Justin Jeffre was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan in 1973. He later joined the boy band 98 Degrees with Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey and Jeff Timmons where they made hit albums such as 1998’s 98 Degrees and Rising, which featured huge hits like “The Hardest Thing” and “Because of You.” The group also released another popular album in 2000 titled Revelation which featured “Give Me Just One Night,” their highest charting single to date.
Following their hiatus in 2002, Jeffre ran for the mayoral election of Cincinnati, Ohio in 2005. Although he didn’t win the election, he still continued to be a political activist. In 2011, Jeffre was arrested while participating in a protest march in support of the “Occupy Cincinnati Movement.”
In 2012, 98 Degrees reunited once again and released their first studio album in over 13 years called 2.0 in 2013. Three years later, the group headlined the My2K Tour and released their Christmas album, Let It Snow, in 2017.