The Jonas Brothers are back! A history of your favorite 2000s boy band

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Before One Direction even existed, the Jonas Brothers held the heart of every girl, taking over Disney Channel and the radio worldwide. Two weeks ago, they made their comeback from a six-year hiatus with “Sucker,” bringing us straight back to the 2000s. In honor of their return, here’s a timeline of why and how the brothers made it big.

October 2006 — “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from “The Little Mermaid” 

The first time anyone heard of the Jonas Brothers was from the special edition “The Little Mermaid” album, where the brothers killed it with their rendition of “Poor Unfortunate Souls.” Though Ursula didn’t help Ariel achieve her dreams, she certainly tided the Jonas Brothers to success. Featured in the six-time platinum album alongside other artists such as Ashley Tisdale and Jessica Simpson, their first collaboration with Disney brought attention to their debut album, “It’s About Time.”

June 2008 — “Camp Rock” & “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”

Making their acting debut with Demi Lovato, “Camp Rock” was one of Disney Channel’s biggest original movies. Despite being 11 years old, the film is still the third most watched movie in Disney Channel history, where Shane, Nate and Jason Gray steal the hearts of every tween girl in the 2000s. From the singing to the dancing, “Camp Rock” was the coming-of-age story of 2008. When the sequel, “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,” came out, its tense climax had people’s hearts racing and kept them talking for weeks.

September 2008 — “Jonas” and “Jonas: LA”

After the success of “Camp Rock” the brothers continued acting for Disney and starred in “Jonas,” a TV show about a band of three brothers making their way through high school and relationships. Winning the Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Actor — Comedy two years in a row, the show’s success brought the Jonas name to new heights.

2012-present — Post-breakup: DNCE, a solo career and real estate

In 2012, the brothers’ band broke up. Claiming they had extreme creative differences, each began to do their own thing — until now. Joe Jonas formed a pop band, DNCE, known for their debut single “Cake By The Ocean.” Nick started his solo career, working on his second album while also acting in films. Kevin, unlike his brothers, went into investment by starting up a real estate development and construction company.

While the brothers have had their own journeys for the last six years, we at the Clog hope that “Sucker” means a 360-turn back to the old days, with a new album on the way.

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