2008 has been an amazing year for The Jonas Brothers and they’ve been taking a little time to look back, reflect, give back a bit of thanks and look ahead to 2009 too. Read their end of the year round up blog below – Awesome!
What a year this has been. There are probably not enough words to describe what an amazing year we have lived in 2008. It feels like we were just sitting here writing a blog for the end of 2007. Time has really moved faster than we could have imagined.
As we end the year we wanted to list some of the things we are thankful for in 2008 (and a few things we are excited about for 2009)
In 2008 we are thankful for:
The opportunity to be on the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus tour and the HM 3D movie (which opened at Number 1)
The When You Look Me in the Eyes Tour which started in February.
Our first ever Kids Choice Award for Best Group
Our first ever Teen Choice Awards. You made it possible for us to get 5 awards.
Our first opportunity to tour outside the US. WE opened for Avril Lavigne in Europe. It was a great opportunity to meet people from all over Europe.
The launch of Camp Rock in the US and around the world.
Radio playing our songs – This year they played When You Look Me in the Eyes, Burnin’ Up, and LoveBug.
Our videos were well received – WYLMITEs, Burnin’ Up and LoveBug and you guys made them successful on TV and especially online.
We did a short reality series for the Disney Channel called Jonas Brothers – Living the Dream. They followed us on our WYLMITEs tour.
We had a wonderful summer tour with The Burning Up Tour. We started in Canada and toured all over the US. It was amazing from beginning to end. Some of the highlights included, 3 Madison Square Gardens, release week for our ALBL CD, playing at Woodstock, Toronto, etc.
During the tour we filmed our 3D movie. A lot of you might find yourself in the movie because we filmed it on most of the Burning Up Tour.
We visited MuchMusic in Canada following the European premiere of Camp Rock. It was a total surprise to see that many people in Canada that knew about our music. We can’t wait to visit more of Canada on our next tour.
We released on new CD, A Little Bit Longer, around the world. It debuted Number 1 on the US Billboard Chart.
We released our 2 CDs and Camp Rock around the world.
Jonas Brothers and A Little Bit Longer have gone Gold or Platinum in 27 nations outside the US (not inlcuding Camp Rock). All 3 CDs went Platinum in the US.
We started filming our new TV show for the Disney Channel called JONAS. We can’t wait for you to see it. We have been working hard on this since September.
We won our first American Music Award (AMA) for Breakthrough Artist. It was your votes that allowed us to win.
We release our first book of photos from the last couple years that made it to Number 1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List for its category.
We won an award for Best English act in Mexico. Then we went back for our first stadium show.
At the end of the year we were nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy. We don’t even know what to say about this honor. It is a complete shock and thrill all at the same time.
This has been one of the best years of our lives. None of this would have been possible without you. You have made our dreams come true.
Thank you Disney, Hollywood Records, TV, radio, film, etc. But most of all THANK YOU!!!!
Looking ahead to 2009…
In February you can see our new 3D movie
Later in the year we will debut our Disney Channel how, JONAS
AND…we will launch our first ever JB WORLD TOUR
Thank you, thank you, thank you
You are the best fans in the world. Thanks for allowing us to live our dreams.
Kevin, Joe and Nick