ByMeghann Elisa, writer at Creators.co
'Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?'
Meghann Elisa

It's fair to say that the Jonas Brothers broke more than a few hearts when they announced their split in 2013. After eight successful years together and 17 million album sales, the trio decided to call it quits on the grounds that they just weren't gelling creatively anymore - let's face it, spending that much time with your family would drive anyone crazy.

Three years on and the brothers' success is not slowing down. This year will see Nick embarking on his first solo arena tour with Demi Lovato and Joe's new dance-pop band DNCE are also on the rise. As for Kevin, along with being a husband and father, he is now co-owner of both Jonas Werner Fine Custom Homes and Yood!, a food discovery app.

In honor of the boys, here are 10 slightly strange facts about them we bet you never knew.

1. They were all born in different states

Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes

Due to Papa Jonas's job as a minister, the boys were constantly moving around when they were little. Kevin was born in Teaneck, New Jersey; Joe in Casa Grande, Arizona; and Nick in Dallas, Texas.

2. Kevin was a pole vaulting superstar

Back in his school days, Kevin was on the track team. His passion? Pole vaulting. Not only did he attend a special pole vaulting camp, his teacher even told him he should do it professionally.

3. Their first release was a Christian album called 'Nicholas Jonas'

Wikipedia
Wikipedia

That's right! In the beginning, it was all about Nick - Joe and Kevin were merely backing singers. Check out this adorable performance of their first single 'Time For Me To Fly' from way back in 2004 - listen right to the end to hear Nick talk about becoming President!

4. 'When You Look Me In The Eyes' was about God

YouTube
YouTube

'When You Look Me In The Eyes' was a huge hit when released from their breakout third album, Jonas Brothers - probably because the girls listening to it liked to imagine the teen heartthrobs were singing to them. Sorry to disappoint you girls but the song was originally featured on Nicholas Jonas and is most definitely about God.

5. They used to eat quarters

US Magazine
US Magazine

When they were kids, Joe and Kevin engaged in a fair bit of brotherly competition with each other. Did they race each other? Play board games? Actually, no. These two battled it out to see who could eat the most quarters. Joe claims to have eaten $1.25 once.

6. Nick uses the fake name Nigel Greenberg to check hotels

Boomsbeat
Boomsbeat

Well, he did. He probably doesn't now that we all know about it!

7. Their younger brother Frankie is named after a goldfish

ET Online
ET Online

Before the Frankie was born, Nick, Joe and Kevin had a pet goldfish they named Francis. Their mom, Denise, liked the name so much that the fish ended up becoming the namesake for everyone's favorite bonus Jonas.

8. Kevin sang on TV with his dad when he was 8

Annex Magazine
Annex Magazine

The brothers have always had a close bond with their dad, Paul, but did you know Kevin once sang on television with him? Paul wrote the song himself and it was performed for the Christ For The Nations Institute. I couldn't not include this classic clip of Kevin FINALLY getting a solo song. See if you can spot a little Joe with a very bad haircut in the choir!

9. They were originally called J3

Tigerbeat
Tigerbeat

Yep. Even though the boys hated it, the record company had every intention of naming the band J3, and they would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for that meddling kid, Joe. When he took to the stage at their very first concert, he simply announced to the crowd, “Hey, we’re the Jonas Brothers.”

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