Joe Jonas has just announced he will be the next in a long line of storied artists to perform on the groundbreaking series Live on Letterman. Jonas will stream a full concert live from New York’s Ed Sullivan Theater online and on-air Monday, August 22nd at 9 PM ET/ 6 PM PT.
When 22-year-old singer and actor, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Joe Jonas[/lastfm], started his music career at the tender age of sixteen, it was by accident after his brother Nick tried to get a record deal. A record label exec saw the marketability of the brothers as a trio and, from there, a star was born.
Six years later, Joe has become both a recognized singer and an international “teen heart-throb,” ready to showcase his skills in a different, more mature way with his burgeoning solo career. Now let’s take a look at Joe’s meteoric rise to fame, year-by-year.
- Columbia Records’ president, Steve Greenberg listens to Nick Jonas’ record. He doesn’t like record, but likes “Please Be Mine” which is performed by all three Jonas Brothers.
- The three are signed as group act.
- The Jonas Brother’s first album on Columbia, It’s About Time, is released on August 8, 2006.
- Due to a “limited release,” the album only sold a little over 50,000 copies.
- The Jonas Brothers are dropped by Columbia Records in 2007.
- Not long after, the Jonas Brothers are signed to Hollywood Records.
- Brothers appear in GAP commercials
- Their self-titled second album, Jonas Brothers, is released on August 7 and it reaches number five on the Billboard Hot 200 chart in its first week.
- On August 17, 2007, the Jonas Brother guest star on an episode of Hannah Montana.
- Due to their popularity on Hannah Montana, a Disney Channel reality series called Jonas Brothers: Living The Dream premieres.
- The Jonas Brothers film a Disney Channel Original Movie called Camp Rock where they play a band called Connect Three.
- The soundtrack for the movie is released in June.
- The Jonas Brothers’ third studio album, A Little Bit Longer, is released in the United States on August 12 and peaks at #1 on the Billboard 200.
- Joe Jonas dates (and breaks up with) country pop singer Taylor Swift. Apparently, he did it with a 27-second phone call, although Joe denied that in a Myspace blog. Swift revealed that one of her many heartbreak songs, “Forever & Always”, was inspired by Joe.
- Joe wins an award from Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica for Best Fashionista (Most Fashionable)
- The Jonas Brothers’ release their fourth studio album called Lines, Vines, and Trying Times was released. The album peaked at number 1 on the Billboard 200 with 247,000 copies sold.
- The Jonas Brothers (plus their brother Frankie) star in their own Disney Channel Original Series, called JONAS.
- Jonas began a relationship with Camilla Belle after she starred in the band’s music video for the song “Lovebug”. They break up a year later.
- Joe plays a cherub in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
- The Jonas Brothers appear on Saturday Night Live.
- Joe wins a Kids Choice Awards for Favorite TV Actor.
- The second season of Jonas Brothers: Living The Dream premieres on Disney.
- Filming for the second season of JONAS begins.
- Joe makes a cameo in the Vampire Weekend video for “Giving Up The Gun.”
- It was announced on May 19, 2010 that Jonas planned on releasing a solo album
- His role of Shane is reprised in the sequel, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.
- Joe is a guest judge on American Idol.
- Joe guest stars n TV Land’s Hot In Cleveland show which stars Betty White.
- Joe wins an award for The Soup Awards for Best Third Jonas.
- Joe is nominated for J-14’S Teen Icon Awards for Iconic Tweeter.
- He briefly dates friend and tour partner Demi Lovato.
- A high-profile relationship with Ashley Greene from Twilight is started.
- On premieres first solo song called “See No More” featuring Chris Brown.
- Joe and Ashley break up.
- While guest hosting the American Top 40, Jonas premiered a snippet of a song called “Just in Love” from his upcoming album.
- On August 4, 2011, Jonas announced via Twitter that he will join Britney Spears on her European tour.
- On August 10, 2011, his second single “Love Slayer” was released online.
- Joe is rumored to be dating rising supermodel, Karlie Kloss.
- Joe is nominated for Kids Choice Awards for Favorite TV Actor.