Nick Jonas is a talented multi-platinum selling, grammy-nominated artist famously known for being part of the Jonas Brothers boy band. The brothers are the children of Denise and Paul Kevin Jonas Sr. The boys became a very prominent feature in the music industry from a very young age. Though they have since grown up after enjoying a very successful career, they have not been free from controversies. The boys have been rumored to be at loggerheads with each other while other reports say that they were adopted.
What Prompted The Rumors About Nick Jonas and His Brothers Being Adopted?
No one can really say why the rumors about Nick Jonas and his brothers being adopted came about. With them being celebrities, we will tag it down to celebrity chatter. It may also be down to the circumstances surrounding their split as a group as they have since pursued solo careers. However, the fact still remains that there has never been any doubt that the Jonas Brothers are true siblings. They are legitimate children of Denise and Paul Kevin Jonas Sr.
Nick Jonas Was Born in Texas
Nick is the third of the four sons of his parents. He was born in Dallas, Texas, on the 12th of September 1992, which makes him 28 years old. His two older brothers are named Joe and Kevin while his younger brother is named Frankie. The Jonas family was a close-knit unit when growing up. The boys’ father was a pastor and a songwriter while their mum was a sign language teacher.
Nick started manifesting his talent as a singer when he was just six years old. He was so good that he started performing on Broadway at the age of seven. His ingenuity in singing brought him to the limelight through his song “Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)” which he wrote with his dad. The song was featured on Broadway’s Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure, Vol. 4. compilation album.
The publicity that came with his performance in an adaptation of Beauty and the Beast in 2002 got the interest of INO and Columbia Records. The record labels would later sign the young artist and produced his maiden album at the age of 12. Such was the magnitude of his talent that INO Records didn’t hesitate to sign him despite his very tender age. They were mostly amazed at his songwriting method and how he’s able to put his thoughts and mind into his lyrics. It was said that his singing also manifested the emotion in his written words.
The Establishment Of The Jonas Brothers Boy Band
After the limited release of his debut album, Nicholas Jonas (2004), which was ultimately canceled, the new president of Columbia Records opted to sign Nick and his brothers as a group because even though he disliked the album, he appreciated their voice. Kevin and Joe had co-written songs for the album with Nick and also provided background vocals. This was how the Jonas Brothers boy band as we know it today came about.
The move recognized the talent of the Jonas family rather than just getting a group of random young men who can sing and tag them with a name. This is probably where the rumors surrounding whether Nick and his brothers were adopted to form a singing group.
The Brothers Enjoyed Massive Success
After Nick came together with his brothers to form the Jonas Brothers boy band, the group went on to achieve massive success although there were a few hiccups along the way. After going out on tour in 2005 with the likes of the Backstreet Boys and a bunch of other famous singers that are well renowned in the music industry, they released their debut album titled It’s About Time in 2006. The album was, however, not backed by their record label who eventually dropped them.
The Jonas Brothers would go on to sign with Hollywood Records whose chairman said he was impressed with their “infectious and potentially limitless” energy. Through the label, the band would go on to release their self-titled second studio album in August 2007. The album sold more than two million copies in the United States and entered the top five of the Billboard 200. They have since released three other albums, A little Longer; Lines, Vines and Trying Times; and Happiness Begins.
The Split and Comeback of the Brothers
In 2009, after the release of their fourth studio album, Lines, Vines, and Trying Times, the Jonas Brothers announced that they were taking a break to focus on their personal careers. Nick Jonas went on to launch an acting career before it was again announced that the brothers were making a comeback and were working on their fifth studio album.
Things, however, did not quite go as planned as they officially parted ways with Disney Hollywood Records. The brothers tried to keep things together by launching their own record label but it was not enough to keep them together. In late 2013, after they had released a couple of songs and were scheduled to head out on tour, they announced that they would be splitting up, citing creative differences. The split led to the cancellation of their comeback album, although a few songs from the canceled album were later released.
Many years later, on the 28th of February, 2019, the Jonas Brothers announced their comeback under the management of a new record label, Republic Records. They did so with the release of a single titled “Sucker”. The anticipation of fans about their comeback had a positive reaction and ensured that their new single debuted at number one on the chart of the Billboard Hot 100 and the US Hot Digital Songs. The song sold over 88,000 copies in its debut week alone, creating a record for them as a band. Their fifth album titled Happiness Begins was subsequently released in June 2019, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200.