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Happiness Begins is the Jonas Brothers' fifth studio album which was released on June 7, 2019 by Republic Records.

It is the first studio album since their 2009 album, "Lines, Vines and Trying Times." The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with the largest sales week for an album since 2017.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Sucker 3:01
  2. Cool 2:47
  3. Only Human 3:03
  4. I Believe 3:37
  5. Used To Be 3:05
  6. Every Single Time 3:32
  7. Don't Throw It Away 2:52
  8. Love Her 3:13
  9. Happy When I'm Sad 2:38
  10. Trust 3:00
  11. Strangers 3:53
  12. Hesitate 3:28
  13. Rollercoaster 3:01
  14. Comeback 2:35

Album BackgroundEdit

In writing and recording for the album, the Jonas Brothers said that they wanted a "new and improved sound" with "feel-good tracks", so their A&R at Republic Records, Wendy Goldstein, got in contact with Ryan Tedder, Greg Kurstin and Justin Tranter to help compose and produce songs for them.

Tedder stated that they would "write a song in about 90 minutes, [... and] cut it in the second hour. It would be demo'd by dinner."

Billboard described the resulting sound of the album as containing "hints of everything from '80s new wave to reggae to country", and also said that "Nick describes [album track] 'Hesitate' as Joe's love letter to [Sophie] Turner, while 'I Believe' is a synth-heavy slow jam that alludes to his own whirlwind romance with [Priyanka] Chopra".

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Happiness Begins" debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 414,000 album-equivalent units (of which 357,000 were pure album sales).

Along with being the Jonas Brothers' third US number-one album, it is the biggest total units and sales figure for a number-one album in the United States in 2019 thus far, and biggest pure sales week for an album since Taylor Swift's 2017 album, "Reputation."

PromotionEdit

The Jonas Brothers announced the album in a Twitter post on April 22, 2019, sharing the cover art and release date.

The brothers then separately shared the news, with Kevin stating that he was "most proud" of the album. On April 30, 2019, they posted teasers to social media with "Happiness Begins tomorrow".

The next day, the band officially announced the Happiness Begins Tour, which is set to begin on August 7, 2019. The tour will play 90 shows in North America and Europe.

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