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What Happened to the Jonas Brothers – 2024 Updates & News

The Jonas Brothers is an American rock band that consists of three brothers: Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas, and Joe Jonas. Some of their most popular songs include “Leave Before You Love Me”, “What a Man Gotta Do”, “Like It’s Christmas, “Year 3000”, and “Sucker.” Where are they now in 2024? Let’s find out.

Their Early Music Career

In 2005, Nick, Kevin, and Joe, who were thirteen, eighteen, and sixteen respectively at the time, recorded a song titled “Please Be Mine.” It ultimately impressed Steve Greenberg, the president of Columbia Records; he subsequently offered the siblings a recording deal. While they initially considered naming themselves the “Sons of Jonas”, they eventually decided on the Jonas Brothers.

While recording their debut album, the group toured with a number of artists including Jesse McCartney, The Click Five, Kelly Clarkson, and Jump 5. Not only that but they also went on tour with The Cheetah Girls and Aly & AJ. They even opened for the Australian pop duo The Veronicas in 2006.

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Due to executive changes at Columbia Records, the release of their debut album was ultimately pushed back. In the end, it wasn’t until December 27, 2005, that they released their first single titled, Mandy.” The song was later featured in the TV film Zoey 101: Spring Break-Up, which came out in March 2006. The band’s music was also featured on multiple occasions on the Cartoon Network.

In April 2006, the group also recorded a rendition of “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me)” for the Disneymania 4 album.

Their First and Second Studio Albums

The Jonas Brothers released their debut studio album, It’s About Time, on August 8, 2006. Preceded by two singles, it came with eleven tracks including “You Just Don’t Know It”, “Please Be Mine”, “What I Go to School For”, I Am What I Am”, and “6 Minutes”. One of the songs, “Time for Me to Fly”, was also featured in the 2006 romantic comedy film Aquamarine.

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The cover of their debut album It’s About Time

To support the album, they embarked on their first promo tour, The American Club Tour, which spanned three months across the United States.

However, it wasn’t until the release of their second self-titled album in 2007, that their fame skyrocketed. Produced by John Fields, the album boasted fourteen new tracks including “When You Look Me in the Eyes”, “Kids of the Future”, “Goodnight and Goodbye”, “Still in Love With You”, and “That’s Just the Way We Roll.”

Praised for its “catchy hooks and musical guitar licks”, the album ultimately entered the Billboard 200 at number five with 69,000 copies sold, making it their first top ten albums in the US. Not only that, but their self-titled work also charted within the top 10 in Argentina, Europe, Columbia, Scotland, Spain, and Mexico, among other countries.

To this day, it’s their best-selling album with more than 2.4 million copies sold in the US alone.

A Little Bit Longer and Film Debut

Their third album, A Little Bit Longer, came out a year later on August 12, 2008. Preceded by three singles, “Tonight”, “Lovebug”, and “Burnin’ Up”, the album featured twelve new tracks and received generally positive reviews from critics, including those from Rolling Stone.

Upon its release, the album entered the US Billboard 200 at number one with more than 525,000 copies in the first week. Not only that but it also debuted at the top of the Top Digital Albums, Tastemakers, and Top Internet Albums Chart. It also stayed at the top of the Billboard 200 for two weeks with an additional 147,000 sales, making it their fastest-selling album to date.

Some notable tracks from the album include “Got Me Crazy”, “One Man Show”, “BB Good”, “Shell”, and “Pushin’ Me Away”. It also included “Video Girl”, which was later included in Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Best Songs of the Year.

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The Jonas Brothers with Demi Lovato for the Camp Rock film

That same year, they made their film debut in the Disney musical film Camp Rock, where they portrayed a band called Connect Three. While Joe Jonas played the lead singer, Kevin and Nick played as the group’s guitarists. Premiered on June 20, 2008, the film was watched by nearly 9 million viewers on the night of its premiere.

Around the same time, they also hit the road for their Burnin’ Up Tour, which featured a number of guest performers including Demi Lovato, Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift, Honor Society, and Robert Schwartzman. During one of the performances, they also revealed that they had begun working on their fourth studio album.

Fourth Studio Album and Hiatus

The Jonas Brothers released their fourth album, Lines, Vines, and Trying Times, on June 16, 2009. Preceded by two singles, the album featured thirteen tracks including “Don’t Charge Me For the Crime”, “What Did I Do to Your Heart”, “Hey Baby”, and “Poison Ivy”. It also included a bonus track titled, “Keep It Real”, which was written by all three siblings.

While reviews were mixed, the album entered the Billboard 200 at number one with 247,000 copies. Not only that but it also peaked on the music charts in Mexico, Canada, and Spain.

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To support the album, the Jonas Brothers also embarked on a 2009 world tour, which saw them performing in North America, South America, and Europe.

Not long afterward, they released a radio single titled “Send It On”, which was a collaboration with Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez. They also hosted the Teen Choice Awards and was a guest judge on American Idol. In September 2010, they also starred in the Camp Rock sequel, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, which was filmed in Ontario, Canada.

In 2011, the brothers announced that they would be taking a hiatus to focus on their own careers. During that time, Nick embarked on a concert tour, Joe released a solo album, and Kevin studied music production. They also left Hollywood Records, whom they’d been with since 2007.

Nearly two years after their last project, it was announced they would be embarking on a World Tour. The series of concerts began in New York City and featured a number of new songs including “Neon”, “First Time”, and “Wedding Bells”. They also performed at the Vina del Mar International Song Festival and the Jingle Ball in LA.

Eventual Reunion and Fifth Studio Album

In 2019, the Jonas Brothers announced on social media that they would be making a comeback. Just a few days later, they released a new song titled, “Sucker”, which they promoted on The Late Late Show with James Corden. A huge hit, it entered the US Hot Digital Songs chart and Billboard Hot 100 at number one and sold nearly 90,000 copies in its first week.

The long-awaited album, Happiness Begins, was released on June 7, 2019. Their first album in six years, it was preceded by two singles and featured fourteen tracks including “Comeback”, “Happy When I’m Sad”, “Every Single Time”, “Used to Be”, “Only Human”, and “Strangers.” A Target exclusive also came with the songs “First” and “Cool” (acoustic version).

A commercial hit, the album entered the Billboard 200 at number one with over 414,000 sales. Not only that but it also topped the Canadian music charts with 36,000 album-equivalent units.

They also supported the album with their tenth concert tour, the Happiness Begins Tour, which saw them performing 92 shows across the world.

Not long afterward, they performed at the Summertime Ball in the UK and released a promotional single titled “Greenlight.” They also contributed vocals to Latino singers Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha, and Sebastian Yatra’s single, “Runaway.”

Then in November 2019, they released a holiday single titled, “Like It’s Christmas”, which peaked at number one o the Adult Contemporary music chart and at number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100.

What’s the Jonas Brothers Doing Now in 2024 – Recent Updates

In January 2020, the brothers released a new single titled “What’s a Man Gotta Do”, which peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100. They also announced a residency show in Las Vegas, but it was ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They did, however, perform at the Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, where they revealed their new track “Five More Minutes”.

A year later, the Jonas Brothers announced via social media that they would be embarking on a new concert tour. Known as the Remember This Tour, it consisted of 44 shows across the US and required all attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. They also revealed the new song “Who’s In Your Heart” while performing one of the shows in Colorado. The single was later released that month.

On May 23, 2021, they also performed the song “Leave Before You Love Me” with DJ Marshmellow at the Billboard Music Awards, which Nick Jonas hosted.

Fast forward to 2023 and it was announced during their The Kelly Clarkson Show appearance that they had finished recording their sixth album. According to an interview that they did on The Today Show, the album is a collaboration with Ryan Tedder and will include elements of Americana and 1970s pop. They also revealed the titles of a few songs including “Waffle House”, “Vacation Eyes”, Wings”, “Little Bird”, and “Montana Sky.”

Where Is Kevin Jonas In 2024?

During their hiatus, Kevin founded a construction and real estate development company called JonasWerner. He is also the CEO of The Blu Market company, which works with social media influencers.

In 2014, he also appeared in season seven of Celebrity Apprentice, though he was ultimately fired in the second episode. That same year, he made a brief appearance in The Real Housewives of New Jersey, where he led the construction for Kathy’s house.

In 2015, he also created a mobile app called Yood, which offers its users simple notifications when they press a certain food button such as “Indian”, “Mexican” or “Japanese.”

A year later, he and his wife Danielle Deleasa, a former hairdresser, welcomed their second daughter.

And more recently in April 2021, Kevin showed his support for the GiveIndia campaign on social media and urged fans to donate to the organization. He and his wife also released a children’s book that year titled There’s a Rock Concert in My Bedroom, which they later revealed, was motivated by their daughters.

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A recent picture of Kevin Jonas on ABC’s Claim to Fame

On television, he also recently co-hosted the ABC reality competition series Claim to Fame alongside Frankie Jonas. Not only that but he also appeared on the TV special Olympic Dreams Featuring Jonas Brothers in 2021.

Where Is Joe Jonas In 2024?

It was announced in January 2021 that he would be joining the cast of the biographical war film Devotion. He also co-wrote a song, which was played during the movie’s credits.

Filmed in Tybee Island, Georgia, the movie retells the friendship between two naval officers- Tom Hudner and Jesse Brown during the Korean War. Aside from Joe, the movie also starred Jonathan Majors, Daren Kagasoff, Glen Powell, Nick Hargrove, and Thomas Sadoski.

Premiered on September 12, 2022, the film was met with positive reviews and grossed more than $21 million at the box office worldwide.

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A recent picture of Joe Jonas from the war film Devotion

That same year, he announced the return of DNCE, a band that he had formed with his friends JinJoo Lee and Jack Lawless. They subsequently released a new song titled “Dancing Feet” on February 25, 2022.

That summer, he also joined Texas’ environmental campaign Don’t Mess with Texas, which encourages individuals not to litter while traveling. He also appeared in the reality competition series Becoming a Popstar, which he produced, as one of the judges and made a guest appearance as himself in the HBO series The Righteous Gemstones.

Prior to that, he appeared in the TV shows Dash & Lily, Home Movie: The Princess Bride, and Cup of Joe in 2020.

Where Is Nick Jonas In 2024?

Nick Jonas released his fourth studio album, Spaceman, on March 12, 2021. His first solo project in five years, it featured eleven songs including “Don’t Give Up On Us”, “Deeper Love”, “Death Do Us Part”, “If I Fall”, and “Heights.” It also spawned two singles- “Spaceman” and “This Is Heaven”, both of which were accompanied by music videos.

Praised as “one of [his] best solo performances to date”, the album peaked at number 12 on the Billboard 200 and at number 8 on the Tastemaker Albums chart. Not only that but it also charted in the UK, Canada, Spain, and Scotland.

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A recent picture of Nick Jonas with his wife and young daughter

That same year, he and his wife Priyanka Chopra showed their support for GiveIndia INGO and urged fans to donate to the organization.

More recently in January 2022, the pair announced that they had welcomed their first child via surrogacy.

Brooke Carter
Brooke Carter
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