#10 Look Me in the Eyes Tour
January-March 2008 Kevin, Joe, and Nick started the year strong by embarking on a 39-date tour across the U.S. to promote their sophomore album, Jonas Brothers. This is the tour that spawned both a book and a television series, and attracted legions of devoted teen fans across the nation. During this time the boys also signed a multi-million dollar, two-year worldwide touring deal, and jumpstarted what some might say is the most meteoric rise of a band in recent memory.
#9 Gracing the Cover of Rolling Stone
July 2008It’s a milestone for any rock band, and in July the Jonas Brothers hit the mark by appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone. Exposed to a new audience of serious rock listeners and readers, the boys talked candidly about life in the spotlight, and defended their honor, emphasizing that they are a real band of real musicians.
#8 Becoming a part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
August 22, 2008They haven’t been inducted (yet), but on August 22, 2008, the Jonas Brothers added rock and roll all-stars to their list of achievements. Before playing a sold-out show in Cleveland, the Brothers visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where they received a personally guided tour and became a part of the Right Here, Right Now! Exhibit, donating the three suits they wore for their A Little Bit Longer music video.
#7 Half-time Show at Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game
November 27, 2008Jonas Brothers fans had one big reason to be thankful this year: the guys graced television screens across the nation on Thanksgiving Day, putting on a massive half-time show for a sold-out crowd at the Cowboys-Seahawks game in Dallas. The band performed their hits “Burning Up,” “Tonight,” and “Lovebug” on an elevated stage above throngs of screaming teen girls, and later called the experience a “highlight” of their career.
#6 ‘Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream’ Reality Series hits Disney
May-September 2008Capitalizing on the Jonas Brothers’ rise to fame, the Disney Channel produced a short reality series chronicling Nick, Kevin, and Joe’s lives during their Look Me In The Eyes Tour. The show had never-before-seen footage of the band rehearsing, traveling, performing, studying, and dealing with family and friends on tour. All three brothers help narrate the 15-episode series, which allowed fans a view into their lives in a new and intimate way.
#5 ‘Burning Up: On Tour with the Jonas Brothers’ becomes a bestseller
November 18, 2008 In November, Disney released this exclusive account of the Jonas Brothers’ life on tour, with never-before-seen photos and commentary from the Brothers on everything from their chart-topping hits and tours to their lives on the road and experiences of growing up as part of a pop culture phenomenon. The book hit #30 on the U.S. Bestsellers List in December.
#4 ‘Camp Rock’ mania sweeps Disney
June 20, 2008 Camp Rock, a musical about a young singer (Demi Lovato) who goes to music camp and meets a spoiled rock star (Joe Jonas), debuted on the Disney Channel in June and took in 9 million viewers on its premiere, making it the second highest viewed Disney Channel Original Movie, with more viewers than the original High School Musical. The film gave the Brothers an opportunity to act and sing in their own feature film, and garnered them a new level of exposure with television audiences.
#3 The Burning Up Tour
July-September 2008In the summer of 2008, the Brothers set out on their fifth U.S. tour, a 45-date extravaganza that raked in more than $25 million. The guys played to packed stadiums of young fans with Demi Lovato, and Taylor Swift as a special guest at several dates. The tour earned the Jonas Brothers such star power that it spawned a book, Burning Up: On Tour with the Jonas Brothers, and a forthcoming film, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.
#2 A Little Bit Longer debuts at
August 12, 2008The boys released their third studio album in August, selling almost 600,000 copies in the first week alone. A Little Bit Longer debuted at #1 on the Top Billboard 200, and made the Jonas Brothers the first artists ever to have three albums on the Billboard 200 at the same time, with their self-titled second album at #10, the Camp Rock soundtrack at #8, and A Little Bit Longer at #1.
#1 Best New Artist Grammy Nomination
December 2008When the 2009 Grammy nominations were announced in December, Kevin, Joe, and Nick were thrilled to be nominated for Best New Artist, one of the most coveted prizes at the long-running music awards show. The Jonas Brothers will go up against Adele, Duffy, Lady Antebellum and Jazmine Sullivan for the award on February 8, 2009. No matter how the ceremony turns out, the nomination for the three young stars is an honor they, and their fans, will never forget.