BURBANK, Calif., June 24 — Jonas Brothers’ Lines, Vines and Trying Times debuts at # 1 on the Billboard Top 200 today, selling nearly 250,000 units, a mere ten months after their third studio album A Little Bit Longer debuted at the top of the charts. Jonas Brothers are the only act to have two # 1 debuts within a ten month period; only Jay-Z came close with two # 1 debuts twelve months apart in December 2006 and December 2007. Their triumphant return to the # 1 slot is one of 2009’s top debuts, and follows the kick off of their Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 this weekend at the new Cowboys Stadium in Dallas in front of nearly 50,000 fans. The tour opened to rave reviews and decibel busting cheers for Jonas Brothers’ “in the round” concert.
In addition to the Jonas Brothers’ # 1 debut in the US, Lines, Vines and Trying Times debuted # 1 in Canada, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Central America. Jonas Brothers hosted and performed their hit singles “Paranoid” and “Burning Up” this weekend on the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. Lines, Vines and Trying Times also debuted top ten in the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, New Zealand and Ireland.
Jonas Brothers have built an astounding presence on line, and boast 1.2 million Facebook friends, 1.3 million mySpace friends and 1.3 million Say Now friends. On YouTube, they are the # 1 most subscribed musician channel and # 5 overall. It is no surprise that Lines, Vines and Trying Times catapulted to # 1 on iTunes on its first day.
Jonas Brothers created a media frenzy leading up to the release of their new album. They held weekly Facebook chats with their fans, taking their questions, and previewing songs from the new album. They performed live on The Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America in Central Park, Jimmy Kimmel Live from Wembley Arena, and to the largest crowd in history at The Today Show in Rockefeller Plaza. Jonas Brothers were also guests on Larry King Live, and received 8 nominations for the 2009 Teen Choice Awards. Jonas Brothers also return for their second cover story in ten months for Rolling Stone with the new issue hitting stands this Friday. Their cover from last year was the magazine’s highest selling issue of the year.
Critics have taken note of their authentic musicality. The New York Times stated, “On ‘Lines, Vines and Trying Times’ the Jonas Brothers continue to specialize in the smartly straightforward: neatly constructed pop-rock songs with shades of the Beatles and the Brill Building.” Billboard’s review stated, “‘Paranoid’ furthers the brothers’ evolution as craftsmen of catchy and original-sounding hooks. This songs shines on its own musical merit.”
Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 sold nearly 1 million tickets in its first week on sale, and this Spring, they played to over 200,000 fans in South America. They recently returned from Europe, playing three sold out shows in Madrid, Paris and London. Jordin Sparks and Honor Society are guests on the sold out tour, which includes 5 sold out NY area shows and 3 sold out Staples Center shows in LA.
“Jonas Brothers have become a true global touring powerhouse,” said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation, the producer of the Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009. “They are in the midst of a hugely successful run of North American stadiums and arenas and then will move on to top arenas in cities across Europe in the fall. The growth of their worldwide fan base has been nothing short of explosive and the momentum we have created together will enable us to continue to develop new territories around the world as we move forward with this unstoppable band.”
Earlier this year, Jonas Brothers received their first Grammy nomination, and have won a slew of awards from around the world, including an American Music Award, as well as multiple Kids’ Choice and Teen Choice awards. Worldwide, Jonas Brothers have sold over 8 million albums, and have garnered 36 gold and platinum album certifications.
Lines, Vines and Trying Times has been heralded as Jonas Brothers’ most musically ambitious album to date. The future is bright and limitless.
Jonas Brothers’ Lines, Vines and Trying Times was release on Hollywood Records. Disney Music Group encompasses all of the Walt Disney Company’s recorded music and music publishing operations including Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Lyric Street Records, Carolwood Records, Buena Vista Concerts and Walt Disney Music Publishing.
Jonas Brothers are exclusively managed by Kevin Jonas, Sr., and Philip McIntyre for Jonas Group, and Johnny Wright for Wright Entertainment Group. Creative Artists Agency is the exclusive talent agency representing the group.