Seacrest interviews Jonas during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about when his fans can expect new music from him.
Here’s what I will say. Once I’m kind of up and running in the show and feeling comfortable I’d say that my brothers and I are definitely going to start writing again. It’s been a while. It’s going to have been three years at that point which is obviously the longest stretch we’ve ever gone without releasing [music]. But we’ll start writing, and get more into it and hopefully we have something out for our fans. If not later this year, maybe next year.
Jonas releases the first single off of his debut album as a solo artist. The song is given to Jonas by his label, Island Records:
So Chains I actually did not write. The way it worked was that I had about three or four songs ready for the record, so I sort of got the template of what I wanted it to sound like and then my new home Island Records said, “Hey we have this song that fits kind of with what you’ve been doing.” So I took it, made it my own a bit and immediately found a connection to it because I think for me it sort of took on a greater meaning of not letting things in your life hold you back from being exactly who you need to be and what’s important to you. So I connected with it in a major way.
Jonas releases the music video for his single Chains. The video features Dylan Penn playing the girl he loves.
I’m talking about love, I’m talking about heartbreak, a big theme for me in this is trust, and fear. The story behind ‘Chains’ is basically that feeling that all people can relate to, it’s being trapped.
Jonas gives an interview to Ok Magazine about the meaning behind his single Chains.
I think what’s great about Chains and the reason I really connect with it is that anyone can make it about whatever chains are in their life. For me, it’s about trying to be a bold and fearless artist. So, to me, the chains are fear.
Seacrest interviews Jonas during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and asks him questions about the writing process for his new single, Jealous.
I was out with my girlfriend the night before I wrote this song … and I got heated. I was doing all this fighting training for this show I just finished up [DirecTV’s Kingdom], so I was ready to go. [But] I contained myself … and I came in the next day to the studio and wrote this song. I think it is true … a lot of people can relate with this, a lot of men, they don’t talk about it, it makes them uncomfortable. But I think vulnerability is good and it’s what makes us human.
Jonas discusses nudity and his new movie on Watch What Happens: LIVE.
I just did a movie with a lot of nudity.
Jonas performs Jealous on The Today Show from his upcoming album.
Jonas releases the music video for his single Jealous. His girlfriend Olivia Culpo appears in the video. The day before the video release Jonas says:
You’re all gonna have to keep your eyes peeled for all the hidden messages in the video tomorrow.
Jonas releases his single Jealous on his 22nd birthday.
You’re all gonna have to keep your eyes peeled for all the hidden messages in the video tomorrow
Jonas releases his single Numb, a collaboration with rapper Angel Haze and will be featured on Jonas’ debut record as a solo artist.
Jonas performs Jealous during the MTV Europe Music Awards show promoting his self titled album.
Jonas talks to Seacrest about the meaning of his single Jealous during On Air With Ryan Seacrest:
I’m no guru at this point, but I feel like the biggest lesson I’ve learned as it relates to love and relationships…in any relationship is that full transparency is necessary to have a healthy relationship. There’s some truth to it, some heart, in it the fact that men don’t really address it.
Jonas performs Jealous on The Ellen Show from his self titled album.
Jonas appears on the cover of the December 2014 issue of Attitude magazine. He talks about his gay fan base, his grooming habits, and sex.
Sex is such an important part of a healthy life, in the sense that it’s such an intrinsic part of who you are. When your sex life is not healthy you resort to other things as an outlet. And in terms of the show, that’s tough to watch.
Jonas performs his single Jealous with the top 8 on The Voice from his self titled album.
Jonas appears on the cover of the Winter 2014/2015 issue of Kode magazine. He talks about the future of the Jonas Brothers, career evolution, and sex scenes in Kingdom.
You never know what the future holds, but right now I’m really focusing on my own path and making music that feels right to me and that I’ve been personally inspired by.
Jonas is featured in NY Post’s Alexa magazine. He talks about having a healthy sex life and his training for Kingdom.
I have been trained very well by some excellent fighters, so if anything ever went down I’d be worried that I would use the training and then get in trouble.
Jonas discusses Christmas shopping, going on tour with Iggy Azalea and his show Kingdom on LIVE with Kelly and Michael.
The writing to me is beautiful and I had to really fight to get the role.
Seacrest interviews Jonas during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about hosting the Kids Choice Awards and being the shows opening performer.
It’s pretty wild. The people from Nickelodeon love slime more than anything else in the world. And they love watching people having to kind of deal with it afterwards. I’m going to be singing Chains and it’s a really incredible open to the show. I don’t want to give anything away, but I am sort of integrated in the beginning in some way. So be watching from the start. This is obviously going to be the biggest and best night of music. I’m thrilled to be a part of the show.
Jonas performs his singles Chains and Jealous during the Kids Choice Awards Show.
Jonas, de Baubigny, Lucas and Talbot launch Beyond Type 1, a non-profit organization dedicated to “bringing a new level of respect, understanding and support” to the global Type 1 diabetes community. Each of the founders has a personal connection to the disease: Jonas was diagnosed age 13, de Baubigny’s son was diagnosed at the age of five in 2012, Lucas’ daughter was diagnosed in 1998, age seven, and Talbot was diagnosed age 12. Lucas is the organization’s CEO. A website (http://www.beyondtype1.org/) has been set up to raise awareness. Jonas:
Nearly ten years ago my life changed dramatically when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Since then, I learned how to manage and live well with this disease and made it my mission to speak openly about it with the hope of helping others deal with the struggles of managing diabetes in their own life. When I share my personal story, the questions I most often hear are, ‘What did you eat that gave you diabetes?’ or ‘Does that mean you were lazy as a kid?’ Although it’s been difficult to deal with the misinformation out there, I always found a way to not let the lack of knowledge surrounding diabetes affect me. I can’t do that any longer, and that is why I’m excited to join Juliet, Sarah and Sam in BEYOND TYPE 1…With BEYOND TYPE 1, we will create a community for diabetics where they can share real-life stories about how they are living beyond Type 1 diabetes, and how they have shown that living with the disease has not slowed them down.
Jonas posts an Instagram of his duet of Jealous with Swift at Swift’s 1989 concert tour at the MetLife Stadium.
Jonas releases his single Levels, the first single from the album Nick Jonas X2, which is the re-release of his album Nick Jonas. The song is a collaboration with producers Ian Kirkpatrick and The Monsters and the Strangerz.
Jonas releases a music video for Levels. The video is directed by Colin Tilley.
The concept for the video — basically, we are in this big space, lot of really interesting art decoration, some tires, some barrels, some beautiful women.
Jonas performs Levels at the MTV Video Music Awards. The performance takes place on the red carpet of the VMAs before the award show begins.
Jonas performs a medley of his songs Chains, Levels and Jealous. Jonas starts his performance on the piano and ends with a gospel choir.