Nick Jonas’s BiographyNicholas Nick Jonas is an American singer, a member of the Jonas Brothers boy band. The band’s name speaks for itself: all the members of the band are siblings. After the band broke up in 2013, Nick Jonas continued his career as a solo singer and started acting in movies.
Childhood and First Steps to FameNick was born in a big, united, religious family from Texas (the family later moved to New Jersey). His father, Paul Kevin Jonas, is a musician, composer, and former minister at the Assemblies of God Pentecostal Church. Nick’s mother, Denise Miller, is a singer who sacrificed her career for her four sons: Nick and his three brothers, Joe, Kevin, and Frankie. Nick is the third child in the family.
A year later, Nick was already performing on Broadway; at the age of nine, he wrote lyrics for the popular Christmas composition Joy To The World. He sang it for the first time at a Christian radio station. Soon afterward he was offered a contract with Columbia Records and recorded another song, Dear God.
Consequently, the Jonas Brothers band was formed and immediately gained popularity far beyond America. Clearly, Nick was the indisputable leader of the team, due to his expressive voice and masterly piano and guitar skills.
Jonas Brothers and Other ProjectsIn 2005 the newly-created boy band started working on their debut album and opened concerts for popular artists, such as Backstreet Boys and George Michael. The band’s first single Mandy, accompanied by the music video, was released in December the same year. In August 2006 a limited release (50 000 copies) of the It’s All About Time album came out; Columbia Records wasn’t interested in investing much money in the band, so the boys decided to sign a contract with Hollywood Records.
The band functioned until 2011 when it became too difficult for Nick to combine the two projects. He ceased working with The Administration; besides, the brothers took a vacation from their main activities in 2012 in order to work on their new album. By that time they had terminated their contract with the recording studio, so they worked in a sound studio at Nick’s house.I had written five or six songs that were on my heart, things that were just pouring out of me with this new and exciting sound. They weren't necessarily right for the Jonas Brothers, but I thought they could be perfect for something else.
The album was released on September 23, 2013, and on October 30 Jonas Brothers announced the split-up of the band. After these events, Nick started working on his second solo album; he was also helping his good friend Demi Lovato to organize her world tour; they sang a couple of duets together.
In his music, Nick follows in Stevie Wonder’s and Prince’s footsteps. This creates impressive prospects for his future development.
When I first started making it I thought I knew what it would be about... Then I had a breakup. It then became very clear what this thing would be about... And that I would need to dig really deep. Shit is too real sometimes... Reliving some of these real-life experiences through this music is hard.
Acting CareerLike many of his colleagues in music (for example, Harry Styles from One Direction), Nick Jonas is also a successful actor. Apart from music projects, such as Hannah Montana, Camp Rock, and the series Jonas Brothers, there many other interesting projects in Nick’s filmography.
In 2009 Nick and his brothers appeared in the movie Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian with Ben Stiller; they played flying cherubs.
At the end of 2017, he appeared in the remake of the Jumanji movie alongside Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan.