Kevin Jonas, September 2008
|Birth name||Paul Kevin Jonas II|
|Born|| November 5, 1987
|Origin||Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.A..|
|Genre(s)||Pop rock, teen pop|
|Instrument(s)||Vocals, guitar, mandolin|
|Years active||1999 — present|
|Gibson Les Paul|
Paul Kevin Jonas II (born November 5, 1987), also known as Kevin Jonas and K2, is an American musician and actor. He is a member of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band he created with his younger brothers Joe and Nick.
The Jonas Brothers originally started with a solo singing career for Nick, but when Joe and Kevin sang backup for him, the record producer liked their sound and signed all three of them. He currently stars in the Disney Channel original series JONAS as Kevin Lucas, along side his brothers Nick and Joe.
Kevin was discovered through his brother. In early 2005, Columbia Records' new president, Steve Greenberg, listened to Nick's record. While Greenberg did not like the album, he did like Nick's voice. After hearing the song, "Please Be Mine", written and performed by all the brothers, Daylight/Columbia Records decided to sign the three as a group act.
It's About Time, the brothers' first album, was released on August 8, 2006. According to the band's manager, it was only a "limited release" of a little over 50,000 copies. Because Sony was not interested in further promoting the band, the Jonas Brothers then considered switching labels. The band was ultimately dropped by Columbia Records in early 2007.
After shortly being without a label, the Jonas Brothers signed with Hollywood Records in February 2007. Around the same time, the brothers began appearing in commercials for Baby Bottle Pops, singing the jingle. Their self-titled second album, Jonas Brothers, was released on August 7, 2007. It reached number five on the Billboard Hot 200 chart in its first week.
On August 17, 2007, Kevin, along with his brothers, guest starred in an episode of Hannah Montana. The episode debuted alongside High School Musical 2 and a sneak peek of the new Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb. The episode broke basic cable records with a record 10.7 million viewers and became basic cable's most watched series telecast ever.
Kevin and his brothers filmed a Disney Channel Original Movie called Camp Rock where they play a band called "Connect Three". Kevin plays the role of "Jason," a guitarist; Nick plays the role of "Nate," also a guitarist; and Joe plays the lead male role and lead singer "Shane Gray". A soundtrack for the movie was released on June 17, 2008. The movie premiered on June 20 in the USA on Disney Channel, and Canada on Family.
The Disney Channel reality short series, Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream, premiered on Disney Channel on May 16, 2008. The show, which ran until September 5, 2008, documented the brothers' lives on the Look Me in the Eyes Tour. The name was inspired by their hit song When You Look Me in the Eyes.
Jonas was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, the son of Denise, a former sign language teacher and singer, and Paul Kevin Jonas, Sr., a songwriter, musician and former ordained minister at a Pentecostal Assemblies of God church. He is of Italian, Irish, German, and Cherokee Indian descent .
Template:Main article The Jonases are known for their wholesome, "family-friendly" image, and the brothers are all committed Evangelical Christians. Their father is a former Assembly of God pastor, and they were homeschooled by their mother. In addition, to signify their vow to abstain from premarital sex, on their left-hand ring finger they all wear purity rings. Joe has said that the rings symbolize "a promise to ourselves and to God that we'll stay pure till marriage," and Nick had stated that "it's purity rings pretty awesome, and the rings are just one of our ways of kind of like being different than everybody else out there." They reportedly started wearing the rings when their parents, Denise and Kevin Sr., asked them if they wanted to. They also reportedly abstain from alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
|2008||Best of Both Worlds Concert||Himself||3D Concert film|
|Camp Rock||Jason||Made for television|
|2009||Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience||Himself||3D Concert film|
|Band in a Bus||Himself||Reality DVD|
|2008||Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream||Himself||Reality series|
|2009||JONAS||Kevin Lucas||Now Playing on Disney Channel|
|2007||Hannah Montana||Himself||"Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas" (Season 2, Episode 16)|
|2008||Disney Channel Games 2008||Himself||Third annual|
|Studio DC: Almost Live||Himself||Second show|
|Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||Himself||"The Akers Family" (Season 6, Episode 2)|
|Disney Channel's Totally New Year 2008||Himself||Disney Channel special New Years event|
|2009||Saturday Night Live||Himself||February 14th, 2009 episode|
- ↑ MTV - The New Boy Bands
- ↑ Billboard Discography - Jonas Brothers - It's About Time
- ↑ PR Newswire: The Jonas Brothers Sign Record Deal With Disney's Hollywood Records
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Topps' Baby Bottle Pop Sweetens Its Effort
- ↑ Billboard Discography - Jonas Brothers
- ↑ "Jonas Brothers – A Little Bit Longer". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2008-08-27. Retrieved on 2008-08-17.
- ↑ Gina Scarpa, "'Hannah Montana' Airs New Episode On Big Night", BuddyTV.com, August 11, 2007.
- ↑ Joal Ryan, "High School Musical 2 Big 2 B Ignored", E! News, August 18, 2007.
- ↑ http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/1449237,w-jonas-brothers-3d-interview-022509.article
- ↑ http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2009/02/the-jonas-broth.html
- ↑ http://www.newsweek.com/id/105564
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypPLzDDzIjw
- ↑ "The Boy Band Next Door". NewsWeek.com. http://www.newsweek.com/id/105564.
- ↑ Sue Zeidler (February 1, 2008). "Straight-laced Jonas Brothers defy rocker image". Reuters.com. http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN0136625220080201. Retrieved on 2009-03-13.
- ↑ 
|Studio albums:|| It's About Time | Jonas Brothers | A Little Bit Longer||
Lines, Vines and Trying Times
|Soundtracks:||Camp Rock | Music from The 3D Concert Experience | Jonas L.A. | Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam|
|Live albums:||Jonas Brothers: Live: Walmart Soundcheck CD+DVD|
|Television:||Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream (List of episodes) | JONAS & Jonas L.A. (List of episodes)|
|Films:||Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert | Camp Rock | Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience | Band in a Bus | Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian | Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam|
|Guest appearences:|| Hannah Montana | Disney Channel Games 2008 ||
| Studio DC: Almost Live | Extreme Makeover: Home Edition | Disney Channel's Totally New Year 2008 | Saturday Night Live
|Related articles:||Discography | Nicholas Jonas | List of songs | List of tours | Award and nominations]] | Frankie Jonas | Hollywood Records | Nick Jonas & the Administration|