Nick Jonas on teenage fame: ‘I never really thought it was real’

Singer recently released his debut solo album following Jonas Brothers split in 2013

Nick Jonas has commented on his experience of fame as a young teenager, explaining that he “never really thought it was real.”

Speaking on Lorraine, Jonas said: “People actually caring you are dating at 14 is not a normal thing. But my parents are really good people, and they did a good job of helping us keep our heads on straight.”

“But also, I think I had a really interesting outlook about it, I never really thought it was real. I just kind of [thought], ‘This is all make-believe and I get to go and sing, and that’s all I really care about’.”


Jonas continued that it was “impossible” to be “perfect” and explained how he felt sorry for young performers struggling to understand who they want to be and how to cope with fame.

“I was thankful to have some time to figure that out and to still be here doing what I love but to have gone through a real growth and better understanding of who I am today.”

The singer’s former band Jonas Brothers announced their split in 2013. When the band released their first album Nick Jonas was fourteen.

Jonas Brothers released five albums: ‘It’s About Time’, ‘Jonas Brothers’, ‘A Little Bit Longer’, ‘Lines, Vines and Trying Times’ and ‘V’. The band sold more than eight million albums worldwide and were nominated for Best New Artist at the 2008 Grammy Awards. Their 2007 single ‘SOS’ was their most successful UK single, reaching Number 13 in the Official UK Singles Chart.

Speaking at the time, Nick Jonas said: “It’s really hard to say ‘forever’. We’re closing a chapter, for sure.”

Jonas recently shared the video for his new single ‘Chains.’


‘Chains’ is the latest track to be released from the pop star’s debut solo album ‘Nick Jonas’. Its accompanying clip sees Jonas puffing on a Cuban cigar in Miami and performing a live concert at the Florida city’s Wynwood Walls graffiti art gallery.