Jonas Brothers

  • Pop rock band formed in 2005 from Wyckoff New Jersey. The brothers are Kevin (guitar, background vocals), Joe (keyboards, guitars, percussion, lead vocals) and Nick Jonas (guitar, keyboards, drums, lead vocals). All contributed to songwriting, with Nick as the primary songwriter, with plenty of help from his brothers.
  • The brothers were born into a musical family, with the youngest Nick showing a particular talent for singing. By the age of seven, Nick was performing roles in Broadway theater, and at ten years old, he co-wrote a Christmas song with his father that was released to Christian radio in 2003, making it his debut single as a solo artist. Nick soon was signed to a record deal and a solo album was released in 2005, with his brothers co-writing several songs and providing back up vocals on the record. Subsequently, all three brothers were signed to the label. They called themselves Jonas Brothers, ranging in age from 17 to 13 years old.
  • To gain exposure, they toured as an opening act for other artists and they made appearances on Disney Channel soundtracks. Their debut album It’s About Time was released in August 2006. Prior to that, their debut single was released – Mandy. Neither the single nor the album charted, and the group was dropped by the record label within six months of the release of the album.
  • Their work for the Disney Channel proved to be popular, and by February 2007, they were signed by Disney’s record label. They contributed songs to a Disney compilation album and to the soundtrack for the Disney film Meet the Robinsons. They continued to appear on the Disney channel, and by the summer of 2007, they released their second album, the self-titled Jonas Brothers. It was an immediate success, reaching #5 on the album chart. By the end of the year it was certified platinum. Two singles from the album reached the top 25 of the Hot 100 – When You Look Me In the Eyes and S.O.S. – with the latter peaking at #17.
  • In 2008, a Disney reality television show documented their life on the road, and a Disney TV movie was filmed that featured the brothers and rising Disney star Demi Lovato. In August 2008, they released their third studio album, A Little Bit Longer. Their exposure via Disney paid off – It was their first album to top the album chart, with the singles Burnin’ Up reaching #5 and Tonight peaking at #8 on the Hot 100 chart. They also co-produced Lovato’s debut album, writing six songs for it.
  • Disney continued to feature the Jonas Brothers on the Disney Channel, and their concerts were filling arenas throughout the country. They were nominated for a Grammy award for Best New Artist in December 2008, and they made their debut on Saturday Night Live in February 2009.
  • Their next album, Lines, Vines, and Trying Times, was released in the summer of 2009. It was less successful, with only one single reaching the top 40 – Paranoid peaked at #37. Later that year, they contributed Send It On for a Disney charity project – the recording included Lovato and Disney music artists Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez. It reached #20 on the chart.
  • A concert tour in 2012 and 2013 started, but they cancelled the final 23 dates due to creative differences, and by late October, they announced that the group had split. They went on to focus on their individual solo careers. They had a reality television show, and Joe formed the pop-rock group DNCE, who had a huge hit in 2015 with Cake By the Ocean. Meanwhile, Nick released two solo albums and had acting roles in film, television and theater.
  • In early 2019, they announced that they had reformed the group, and on March 1 that year, they released a new single, Sucker. It was an immediate success, debuting at #1 on the Hot 100 – their first song to top a Billboard chart. It earned them their second Grammy nomination, for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. That summer, they released the Happiness Begins album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart. Other singles released from the album were successful – Only Human reached #3 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart and #18 on the Hot 100, and Cool peaked at #10 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. They are working on their sixth album, and they released several singles in 2020 that will be part of the album.
  • The brothers are back and they’ve grown from a Disney-driven boy band to a more mature pop-rock machine. Here’s the video to their #1 hit, Sucker.

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