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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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.”
Continue reading: Jonas Brothers Split But Refuse To Rule Out Return
So why did the Jonas Brothers cancel their tour?
Details as to the Jonas Brothers' tour cancellation are beginning to leak out, with sources close to the group telling E! News that long before Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas started their 2013 summer tour there were discussions about how they wanted to resurface after a long absence from touring.
Essentially, the debate focused on whether they would rebrand with an edgier look and sound to reflect that they're all now... like... real men... and not teenagers anymore. One idea was to change the name slightly, dropping Brothers to leave Jonas.
The brothers, along with father Kevin Jonas Sr, discussed the thought but the collective decision was to keep going as Jonas Brothers.
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Is this the end of the Jonas Brothers?
The Jonas Brothers could be breaking up according to reports.
The Jonas brothers L-R: Nick, Joe and Kevin.
It could be the end of the line for the Jonas Brothers, namely Kevin, Joe and Nick, as they are, according to TMZ, heading in separate directions. It seems the band has lost its identity and they have cancelled their upcoming tour, which was due to begin today (11th October). The tour was set to encompass 19 venues all of which have been called off.
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The trio cancel 19 live dates.
The Jonas Brothers have cancelled their upcoming live tour due to creative differences, it has emerged. A rep speaking to The Hollywood Reporter said that a "deep creative rift" was to blame for the pop group's discord. The three brothers - Nick, Joe and Kevin - are said to be divided on the future musical direction of their successful boyband.
The Jonas Brothers Have Cancelled A Major Tour.
The decision to call off their planned major tour sprang from disagreements over their expected fifth studio album and first release since 2009. A source speaking to THR explained, "Once they realized they couldn't agree on music, it became a question of, 'Why would we go out on tour right now?' Their thought process was to get everything straight in terms of the creative. It was not a small thing [to call off the tour]."
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The Jonas Brother are in the midst of a family feud which could lead to the breakup of the band.
The Jonas Brothers are on the verge of breaking up due to a conflict within the band.
They have recently cancelled their upcoming tour, two days before it was set to commence in Pennsylvania.
According to PEOPLE, their potential split stems from the three brothers heading in different directions, musically.
Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas and Jonas Brothers - Jonas Brothers perform live as part of their international tour at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL, United States - Saturday 3rd August 2013
Nick Jonas added an out-of-character picture on Instagram yesterday (31st July) showing a lot more flesh than he usually does.
Nick Jonas posted a topless photograph of himself on Instagram. The photo shows the twenty-year-old singer showing off his muscular torso with his Nike shorts resting dangerously low on his hips. He added the caption "I never do this but... Healthy living and fitness update. Post workout picture. #diabeticinshape #2.0."
Nick Jonas at the opening night of Buyer and Seller, Barrow Street Theater, New York.
The picture has attracted a great deal of attention, receiving over 198K likes on Instagram. Many fans have expressed their appreciation of the Jonas' physique. Whilst others have commented on his diabetes and his role as a spokesperson for the condition, a number claiming he is inspirational to sufferers.
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Kevin Jonas announced his wife Daniella is pregnant. The couple married in 2009 and this will be their first child.
Kevin Jonas, born Paul Kevin Jonas II, will be a father. The announcement that his wife Danielle is pregnant came during an interview with E! Online. The couple have been married since 2009 after meeting in the Bahamas in 2007.
Kevin and Danielle Jonas at a New York Ranger's event.
Kevin Jonas is the oldest of the Jonas Brothers, his younger siblings are Joe and Nick. The pop-group are currently touring throughout the US and Canada. Tickets for the shows, the last being on August 16th, have completely sold out. The Jonas Brothers have announced they will be recording a new studio album sometime this year (2013).
Continue reading: Kevin Jonas' Wife Danielle Is Pregnant With Their First Child
Remaining two members of reformed 90s R&B group will perform at Pennsylvania festival
A reformed TLC are set to be the stars of the second Mixtape Festival, due to take place on Friday July 26 and Saturday July 27, at Hersheypark Stadium, Pennsylvania, Pennlive.com reports. The band’s two remaining members (Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopes died in a car crash in 2002), Rozonda ‘Chili’ Thomas and Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watzins will play the second day of the festival. Late last year, it was reported that they were considering using hologram technology to represent Lopes on stage with them, though it has not been confirmed that they will be employing the technology at the Mixtape Festival.
Also performing on the Saturday will be New Kids On The Block, Jonas Brothers, Boyz II Men, Benji Madden, Emblem 3 and MKTO. The Friday boasts Train, the Script, OneRepublic, Rev. Run and DJ Ruckus, Gavin DeGraw, Serena Ryder and Hanson. Tickets for the festival go on sale on May 10, proceed at $51.70 for a two day pass and a starting price of around $35 for a single day pass.The festival organisers are also selling VIP packages, including meet & greets with some of the artists playing at the event, as well as a ‘Rock n Jock’ dodgeball game and an exclusive VIP party, featuring Benji Madden and Rev Run. A gold VIP package will set you back $1200, whilst the silver package is $650.
The reunion of TLC has sparked rumors that Chili and T-Boz may embark on their own tour. The band scored a string of hit in their original incarnation in the 1990s, including ‘Waterfalls’ and ‘No Scrubs.’
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