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Nick Lachey: There Is A Lot Of Great Feedback As We Go

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Nick Lachey has a passion for acappella, which is singing without instrumental music.  He was a member of the boy band 98 Degrees that got signed to its first recording contract after singing an acappella medley in the office of the president of Motown Records.

And now he returns as host of "The Sing-Off" for its fourth season, and he's glad to be back.

"You know it's given a lot to me, and in some kind of way this is my way of giving back to the genre of a cappella," Nick said.

And Nick promises that in this series, there will be no lip-synching, no backup bands and no safety net for any of the groups competing for cash and a recording contract.

Nick joins Steve Edwards and Maria Quiban on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Nick Lachey: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American singer, songwriter, actor, producer and television personality. Lachey rose to fame as the lead singer of the multi-platinum selling boy band 98 Degrees. He later starred in the reality television series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica with his then-wife, Jessica Simpson. He has released two solo albums, SoulO and What's Left of Me. He is also known for his recurring role as Leslie St. Claire on the television series Charmed.

2) Nick Lachey attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in the Cincinnati Public School District (CPS). He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In the fall of 1992 he enrolled as a freshman at the University of Southern California, according to a statement he made during his guest appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show on December 12, 2013.

3) Nick started his professional singing career at Kings Island with friend Justin Jeffre in the mid-1990s singing in a group quartet throughout the park. Lachey was a member of boyband 98 Degrees along with his brother, Drew, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons. Their debut album was the self-titled 98 Degrees; however, the band's first real success came with their follow up album 98 Degrees and Rising. 98 Degrees has sold over 10 million records. 98 Degrees performed a one-off summer reunion show in Hershey, Philadelphia at the Summer Mixtape Festival on August 18, 2012, their first concert in more than a decade.

4) Taking the Stage, a musical reality show documenting the lives of high school students at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, premiered on MTV in March 2009. It was produced by Lachey. In December 2009, he hosted The Sing-Off, a four-part American singing competition featuring a cappella groups, a role he reprised during December 2010 for the show's second and third season on NBC. Lachey was a contestant in the NBC celebrity reality competition series called Stars Earn Stripes.

‘The Sing-Off' airs tonight at 10:00pm on NBC.

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