Nicholas Jerry Jonas is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Jonas began acting in theatre at the age of seven, and released his debut single in 2002 which caught the attention of Columbia Records where Jonas formed a band with his older brothers, Joe and Kevin, known as the Jonas Brothers.
Early life and age
Jonas was born in Dallas, Texas, he is the third son of Denise and Paul Kevin Jonas. Jonas’ father is a songwriter, musician, and former ordained minister at an Assemblies of God church, while his mother is a former sign language teacher and singer. Nick has a younger brother, Frankie, and two older brothers – Joe and Kevin. Jonas was raised in Wycoff, New Jersey and home schooled by his mother. Jonas’ career started when he was discovered at the age of six in a barber shop, while his mother was getting her hair cut and was referred to a professional show business manager.
Jonas began performing on Broadway at the age of seven, portraying characters such as Tiny Tim, Chip Potts, Little Jake, and Gavroche among other roles. Jonas wrote a song titled “Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)” with his father while performing in Beauty and the Beast (2002), featuring background vocals from Jonas’ fellow cast members, which was featured on the compilation album Broadway’s Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure, Vol. 4. The song was later released through INO Records to Christian Radio in 2003, serving as Jonas’ debut single.
The single caught the attention of Columbia Records, leading to Jonas signing with Columbia and INO to release his debut studio effort. “Dear God” (2004) was released as the lead single from the project, followed by a re-recorded version of “Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)”. Jonas co-wrote songs for the album with his two older brothers, who also provided background vocals for the release. The new president of Columbia Records, Steve Greenberg, liked Jonas’ voice on the record despite his dislike for the album. Upon hearing the song “Please Be Mine” he decided to sign Jonas and his brothers as a group. After being signed to Columbia, the brothers considered naming their group Sons of Jonas before settling on the name Jonas Brothers. In 2005, Jonas was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 13.
While working on their debut studio album, the band toured throughout 2005 with various artists. The band’s debut single, “Mandy”, was released in December 2005. The album was initially scheduled for a February 2006 release date, though executive changes at Columbia’s parent company Sony led to numerous delays on the project’s release. It was during this time that the group began making appearances on various Disney Channel related soundtracks, and toured with Aly & AJ throughout 2006. The band’s debut album, it is about Time (2006), was released on August 8, 2006. The album received little backing from the label, who had no further interest in promoting the band. During its initial run, the album only received a limited release of 50,000 copies. With how the release of the record was handled, the band hoped to depart from Columbia Records and find a new label; it was later confirmed in 2007 that the group had been dropped by the label. The album went on to sell a total of 1,750,000 copies.
In 2017, he released his shoe collection 1410, a collaboration with versatile sneaker company Creative Recreation.
In 2018, he released in the spring with John Varvatos a clothing line labelled JV x NJ. Later in the year, the two of them released a fragrance also labelled JV x NJ. And after that they released two more fragrances JVXNJ Red and JVxNJ Silver.
In September 2019, He announced that he had teamed up with fashion guru John Varvatos and the spirits giant Stoli Group on an ultra-premium tequila named Villa One. The tequila, which will roll out in the U.S. in September, will come in Silver, Reposado, and Añejo expressions.
Nick Jonas Dating life and Marriage
Jonas dated fellow Disney star Miley Cyrus, from June 2006 to December 2007. He later was involved in a relationship with Selena Gomez in 2008, who appeared in his band music video for “Burnin’ Up”. In May 2011, Jonas started dating Australian singer Delta Goodrem. They broke up in February 2012. Jonas started dating Olivia Culpo in 2013. They ended their relationship in 2015 after nearly two years of dating. He proposed to Indian actress and singer Priyanka Chopra, in Greece on her birthday on July 18, 2018, and the couple celebrated their engagement in Mumbai on August 18, 2018. On December 1, he married Chopra at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India.
Nick Net worth
Jonas is best known as one-third of ‘Jonas Brothers’. The band has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide earning huge fame and recognition. Today Jonas is a successful solo artist and his music has been sold all over the world. As of 2021, Nick Jonas’ net worth is estimated to be roughly $50 million