98 Degrees (album)

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98 Degrees
98° - 98° Front.jpg
Studio album by 98 Degrees
Released July 29, 1997
Recorded 1996 - 1997 Soundtrack Studios, Inc., New York
Paramount Recordings, Los Angeles, California
Desert Moon Studios, Anaheim, California
Chung King Studios, New York, New York
The Hit Factory, New York, New York
Soundtrack Studios, New York, New York
Silent Sound Recording Studios, Atlanta, Georgia
Pasturegate Studios, Munster, Indiana
Hinge Studios, Chicago, Illinois
4-Jewels Recording Company, Hammond, IL
Boss Productions, Atlanta, Georgia
Genre R&B, pop, soul
Label Motown
Producer
98 Degrees chronology
98 Degrees
(1997)
98 Degrees and Rising
(1998)
Singles from 98 Degrees
  1. "Invisible Man"
    Released: June 24, 1997
  2. "Was It Something I Didn't Say"
    Released: March 10, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C−[2]

98 Degrees (stylized as 98°) is the self-titled debut album by American male vocal group 98 Degrees. The album debuted and peaked at number 145 and number 88 on the US Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums respectively.[3] The album sold over 500,000 copies in the US alone.

Track listing[edit]

Original version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   98 Degrees, Bernard Grubman   0:38
2. "Come and Get It"   Montell Jordan Jordan 4:28
3. "Invisible Man"   Dane DeViller, Sean Hosein, Steve Kipner DeViller, Hosein 4:41
4. "Take My Breath Away"   Steve Grissette, Maxx Frank Grissette, Frank 4:31
5. "Hand in Hand"   Mario Winans, Kenneth Hickson Winans 5:18
6. "Intermood"   98 Degrees, Grubman   0:31
7. "Dreaming"   Jordan, Shep Crawford, Professor Funk Jordan, Crawford, Professor Funk 4:00
8. "You Are Everything"   Linda Creed, Thom Bell Winans 2:50
9. "Heaven's Missing An Angel"   Christopher A. Stewart, Sean K. Hall, Sam Salter, Tab Tricky, Sean 4:42
10. "I Wasn't Over You"   Stewart, Hall, Tab Tricky, Sean 4:20
11. "Completely"   98 Degrees, Grubman 98 Degrees, Grubman 4:05
12. "Don't Stop the Love"   Stewart, Hall, Robin Thicke Tricky, Sean 4:31
13. "I Wanna Love You"   Kenny Greene, Rashad Smith, Armando Colon Rashad Smith, Colon 4:00

Re-released version[edit]

  • The album was re-released on March 10, 1998, and "You Are Everything" was replaced with "Was It Something I Didn't Say", which was produced by Daryl Simmons.
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   98° and Bernard Grubman 0:38
2. "Come and Get It"   Montell Jordan 4:28
3. "Invisible Man"   Dane DeViller, Sean Hosein, and Steve Kipner 4:41
4. "Was It Something I Didn't Say"   Diane Warren 5:02
5. "Take My Breath Away"   Steve Grissette and Maxx Frank 4:31
6. "Hand in Hand"   Mario Winans and Kenneth Hickson 5:18
7. "Intermood"   98° and Bernard Grubman 0:31
8. "Dreaming"   Montell Jordan, Shep Crawford, and Professor Funk 4:00
9. "Heaven's Missing An Angel"   Christopher A. Stewart, Sean K. Hall, Sam Salter, and Tab 4:42
10. "I Wasn't Over You"   Christopher A. Stewart, Sean K. Hall, and Tab 4:20
11. "Completely"   98° and Bernard Grubman 4:05
12. "Don't Stop the Love"   Christopher A. Stewart, Sean K. Hall, and Robin Thicke 4:31
13. "I Wanna Love You"   Kenny Greene, Rashad Smith, and Armando Colon 4:00

Singles[edit]

  • "Invisible Man", the first single from the group was released on June 24, 1997. The song managed to enter the top twenty of the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twelve.
  • "Was It Something I Didn't Say" was the second and final single from the album and it was released on March 10, 1998. The song did not enjoy the success of the former single, but was able to help make the album reach Gold certification.

Chart positions[edit]

(1997) Peak Position
U.S. Billboard 200[4] 145

Sales and Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[5] 3× Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

References[edit]

  1. ^ 98 Degrees (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "CG: 98°". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  3. ^ Biere, Devon. "Info on the album". 98degrees.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  4. ^ Biere, Devon. "Info on the album". 98degrees.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications – 98 Degrees – 98 Degrees". Music Canada. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "American album certifications – 98 Degrees – 98 Degrees". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH