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A Complete Timeline of the Jonas Brothers’ Career

Posted on March 01, 2019

They’re back! The Jonas Brothers have released a new track “Sucker”, the first single from the trio in nearly ten years. Give it a listen here:

It has been a while since we’ve heard from the rockstar trio, so here’s a brief timeline of their career, starting from when they were first discovered: 

It’s About Time

Raised in Wykoff, New Jersey, Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas were born to musician parents. The brothers had been playing music together for years, but it was Nick, the youngest of the trio, who first got the attention of record labels. He was overheard singing in a barbershop while getting a trim and was signed to a record deal. When executives heard a demo that featured all three brothers, they signed as a group. All three brothers sing and play multiple instruments.

While the trio was initially going to be called “Sons of Jonas,” they ultimately settled on the name “Jonas Brothers.” Soon after they were signed, the Jonas Brothers began working on their first studio album. While they were recording, they also began touring with several major artists, including Kelly Clarkson and the Backstreet Boys.

In 2007, the Jonas Brothers released their first studio album, It’s About Time. The album featured the singles “Mandy” and “Year 3000”, which you can watch the video for below:

The Jonas Brothers also contributed music to a variety of different projects during this time. Their music was featured on the soundtrack for Disney’s show Zoey 101, and also covered a song from Disney’s classic movie Little Mermaid called “Poor Unfortunate Souls.”

Jonas Brothers 

In early 2007, the Jonas Brothers parted ways with their record label and signed with Hollywood Records. Later that year they released their second studio album, Jonas Brothers. The EP was largely successful, peaking at number 5 on the Billboard 200 and receiving Double Platinum certification.

The album was highlighted by the singles “Hold On”, “When You Look Me in the Eyes”, and “SOS.” You can watch the music video for the latter below:

The band toured extensively in support of the record, selling out shows across America. During the tour, the band filmed a documentary series for Disney called Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream.  The show followed the Jonas Brothers around on tour, providing a behind-the-scenes look into their touring life. The series helped established the Jonas Brothers’ presence on the Disney Channel, which would grow significantly in the near future.

Camp Rock and A Little Bit Longer 

In 2008, the band starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock alongside singer Demi Lovato. It was watched by 9 million people during its premiere and is currently the third most watched Disney Channel Original Movie of all time. The accompanying soundtrack released soon after and debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200, selling 188,000 copies in its first week. It was also certified Gold and Platinum a few months after it’s release.

Camp Rock helped launch the Jonas Brothers’ song “Burnin’ Up,” which was the first single from their third studio album, A Little Bit Longer, which 
released in August 2008. Along with “Burnin’ Up,” it featured the tracks “Tonight” and “Lovebug.” Check out the video for “Burnin’ Up” below:

The album was the Jonas Brothers’ most successful to date, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 in its first week. It went on to sell 1.2 million units in the United States and received Platinum certification. The Jonas Brothers gave a memorable performance of “Lovebug” at the MTV Video Music Awards:

In February 2009, the Jonas Brothers received a nomination for “Best New Artist” at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, where they also performed “Burnin’ Up.” That same year, the Jonas Brothers won Breakthrough Artists of the year at the American Music Awards.

Lines, Vines, and Trying Times 

In 2009, the Jonas Brothers starred in their own Disney Channel Original series Jonas (aka Jonas L.A.) In June of that year, they released their fourth studio album, Lines, Vines, and Trying Times. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the Jonas Brothers second number one album. It sold 247,000 copies in its first week. You can stream the album below:

Lines, Vines, and Trying Times’ highlights include the singles “Fly With Me” and “Paranoid.” Check out the music video for “Paranoid” below:

Towards the end of the year, the Jonas Brothers began to film the sequel to Camp Rock – Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. The film would see the brothers resume their role as the fictional band Connect 3. Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam also starred Demi Lovato. It premiered on the Disney Channel on September 3rd, 2010, garnering 7.9 million viewers. Like the original, the film also had an accompanying soundtrack. It sold 41,000 copies in its first week of release, peaking at number 3 on the Billboard 200.

The Jonas Brothers spent the next two years on an unofficial hiatus as they individually pursued solo careers. In 2012, they suggested that a new album was in the works. They eventually announced plans for a world tour, and the release of their fifth studio album, “V.” Just days before the tour commenced, the Jonas Brothers announced that they had split up, citing major creative differences within the band. As a result,  “V” was cancelled. Certain tracks that recorded for “V” were included on a farewell live EP that the Jonas Brothers released in 2013 called “LiVe.”

Sucker: The Reunion

Fast-forward to 2019 and the brothers are all grown up. Kevin and Nick are happily married and Joe is engaged to Game Of Thrones star, Sophie Turner. And, finally, they have reunited. Sucker is just the start of what should be an amazing year for the Jonas Brothers. We can’t wait! 

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