98 Degrees 98, 98 Degree, 98 Degrees 98度, 98 ᵒ, 98", 98*, 98°, 980, 98º, Ninety-Eight Degrees98 Degrees is a Grammy-nominated American boy band. The group was formed in Los Angeles, but its members are all from Ohio. Unlike most boy bands, they formed independently and were later picked up by a record label, as opposed to being assembled by a label or a producer (e.g. The Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC). They have sold over 10 million records and achieved 8 top 40 singles.