the band had gained considerable popularity and fame with their five best-selling albums. The albums together had sold 10 million records and were known for their super hit tracks, ‘Because of You’, ‘The Hardest Thing’ and ‘Give Me Just One Night’. Additionally, they also sang duets with big and established stars.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, he and Timmons were joined by his high school friend Justin Jeffre and his brother Drew Lachey. The quartet started off by singing in a group throughout the park. They named the band, 98 Degrees.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, they bagged a deal with Motown Records. Following this, they came up with their debut self-titled album, ’98 Degrees’. Though the album was well received, they tasted real success with their follow-up album, ’98 Degrees and Rising’.
  • // 1999
    While his profession earned him fame and glory, it was the events in his personal life that brought him in the limelight. To start off, he gained fame for dating pop star Jessica Simpson in 1999.
  • // 26th Oct 2002
    After three years of courtship, the couple tied the knot on October 26, 2002. While the nuptials earned him excessive attention, it was the reality television show ‘Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica’ that scaled their eminence.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, he starred in a MTV reality television show ‘Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica’ along with his wife, Jessica Simpson. The show explored the personal space of the two stars and their time together.
  • // 2003
    The same year, he released his debut venture, SoulO. Despite releasing in the realm of success of the ‘Newlyweds’, the album was a major failure.
  • // 2004 To 2005
    Thereafter he, along with Jessica, made an appearance in the television special The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour, which was aired in 2004. He also appeared in the television series Charmed in 2004 and 2005.
  • // 2006
    Things shaped up well for him in the personal and professional front in 2006 as he got into relationship with Vanessa Minnillo, who featured on his single, ‘What’s Left of Me’.
  • // May 2006
    Despite the failure of his debut venture and the turmoil in his personal life, he wasn’t heartbroken and instead came up with his second album in May 2006 titled, ‘What’s Left of Me’. The album became a major blockbuster and was certified Gold. It went on to sell more than 500,000 copies domestically.
  • // 30th Jun 2006
    The couple hit the headlines again in 2005 but this time for separating from each other, citing irreconcilable differences as the major reason for the same. They were legally divorced on June 30, 2006.
  • // 2007 To 2010
    He then recorded ‘Ordinary Day’ for the Oprah Winfrey film, ‘For One More Day’. In 2007, he started recording for his third solo album. However, in January 2010 Jive Records put the album on hold for an indefinite time. Thereafter, he broke his contract with the recording label.
  • // 2009
    He starred in the well-known television series, ‘One Tree Hill’. In 2009, he starred in the musical reality show, ‘Taking the Stage’ which documented the life of high school students at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. The show premiered on MTV.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he served as the host of the four-part American singing competition, ‘The Sing Off’. He reprised his role of the presenter in the second and third season of the show as well. He even starred as one of the contestants in the reality television series, ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ by NBC.
  • // 2009 To 2011
    In 2009 he threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the MLB Opening Day game in Cincinnati, Ohio and in 2011 he sang the National Anthem for the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky.
  • // 15th Jul 2011
    The couple dated steadily and eventually announced their engagement on November 4, 2010. They went into the wedlock on July 15, 2011. The wedding was filmed and televised on July 30.
  • // 12th Sep 2012
    The couple was blessed with their first child, Camden John Lachey on September 12, 2012.

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Nick Lachey's FAQ

  • What is Nick Lachey birthday?

    Nick Lachey was born at 1973-11-09

  • Where is Nick Lachey's birth place?

    Nick Lachey was born in Harlan

  • What is Nick Lachey nationalities?

    Nick Lachey's nationalities is American

  • Who is Nick Lachey spouses?

    Nick Lachey's spouses is Jessica Simpson

  • Who is Nick Lachey siblings?

    Nick Lachey's siblings is Drew Lachey

  • Who is Nick Lachey childrens?

    Nick Lachey's childrens is Camden John Lachey

  • What was Nick Lachey universities?

    Nick Lachey studied at Miami University, Miami University, School for Creative and Performing Arts, University of Southern California

  • What was Nick Lachey notable alumnis?

    Nick Lachey's notable alumnis is Miami University

  • How tall is Nick Lachey?

    Nick Lachey's height is 175

  • What is Nick Lachey's sun sign?

    Nick Lachey is Scorpio

  • How famous is Nick Lachey?

    Nick Lachey is famouse as Singer-songwriter and Actor