It’s mid-August and summer is waning, but 98 Degrees are — as of today! — officially back to make sure things stay hot. They started early, giving their first performance in a decade on the Today Show. And then before shipping off to Hershey, Pennsylvania for the Mixtape Festival, they stopped by VH1 headquarters for Big Morning Buzz Live for a game of “Because of Who” and a little bit of “Because of You.” What we learned? Drew is the prankster, Nick is the reality television buff (of course), Drew and Justin are the worst eaters, and Jeff is always down for one more round. Which, well, because of a few drinks, according to Nick, 98 Degrees is on the comeback: “We basically got together over a few beers and started singing and though, ‘This is not bad!'” And they then sang a little acapella “Because of You,” and we agree, not bad!
Before they left, they improvised a new theme song for the Big Morning Buzz — short but sweet, at 4:50 below — that they promise will be on their upcoming album, at least as a bonus track.
98 Degrees plays “Because of who?”
The men performed “I Do (Cherish You)” to a giddy and giggling (and mostly female) audience. “It feels like just yesterday we were doing this the first time around,” said Nick afterwards.