Jonas Brothers are an American male pop band. Widespread fame came with their appearance in the Disney movie Camp Rock in 2008. Paul Jonas plays lead guitar and sings backing vocals, Joseph Jonas plays percussion, and sings lead vocals and Nick Jonas plays rhythm guitar, piano and also sings lead vocals. The fourth brother, Nathaniel Jonas is slated to appear in the sequel to Camp Rock.
Jonas Brothers: Starting out
At the age of six, Nick Jonas was discovered singing in a barber shop and eventually began working with a manager. The following year, Nick started to perform on Broadway, in plays such as A Christmas Carol and Annie Get Your Gun.
In 2002, Nick wrote a song with his dad, entitled 'Joy To The World (A Christmas Prayer)'. The song was included on the Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols For A Cure benefit compilation of that year. The song became popular on Christian radio.
Jo Jonas followed his brother into Broadway, appearing in a version of La Boheme, directed by Baz Luhrmann.
In 2004, Nick signed a deal with Columbia Records and a solo album, Nicholas Jonas, was released. It was later decided that Columbia would sign the three brothers as a group.
Jonas Brothers: Breakthrough
In 2005, the newly signed Jonas Brothers toured with a number of established artists, such as Backstreet Boys and Kelly Clarkson. They also took part in an anti-drugs tour with The Cheetah Girls.
The debut album, It's About Time, was released in 2006 and featured songwriting from Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) and the songwriters responsible for hits by Destiny's Child and Aerosmith, amongst others. On the album, Jonas Brothers also covered two songs by the English boy band Busted: 'What I Go To School For' and 'Year 3000'.
In 2007, the band was dropped by Columbia Records.
The same year, they signed a deal with Hollywood Records and also appeared at the White House in Washington, singing the National Anthem at Easter.
The band's second album titled Jonas Brothers, was released in August 2007 and it spawned two hit singles, 'Hold On' and 'S.O.S'. In August of that year, the band appeared in an episode of Hannah Montana, performing 'We Got the Party' with Miley Cyrus.
A Little Bit Longer was the title given to the band's third studio album, which featured tracks such as 'Burnin' Up' and 'Pushin' Me Away'. In March 2008, Jonas Brothers joined Avril Lavigne's 'Best Damn Tour' in Europe. The band also co-wrote some tracks on their friend Demi Lovato's album Don't Forget.
The soundtrack for Camp Rock, the Disney film that featured the Jonas Brothers, debuted at number three in the US album chart.
At the 51st Grammy Awards, the Jonas Brothers were nominated in the Best New Artist category.
Jonas Brothers: TV Appearances
The Jonas Brothers were the subject of a short reality series on Disney, entitled Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream.
In Camp Rock, the brothers play the role of a fictional band named Connect Three.
Jonas Brothers: Personal Lives
The Jonas Brothers were raised in an Evangelical Christian tradition. Their father is a pastor and the boys were taught at home by their mother rather than attending a regular school. At the MTV Video Music Awards, Russell Brand mocked the boys' decision to wear purity rings. The rings are a symbol of their commitment to abstaining from sex before marriage.
The band earned a reported $12 million during 2007 and they donate 10% of their earnings to a charitable foundation that they have set up. The organisation is named the 'Change For the Children Foundation'.
Nick Jonas was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 13 and is the ambassador for the Bayer Diabetes Care organisation.
Miley lashes out after Joe Jonas accuses her of encouraging him to smoke weed.
If you want any more evidence of how far away Miley Cyrus has gone from her dreamy-eyed Hannah Montana days, look no further than her recent interview with the New York Times during which the controversial pop star disses former Disney co-star and friend Joe Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers fame.
Joe Jonas Accused Miley Cyrus & Demi Lovato Of Introducing Him To Weed.
In an interview with New York magazine, 24 year-old Jonas claimed that every time he smoked weed, he was in the company of fellow stars Cyrus and Demi Lovato. "They kept saying, 'Try it! Try it!' so I gave it a shot," he said in the interview. Jonas' comments haven't gone unnoticed and Cyrus has made sure to hit back to clear her name.
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Life as a Disney kid isn't all that fun, says the newly free Joe Jonas.
Most of us Millenials vaguely remember when the Jonas Brothers were a thing, but now, in a shocking development, Joe Jonas has come out with some curious confessions about his life as a Disney golden boy. Now don’t act all surprised, there was obviously something going on behind the purity rings and the clean-cut all-American image. Still, the candidness of the middle Jonas brother’s recent exposé for Vulture is a bit unusual.
A career with Disney isn't as easy or glamorous as it looks.
It starts out with Joe explaining his early beginnings in music, from listening to the church choir, to going wild (well, relatively) at punk shows, to eventually penning a song with his brothers, which was intended just for Nick (the youngest). After the David Copperfield-like beginning, Joe gets to the meat of the story – the band’s life and work with Disney.
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The Jonas Brothers have announced that they have split up and claim "it was a unanimous decision."
The American pop rock group 'The Jonas Brothers' have decided to call it a day on their musical endeavours with each other.
The trio's split comes a month after they were forced to cancel their upcoming tour due to "a deep rift within the band."
The three brothers have yet to release an official statement but they did confirm with People magazine that it is over on Tuesday (Oct 29th).
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They're gone now. But not for long, we predict. Not when there's money to be made.
The Jonas Brothers have finally split, but true to their style, they can’t decide weather it’s permanent or not. Apparently it’s over, but we’ve been here before, and even though the band are candid in their reasons for ending things, they all agree a reunion isn’t out of the question.
"It's over for now," Kevin Jonas told People magazine, with Joe adding, "It was a unanimous decision." ‘For now’, do you see what we’re getting at? These guys just can’t let go.
“It’s really hard to say ‘forever,’” the youngest of the three boys said. “We’re closing a chapter, for sure.”
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