Happy New Year Everyone!
It is that time again for remembering 2010 and looking ahead to 2011. 2010 was a year filled with incredible memories and we wanted to thank YOU guys first for everything.
2009 had a grand finale with the marriage of Kevin and Danielle. It was a dream wedding and none of us or anyone that was there will ever forget how beautiful it was OR how amazing Kevin and Danielle are for each other.
We started the year 2010 with the release of Nick’s side project, WHO I AM by Nick Jonas and the Administration, and a tour of North America.
"Being able to go on tour and release an album with the Administration was truly a dream come true. I learned so much from each member of the Admin, and it was so much fun being with all of you (the fans) at every show. Knowing that I had the support of my brothers made the whole journey even more special."
Nick was featured on the cover of Parade Magazine highlighting his musical journey, along with being honored as Entertainer of the Year at the Young Hollywood Awards.
The first half of the year for the Jonas Brothers was spent filming the second season of our Disney TV show, JONAS LA. This brought us to LA, along with Macy (Nicole) and Stella (Chelsea). We are so thankful to all of the people that worked to make this season a success. In the summer, we released the soundtrack for JONAS LA.
After filming JONAS LA, we couldn’t wait to perform for our fans again and our performance at the Grove was unbelievable, performing past hits and the debut of LA Baby in front of a record breaking number of fans.
We also performed at Angel Stadium, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, and made our second sold out appearance at the Houston Rodeo (over 72,000 people for the second year in a row).
Nick was able to go to London this year to perform in the West End production of Les Miserables. This was in anticipation of him being involved later in the year in the 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2. He was amazing in the production and received rave reviews and he ended up extending his run.
2010 was filled with numerous guest appearances for Joe on top hit shows such as American Idol, 90210, Hot in Cleveland (Joe had a blast with Betty White and the rest of the cast!) and Top Chef. Joe also decided to take a long awaited humanitarian trip to Africa. He visited schools, orphanages, and even joined Prince William in an event related to the conservation efforts in Africa.
"Going to Africa was the greatest trip of my life thus far.. I am looking forward to going back. While I was there, I met some of the most amazing families, kids and adults. They inspired me tremendously. Their happiness and joy was so strong. Even when they had so little, it seemed like they had a great deal of a much more important piece.. Love.
I also got the chance to meet Price William. What a great person. Really cool to see what he is doing in Africa with his humanitarian groups.”
He also got to see some of the World Cup in South Africa (another dream come true) during that trip.
Being able to do what we can for the community has always been close to our hearts. And along with Joe being a part of Special Olympics events and the iWin Fun Runs, we also took part in the Hope for Haiti telethon, (RED) campaign, and continued our work for Friends for Change, and of course, the Jonas Brothers Change for the Children Foundation. Taking part in these types of causes was such a blessing and more than enough for us, but we were so honored to have been recognized at the DoSomething Awards and by the TJ Martell Foundation.
Kevin was a guest on Minute to Win It and he won the most money in the show’s history and donated it all to charity. He was AWESOME and had incredible ratings. He also had the opportunity to be on MTV’s When I Was 17 and shared his memories of back when he was a teenager. Kevin and Danielle also took time to spend with each other during the break, sharing their newlywed life together with their fans through People Magazine, USA Today, etc.
In July, we started our North American tour in amphitheaters in the US and Canada. This is the best part of what we do…SEEING THE FANS AND WATCHING THEIR INSPIRATION AND LOVE.
We also had the great honor to perform at the White House to honor Paul McCartney for the George Gershwin Prize, an experience that will never be forgotten – performing a song written by the legend in front of the man himself. Earlier in the year, we took part in another historical event, the re-recording of We Are the World with Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, and many top artists of today.
In September, Camp Rock 2 – The Final Jam came out. It was the #1 Cable Movie of 2010, which just won the People’s Choice Award. We were also nominated for an Emmy for JONAS earlier in the year.
Nick went back to London during the break between the North and South American sections of the tour to perform in the 25th Anniversary of Les Miserables at London’s O2 Arena. He performed alongside some of the world’s most talented and well-known performers. Nick had performed on Broadway as a child in the original production of Les Miserable and it was truly a dream come true for him to play Marius.
Following Nick’s Les Miserables performance, we left for Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Latin and South America, and performed and got to meet our fans in Abu Dhabi for the first time. Once again, the fans and concerts were amazing.
There are already some truly exciting things prepared for 2011. Some you know…SOME YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT TO FIND OUT!
None of this would have been possible without you.
Thank you for continuing to allow us to Live the Dream with all of you guys.
Kevin, Joe, and Nick
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Happy New Year Everyone!