In early 2005, Steve Greenberg, president of ‘Columbia Records,’ listened to a recording made by Kevin Jonas’s younger brother Nick. Greenberg liked Nick's voice, and after hearing a track sung by all the brothers, he decided to sign the three as a group act. The brothers finally settled on the band name ‘Jonas Brothers.’
The band’s first album, ‘It's About Time,’ had a limited release on August 8, 2006. However, as ‘Sony’ were apparently uninterested in promoting the brothers, Kevin and his brothers decided to change labels. The ‘Jonas Brothers’ were dropped by ‘Columbia’ in early 2007.
The brothers signed with ‘Hollywood Records’ in February 2007. Around the same time, the band began appearing in commercials, singing the ‘Baby Bottle Pops’ jingle. This media exposure allowed the band’s second album, ‘Jonas Brothers,’ released on August 7, 2007, to reach the fifth spot on the ‘Billboard’ chart. The band’s third album, ‘A Little Bit Longer,’ was released a year later and shot to the first spot on the charts.
“June 2009 saw the release of the brothers' fourth studio album, ‘Lines, Vines, and Trying Times.’ With nearly a quarter of a million copies sold, this album also hit number one on the ‘Billboard 200.’
On May 1, 2012, it was announced that the ‘Jonas Brothers’ had split from their record label ‘Hollywood Records’ and bought the rights to their music. The band was put on hold. On February 28, 2019, after more than 5 years, the brothers announced their reunion.
During their musical career, Kevin and his brothers constantly sought exposure across all media channels. In 2007, the band guest-starred in an episode of ‘Hannah Montana,’ called "Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas," which aired on ‘Disney Channel.’ The episode attracted a record 10.7 million viewers and became the most-watched series episode on the basic cable package.
Kevin and his brothers also starred in ‘Camp Rock,’ a ‘Disney Channel’ TV movie, which featured Kevin as Jason, lead guitarist of a band called ‘Connect 3.’ The movie’s soundtrack was released in June 2008, and Kevin and his brothers returned in its sequel, ‘Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,’ which premiered September 2010.
Also aired on ‘Disney Channel,’ ‘Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream’ was a short reality series documenting the brother's ‘Look Me in the Eyes Tour.’ It premiered on May 16, 2008. The second season, which centered on the European section of the band’s ‘2009 World Tour, ‘premiered in March 2010.
Kevin, Joe, Nick, and their youngest brother, Frankie, also starred in the ‘Disney Channel Original Series’ titled ‘Jonas,’ from 2009 and 2010, which focused on the brothers relaxing at their summer house in Los Angeles.
Kevin Jonas also appeared with his wife, Danielle, in his own ‘E!’ reality series. The series, which premiered in August 2012, was a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the young couple's life at home and also documented the band’s efforts to put together a fifth studio album.
Kevin also participated in the seventh season of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ in 2014. He was eliminated in the second episode. He also made a cameo appearance in a 2014 episode of ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey,’ working in his new real-life role as a building contractor and leading the construction of the home of a “housewife.”
After the ‘Jonas Brothers’ went on a hiatus in 2013, Kevin Jonas co-founded a construction company named ‘JonasWerner.’ He also became a co-CEO of ‘The Blu Market,’ which handles communications for social-media influencers.
On February 28, 2019, Kevin and his brothers announced a ‘Jonas Brothers’ comeback via social media. They released a surprise new single, ‘Sucker,’ while taking part in a week-long special guest appearance on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden.’ The song charted at number one on the ‘Billboard Hot 100.’
He was the voice of ‘Cherub’ in the video game ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.’