Nick Jonas, a multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated recording artist, best known as one of the Jonas Brothers is of German, English, Scottish, Irish, Italian/Sicilian (from a great-grandfather), and French-Canadian ancestry. But is he adopted?
There is no evidence to suggest that Nick Jonas is adopted, except entirely fictitious articles. He’s the son of Denise Miller and Paul Kevin Jonas; his parents have ties with the music industry with his father being a songwriter and musician and his mother being a former sign language teacher and singer.
To learn more about Jonas’ remarkable early life and how he formed a band with his brothers, keep reading.
Nick Jonas’ Early Life
Nick Jonas was born on September 12, 1992, in Dallas, TX. Jonas is the second youngest child out of four, his younger brother is Frankie, and his two older brothers are called Joe and Kevin.
Jonas was recognized for his potential as a singer when he was just six after he was heard singing while getting a trim in the barbers.
Just a year later, when Jonas was seven, he’d begun performing in theatre in A Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast, Annie Get Your Gun, and Les Miserables, amongst many others.
Twelve Years Old With His First Record Deal
Three years down the line when Jonas reached the age of ten, he wrote a song titled “Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)” with his dad while performing in Beauty and the Beast (2002). This gained the interest of INO Records and Columbia Records, who signed Jonas releasing his self-titled album debut when he was twelve, in 2003.
At the time, the President at INO Records said initially he was fearful of signing a deal with a twelve-year-old, but that his mind was put at ease once he witnessed the talent Jonas embodies, describing Jonas as “a breath of fresh air,” expressing his admiration for how he’s able to voice his thoughts through singing and songwriting.
Upon the news of his first album, Jonas voiced his gratitude for the fortunate position he was in, saying, “The hope of this record is to make people feel good and happy inside. I’m excited to see what comes next.”
The Evolution of the Jonas Brothers
After working on his debut self-titled studio album, Jonas started working on another album called It’s About Time, which received a limited release in 2004, but ultimately, the album was never widely released.
When the president of Columbia Records initially heard Jonas’ records, he said he didn’t like them but that his voice “stuck out.”
At the start, Jonas was signed as a solo artist but when Greenberg (the president at Columbia Records) realized he had brothers upon hearing “Please Be Mine,” he decided to sign them as a group – that’s how the Jonas Brothers as we know them today were formed!
On Tour At Thirteen
By the age of thirteen, when the group was working on a studio album back in 2005, the Jonas Brothers went on tour with the likes of Kelly Clarkson and the Backstreet Boys amongst other famous singers. Now that’s pretty incredible.
Breakthrough Projects for the Jonas Brothers
Just a short while after signing a record deal with Columbia, it was announced that the brothers had signed with Disney’s Hollywood Records. Bob Cavallo, a chairman of the Music Group, described that they were “delighted to have The Jonas Brothers at Hollywood,” expressing that the group’s energy is “infectious, and potentially limitless.”
In 2007 came the group’s self-titled album, released through Hollywood Records. Upon its release, the album went on to sell two million copies in the US.
Since then, they’ve released three more studio albums: A Little Bit Longer (2008), Lines, Vines and Trying Times (2009), and Happiness Begins (2019).