Talk about going big or going home. When the Jonas Brothers make a comeback, they do it in in spades. With their Happiness Begins album out, Chasing Happiness documentary on Amazon Prime, multiple TV guest appearances, and concert tour about to kick off, the JoBros are riding high. Yet this week, there are a few more reasons for them to celebrate and keep their ‘happiness’ theme in full force.
Back on top
Billboard just announced that the Jonas Brothers’ Happiness Begins album debuted at number one on Billboard’s 200 Chart with the biggest week of 2019. Released on June 7, the album is the trio’s first since their 2009 album Lines, Vines and Trying Times. “The set earned 414,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending June 13, of which 357,000 were in album sales. Both figures represent the largest week of the year for any album in terms of units and album sales,” Billboard reported.
Expressing gratitude to their fans, the brothers took to social media to personally give their thanks. “#1?!?! 414k units first week! This is so incredible,” Nick posted on Twitter. “Thank you! We set out to make a record that embodied the happiness we feel after having been through so much together. The fact that this music has connected with people in this way means the world us. We love you.”
Kevin was also showing his appreciation to their loyal fans, tweeting, “I can’t believe this! Thank you so much everyone truly insane! It’s just the beginning!!!”
Wait, there’s more …
Billboard also ranked Happiness Begins as the biggest week for a pop album since 2017, when Taylor Swift’s reputation topped the chart. The trio also tops the list for the largest week for an album by a group in more than three years (think One Direction days…).
Happiness Begins kicked off with the release of their single “Sucker,” which debuted at number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this past March.
A trip to ‘Songland’
Tonight, the Jonas Brothers will appear on NBC’s reality show Songland, where undiscovered songwriters pitch their music to a panel of music producers and songwriters including Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean, and Shane McAnally.
As with other music reality show formats like The Voice and American Idol, Songland will have mentors on the show for the aspiring songwriters. During tonight’s episode, the JoBros will hear the contestants’ songs as potential original material to be their next hit, according to Entertainment Weekly. In one part of the episode, Nick, Kevin, and Joe hear a contestant’s song entitled “Crowded Place,” and provide feedback on the song’s structure and their overall impression.
The panel of producers will also work with the contestants to help them modify their songs to fit the Jonas Brothers’ musical style. The winner will have their song recorded by the top trio and released internationally.
Other top names in music that will appear on Songland this season include John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Macklemore, Charlie Puth, Kelsea Ballerini, and will.i.am. The show just launched its first season, premiering on May 28.