Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Though they haven’t made music together for years, the Jonas Brothers just achieved their first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to their reunion single “Sucker,” which was released on March 1 and promoted with a week of appearances on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and “Carpool Karaoke.” Watch the music video above.
The Jonas Brothers released their first album, “It’s About Time,” back in 2006, but their real breakthrough came with their self-titled sophomore release in 2007, which went double platinum. After that they won Breakthrough Artist at the 2008 American Music Awards, and then they received their first and only Grammy nomination: Best New Artist in 2009.
Though their next two albums, “A Little Bit Longer” (2008) and “Lines, Vines and Trying Times” (2009), also went platinum, they only ever had two top-10 singles in their career: “Burnin’ Up” featuring Big Rob (2008), peaked at number-five, while “Tonight” (2008) topped out at number-eight. They disbanded in 2013 to pursue solo projects, and Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas (with his band DNCE) had platinum hits on their own, though none that made it to the top of the charts.
The brothers’ love lives have also kept them in the public eye, and the “Sucker” video features regal appearances by their better halves: Nick’s wife Priyanka Chopra (“Quantico”), Kevin Jonas‘s wife Danielle Deleasa, and Joe’s fiance Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones”). It turns out they’re all stronger together since this number-one debut managed to unseat the previous chart-topper “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, and it held off the previously dominant “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande.
What do you think of the new single? Was “Sucker” worth the wait?