98 Degrees and Rising is the second album released by American male vocal group 98 Degrees. It was recorded at Blue Wave Studios in Vancouver Canada. It went 4x platinum in the United States and included the singles "Because of You" and "The Hardest Thing", which peaked at No. 3 and No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively. The album also features two covers, Mark Wills "I Do (Cherish You)" and "She's Out Of My Life", made famous by Michael Jackson. It also contains a duet with labelmate Stevie Wonder, "True to Your Heart", which was featured on the soundtrack of the 1998 film Mulan.
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