Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Are the Jonas Brothers a thing of the past? After a 3-D concert film hit the lower end of expectations last year, the side project from Nick Jonas and the Administration didn't exactly bring in out-of-this-world sales numbers in its first week. The album sold 82,000 copies, which is less than a third of what the Jonas Brothers managed to pull in as an act for their last album. If you want to go even farther back, Joe, Nick, and Kevin had even more success with the album before that (as a matter of fact, it went gold in the first week).
Part of the reason for Nick's weaker sales may simply be the fact that the Jonas Brothers sell better when they're together. However, with Kevin getting married -- and Joe having a list of former girlfriends including Taylor Swift -- some of that "heartthrob" status may be gone.
There may also be another reason for the decline in the Jonas fame: his name is Justin Bieber. The 15-year old Canadian sensation has taken away much of the Brothers' pre-teen audience. (And to think Justin was never even on the Disney Channel.)
Do the record sales by Nick Jonas serve as a warning sign to you about the Jonas Brothers' future? Let me know your thoughts below and stay tuned for more news.
Posted by J-Mag Blogger at 10:05 PM