The Lowdown: “Please hold while we get our shit together,” Joe Jonas tweeted nearly six years ago after he, Nick, and Kevin canceled their 2013 tour dates and put the Jonas Brothers’ music on the shelf. The hiatus was understandable considering the brothers were now twentysomethings seeking new artistic direction and all, perhaps, coming to different conclusions. Perhaps it was necessary for the brothers to tackle the transition out of teen pop stardom separately — a transition that also proved difficult and frustrating for contemporaries Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, and Demi Lovato in the 2010s.
After the split, the Jonas Brothers kept a lower profile than their fellow Disney stars, though they certainly found success on their own. Nick reached the top 20 three times with his sensual R&B-tinged hits “Chains”, “Jealous”, and “Close”. In 2015, Joe formed dance-rock group DNCE whose summer smash “Cake by the Ocean” was certified 4x platinum. Meanwhile, Kevin remained the quiet Jonas, finding success in real estate and app development outside the spotlight.