This just in: 98 Degrees is no longer a boy band — at least not according to Savannah Guthrie, who introduced the quartet on this morning’s Today Show by positing, “I called you a boy band, [but] I guess after 10 years you’ve graduated to man band?”
Nick Lachey made a few puberty jokes, thereby agreeing with Ann Curry 2.0‘s declaration that the former boy band, which hasn’t performed together in a decade but reunited today on NBC’s morning news program, has officially graduated to man band. Because that doesn’t sound weird at all.
Since the music world is going back in the direction of boy bands (a singular, sole, less-than-two direction, you might say), it seems like a perfect time for the former group — arguably the fourth most popular ’90s boy band, behind *NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys and The Moffatts, obvi — to reunite. Still, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a sizable chunk of the Today-viewing audience that thought the group’s name was referring to the weather (for the record, it’s only 81 in New York City).
Check out one of their four performances below, and let us know in the comments whether you think 98 Degrees can heat up music again: