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Nick Jonas
Nicholas Jerry Jonas
Nick Jonas, September 2008
Background information
Birth name Nicholas Jerry Jonas
Born September 16, 1992 (1992-09-16) (age 24

)
Dallas,Texas, United States

Origin New Jersey,
United States
Genre(s) Teen pop, pop rock
Occupation(s) Vocalist, musician, actor, singer–songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar, drums, piano, glockenspiel, cello
Years active 2004–present
Label(s) Hollywood, Columbia
Associated acts Jonas Brothers
Notable instrument(s)
Gibson SG, drums, keyboard


Nicholas Jerry "Nick" Jonas (born September 16, 1992) is an American singer-songwriter and actor best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a pop-rock band he formed with his brothers Joe and Kevin.

The Jonas Brothers originally started as an attempted solo singing career for Nick, but the record producer liked the sound when his brothers sang backup for him. He currently stars in the Disney Channel original series JONAS as Nick Lucas, alongside his brothers. Currently, he is working on a solo album, proposed for release in 2010.

Background

Nick Jonas was born in Dallas, Texas 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 was raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey and Homeschooled by his mother.

He was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at the age of 13 and wears an OmniPod insulin pump to help him manage his diabetes. He also developed a public service announcement with the Washington Nationals to support diabetes care at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Since August 6, 2008, Bayer Diabetes Care has partnered with Nick Jonas as a diabetes ambassador to promote the idea for young people to manage their diabetes, as Nick was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 13.

Personal life

Miley Cyrus has stated that she dated Jonas from June 2006 to December 2007. Cyrus claimed they were "in love" and dated soon after they'd first met.

Acting

Television

On August 17, 2007, Jonas, along with his brothers, guest starred in an episode of Hannah Montana, which aired after the premiere of High School Musical 2 and the Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb.[1] The episode broke basic cable records with a record 10.7 million viewers and became basic cable's most watched series telecast ever.[2]

Jonas and his brothers filmed a Disney Channel Original Movie called Camp Rock where they play a band called "Connect Three." Joe plays the lead male role and lead singer "Shane Gray"; Nick plays the role of "Nate," a guitarist; and Kevin plays the role of "Jason," also a guitarist. 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 reality short series, Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream, premiered on Disney Channel on May 16, 2008. The show, which ran until September 5, 2008, documents the brothers' lives on the Look Me In The Eyes Tour.

He and his brothers currently star as the Jonas Brothers in Jonas, a pop band trying to live a normal life, in the Disney Channel Original Series, entitled JONAS, which premiered May 2, 2009.

Singing

Solo artist

Main article: Nicholas Jonas (album)

In 2002 while performing in Beauty and the Beast, Jonas had written a song with his father called "Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)." With background vocals from the Beauty and the Beast cast, Jonas performed the song on the 2002 annual Broadway "Equity Fights AIDS" album, Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure, Vol. 4.[3][4] In November 2003, INO Records received a demo copy of "Joy To The World (A Christmas Prayer)."[5] The label released the song to Christian radio, where it quickly became popular on Record & Radio's Christian Adult Contemporary Chart.[4] While Jonas was working on his solo project, Joe followed in his footsteps to Broadway, appearing in Baz Lurhmann's production of La Boheme.

By September 2004, an executive at Columbia Records found out about Nick's song.[3][4] Jonas was soon jointly signed to INO Records and Columbia Records and released the single "Dear God".[6][7] A second single, "Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)" (a new solo recording), was released on November 16.[8] It was supposed to be followed by a December release of a self-titled solo album Nicholas Jonas, but the album was pushed back.[9] It did, however, get a limited release.[10] Nick, along with Kevin and Joe, had written several other songs for the album.[3]

In early 2005, Columbia Records' new president, Steve Greenberg, listened to Jonas's record. While Greenberg did not like the album, he did like Jonas's voice.[11]

Nick Jonas is currently working on a side project from the Jonas Brothers called "Nick Jonas and the Administration". It is set to be released in early 2010. Kevin Jonas talked to Popstar! about Nick Jonas and The Administration: 'Nick recorded a new version of the Jonas Brothers song 'Tonight' with The Administration. It's really wonderful. Can't wait for you to hear the record. We're beyond excited about this side project!'[citation needed] The members have been comfirmed.[12]

Jonas Brothers

Main article: Jonas Brothers

After meeting with Jonas 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.[3][13][14] After being signed to Columbia, the brothers considered naming their group "Sons of Jonas" before settling on the name "Jonas Brothers."[15]

It's About Time, the brothers first album was released on August 8, 2006.[16] 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 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.[17][18] Around the same time, brothers began appearing in commercials for Baby Bottle Pops, singing the jingle.[18] Their self-titled second album, Jonas Brothers, was released on August 7, 2007.[19] It reached number five on the Billboard 200 chart in its first week. Its since sold over three million copies worldwide.

The Jonas Brothers' third studio album, A Little Bit Longer, was released in the United States on August 12, 2008. It sold over 2 million copies worldwide. The Jonas Brothers were listed number 9 on the richest pop acts of 2008 with Coldplay and AC/DC making over 62 million.

Discography

Solo albums
Year Artist Album
2004 Nick Jonas Nicholas Jonas (album)
2010 Nick Jonas and the Administration Who I Am[20]
Recorded songs
Year Artist Title Album
2009 Nick Jonas and the Administration "Tonight" (new version)[21] Who I Am
Nick Jonas and the Administration "The Rose Garden"[22]
Nick Jonas and the Administration "Olive & And the Arrow"[23]
Nick Jonas and the Administration "Conspiracy Theory"[24]
Nick Jonas and the Administration "State of Emergency"[25]
Nick Jonas and the Administration "Who I Am"[26]
Nick Jonas and the Administration "World War III"[27]
Nick Jonas and the Administration "In The End"[28]
Non-album songs
Year Artist Title
2005 Nick Jonas Nick J Is Off the Chain
2009 Jonas Brothers ft. Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus Send It On
Jonas Brothers ft. Demi Lovato, Big Rob Bounce
With Jonas Brothers
Year Artist Title
2006 Jonas Brothers It's About Time
2007 Jonas Brothers
2008 Camp Rock
A Little Bit Longer
2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
Lines, Vines and Trying Times
2010 JONAS
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

Songs He Wrote

Main article: List of songs by the Jonas Brothers
Main article: List of songs by Demi Lovato
Solo Songs
  • Appreciate
  • Crazy Kinda Crush On You
  • Dear God
  • Don't Walk Away
  • Hey, We're Gonna Be Alright
  • I Will Be The Light
  • Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)
  • Time For Me To Fly
  • Wrong Again
  • Tonight (new version)
  • Who I'Am
  • World War III
  • The Rose Garden
  • Olive & An Arrow
  • Conspiracy Theory
  • State of Emergency
  • In The End
For Jonas Brothers
  • A Little Bit Longer
  • Black Keys
  • Got Me Going Crazy
  • S.O.S
  • World War III
For Demi Lovato
  • Behind Enemy Lines
  • Back Around
  • Stop The World

Tours

Main article: Jonas Brothers tours

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2007 Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board Writer[29] TV Movie
2008 Best of Both Worlds Concert Himself 3D Concert film
Camp Rock Nate Made for television
2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Himself 3D Concert film
Band in a Bus Himself Reality DVD
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Cherub Film
2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Nate Made for television; Completed
2008 Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream Himself Reality series
2009 - present JONAS Nick Lucas Disney Channel Original Series
Guest appearances
Year Title Role Notes
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 14, 2009 episode

References

  1. Gina Scarpa, "'Hannah Montana' Airs New Episode On Big Night", BuddyTV.com, August 11, 2007.
  2. Joal Ryan, "High School Musical 2 Big 2 B Ignored", E! News, August 18, 2007.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Kansas City Star: Band interview: The Jonas Brothers, on the road, promoting their first CD
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Allentown Morning Call: The Jonas Brothers: heartthrobs of the Hanson kind
  5. INO Records: Nicholas Jonas - Dear God
  6. Dear God by Nicholas Jonas
  7. About.com: INO Records Signs 12-Year Old Singer/Actor Nicholas Jonas
  8. Joy To The World (A Christmas Prayer) by Nicholas Jonas
  9. About.com: Jonas Brothers It's About Time
  10. WalMart.com: Nicholas Jonas
  11. Jonas Brothers deliver squeaky clean 'punk' music
  12. http://www.oceanup.com/2009/11/17/nick-jonas-on-the-administration-album
  13. New Haven Register: Brothers In Arms
  14. The Cute Boy Choir & Soloist Directory: Nicholas Jonas
  15. MTV - The New Boy Bands
  16. Billboard Discography - Jonas Brothers - It's About Time
  17. PR Newswire: The Jonas Brothers Sign Record Deal With Disney's Hollywood Records
  18. 18.0 18.1 Topps' Baby Bottle Pop Sweetens Its Effort
  19. Billboard Discography - Jonas Brothers
  20. http://www.oceanup.com/2009/11/17/nick-jonas-on-the-administration-album
  21. http://www.oceanup.com/2009/10/30/nick-jonas-the-administration-tonight
  22. http://www.oceanup.com/2009/11/17/nick-jonas-on-the-administration-album
  23. http://www.oceanup.com/2009/11/17/nick-jonas-on-the-administration-album
  24. http://www.oceanup.com/2009/11/17/nick-jonas-on-the-administration-album
  25. http://www.oceanup.com/2009/11/17/nick-jonas-on-the-administration-album
  26. http://www.oceanup.com/2009/11/16/nick-jonas-the-administration-who-i-am
  27. http://www.oceanup.com/2009/11/17/nick-jonas-on-the-administration-album
  28. http://www.oceanup.com/2009/11/25/nick-jonas-who-i-am-track-listing-details
  29. "Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board". IMDb. Retrieved on 2009-07-29..

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