He shares lead vocals with Nick Jonas, and sometimes plays the guitar and tambourine.
The Jonas’ are known for their wholesome, family-friendly image. The brothers are all committed Evangelical Christians, their father is a former pastor, and they were homeschooled by their mother. In addition, they all famously wear purity rings on their left-hand ring finger and have vowed not to have premarital sex. Joe has said that the rings symbolize “a promise to ourselves and to God that we’ll stay pure ’till marriage,” and Nick had stated that “it’s [purity rings] pretty awesome, and the rings are just one of our ways of kind of like being different than everybody else out there.” They started wearing the rings when their parents, Denise and Kevin Sr., asked them if they wanted to. They also abstain from tobacco and drugs.
In October 2008, Joe won an award for his flamboyant fashion at Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2008 in Guadalajara, Mexico for the “Fashionista – Male” of the year, an award given to artists recognizing their fashion and style.
After meeting with Nick and hearing the song, “Please Be Mine”, written and performed by the brothers, Daylight/Columbia Records had decided to sign the three as a group act. After being signed to Columbia, the brothers considered naming their group “Sons of Jonas” before settling on the name “Jonas Brothers.”
It’s About Time, the brothers first album was released on August 8, 2006. According to the band’s manager, it was only a “limited release” of a little over 50,000 copies. Because Sony was not interested in further promoting the band, the Jonas Brothers then considered switching labels. The band was ultimately dropped by Columbia Records in early 2007.
After shortly being without a label, the Jonas Brothers signed with Hollywood Records in February 2007. Around the same time, the brothers began appearing in commercials for Baby Bottle Pops, singing the jingle. Their self-titled second album, Jonas Brothers, was released on August 7, 2007. It reached number five on the Billboard Hot 200 chart in its first week.
Camp Rock Soundtrack
In the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock, Joe’s character “Shane Gray” sings a total of 2 songs without his brothers. The first song is “Gotta Find You”, which only Joe sings. The other song is “This Is Me“. This song is a duet with Joe and co-star Demi Lovato.
On August 17, 2007, Joe, along with his brothers, guest starred in an episode of Hannah Montana. The episode debuted alongside High School Musical 2 and a sneak peek of the new Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb. The episode broke basic cable records with a record 10.7 million viewers and became basic cable’s most watched series telecast ever.
Joe and his brothers, filmed a Disney Channel Original Movie called Camp Rock where they play a band called “Connect Three.” Joe plays the lead male role and lead singer “Shane Gray”; Nick plays the role of “Nate,” a guitarist; and Kevin plays the role of “Jason,” also a guitarist. A soundtrack for the movie was released on June 17, 2008. The movie premiered on June 20 in the USA on Disney Channel, and Canada on Family.
The Disney Channel reality short series, Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream, premiered on Disney Channel on May 16, 2008. The show, which will tentatively run until September 5, 2008, documents the brothers’ lives on the “Look Me in the Eyes Tour”, the name was inspired by the band’s hit song When You Look Me in the Eyes.