Birthday: September 16, 1992
GirlFriend: Delta Goodrem (Ex), Miley Cyrus (Ex), Olivia Culpo (Ex), Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez (Ex)
Famous: Lyricists & Songwriters American Men
Also Known As: Nicholas Jerry Jonas
Sun Sign: Virgo
Age: 25 Years
Born In: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Height: 1.70 M
Father: Paul Kevin Jonas Sr.
Mother: Denise Miller-Jonas
Siblings: Frankie Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas
City, States, Provinces & Districts: Dallas, Texas
Nick Jonas is an American singer, actor, songwriter and producer best known as one-third of ‘Jonas Brothers’, an American pop rock band. He made his debut on Broadway at seven and penned down a song ‘Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)’ with his father when he was just 10. The song got noticed by ‘Columbia Records’ and that led him release his self-titled debut album at the age of 12. The ‘Jonas Brothers’ debut album ‘It’s About Time’ got little success while their breakthrough came with their second eponymous album following which they released two more albums. The band sold more than 17 million albums worldwide earning huge fame and recognition which furthered after they starred in two ‘Disney Channel Original Movie’ namely ‘Camp Rock’ and ‘Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam’ and in ‘Disney Channel’ television series ‘JONAS’. Creative and other differences saw disbandment of ‘Jonas Brothers’ in 2013. Meanwhile, Nick formed his own band ‘Nick Jonas & the Administration’ and gave hit albums like ‘Nick Jonas’ and ‘Last Year Was Complicated’ making it to the Billboard chart. The latter released through record label ‘Safehouse Records’ that he co-founded with ‘Hollywood Records’ and ‘Island Records’.
Childhood & Early Life
- Nick Jonas was born on September 16, 1992, in Dallas, Texas, US, to Paul Kevin Jonas and Denise (nee Miller). His father who served as an ordained minister at an Assemblies of God church is a musician and songwriter.
- Jonas grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey, with his two older brothers, Kevin and Joe and younger brother Frankie. He was homeschooled by his mother, a singer and former sign language teacher.
- Although Jonas and his two older brothers played music while growing up, his career took off by chance at six when he was spotted singing in a hair salon where his mother was having a haircut. Following a reference to a professional show business manager he landed up performing on Broadway at just seven years of age portraying Tiny Tim in ‘A Christmas Carol’ in 2000 performing opposite Frank Langella.
- He went on performing in other Broadway musicals like ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ (2001) and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2002) among others, mostly as replacement alternates. His later theatrical performances included ‘Les Miserables’ (2010), ‘Hairspray’ (2011) and ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ (2012).
- In 2002 he co-wrote a song with his father titled ‘Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)’ which featured in ‘Broadway’s Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure’, Vol. 4., a compilation album, and released the following year to ‘Christian Radio’ via ‘INO Records’ thus marking his debut single.
- ‘Columbia Records’ took note of the song which was otherwise not a great success. He was signed by Columbia and INO. On September 5, 2004, his eponymous debut studio album, ‘Nicholas Jonas’ released comprising 11 tracks, lyrics of some of which were co-written by him with his father and some with older brothers including ‘Time for Me to Fly’ and ‘Please Be Mine’.
- Steve Greenberg, president of ‘Columbia Records’, appreciated Jonas’ voice and liked the song ‘Please Be Mine’ and signed him and his older brothers, Joe and Kevin to ‘Columbia Records’ as a group leading to the formation of ‘Jonas Brothers’ band.
- On November 5, 2005, the first promotional tour of ‘Jonas Brothers’ for their upcoming album ‘It’s About Time’ began. Several delays led the album to release on ‘Columbia Records’ on August 8, 2006. Meanwhile, the band released their debut single and first single from the album titled ‘Mandy’ on December 27, 2005; the second single from the album, a cover song titled ‘Year 3000’ on March 16, 2006; and made several appearances on different soundtracks associated with ‘Disney Channel’.