Before they could begin making music, the brothers had to pick a name. Before deciding on the Jonas Brothers, they considered the very religious-sounding “Sons of Jonas”. Thankfully, the Jonas Brothers stuck. The brothers got to work on what would be their debut studio album.
Throughout 2005, they toured with some of the biggest pop acts of that year including Jesse McCartney, The Click Five, Kelly Clarkson, and even the Backstreet Boys. We wonder if the Backstreet Boys gave them any tips on how to deal with hordes of screaming fans.
Still not old enough to see a PG-13 movie, Nick was signed to Columbia Records. With a few Broadway credits under his belt, the young artist was on his way to superstardom.
Tagging along for the ride were his two older brothers, Joe and Kevin who also got signed after Columbia Records president, Steve Greenberg (pictured), heard the brothers’ song “Please Be Mine”. This was great news for Kevin who had been hitting the streets of the Big Apple trying to catch a break in commercials or auditioning to be part of bands.
The Jonas Brothers Are Born!
The Jonas brothers’ lives were changed by Steve Greenberg, the same guy who gave the world boy band Hanson and their addictive hit, “MMMBop”.
Greenberg saw the brothers’ potential and wanted to craft the three brothers into teen heartthrobs of the 2000s. He convinced them to start their own band called (rather uncreatively), The Jonas Brothers. Who knew that in a few years, a mere glimpse at the brothers would cause chaos and leave fans fainting from excitement!
In 2006, the band dropped their debut single, “Mandy,” a song about a girl Joe Jonas once dated. At the same time, the brothers appeared on several Disney Channel soundtracks and toured with pop-star sisters, Aly & AJ.
Despite all that promotion, and working with music producers who worked with major groups like Destiny’s Child and Aerosmith, the brother’s album "It’s About Time" got little to no action. Things got so bad that in 2007 the brothers were dropped by their label. Imagine if they had given up and denied 'Jonatics' the joys of their music?
Without a label, the brothers didn’t know what to do. They began appearing in commercials for the candy Baby Bottle Pops. Thankfully, the boys could soon stop promoting candy because they were signed to another label — Hollywood Records, a Disney-owned record label.
Soon, the band released a song and music video for their single, “Year 3000”. The song, a cover of a song by British boy band Busted, became a huge hit and helped launch their career. Clad in skinny jeans and scarves, the Jonas Brothers were on their way to pop stardom.