Jonas Brothers

Jonas Brothers
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From left to right: NickJoe, and Kevin Jonasduring their 2010 World Tour in San Antonio
Background information
Also known as JoBros, JB
Origin United States
Genres Pop rockpower popteen pop[1][2][3][4]
Years active 2005–2011, 2012–present
Labels ColumbiaHollywoodJonas
Associated acts Demi Lovato
Nick Jonas and the Administration
Website jonasbrothers2012.com
Members Kevin Jonas
Joe Jonas
Nick Jonas

The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band.[5][6][7][8] Formed in 2005, they have gained popularity from the Disney Channelchildren’s television network and consists of three brothers from the shore region of New JerseyPaul Kevin Jonas IIJoseph Adam Jonas and Nicholas Jerry Jonas.

In the summer of 2008 they starred in the Disney Channel Original Movies Camp Rock and its sequel, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. The band has released four albums: It’s About TimeJonas BrothersA Little Bit Longer, and Lines, Vines and Trying Times, with an upcoming fifth studio album due for release in 2013.

In 2008, the group was nominated for the Best New Artist award at the 51st Grammy Awards and won the award for Breakthrough Artist at the American Music Awards. As of May 2009, before the release of Lines, Vines and Trying Times, they have sold over eight million albums worldwide.[9]

Contents

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History and music career

1999–2005: Nick Jonas – Discovery and solo album

Main articles: Nick Jonas and Nicholas Jonas (album)

The band started as a solo project for Nick Jonas.[10][11][12] At the age of 7, Nicholas began performing on Broadway.[13][14] He has acted in several plays, including A Christmas Carol (in 2000 as Tiny Tim and as Scrooge at eight), Annie Get Your Gun (in 2001 as Little Jake), Beauty and the Beast (in 2002 as Chip), and Les Misérables (in 2003 as Gavroche).[14][15][16][17] After Les Misérablesclosed, he performed in The Sound of Music (as Kurt) at the Paper Mill Playhouse.[18]

In 2002 while performing in Beauty and the Beast, Nick had written a song with his father called “Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)“. With background vocals from the Beauty and the Beast cast, Nick performed the song on the 2002 annual Broadway “Equity Fights AIDS” album, Broadway’s Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure, Vol. 4.[19][20] In November 2003, INO Records received a demo copy of “Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)”.[21] The label released the song to Christian radio, where it quickly became popular on Record & Radio’s Christian Adult Contemporary Chart.[20] While Nick was working on his solo project, Joe followed in his footsteps to Broadway, appearing in Baz Luhrmann‘s production of La bohème. According to Nick, this was also the first year the brothers started writing songs together.[22]

By September 2004, an executive at Columbia Records found out about Nick’s song.[19][20] Nick was soon jointly signed to INO Records and Columbia Records and released the single “Dear God“.[23] A second single, a new solo recording of “Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)”, was released on November 16.[24] It was supposed to be followed by a December release of a self-titled solo album Nicholas Jonas, but the album had been pushed back;[25] it did, however, get a limited release.[26] Nick, along with his brothers, Kevin and Joe, had written several other songs for the album.[19] In early 2005, Columbia Records’ new president, Steve Greenberg, listened to Nick’s record. Greenberg liked Nick’s voice.[27][dead link] After meeting with Nick and hearing the song “Please Be Mine”, written and performed by the brothers, Daylight/Columbia Records decided to sign the three as a group act.[19][28][29]

2005–06: It’s About Time

After being signed to Columbia, the brothers considered naming their group “Sons of Jonas” before settling on the name “Jonas Brothers.”[30] Throughout 2005, the Jonas Brothers had gone on several tours, opening for various artists including, Jump5Kelly ClarksonJesse McCartney, the Backstreet Boys, and The Click Five.[10][31] They spent the latter portion of the year on an anti-drug tour with Aly & AJ and The Cheetah Girls.[31][32] Additionally, they opened for The Veronicas in early 2006.[19] For the album, titled It’s About Time, the band collaborated with several writers, including Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), Michael Mangini (Joss Stone), Desmond Child (AerosmithBon Jovi), Billy Mann (Destiny’s ChildJessica Simpson) and Steve Greenberg.[32] The album was initially supposed to be released in February 2006, but was pushed back several times.[19][28][31][32] The delay was due to executive changes at Sony (the parent company of Columbia) and the executives’ desire to have “another lead single” on the album. For the album, the Jonas Brothers covered two hit songs by UK band Busted – “Year 3000” and “What I Go to School For“.[27]

The Jonas Brothers’ first single, “Mandy“, was released on December 27, 2005.[33] Its music video was shown on MTV’s Total Request Live on February 22, 2006[12] and reached number four. Another song, “Time for Me to Fly“, was released on the Aquamarine soundtrack, also in February.[34] In March, “Mandy” was featured in the Nickelodeon television film Zoey 101: Spring Break-Up and the Zoey 101: Music Mix soundtrack album, with Nicholas Jonas listed as the artist name.[34] The group’s music was also featured on Cartoon Network‘s Cartoon Cartoon Fridays.[10][34] The band covered “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” from Pirates of the Caribbean for the DisneyMania 4 album, released on April 4, 2006.[35] Over the summer of 2006, the Jonas Brothers went on tour with Aly & AJ.[36] The Jonas Brothers also created the theme song for the second season of American Dragon Jake Long, airing from June 2006 to September 2007 on the Disney Channel.[34][37]

It’s About Time was finally released on August 8, 2006.[38] According to the band’s manager, it was only a “limited release” of 50,000 copies, so the album can be bid on auction sites like eBay for up to $200–$300 USD. Because Sony was not interested in further promoting the band, the Jonas Brothers then considered switching labels. On October 3, 2006, Nick’s 2004 solo single, “Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)”, was re-released on Joy to the World: The Ultimate Christmas Collection.[39] Also in October, the Jonas Brothers covered “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid. Along with a music video, the song was released on a two-disc special-edition release of The Little Mermaidsoundtrack.[40] The second single from It’s About Time was “Year 3000, which music video premiered on Disney Channel in January 2007. The band was ultimately dropped by Columbia Records in early 2007.

2007–08: Jonas Brothers

Jonas Brothers logo used from 2007-2011

After briefly being without a label, the Jonas Brothers signed with Hollywood Records in February 2007.[41] Around the same time, the brothers began appearing in commercials for Baby Bottle Pops, singing the jingle.[42] On March 24, two additional songs on two different albums were released: “Kids of the Future“, from the Meet the Robinsons soundtrack[43] (based on Kim Wilde‘s “Kids in America“), and “I Wanna Be Like You“, from DisneyMania 5.[44]

The Jonas Brothers made their first appearance at the White House on Monday, April 9, 2007, during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, where they sang the National Anthem.[45] They returned on Wednesday June 27, 2007, during a Celebrating Women in Sports Tee Ball game on the South Lawn. They sang the National Anthem, and, after the game, the Jonas Brothers entertained at the picnic-reception with a selection of their hits.[46] Their self-titled second album was released on August 7, 2007.[47] It reached number five on the Billboard Hot 200chart in its first week. Two singles with music videos were also released around this time — “Hold On” two weeks before, and “S.O.S.” 4 days before the release of the album.

In August, the Jonas Brothers made several appearances on television. On August 17, they guest-starred in an episode of the Disney Channel show Hannah Montana titled “Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas.” They also performed “We Got the Party” with Miley Cyrus in the episode, which premiered after High School Musical 2 and was viewed by 10.7 million people that night.[48] On August 24, the Jonas Brothers performed two songs at the Miss Teen USA contest.[49] The following day, the closing ceremonies of theDisney Channel Games aired, featuring a performance from the Jonas Brothers. The games were taped on April 27, 2007 in Orlando, Florida.[50] On August 26, the Jonas Brothers co-presented an award with Miley Cyrus at the Teen Choice Awards. On November 18, 2007, they performed at the American Music Awards, performing the song “S.O.S.” On November 22, the brothers appeared in the 81st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For their final performance of 2007, the three brothers performed their singles “Hold On” and “S.O.S.” at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. The Jonas Brothers kicked off their Look Me In The Eyes Tour on January 31, 2008 in Tucson, Arizona. They performed several new songs on the tour that were slated to be on their third studio album, A Little Bit Longer.

2008–09: A Little Bit Longer

The Jonas Brothers performing a concert in February 2008

The Jonas Brothers’ third studio album, A Little Bit Longer, was released in the United States on August 12, 2008, with CDVU+ technology, just like their second album, Jonas Brothers. On June 24, 2008, iTunes announced that it would release four songs from A Little Bit Longer, one roughly every two weeks.[51] The purchase of each of the songs applies to the cost of the entire album, which could be purchased via iTunes’ Complete the Album feature after release. Each song released also featured a podcast. The schedule: June 24, 2008 for “Burnin’ Up“; July 15, 2008 for “Pushin’ Me Away“; July 29, 2008 for “Tonight“; and August 5, 2008 for “A Little Bit Longer.” All of them have occupied the number 1 spot on iTunes for at least 3 days.

After the Look Me In The Eyes Tour ended on March 22, 2008, the Jonas Brothers announced that they would be opening up for Avril Lavigne‘s Best Damn Tour along with Boys Like Girls, but only on the second leg of the tour in Europe which lasted from late May to late June 2008. While filming the film Camp Rock, the Jonas Brothers co-wrote and co-produced six songs for fellow Disney Channel star and close friend, Demi Lovato, for her upcoming album, Don’t Forget.[52] Lovato retooled some of her songs to give it the Disney Signature. “I (Lovato) tend to write songs that are, I guess, a little bit more intense and less catchy, and I needed help writing catchy songs”, she said, adding that the album also features a guest spot from Rooney frontman Robert Schwartzman. “So that’s where they came in. I put a lot of my musical input and lyrics into these songs, and they just helped me with hooks and stuff like that.”[53] “I’m more of a writer whose stuff wouldn’t make it on a Disney album. It’s too dark…”[54] The album was released on September 23, 2008. The brothers also helped produce Lovato’s album.

soundtrack was released for the film Camp Rock on June 17, 2008. It debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with 188,000 copies sold in its first week.[55] During the summer of 2008, the Jonas Brothers started their North American tour, the Burning Up Tour, promoting A Little Bit Longer and Camp Rock Soundtrack, and performing songs from previous albums as well: It’s About Time and Jonas Brothers. The tour kicked off July 4, 2008, at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, Ontario. A Disney Digital 3D production crew filmed the two shows in Anaheim, California on July 13 and July 14[56] with Taylor Swift,[57] who sang a few singles from her self-titled album, Taylor Swift, for a theatrical film that was released in theatres as a 3D concert film on February 22, 2009.[58] On July 14, Nick Jonas announced onstage that the band had already written five songs for their fourth studio album (third with Hollywood Records).[57]

Jonas Brothers at the Grammy Auction in February 2009

The band was featured on the July 2008 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, and became the youngest band to be on the cover of the magazine.[59] The Jonas Brothers visited downtown Cleveland, Ohio‘s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before their sold-out concert on the evening of August 22, 2008, at Blossom Music Center. The band presented the suits and pants they wore on the cover artwork of A Little Bit Longer to Jim Henke, vice president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The suits are part of the Right Here, Right Now! exhibit, which includes some of today’s most popular artists.[60] In December 2008, the Jonas Brothers were nominated for the Best New Artist award at the 51st Grammy Awards. It was recently confirmed that the Brothers will be collaborating with R&B producer Timbaland on a song called “Dumb” for his new album Shock Value 2.[61] In an interview Chris Brown told JustJared.com that he is collaborating with The Jonas Brothers. Brown said, “I’m possibly doing something with them. If they want me on the record, I’ll stay on the record, but I just wanted to write a record for those guys.” The Jonas Brothers appeared as musical guest on Saturday Night Live during the February 14 show. This was their SNL debut.[62]

2009: Lines, Vines and Trying Times

Jonas Brothers performing at the2009 Kids’ Choice Awards

The brothers finished recording their fourth studio album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, they began to talk about the album in the beginning of 2009. They said on several occasions that they have been working on writing and recording songs since their Burnin’ Up tour in mid-2008.[63] On March 11, 2009, the Jonas Brothers announced that their fourth studio album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, would be released on June 15, 2009.[64]

Nick said about the title in the interview with Rolling Stone that, “Lines are something that someone feeds you, vines are the things that get in the way, and trying times, well, that’s obvious.” Nick Jonas told Billboard, “We’re trying to learn as much as we can, continuing to grow.” Kevin added, “The overall message is its the same old Jonas Brothers, in a sense, but we’re adding more and more music, including different musical instruments that are going to add and build to the sound we already have.” Nick also said the songs on the album are “our journal in songs, about all things we’ve gone through, personal experiences we get inspiration from. We’ve also been working on trying to use metaphors.. to kind of mask a literal thing that happens to us.”[65]

The band also announced on March 11, 2009 that they will be embarking on a world tour in mid-2009.[66] They were joined by the popular Korean girl band Wonder Girls, who debuted in America, as their opening act.[67]

Before the release of Lines, Vines and Trying Times, they released two singles, Paranoid (a month before) and Fly With Me (7 days before). Lines, Vines and Trying Times became their second number 1 album.[68] It debuted at number-one and dropped to the second position on its second week. On July 7, 2009, the Jonas Brothers announced that they have signed Honor Society to the record label they started with Hollywood Records.[69] A month later, “Send It On” was released on Radio Disney. The radio single was performed withSelena GomezMiley Cyrus, and Demi Lovato for Disney’s Friends for Change.[70] Disney Channel premiered the song’s music video on August 14, 2009.[71] On August 9, 2009, the Jonas Brothers hosted and performed on the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.[72] Hollywood Records announced via YouTube Demi Lovato and Jonas Brothers’ Walmart CD+DVD Soundcheck.[73]

2010-2011: Side projects and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

Joe was a guest judge on American Idol during the Dallas auditions. The episode aired January 27, 2010. They also reprised their roles in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, the sequel to Camp Rock. It aired on Disney Channel on September 3, 2010. The movie was filmed all around Ontario, Canada.[74] Production on the film began on September 3, 2009 and wrapped on October 16, 2009.[75][76][77]

Nick formed his own blues rock band as a side project called Nick Jonas and the Administration. The band consists of former members of The New Power Generation.[78]

In late 2010, the Brothers took part in a concert at the White House honoring Paul McCartney‘s reception of a Gershwin Prize for Popular Music by U.S. President Barack Obama. They covered “Drive My Car” from The Beatles‘ Rubber Soul.[79]

On December 2011, a new song leaked on the internet marking the first time the brothers collaborated since Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. The new song is called “Dance Until Tomorrow”. Kevin recently hinted that the band’s reunion was quickly approaching, as he told People magazine: “I think the tides are perfectly lining up for the future of the Jonas Brothers again”.[80][81][82]

2012-present: Reunion, fifth studio album, and departure from Hollywood Records

Jonas Brothers logo as of 2012

Jonas Brothers Moscow 2012

On March 6, 2012, the Jonas Brothers released a video on Twitter of them in their home studio, along with the hashtag “#JonasBrothers2012”, suggesting that a reunion was occurring.[83] Joe was on tour promoting his debut solo album, while Nick starred the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway.[84]

On May 1, 2012, the Jonas Brothers announced that they had parted ways with Hollywood Records, who had been their label since February 2007 and had released their previous three albums. Hollywood Records stated that the split was amicable, calling their work with the Jonas Brothers “amazing successful” and that they “wish Nick, Joe, and Kevin all the best in their future endeavors”. The split caused Jonas Recordsto become defunct.[85] On August 19, 2012, Kevin began appearing in an E! reality series,[86] alongside his wife Danielle and brothers Nick and Joe. Married to Jonas documents the young couple’s domestic life as well as the brothers’ recording efforts as they prepare to release their newest album.[87] On August 17, 2012, Ryan Seacrest announced on On Air with Ryan Seacrest the first Jonas Brothers reunion concert after a long absence since Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam and Jonas L.A.. In September 2012, the brothers announced two concerts in Russia that took place in Saint Petersburg and Moscow on November 6, 2012 and November 8, 2012, respectively.[88][89] On September 23, 2012, they announced that the release of a new single is imminent.[90] On September 25, 2012, two concerts in the Philippines and one in Malaysiawere announced.[91] On October 3, 2012, a preview of the song “Meet You In Paris” was released on Cambio after a preview of the song premiered on Married to Jonas.[92]

Their reunion concert, which had been announced in August 2012, took place on October 11, 2012 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, where they performed several songs from their previous albums along with a new song entitled “Let’s Go” which will be featured on their upcoming album.[93] During the reunion concert, they also performed a new song entitled “Wedding Bells”, which made direct references to Nick’s ex-girlfriend Miley Cyrus, to which Cyrus acknowledged, stating that she felt that it was blatant that the song was about her however that she didn’t mind being alluded in the song.[94] In “Wedding Bells”, one of the lyrics are “‘Cause if you recall our anniversary falls 11 nights into June”, referencing to the date (June 11, 2006) of which Nick and Miley met, which Cyrus revealed in her 2009 autobiography Miles to Go, where she refers to Nick as “Prince Charming” but does not say his name outright. Another new song, entitled “First Time” was also debuted during the reunion concert.[95][96] On October 29, 2012, it was announced that the Jonas Brothers would hold two concerts at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. A third date was announced on November 2, 2012. The concerts took place on November 27, 28, and 29, 2012, respectively.[97][98][99] They performed atJingle Ball at L.A. Live on December 1, 2012, and have announced several tour dates to take place in South America in February and March 2013 as part of their 2012/2013 World Tour, their first concert tour since their 2010 World Tour. They are scheduled to perform at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival on February 28, 2013 in Chile.[100]

Their fifth studio album, which will be their first not to be released through Hollywood Records since 2006 and their first record since 2009’s Lines, Vines, and Trying Times, will be released in 2013.[101] The lead single, “Pom Poms” will be released in Spring 2013. The music video for the song was filmed in February 2013 in New OrleansLouisiana.[102]

Acting career

2007: Early acting

The Jonas Brothers made their acting debut in season 2 of the popular Disney Channel Original SeriesHannah Montana, where they guest starred on the episode, “Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas“. Soon after, they collaborated with Miley Cyrus again on her 3D Concert Film, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, which takes place during the tour for which they were Cyrus’ opening act. While on the Look Me in the Eyes Tour, the Jonas Brothers filmed a Disney Channel reality short series entitled, Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream, that premiered on the Disney Channel on May 16, 2008. The show, which ran until September 5, 2008, documents their lives while on tour. It features clips of the band rehearsing, traveling, performing, studying, and their personal life with their family and friends. The Jonas Brothers also did a special, half-hour variety show on the Disney Channel special entitled, Studio DC: Almost Live, that features The Muppets and other Disney Channel stars. During this time, the Jonas Brothers also appeared on the Olympics based special miniseries, Disney Channel Games, for the third annual show.

2008–2012: Camp Rock, Jonas L.A, and Married to Jonas

The Jonas Brothers with former Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne in 2008.

The band made their film debut in the Disney Channel Original Movie called Camp Rock where they play a band called Connect Three. Joe Jonas plays the lead male role and lead singer Shane Gray; Nick Jonas plays the role of Nate a guitarist; and Kevin Jonas plays the role of Jason, also a guitarist. The film premiered on June 20 in the USA on Disney Channel, and Canada onFamily. It received mixed reviews.[103][104] A Disney Digital 3-D production crew filmed the two shows in Anaheim, California on July 13 and July 14, 2008[56] which was released in theatres as a 3D concert film on February 27, 2009.[105]

In April 2009, the Jonas Brothers finished filming the first season of their Disney Channel Original Series titled JONAS.[106] The series was created by Michael Curtis (of Phil of the Future and Friends) and Roger S. H. Schulman (Shrek) and directed byJeremiah S. Chechik (National Lampoon’s Christmas VacationThe Bronx is Burning). The show title was originally an acronym for “Junior Operative Networking as Spies”.[107] The original pilot was about a teenage rock band (Jonas Brothers) having double lives as government-hired spies. However, after the pilot was shot, the storyline changed and is now about a band of three brothers who have to cope with being rockstars while trying to live an ordinary life. The series premiered on May 2, 2009.[108]

After the success of Camp Rock, a sequel was in immediate development. The Jonas Brothers returned as the band Connect Three and their youngest brother, Frankie Jonas, also starred. Disney had confirmed they were writing the script,[109] and filming took place in late spring or summer 2009.[110] The Jonas Brothers made their big screen feature debut as the voices and faces of the Cherubs in 2009’s Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. On May 29, 2009, the Jonas Brothers were involved in an ABC television special called Un-broke: What You Need to Know About Money, where they talked about the importance of understanding the stock market.

Additionally, Disney Channel has renewed the trio’s short-form reality series “Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream” for a second season. Filming took place during their 2009 World Tour and premiered March 21, 2010.

In 2011, the brothers appeared in the “Visit California” promotional film aimed at boosting tourism from the UK.

On April 30, 2012, E! announced they had ordered a reality television series entitled Married to Jonas, which will primarily focus on Kevin Jonas‘ marriage, however will also focus on the 2012 comeback of the Jonas Brothers.[111]

Personal lives

The Jonases are known for their wholesome, “family-friendly”, image,[112] and the brothers are committed Evangelical Christians. Their father, Kevin, Sr., is a former Assemblies of God pastor, and they were homeschooled by their mother, Denise. In addition, to signify their vow to abstain from premarital sex, on their left-hand ring finger they all wear purity ringsJoe has said that the rings symbolize “a promise to ourselves and to God that we’ll stay pure till marriage”, and Nick had stated that the rings are “just one of our ways of kind of like being different than everybody else out there.”[113] They reportedly started wearing the rings when their parents asked them if they wanted to.[114] They also reportedly abstain from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.[115]

Russell Brand made fun of the purity rings during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.[116] Brand held up a silver ring, claiming to have relieved one of the brothers of his virginity,[116] and said: “Well done the Jonas Brothers. Each wear a ring to say they are not going to have sex; I’d take them more seriously if they wore it around their genitals.”[117]Brand later faced criticism and apologized for his comments. He later confirmed his apology during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.[117] The Jonas Brothers were satirized for their views in a South Park television episode called The Ring.[118][119][120] They were also mentioned in the song “On to the Next One” by Jay-Z.[121]

The Jonas Brothers are of Italian (from a maternal great-grandfather), GermanCherokeeIrish, English, and French-Canadian descent.[122][123][124]

Philanthropy

The Jonas Brothers with the then First Lady Laura Bush during a First Bloom event in Dallas, Texas, November 2, 2008

The Jonas Brothers earned an estimated $12 million in 2007, and have donated 10% of their earnings to their charity, Change for the Children Foundation.[125][126] Change for the Children Foundation is a foundation started by the Jonas Brothers, where contributors donate to charities and places such as “Nothing But Nets”, “American Diabetes Foundation”, “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital”, “Children’s Hospital Los Angeles”, and “Summer Stars: Camp for the Performing Arts”. The band stated that:

We started The Change for the Children Foundation to support programs that motivate and inspire children to face adversity with confidence, determination and a will to succeed. And we think the best people to help children are their peers – kids helping other kids who are a little less fortunate.

Since August 6, 2008, Bayer Diabetes Care has partnered with Nick Jonas as a diabetes ambassador to promote the idea for young people to manage their diabetes, as Nick was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 13.[127] Nick testified in the U.S. Senate to promote more research funding fordiabetes.[128]

The Jonas Brothers have been strong supporters of Dosomething.org. In 2007, the brothers filmed a public service announcement raising awareness about teenage homelessness and encouraging teens to begin “jeans drives” in their communities to donate to the homeless.In 2010, Nick further volunteered his efforts for Do Something by offering his time as a prize to teens who donated jeans to Do Something and Aeropostale’s “Teens for Jeans” campaign.Further, Nick filmed another PSA, this one in support of Do Something’s “Battle of the Bands” campaign, for the advancement of music education in schools.

Members

Current members
Live members
Former live members

Discography

Albums

[edit]Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[4]
BEL
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
IRL
[8]
NL
[9]
NOR
[10]
UK
[11]
It’s About Time 91
Jonas Brothers
  • Released: August 7, 2007
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Hollywood
5 43 14 7 10 19 14 65 20 9
A Little Bit Longer
  • Released: August 12, 2008
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Hollywood
1 13 27 75 1 26 15 40 27 19
Lines, Vines and Trying Times
  • Released: June 16, 2009
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Hollywood
1 5 33 16 1 56 6 21 25 9
Untitled Fifth Studio Album
  • Released: 2013
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Jonas Records
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

[edit]Live albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Notes
Live: Walmart Soundcheck
  • Released: November 10, 2009
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Released exclusively through the Walmart. It features recordings of songs on their World Tour.[28]
Camp Rock 2 Live: Walmart Soundcheck
  • Released: November 2, 2010
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Released exclusively through the Walmart. It features recordings of songs on Camp Rock 2.[29]

[edit]Extended plays

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[30]
Be Mine
  • Released: January 20, 2009
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Universal Music
iTunes Live from SoHo
  • Released: February 24, 2009
  • Formats: digital download
  • Label: Universal Music
150
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

[edit]Soundtracks albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[31]
AUS
[32]
AUT
[33]
BEL
[34]
CAN
[31]
GER
[35]
ITA
[36]
NL
[37]
NOR
[38]
UK
[39]
Camp Rock
  • Released: June 20, 2008
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
3 13 3 3 2 9 1 10 13
Music from the 3D Concert Experience
  • Released: February 24, 2009
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Hollywood
3 92 97 9 38 93
Jonas L.A.
  • Released: July 20, 2010
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Hollywood
7 59 10 32 84
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
  • Released: August 10, 2010
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
3 58 18 10 4 28 2 28
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

[edit]Compilation albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Notes
Disney Artist Karaoke Series: Jonas Brothers
  • Released: September 16, 2008
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Karaoke album released by Walt Disney series
Coffret De Noel [45][46]
  • Released: June 29, 2009
  • Formats: CD
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Contains the Albums Jonas Brothers & A Little Bit Longer

[edit]Singles

[edit]As main artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[47]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[4]
BEL
[5]
CAN
[48]
GER
[7]
IRL
[8]
NL
[9]
NOR
[10]
UK
[11]
“Mandy” 2005 It’s About Time
Year 3000 2007 31 65
Hold On 52 26 106 Jonas Brothers
SOS 17 40 33 8 50 26 14 81 2 13
When You Look Me in the Eyes 2008 25 45 2 30 92 30
“Play My Music” 18 56 22 42 14 57 Camp Rock
Burnin’ Up” (feat. Big Rob) 5 51 39 19 14 35 21 65 12 30 A Little Bit Longer
Lovebug 49 85 45 92
Tonight 2009 8 80 13
Paranoid 35 50 12 37 65 27 20 56 Lines, Vines and Trying Times
Fly with Me 83 89 166
“Keep It Real”
“L.A. Baby (Where Dreams Are Made Of)”[a] 2010 102 92 175 Jonas L.A.
“Feelin’ Alive”
Pom Poms[49] 2013 TBA
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

[edit]As featured artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[50]
AUT
[51]
CAN
[52]
IRL
[53]
NOR
[54]
UK
[55]
We Rock” (among Camp Rock cast) 2008 30 70 41 97 Camp Rock
We Are the World: 25 for Haiti” (among Artists for Haiti) 2010 2 18 2 9 1 46 non-album single
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

[edit]Promotional singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[47]
US
Pop

[56]
CAN
[48]
“Pushin’ Me Away” 2008 20 25 17 A Little Bit Longer
A Little Bit Longer 11 20 10
Send It On” (among Disney’s Friends for Change) 2009 20 non-album single
“Heart and Soul” 2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
“Chillin’ in the Summertime” Jonas L.A.
“Hey You”
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

[edit]Other charted songs

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[47]
US
Pop

[57][58]
CAN
[59][60][61]
Kids of the Future” [b] 2007 122 Meet the Robinsons Soundtrack
We Got the Party” (Hannah Montana feat. Jonas Brothers) 98 Hannah Montana 2
Shelf” [c] 2008 118 84 A Little Bit Longer
“Video Girl” [d] 114 81
“Can’t Have You” [e] 101 70
“Got Me Going Crazy” [f] 108 80
“Sorry” [g] 120
“One Man Show” 88
BB Good 88 60
“On the Line” (Demi Lovato feat. Jonas Brothers) 100 Don’t Forget
“Love Is on Its Way” 2009 84 99 Music from The 3D Concert Experience
“World War III” [h] 105 Lines Vines and Trying Times
“—” denotes the single failed to chart or not released

[edit]Other appearances

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
“Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” 2006 N/A DisneyMania 4
“American Dragon Theme Song” N/A N/A
Poor Unfortunate Souls N/A The Little Mermaid
“I Wanna Be Like You” 2007 N/A DisneyMania 5
“Girl of My Dreams” N/A Disney Channel Holiday
“Joyful Kings” 2008 N/A All Wrapped Up
“Before the Storm” (Live) 2009 Miley Cyrus The Time of Our Lives
“Summertime Anthem” N/A All Wrapped Up Vol. 2
“Live To Party” [62] N/A Disney Channel Playlist

[edit]Special Releases

Title Year Notes
“Tonight” (Timbaland Remix) 2009 Exclusively released in the online music store, Verizon Wireless. [63]
“Bounce” (feat. Demi Lovato & Big Rob) Exclusively released online.
“Dance Until Tomorrow” 2011 Exclusively released online. [64]

[edit]Videography

[edit]Video albums

Title Album details Notes
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
  • Release: 27 February 2009
  • Formats: DVD, digital download
  • Label: Hollywood

[edit]Music videos

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director
“Mandy” 2005 Andrew Bennett
Poor Unfortunate Souls 2006 Unknown
American Dragon Theme Song Unknown
I Wanna Be Like You 2007 Unknown
Kids of the Future Unknown
“Year 3000” Andrew Bennett
“Hold On” Andrew Bennett
“SOS” Declan Whitebloom
“When You Look Me in the Eyes” 2008 Robert Hales
“Burnin’ Up” The Malloys
“Lovebug” Philip Andelman
Tonight 2009 Bruce Hendricks
“BB Good” Bruce Hendricks
“Bounce” JBD Productions Music
“Send It On” Unknown
“Paranoid” The Malloys
Fly with Me Bill Condon
“Pom Poms” 2013

Concert tours

Headlining

Opening act

Filmography

Year
Title
Notes
2007 Hannah Montana Himself Himself Himself Episode: Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas
2008 Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream Himself Himself Himself Main role
Camp Rock Shane Gray Nate Jason DCOM
Studio DC: Almost Live Himself Himself Himself Second Show
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Himself Himself Himself The Akers Family (Season 6, Episode 2)
2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Himself Himself Himself Main role
JONAS/Jonas L.A. Joe Lucas Nick Lucas Kevin Lucas Main role
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Cherub Cherub Cherub Voice role, singing role, 20th Century Fox
Saturday Night Live Himself Himself Himself February 14, 2009 episode
Band in a Bus Himself Himself Himself Reality DVD
2010 Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream Himself Himself Himself Main role
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Shane Gray Nate Jason DCOMShane revealed that Nate and Jason are his brothers
Minute to Win It Did not appear Himself Himself May 12, 2010 episode; Kevin won $250,000 for his charity
I Get That a Lot Did not appear Himself Did not appear Appeared on the third episode, which first aired on May 19
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Himself Himself Himself The Heathcock Family (Season 7, Episode 17)
2011 Jonas Brothers: The Journey Himself Himself Himself (Unauthorized Documentary)
2012 Married to Jonas Himself Himself Himself Docu Soap

Awards and nominations

American Music Awards

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973 and one of several annual major American music awards shows (among the others are the Grammy Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards etc.). Jonas Brothers have received one nomination and won.[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Jonas Brothers T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Won

[edit]Billboard Touring Award

The Billboard Touring Award is an annual award hosted by Billboard. The Jonas Brothers have received two nominations, which they have won.[2]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Jonas Brothers and Burger King Concert Marketing and Promotion Won
2009 Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 Eventful Fans’ Choice Award Won

[edit]Golden Raspberry Awards

The Golden Raspberry Awards are awarded annually and are held concurrently to the Academy Awards. The “Razzies,” as they are informally called, honour the year’s worst in film. The Jonas Brothers have been nominated for two awards and won one.[3][4]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Jonas Brothers Worst Actor Won
2009 Jonas Brothers Worst Screen Couple Nominated

[edit]Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. The Jonas Brothers have received one nomination.[5]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Jonas Brothers Best New Artist Nominated

[edit]Kids Choice Awards (Italy)

The Kids Choice Awards of Italy, is the Italian version of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. The Jonas Brothers have received two nominations which they have won.[6]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Jonas Brothers Miglior Band (Best Band) Won
S.O.S Tormentone Dell’anno (Most Addictive Track) Won

[edit]Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica

Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica is the Latin American version of the MTV Video Music Awards. The Jonas Brothers have received nine nominations, winning five. Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas, both received an individual award for the Best Fashionista (Most Fashionable) in 2008 and 2009 respectively.[7]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Jonas Brothers Mejor Artista Pop Internacional (Best International Pop Artist) Won
Jonas Brothers Mejor Artista Nuevo Internacional (Best International New Artist) Nominated
Jonas Brothers Mejor Fanclub (Best Fanclub) Nominated
When You Look Me in the Eyes Canción del Año (Song of the Year) Won
“When You Look Me in the Eyes” Mejor Ringtone (Best Ringtone) Nominated
Joe Jonas Best Fashionista (Most Fashionable) Won
2009 Nick Jonas Best Fashionista (Most Fashionable) Won
Jonas Brothers Mejor Fanclub (Best Fanclub) Nominated
Jonas Brothers Mejor Artista Pop Internacional (Best International Pop Artist) Won

[edit]MTV Europe Music Awards

The MTV Europe Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1994 by MTV Europe. The Jonas Brothers have received two nominations.[8]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Jonas Brothers New Act Nominated
2009 Jonas Brothers Best Group Nominated

[edit]MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. The Jonas brothers have received two nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Burnin’ Up Best Pop Video Nominated
“Burnin’ Up” Video of the Year Nominated

[edit]MuchMusic Video Awards

The MuchMusic Video Awards is an annual awards ceremony presented by the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic. The Jonas Brothers have received three nominations,winning two.[8]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Lovebug International Video of the Year – Group Nominated
2009 “Burnin’ Up” UR Fave: International Video – Group Won
2010 Paranoid International Video of the Year – Group Won

[edit]Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is an annual awards show established in 1988 by Nickelodeon. The Jonas Brothers have received 8 nominations and have won 2 awards.[9]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Jonas Brothers Favorite Music Group Won
2009 Jonas Brothers Favorite Music Group Won
2010 Joe Jonas Favorite TV Actor Nominated
2010 Nick Jonas Favorite TV Actor Nominated
2010 Jonas Brothers Favorite Music Group Nominated
2011 Joe Jonas Favorite TV Actor Nominated
2011 Nick Jonas Favorite TV Actor Nominated
2011 Jonas Brothers Favorite Music Group Nominated

[edit]Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards

The Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards is an annual awards show which awards entertainers with a blimp trophy, as voted by kids. The Jonas Brothers have received three nominations, winning one.[10]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Jonas Brothers Fave Band Nominated
2009 Jonas Brothers Fave International Band Nominated
2009 Paranoid Song Of The Year Nominated

[edit]NME Awards

The NME Awards is an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine, NME (New Musical Express). The first awards show was held in 1953, shortly after the founding of the magazine. The Jonas Brothers have received five awards over three years, receiving the “Worst Band” award for three years in a row.[11]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 A Little Bit Longer Worst Album Won
Jonas Brothers Worst Band[11] Won
2010 Lines, Vines Trying and Times Worst Album Won
Jonas Brothers Worst Band[11] Won
2011 Jonas Brothers Worst Band[11] Won

[edit]Planeta Awards

The Planeta awards are hosted in Lima (Peru) from the radio TV station 107.7 fm. The Jonas Brothers have received 5 nominations and won all 5 awards.

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Jonas Brothers Best new artist international Won
Song of the year Love bug Won
2009 Balada del año Paranoid Won
Jonas Brothers Best Fan club Won
2010 Jonas Brothers Best Artist (Banda del año) Won

[edit]Premios Oye!

Los Premios Oye! are presented annually by the “National Academy of Music in Mexico” to reward the best artists of the music industry. Los Premios Oye! are equivalent to the Grammy Awards in the United States. The Jonas Brothers received one nomination which they have won.

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Jonas Brothers Main English artists of the year Won

[edit]Teen Choice Awards

The Teen Choice Awards is an annual awards show established in 1999 by the Fox Broadcasting Company. The Jonas Brothers have received 17 nominations, winning 14.[12]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Jonas Brothers Choice Music Breakout Group Won
Jonas Brothers Choice Male Red Carpet Icon[s] Won
Jonas Brothers Choice Male Hottie[s] Won
“When You Look Me in the Eyes” Choice Music Single Won
“When You Look Me in the Eyes” Choice Music Love Song Won
“Burnin’ Up” Choice Summer Song Won
Jonas Brothers Most Fanatic Fans Won
2009 Jonas Brothers Choice TV Actor Comedy Won
JONAS Choice Breakout Show Won
Lovebug Choice Music Love Song Nominated
Lines, Vines and Trying Times Choice Music Album Group Won
Jonas Brothers Choice Music Tour Nominated
Jonas Brothers Choice Male Hottie Nominated
Jonas Brothers Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon Male Won
Before The Storm Choice Summer Song Won
Frankie Jonas Choice TV Breakout Male Won
2010 Jonas Brothers Choice TV Actor Comedy Won
Jonas Brothers Red Carpet Fashion Icon Male Won

[edit]The Soup Awards

The Soup is a TV show hosted by comedian Joel McHaleJoe Jonas has received one nomination and won.

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Joe Jonas Best Third Jonas Won

[edit]TMF Awards

The TMF Awards is an annual television awards show established in 1995 by The Music Factory. The Jonas Brothers have received eight nominations,winning four.[13]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Jonas Brothers Best New Artist Won
Jonas Brothers Best Pop Won
Jonas Brothers Best New Album Nominated
Jonas Brothers Best International Album Won
“S.O.S” Best Video Nominated
2009 Paranoid Best Video Won
Lines,Vines and Trying times Best International Album Nominated
Jonas Brothers Best Pop Nominated

[edit]Vh1 “Do Something!” Awards

The Vh1 “Do Something” awards are hosted every year to award athletes, music artists and actors that have portrayed a social issue during the year 2010. The Jonas Brothers have received one nomination which they have won. [14]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Jonas Brothers Best Music Artist Won

source : wikipedia

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