On October 29, 2013, hearts broke around the world when the Jonas Brothers announced their split.
At the time Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas canceled their tour with a spokesperson for the group telling People that there was “a deep rift within the band.” Before the trio went their separate ways, they starred in Disney Channel’s Camp Rock and JONAS together, and released four full-length albums — It’s About Time, Jonas Brothers, A Little Bit Longer and Lines, Vines and Trying Times.
After all hope appeared to be lost, Nick, Joe and Kevin shocked fans in February 2019 by announcing their long-awaited comeback. Since then, the New Jersey natives have embarked on multiple tours and released their comeback album Happiness Begins in June 2019. The siblings also teamed up for the Chasing Happiness documentary in which they spoke at length about their breakup and what went down behind-the-scenes. The most surprising revelation was that Nick was the one who started the band breakup conversations.
“To call it creative differences is almost too simple,” the “Jealous” crooner explained on CBS’ Sunday Morning in June 2019. “And I think a lot of people lost the appetite for what we were putting into the world. So, you know, we were putting up shows that weren’t selling. We were making music that I don’t think we were all super proud of, and it wasn’t connected.”
Nick recalled his conversation with Joe and Kevin: “I said, ‘You know, I feel like the Jonas Brothers should be no more, and we should go on individual journeys.’ And it didn’t go so well. … And I feared that, you know, we — they would never speak to me again.”
While there was some bad blood between the boys as they went on solo careers — Nick released two albums, Joe joined the group DNCE and Kevin enjoyed family life with his wife, Danielle Jonas — they eventually made up and started making music together again.
“I think we — we definitely were supposed to go through all of what we went through to get to this point, definitely,” Joe said during the group’s CBS Sunday Morning interview. “I think it was, it was kind of, I guess you could say destiny, whatever it may be, but yeah, we got a do-over, and I think this time around we’re going to do it right.”
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