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|Birth name||Justin Paul Jeffre|
February 25, 1973 |
Mount Clemens, Michigan, U.S.
Justin Paul Jeffre (born February 25, 1973) is an American pop singer and politician. A long-time resident and vocal supporter of Cincinnati, Jeffre is probably best known as a member of the multi-platinum-selling boy band 98 Degrees.
Before achieving fame, Jeffre was a student at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. It was there that he first became friends with Nick Lachey. The two would later team up with Drew Lachey and Jeff Timmons to form 98 Degrees. The group was signed to Motown Records and soon began burning up the charts with hits like Invisible Man, Because of You, Hardest Thing, and Una Noche.
98 Degrees eventually took a break, and Jeffre began to pursue a political career. He was a 2005 mayoral candidate for the city of Cincinnati. Though he did not gain election, he did succeed in bringing attention to Cincinnati. Jeffre continues to be an activist on various projects.
After a 13-year hiatus, Jeffre and the other members of 98 Degrees joined forces again, releasing a new album, 2.0, on May 7, 2013 and becoming part of The Package Tour. The Package Tour was with Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block.
The group plans to continue recording and performing together.