The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock boy band from Wyckoff, New Jersey headed
up by three brothers, Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas. All three brothers went to Eastern Christian High School in North Haledon, New
Jersey. They have released two albums - "It's About Time" in 2006, and
"Jonas Brothers" in 2007.
The band started as a solo project of Nicholas . When Nick was seven years old, he was
found while singing at a barber shop and was directed to a
business and talent manager. At the age of eight, he started acting and singing on Broadway. He had been
in quite a few plays, including,
"A Christmas Carol" (in 2000 as Tiny Tim and Scrooge at eight), "Annie Get Your Gun" (in 2001 as Little Jake),
"Beauty and the Beast", and "Les MisÚrables" in 2003 as
Gavroche. After Les MisÚrables closed, he played a role in "The Sound of Music" (as Kurt) at the
"Paper Mill Playhouse".
In 2002 while performing in
"Beauty and the Beast", Nick wrote a song with his father called "Joy To The World (A Christmas Prayer)." With background vocals from the Beauty and the Beast cast,
he performed the song on the 2002 annual Broadway "Equity Fights AIDS" album, Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure, Vol.
In November 2003, INO Records got a demo CD of "Joy To The World (A Christmas
Prayer)." The label released the song to Christian radio stations, where it
rapidly became stylish on Record & Radio's Christian Adult Contemporary
Chart. While Nicholas was working on his solo project, Joseph followed in his
path to Broadway. He appeared in the Baz Lurhmann's broadway production of "La Boheme".
By September 2004, a senior manager at Columbia Records heard Nick's song. He was quickly signed to INO Records and Columbia Records and released the single "Dear
God." A second single, "Joy To The World (A Christmas Prayer)" (a new solo recording), was released on November
16. It was rumored to be followed by a December release of a solo album, but the album had been
postponed - but did get a small release. Nick, along with Kevin and Joe, had written several other songs for the
In early 2005, Columbia Records' new president Steve Greenberg, listened to the record. While Greenberg
thought the album was fragile, he did like Nick's
voice. After meeting with him 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. However, on May
18, 2005, one song from the original album, "Crazy Kind of Crush on You," was released on the
"Darcy's Wild Life"
After being signed to Columbia, the brothers contemplated naming their group "Sons of Jonas," before
agreeing on the name the "Jonas
Throughout 2005, the Jonas Brothers produced several national tours, including Kelly Clarkson,
Jesse McCartney, the Backstreet Boys, and the Click
Five. They spent the last part of the year on an anti-drug tour with Aly & AJ and The Cheetah
Girls. In addition, they opened for the Veronicas in early 2006.
For the album, titled "It's About Time", the band worked with quite a few
famed writers, including Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), Michael Mangini (Joss Stone), Desmond Child (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi), Billy Mann (Destiny's Child, Jessica Simpson) and Steve Greenberg (Joss Stone,
Hanson). The album was originally supposed to be released in February 2006, but was
times. The delay was due to managerial changes at Sony and the executives'
need to have "another lead single." For the album, the band covered two hit songs by UK band
"Busted" - "Year 3000" and "What I Go to School
The groups first single, "Mandy," was released on December 26, 2005.
The music video was shown on MTV's "Total Request Live" on February 22,
2006 and reached number four. Also in February, another of the their songs, "Time for Me to Fly," was released on the Aquamarine
soundtrack. In March, "Mandy" was previewed in the Nickelodeon television film Zoey 101: Spring Break-Up and the Zoey 101: Music Mix soundtrack album. The group's music has also been
hearted on the Cartoon Network's Cartoon Cartoon Fridays
program. 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,
Over the summer of 2006, the group went on tour with Aly and AJ. They 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. "It's About Time" was released on August 8, 2006. According to the band's manager, it was only a "limited release" of 50,000 copies. Because Sony was not
interested in further promoting the band, the Jonas Brothers considered switching
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". Also in October, the
trio covered "Poor Unfortunate Souls" from
"The Little Mermaid". Along with a music video, the song was released on a two disk special edition release of
"The Little Mermaid"
The second single released off of the album was "Year 3000." The song became trendy
on Radio Disney, and the music video was introduced on the Disney Channel in mid-January
The band was ultimately dropped by Columbia Records in early 2007.
After momentarily being without a label, they signed with Hollywood Records in February
2007. Around the same time, the group started to appear in television commercials for Baby Bottle Pops, singing the
product jingle. On March 27, two other songs on two different albums were released: "Kids of the Future" from the Meet the Robinsons soundtrack (Based on Kim Wilde's "Kids in America") and "I Wanna Be Like You" from DisneyMania
5. On June 15, 2007, they started their high school teen themed summer tour at South Street Seaport in New York
Their second album, "Jonas Brothers" was released on August 5th 2007. It reached number
five on the Billboard Hot 200 chart its first
week. Two singles with music videos were also released - "Hold On" two weeks before and "SOS" just after the release of the
In August, the they made numerous guest appearances on various
television shows. On August 17, they guest starred in an episode of the Disney Channel Show
"Hannah Montana". They also performed "We Got the Party" with Miley Cyrus in the episode, which appeared after
"High School Musical 2" and was viewed by 10.8 million people that
On August 24, the the group performed two songs at the Miss Teen USA
contest. The next day, the closing ceremony of the Disney Channel Games was aired, featuring a
routine from the musicians. The games were taped on April 25, 2007 in Orlando,
Florida. On August 25, the brothers presented an award with Miley Cyrus at the Teen Choice
Awards. They also performed at the American Music Awards in November 2007, performing the song
In November 2007, they appeared in the 81'st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. For their
final performance of 2007 the three performed their singles "Hold On and SOS" at Dick Clark's New Years Rockin Eve.
From October 2007 to January 2008, they opened for Cyrus on her
55-date "Best of Both Worlds Tour". They began in St. Louis, Missouri, and concluded in Albany, New York.
The family group also appeared in the Hannah Montana
"Best of Both Worlds Concert" film 3-D released in 2008. In the 3-D Movie the
trio perform their
most recent single
"When You Look Me In The Eyes", their cover hit "Year 3000", and their duet with Miley,
"We Got the Party".
The band started their "Look Me In The Eyes Tour" in January 2008, in Tucson, Arizona.
Because of their massive success with Disney and Hollywood Records, Disney is now set to
produce another one of their sexy celebrity acts. Disney has signed the brothers to a concert special,
released their latest television movie Camp Rock, and started developing a television series. The fictional
series entitled J.O.N.A.S! (Junior Operatives Networking As Spies) starring the
three family members as a group of government hired spies was filmed, and is expected to
be unveiled on the Disney Channel in