98 Degrees (album)

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 U.S. Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums respectively.[3] The album sold over 500,000 copies in the U.S. alone.

98 Degrees
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 29, 1997 (1997-07-29)
Recorded1996–1997
Studio
GenreR&B, pop, soul
Length48:58
LabelMotown
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
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauC−[2]

Track listingEdit

Original versionEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro"98 Degrees, Bernard Grubman 0:38
2."Come and Get It"Montell JordanJordan4:28
3."Invisible Man"Dane DeViller, Sean Hosein, Steve KipnerDeViller, Hosein4:41
4."Take My Breath Away"Steve Grissette, Maxx FrankGrissette, Frank4:31
5."Hand in Hand"Mario Winans, Kenneth HicksonWinans5:18
6."Intermood"98 Degrees, Grubman 0:31
7."Dreaming"Jordan, Shep Crawford, Professor FunkJordan, Crawford, Professor Funk4:00
8."You Are Everything"Linda Creed, Thom BellWinans2:50
9."Heaven's Missing An Angel"Christopher A. Stewart, Sean K. Hall, Sam Salter, TabTricky, Sean4:42
10."I Wasn't Over You"Stewart, Hall, TabTricky, Sean4:20
11."Completely"98 Degrees, Grubman98 Degrees, Grubman4:05
12."Don't Stop the Love"Stewart, Hall, Robin ThickeTricky, Sean4:31
13."I Wanna Love You"Kenny Greene, Rashad Smith, Armando ColonRashad Smith, Colon4:00

Re-released versionEdit

  • 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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Intro"98° and Bernard Grubman0:38
2."Come and Get It"Montell Jordan4:28
3."Invisible Man"Dane DeViller, Sean Hosein, and Steve Kipner4:41
4."Was It Something I Didn't Say"Diane Warren5:02
5."Take My Breath Away"Steve Grissette and Maxx Frank4:31
6."Hand in Hand"Mario Winans and Kenneth Hickson5:18
7."Intermood"98° and Bernard Grubman0:31
8."Dreaming"Montell Jordan, Shep Crawford, and Professor Funk4:00
9."Heaven's Missing An Angel"Christopher A. Stewart, Sean K. Hall, Sam Salter, and Tab4:42
10."I Wasn't Over You"Christopher A. Stewart, Sean K. Hall, and Tab4:20
11."Completely"98° and Bernard Grubman4:05
12."Don't Stop the Love"Christopher A. Stewart, Sean K. Hall, and Robin Thicke4:31
13."I Wanna Love You"Kenny Greene, Rashad Smith, and Armando Colon4:00

SinglesEdit

  • "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.

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

(1997) Peak Position
US Billboard 200[4] 145
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[5] 88

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[6] 3× Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 98 Degrees 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. ^ Biere, Devon. "Info on the album". 98degrees.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  6. ^ "Canadian album certifications – 98 Degrees – 98 Degrees". Music Canada.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – 98 Degrees – 98 Degrees". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.