This is a comprehensive listing of official releases by the Jonas Brothers and their soundtrack releases. The band has sold over eight million albums worldwide.
As of 2010, the Jonas Brothers have released 4 studio albums, 3 soundtrack albums and 2 other albums creating a total amount of 9 albums.
In 2010, Nick Jonas & The Administration has released 1 studio album as their debut album.
- It’s About Time (2006)
It’s About Time is the debut studio album from the Jonas Brothers. It was released in August 8, 2006 from their then-label Columbia Records. The album did very well in the Christian genre. The album was released in Christian bookstores first through INO Records , then released later in mainstream through Daylight Records with with three songs removed and replaced by three others, including the Busted covers. A DualDisc was also released of the mainstream version. Once they were dropped by their original record label and signed to Hollywood Records after their Disney exposure, this album became out of print, making copies of It’s About Time is very rare in today’s marketplace. This rarity is added to by the fact that the album is not even available digitally anymore. Such a rarity results in very few copies, even on auction sites like eBay, and since the album is rare, it often is sold at very high prices.
The song “Time For Me To Fly” featured in the film “Aquamarine” (2006).
- Jonas Brothers (2007)
Jonas Brothers is the self-titled second studio album released by the Jonas Brothers and their first album to be released under Hollywood Records. The album was released on August 7, 2007. “Hold On” was the album’s second single, followed by “SOS” as the third single, and “When You Look Me in the Eyes” as the fourth single. The album was the first to be released using CDVU+ technology.
- A Little Bit Longer (2008)
A Little Bit Longer is the third studio album by the American pop rock band the Jonas Brothers, and their second album released under Hollywood Records and managed under Sony/ATV Music Publishing. It was released on August 12, 2008. The album received generally favorable reviews, and four star reviews from Rolling Stone, Allmusic, and Blender. The first single off the album was “Burnin’ Up”, released on June 20, 2008. The album was number 40 on Rolling Stone‘s Best 50 Albums of 2008. One of the songs from the album, “Video Girl” was also number 49 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.
The title of the album, “A Little Bit Longer”, comes from their song of the same name, which Nick Jonas wrote about his dealings with having type 1 diabetes. The album artwork was released by Team Jonas, the Jonas Brothers’ official fan club, to fan club members via an e-mail newsletter on June 20, 2008.
Like their last album, this one also features CDVU+ technology that includes more than 30 pages of bonus features with exclusive video performance, 60 printable photos, complete album lyrics, downloadable graphics, and hidden links. In addition, the packaging of the album is made from 100% recycled materials.
On August 5, 2008, A Little Bit Longer was put up on MTV’s The Leak where one could listen to the album before it was released. The brothers performed their second single, “Lovebug” at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
- Lines, Vines and Trying Times (2009)
Lines, Vines and Trying Times is the fourth studio album by the Jonas Brothers and their third album released under Hollywood Records. It was released June 16, 2009 in the U.S. to mixed reviews from critics.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Nick Jonas explained the title, Lines, Vines and Trying Times as “a bit of poetry we came up with on the set for the TV show.” On the meaning he stated, “This new album for us I wouldn’t say it’s a big jump, but it definitely is a progression in our music and a growth for us,” he said. “It has a lot more kinds of horns and a lot more strings. In another interview, Nick Jonas explains that the album mostly about “all things we’ve gone through, personal experiences we get inspiration from.” He also added that “we’ve also been working on trying to use metaphors…to kind of mask a literal thing that happens to us…” Kevin Jonas also added that “the overall message is its the same old Jonas Brothers, in a sense” and that they will be adding “different musical instruments that are going to add and build to the sound we already have.” Musical influences for this album include Elvis Costello, The Zutons, Coldplay and Neil Diamond.
The song, “Much Better” is a clear reference on Joe Jonas’ moving on from ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift, as the song mentions “Teardrops on Her Guitar”
- Who I Am (2010)
Who I Am is the debut album from Nick Jonas and the Administration and Nick Jonas’s second album without the Jonas Brothers. It is scheduled to be released February 2, 2010 in the US. The group made its live debut performing a single of the same name on the Grammy Nominations Concert Live special Dec. 2 on CBS. Jonas cut the album in eight days with producer John Fields, who also played bass. Additional members of the Administration include drummer Michael Bland and keyboardist Tommy Barbarella, both of whom played in the New Power Generation. Guitarist David Ryan Harris played on the album, but a third former NPG member, Sonny Thompson, will replace him for live shows. 10 songs are featured on the album.
- Camp Rock (2008)
Camp Rock is the soundtrack of the Disney Channel Original Movie of the same name, released on June 17, 2008. Full songs of the album were made available on Camp Rock’s official web site for one week, beginning June 10, 2008, and the full soundtrack premiered on Radio Disney on June 14, 2008 during Planet Premiere: Camp Rock. The soundtrack was released in the UK on July 14, 2008.
The soundtrack album (both original and two-disc collector’s edition) is an enhanced CD which contains a clip of an acoustic version of “This Is Me” when played on the computer with internet access.
On November 16, 2008, a karaoke/instrumental version of the Camp Rock soundtrack was released. It is not available on iTunes, but can be purchased in stores such as Wal-Mart, Target, etc.
- Jonas Brothers : Music from The 3D Concert Experience (2009)
The film’s soundtrack was released on February 24, 2009, three days before the film’s theatrical release. The soundtrack was expected to debut at the top of the charts but debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200.
- Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Soundtrack (2010)
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam is the official soundtrack of the film with the same name. The soundtrack was released on August 10, 2010, following four single releases. The soundtrack debuted at #3 on Billboard 200 album charts with over 41,000 copies was sold in the first week. Up to now on the Billboard 200 its reached 120,000.
- iTunes Live from Soho (2009)
iTunes Live from Soho is an EP released by the Jonas Brothers in digital format which can be purchased from iTunes only. It was released in 24 February 2009 . It features 6 live perfomances from them which includes Shelf, Lovebug, A Little Bit Longer, When You Look Me In The Eyes, S.O.S and Tonight.
- Jonas Brothers Live CD+DVD Walmart Soundcheck (2009)
Jonas Brothers: Live: Walmart Soundcheck CD+DVD is the first live album by the Jonas Brothers, their fifth album released under Hollywood Records, and third album from 2009. It has been released on November 10th, 2009 in the U.S. exclusively by Wal-Mart for $9.00. The album debuted at number 139 for the week of November 28. It was recorded on May 16, 2009 at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Their performance was recorded before they departed to South America for their 2009 World Tour head start.