Joseph Adam Jones is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He rose to fame as a member of the pop rock band the Jonas Brothers, alongside his brothers Kevin and Nick. The group released their debut studio album It’s About Time through the Columbia label in 2006, which failed to achieve commercial success. After signing with Hollywood Records, the group released their self-titled second studio album in 2007, which became their breakthrough record. Take a look below for 30 more fun and fascinating facts about Joe Jonas.
1. Jonas was born in Casa Grande, Arizona, on August 15, 1989.
2. He is the son of Denise and Paul Kevin Jonas. Jonas’ father is a songwriter, musician, and former ordained minister at an Assemblies of God church while his mother is a former sign language teacher and singer.
3. Joe has an older brother, Kevin Jonas, and two younger brothers – Nick Jonas and Frankie Jonas.
4. Growing up in a Christian family, Jonas has spoken on his religious beliefs by saying “I believe in God, and that’s a personal relationship that I have, but I’m not religious in any way.”
5. In 2002, Joe appeared in Baz Luhrmann’s production of La bohème.
6. In 2005, Joe, Kevin, and Nick recorded “Please Be Mine”, their first song recorded.
7. Upon hearing the song, the Columbia Records president Steve Greenberg decided to sign the brothers as a group.
8. They considered naming their group “Sons of Jonas” before settling on the name Jonas Brothers.
9. While working on their debut studio album, the band toured throughout 2005 with artists such as Jump5, Kelly Clarkson, Jesse McCartney, the Backstreet Boys, and The Click Five among others.
10. The group released their debut single, “Mandy”, in December 2005.
11. Only a short period of time after their departure from Columbia Records, it was confirmed that the group had signed a new contract with Hollywood Records.
12. While working on their new album, the group continued to gain popularity due to soundtrack appearances and promotional appearances.
13. The group released their self-titled second studio album through Hollywood Records on August 7, 2007.
14. The album entered the top five of the Billboard 200 in the United States, going on to sell over two million copies in the country.
15. Joe and his brothers made their acting debut on an August 17 episode of the Disney series Hannah Montana titled “Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas”.
16. In May 2008, he and the band began starring in their own Disney series Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream.
17. Jonas made his film debut along with his brothers in the Disney Channel film Camp Rock (2008).
18. Jonas starred with all three of his brothers their second Disney Channel series, Jonas, which made its debut on May 2, 2009.
19. The band released their fourth studio album, entitled Lines, Vines and Trying Times, on June 16, 2009. The project debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200, boasting first week sales of 247,000 copies.
20. Joe was featured as a guest judge on a January 2010 episode of the ninth season of the singing competition American Idol.
21. In February 2010, Jonas made a cameo appearance in Vampire Weekend’s music video for “Giving Up the Gun” along with Jake Gyllenhaal, Lil Jon, and RZA.
22. He later guest starred in a 2010 episode of Hot In Cleveland as Valerie Bertinelli’s son, Will.
23. With the band officially broken up, Jonas began working on a new musical project with producers such as Malay and Mattman & Robin.
24. While working on the project, Jonas was unsure whether he wanted to record a second studio album or start a new band. Upon working with Justin Tranter on multiple songs, Jonas decided to form a band with his friends and former touring partners Jack Lawless and JinJoo Lee.
25. In 2018, he joined the Australian version of The Voice as a coach, a year after being a mentor on the American version.
26. In June 2018, Jonas and British DJ Jonas Blue released their collaborative track “I See Love”, a song for the film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. He also voiced a character called Kraken in the movie.
27. He dated AJ Michalka for almost a year after he went on tour with her group Aly & AJ in late 2005 to 2006.
28. Jonas dated American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for three months in 2008.
29. Jonas dated American actress Camilla Belle, who appeared in the Jonas Brothers’ “Lovebug” music video, for a few months between late 2008 and mid–2009.
30. Jonas had an on-off relationship with American singer Demi Lovato between 2008 and 2010, but they prioritized their friendship.