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98 Degress Are “Lonely” On New Ballad

The return of 98 Degrees continues to roll out this morning with the release of a new ballad entitled “Lonely.”

Taken from the group’s forthcoming comeback release, “Lonely” is a piano and hand claps-led ballad about that titular ugly feeling. It doesn’t exactly pack the kind of emotional punch or infectious hook radio fans will want to hear on repeat, but it is a strong song nonetheless. You can stream the song on MTV.

98 Degrees new album, 2.0, will hit stores May 7.

98 Degrees Announce New Album, ’2.0′

Boys bands will never die, and those needing proof need look no further than the gentlemen of 98 Degrees. Their time in the spotlight was always secondary to the fame *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys achieved, but here we are more than a decade later and they’re still chugging along with a new album and tour planned for 2013.

Taking a few cues from future tour mates New Kids On The Block, the men of 98 Degrees have announced plans to release new album entitled 2.0 later this year. This will be the first album from the group since 2000′s Revelation, and it should help push a few more ticket sales for their upcoming “Package Tour” with NKOTB.

At this point, no single has been release from 2.0, so there really is no way to know what 98 Degrees have planned for us. So, instead of waiting around with nothing to do, click below and stroll down memory lane with one of their biggest hits. Continue reading ’98 Degrees Announce New Album, ’2.0′’

The Second Coming of Howie Dorough

Let’s face it, sometimes the past should stay dead. But when an awesome musical artist fades from popularity, their fans later wonder, “Where are they now?”  You may not know it, but many artists you loved in the past are still hard at work writing new albums or preparing to tour once more.  Fortunately, you now have “Second Coming” to reintroduce you to some of your favorite acts of the last few decades and give you the scoop on what you can expect from them in the future!


THEN: When your first performance is at SeaWorld, you know big things are coming…right? Well, that’s exactly what happened for five American teenagers in 1993. Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Brian Littrell had been hand-selected by now-notorious impresario Lou Pearlman to form a group called Backstreet Boys. The group was catapulted to worldwide fame with hits like “I’ll Never Break Your Heart,” “As Long As You Love Me,” “I Want It That Way,” “The Shape Of My Heart,” “The Call” and “Incomplete.” As pioneers of the boy band era, they continued to stay on top of their game even as similar groups, like LFO, O-Town and 98 Degrees, seemed to emerge daily. With sales surpassing 100 million records, Backstreet Boys are still one of the highest selling artists of all time.

NOW: Though BSB are still going strong (minus Richardson, who left the group in 2006), Howie Dorough is also pursuing a solo career. “Howie D,” as he’s now known, released his solo album Back To Me in November, and has been hard at work with touring and promotion ever since. In an interview with AOL Music, Howie stated: ‎”[The album title] has a lot of meaning for me. I’m getting back to me, Howie Dorough, and what I’m all about outside of Backstreet Boys. At the same time, “Back,” being a part of Backstreet, it’s got kind of a cool double meaning.” Howie’s making sure he’s known as an individual by reaching out to reconnect with fans, both old and new, whether it’s over Twitter or even one-on-one Skype sessions. He also joined fellow ’90s pop icon Britney Spears for a few dates of her recent Femme Fatale Tour. 2012 will be a big year for Howie, as he continues to bring his energetic pop tunes to fans all over the world.

Take a seat and enjoy this ’90s pop gem: the video for “As Long As You Love Me.”

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