Video Flash: Joe Jonas Chats Mentoring the New CW Competition THE NEXT
The CW's THE NEXT brings together four established music stars, Gloria Estefan, Nelly, Joe Jonas and Country singer John Rich, to mentor up-and-coming singers with each episode featuring a different American city. To find out how mentor Joe Jonas became part of the project and what audiences will see throughout the competition, click here!
Joe Jonas is an international talent in both the music, television and film arenas. Joe and his brothers burst onto the music scene in August 2007 with their self-titled debut album, which made the top five albums on the Billboard charts and was soon certified double platinum. With the release of the band's second album, the Jonas Brothers became the first artist ever to have three albums on the Billboard Top 10 at once - Jonas Brothers, A Little Bit Longer and the Camp Rock soundtrack. In 2009, they released Lines, Vines and Trying Times, a global hit that became their second #1 album in one year. Since then, the Jonas Brothers have sold a combined 20 million units worldwide and earned over 40 Gold & Platinum record certifications. They received their first Grammy nomination in 2008 for Best New Artist, and have won nearly 50 awards across the globe, including an American Music Award.
Joe and his brothers have embarked on eight world and regional tours over the past six years, performing for over three million fans. "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience" opened to become the second highest grossing concert film of all time. With an unrelenting passion for music, Joe's solo album, FastLife, debuted in the Top 15 releases for the week of October 11, 2011. Joe and the Change for the Children Foundation have teamed up with Special Olympics to host fun runs around the world to raise money for Special Olympics. The Jonas Brothers have raised $4.5 million for Change for the Children to date. Currently, Joe is back in the studio working on highly anticipated new music with his brothers.
From executive producer and hip-hop icon Queen Latifah, along with executive producers Dave Broome ("The Biggest Loser") and Shakim Compere, THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP will go on a nationwide search for undiscovered artists on the verge of stardom. In this new take on the music competition genre, superstar mentors Jonas, Nelly, pop legend Gloria Estefan, and country star John Rich will travel to where the talent is, immersing themselves in the lives and towns of these local performers and preparing them for the chance to represent their home city on stage, live, in front of America. THE NEXT is produced by CBS's Raquel Productions Inc., in association with 25/7 Productions, LLC and Flavor Unit Entertainment, Inc.