The Jonas Brothers, who reunited in 2019 for their album Happiness Begins after a 10 year hiatus as a group, finally landed their names on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. The brothers’ respective families were all present for the dedication ceremony, while fans gathered nearby. The star is located at 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
The Jonas Brothers and their shiny new Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ❤️⭐️ @jonasbrothers pic.twitter.com/1n7aFbisQX
— Virgin Radio Toronto (@VirginRadioTO) January 30, 2023
How do Jonas Brothers fans feel about their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? See below: pic.twitter.com/Ra6Q1EJTye
— Sophie Flay (@abc7sophie) January 30, 2023
Nick Jonas and his wife, actress Priyanka Chopra, brought their one-year-old daughter Malti Marie Chopra-Jonas to the ceremony in her first public outing.
Jonas Brothers got their Hollywood star, announced they’re releasing an album May 5th AND Nick and Priyanka’s baby had her first outing pic.twitter.com/rucksYizrA
— Chicks in the Office (@ChicksInTheOff) January 30, 2023
The Jonas Brothers rose to fame in the early 2000s after they formed in their small town of Wyckoff, New Jersey. While working on their first album in 2005, they opened for the likes of Jesse McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, the Backstreet Boys, and several others. After several guest star appearances on Hannah Montana, they landed their first starring acting roles in Disney’s Camp Rock movie franchise, and eventually their own TV shows, Jonas and Jonas LA. After years of touring and making original music, the group announced their split in 2013 due to “creative differences.”
In 2019, the band made a surprising resurgence with their single “Sucker” and an accompanying music video that featured each of the brothers’ wives. They subsequently released their album Happiness Begins, along with a documentary with Amazon Prime titled Chasing Happiness. The documentary shows a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of their young fame, and the truth about the band’s split.
The Jonas Brothers rose to fame as teenagers, and to see them at their star dedication each married with children was a surreal and touching moment for fans who followed their careers from the beginning.
“alena and valentina, you two are my brightest stars”
“to my little ones at home, daddy loves you to the moon and back”
“malti marie, hi baby. i can’t wait to come back with you in 15 years and embarrass you with your friends”
jonas brothers are the greatest fathers ever😭
— lauren (@jophieshesitate) January 30, 2023
In a speech at the ceremony, Nick Jonas announced that they will release new music this year. Their upcoming album will literally be titled The Album, and is set for a May 5 release. Jonas also confirmed that the group will be back on tour this year.
Video of Nick Jonas announcing that the Jonas Brothers upcoming album is titled "The Album" and will be released on May 5th!!! pic.twitter.com/DhcirDqi3k
— Jonas Brothers News (@jbrosnews) January 30, 2023
Joe Jonas shared a teaser of an upcoming song called “Wings” from The Album and the accompanying music video.
THE ALBUM. May 5th. Pre-save now at https://t.co/dRUmE2QadQ pic.twitter.com/lJP6waCV6C
— J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) January 30, 2023
Fans were quick to turn the upcoming album’s quite literal name into memes.
Can’t believe the Jonas brothers thought hard about the album name and said… let’s call it… “The Album” pic.twitter.com/KGP6LLaAC2
— Daily Nick Jonas (fan) (@DailyNickJonas) January 30, 2023
The Jonas Brothers pic.twitter.com/VF9gEGLgJM
— Vulture (@vulture) January 30, 2023
The Jonas Brothers are the latest in a slew of early 2000s Disney Channel stars to return to the music industry in 2023, including Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.
Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez are all dropping their new albums this year. pic.twitter.com/9AYOoHiimN
— Buzzing Pop (@BuzzingPop) January 30, 2023
Nick Jonas’ 2014 hit single “Jealous” also began trending on TikTok again recently, as the band began performing it together at concerts for the first time in late 2022.
“’Cause you know I get excited, When you get jealous too”🙌🏼 @nickjonas #nickjonas #jonasvegas #jonasbrothers #jonasresidency
Joe Jonas told MTV News that the group’s upcoming album was his “favorite body of work” that the band has ever created with each other.
The Jonas Brothers are releasing a new album in May. Back in November, Joe Jonas told us 'The Album' is "probably my favorite body of work we've done." pic.twitter.com/1EVezFjLrp
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) January 30, 2023
The Jonas Brothers remain at the forefront of pop culture years after their debut as a band for several reasons. Nick Jonas had a successful solo career, and married actress Priyanka Chopra, who rose to fame in the Indian film industry before finding further success in the American film industry.
Joe Jonas, who famously dated Taylor Swift when they were both teenagers and abruptly broke up with her, has long been rumored to be the subject of much of Swift’s Fearless album. When she released her re-record of the album in 2021, Joe Jonas found himself trending once again, as it was rumored that he was the subject of vault track “Mr. Perfectly Fine.”
Replying to @Ryn queens #swifttok
♬ Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) – Taylor Swift
Jonas posted a humorous TikTok of himself listening to the song, and his wife posted the song to her Instagram story, calling it a “bop.” Swift and Jonas reportedly buried the hatchet years ago, and Swift is close friends with Jonas’ wife, actress Sophie Turner of Game of Thrones. Swift even hints she bought the couple presents when they had their first child in her 2020 Folklore track “Invisible String.”
Needless to say, listeners are absolutely ready for THE album of all albums, The Album.