Known to legions of fans as the mop-topped frontman of teen pop band the Jonas Brothers, Nick Jonas began his career at a young age, appearing on Broadway when he was only seven. A child of musical parents, the New Jersey native co-wrote a song called "Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer") with his father, which he recorded with his castmates from the stage show of Beauty and the Beast for a charity Christmas album in 2002. The song reached the ears of Columbia record execs in 2004, who signed the 12 year old to a contract. While writing and arranging songs for his debut self-titled album, Nick collaborated with his brothers Kevin and Joseph, and the trio made such great music together that they were subsequently signed as a team. They released their debut album as a band, It's About Time, in 2006 when they were just 13, 14, and 16. The trio were then signed to Disney's Hollywood Records, through which they released their 2007 self-titled sophomore album, as well as 2008's A Little Bit Longer, and became a regular fixture on the Disney Channel, appearing on shows like Zoey 101 and Hannah Montana. The Jonas Brothers became a phenomenal hit with tween audiences and were soon selling out arenas, as well as starring in movies like Camp Rock and The Jonas Brothers 3-D. The success of Camp Rock led to the brothers getting their own Disney Channel series Jonas that lasted two seasons. The trio went to the well one more time with Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam in 2010. He also released his first solo album in 2010.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Discovered as a child while singing at a hair salon.
- Performed in his first Broadway show, A Christmas Carol: The Musical, at age 8.
- Signed as a solo act with Columbia Records at age 11.
- Drew inspiration from his struggles with Type 1 diabetes when writing the song "A Little Bit Longer."
- Replaced Darren Criss as J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 2012.
- Released his first post-Jonas Brothers solo album, Nick Jonas, in 2014.