Jonas Brothers officially split

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Jonas Brothers officially split

Andy Ha, Staff Reporter

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Well the day has officially come.  Our childhoods are completely over. Miley Cyrus is not Hannah Montana, Selena Gomez is not a teen wizard living on Waverly Place, Demi Lovato is not Mitchie Torres, and now the Jonas Brothers have announced the break up. The trio that consists of three brothers, Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas announced on Oct. 29 the disbandment shortly after having canceled their world tour that would have been their comeback into the music scene.

First formed in 2005, the brothers signed to Columbia Records and released their debut album, It’s About Time. Shortly afterwards, they were dropped by the label and resigned to Hollywood Records. This is when it all began. They released their self-titled sophomore effort which debuted at number five and became their first top 10 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart. With the success of their second album, they also gained their first top 20 single with the hit, “SOS” and they then began their Disney reign. They guest starred on Hannah Montana before landing the hit Disney film, Camp Rock, which helped them gain super stardom worldwide. Having two top 10 albums with their second album and film soundtrack to Camp Rock, they released their third effort, A Little Bit Longer, which topped the charts selling over half a million copies in its first week giving them their first two top 10 singles.
Following that, the brothers continued their success with another top 10 soundtrack for the sequel of Camp Rock and landed their own Disney show which also gave them another top 10 soundtrack hit. Then they released their last studio album together, Lines, Vines, and Trying Times, which also topped the charts, and they toured around the globe before going on what they called back then a musical hiatus.

The hiatus was from 2010-2012. During the break, the youngest brother, Nick, started a blues-rock band named Nick Jonas and The Administration, which had a top 10 debut album.  Also, he continued his acting career with guest roles on hit TV shows like SMASH and Last Man Standing. He also returned to Broadway after being seven years away from it, starring in Les Miserables and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He was also considered for being a judge on the Fox hit singing-reality competition show, American Idol, and was a guest mentor for judge Demi Lovato’s category on season two of The X Factor.

While Nick was starting off a successful career, the oldest brother, Kevin, got married to a former hairdresser named Danielle Deleasa and is currently expecting his first child with her. He then got his own reality show with his wife on the E! network.

Then there is Joe, the middle brother, who launched a kind of unsuccessful solo music career with his debut album, Fastlife, which only peaked at number 15. He ended up being a guest star on reality shows such as Punk’d and The Choice and was a guest judge for American Idol in season nine. He also got some guest acting roles on TV shows such as Hot in Cleveland.
The brothers announced a reunion in 2012, announcing that they were working on their fifth studio album which was named V (pronounced five). They released two singles from the album, “Pom Poms” and “First Time,” neither really becoming successful, the former being the only one to chart and peak at number 60. Then on Oct. 9, they cancelled their upcoming tour that would promote their upcoming album and mark their comeback, only days before it was supposed to start. The reason was because there was a “deep rift between the band” over “creative differences” which ended up with the deletion of the band’s Twitter account having the brother individuals account become temporarily obsolete, which led to media speculation of a breaking up of the band. Joe and Nick both tweeted to Jonas Brother fans on Oct. 23 asking them to “bear with [them]” while they were “getting [their] sh** together”. Due to their issues, it became official that they were in fact breaking up after being a band for eight years. They released four studio albums, four soundtrack albums, 16 singles, and sold over eight million albums worldwide.

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