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Nick Jonas is Nick Jonas' self-titled second studio album that was released on November 10, 2014 by Island Records.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Chains 3:23
  2. Jealous 3:43
  3. Teacher 3:19
  4. Warning 3:16
  5. Wilderness 3:47
  6. Numb (featuring Angel Haze) 3:58
  7. Take Over 2:40
  8. Push 3:32
  9. I Want You 3:23
  10. Avalanche (featuring Demi Lovato) 3:17
  11. Nothing Would Be Better 4:34
  12. Chains (Just A Gent Remix) 3:53
  13. Santa Barbara 3:40
  14. Closer (featuring Mike Posner) 3:49

Album BackgroundEdit

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Jonas stated that when Demi Lovato's The Neon Lights Tour gets off the ground, he will turn his attention towards his upcoming solo project.

He said: "Some of it is done and ready to be released. I've got a lot of things in the pipeline right now and I'm waiting to release some news about my music and my next steps. It isn't quite locked in yet, but I have started making some music and now it's all about lining up the pieces"

Jonas told Time magazine: "I came in really wanting to make a record that was different from anything I'd done in the past, but that was true to my influences: Stevie Wonder, Prince, Bee Gees. And then, more recently, The Weeknd and Frank Ocean. That whole vibe of alternative R&B and pop. It just fell into a really natural place really early. I came in really sure of what I wanted to do."

On July 30, 2014, it was announced that after Jonas' stint as a creative and musical director for The Neon Lights Tour, that there will be an duet between him and fellow Camp Rock star Demi Lovato on the record. He said, "It's a great song that we both love. Her voice is just amazing on it. She's the real deal. It's the perfect fit for this record."

On September 5, 2014, it was announced along with the tour that his self-titled album would release on November 11, 2014.

Jonas opened up to Entertainment Weekly about the prospect of re-releasing the album with some additional tracks, revealing: "I feel like the next step is just going to be getting a collection of a few more songs and maybe repackaging the album. [...] I still feel like there’s some life left on the record I released last year."

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Nick Jonas" debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 37,000 copies in the United States.

As of May 2016, the album has sold 225,000 copies in the United States with album-equivalent units of 580,000.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Nick Jonas" earned generally positive reviews from music critics upon release, holding an aggregate score of 69 out of 100 based on five reviews.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic stated: "For all the guests and modern accouterments, Nick Jonas is at its best when Jonas plays it straight, when he relies on his eternal Prince and Stevie Wonder fixations, which give him not only a fairly rich palette to draw from but provide him with a good direction to channel his melodic skills".

Entertainment Weekly wrote: "As long as you forget that you're listening to the star of Camp rock 2: The Final Jam, it actually sounds pretty cool."

Slant Magazine wrote: "With a mix of urban-leaning tracks and more radio-ready Top 40 fare, the album shrewdly distances Jonas from his former band's straightforward pop-rock."

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