Happiness Begins captures No. 1 Billboard 200 chart
Making history once more, GRAMMY nominated multi-platinum powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers capture No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with their blockbuster fifth full-length album, Happiness Begins. The band delivers the biggest debut of 2019 with total consumption of 414K units, including 68 million streams (Nielsen).
As the third No. 1 album of their career and first release since 2009, this No. 1 bow represents a landmark moment for the group and pop at large as they retain the place at the top of the charts they claimed a decade ago. Jonas Brothers notably achieve the biggest sales week of 2019 for an album. Not to mention, Happiness Begins generated a greater total consumption of more than the rest of the Billboard 200’s Top 10 combined!
A global success, the album also landed at No. 1 in Canada, with additional career high debuts in countries including UK, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands and more.
These achievements solidify the Jonas Brothers return as the biggest pop event of 2019.
“Sucker” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking the first No. 1 for the band and the first No. 1 debut from a group this century. Recently ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s critic’s picks list of the “50 Best Songs of 2019,” it has become a song of the summer anthem. At radio, the multi-platinum Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 smash “Sucker” continues to dominate, rapidly ascending to No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart where it led for eight weeks — the most for any song this year and longest running No. 1 since Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” in 2017. The song also recaptured the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs chart, as the band’s follow up single “Cool” approaches the Top 10 on Pop Songs.
The historic week kicked off with the release of the band’s highly anticipated documentary Chasing Happiness — available now exclusively via Amazon Prime Video. In support of the release, the band made several high-profile media appearances throughout the campaign, including a surprise launch on The Late Late Show With James Corden, a performance on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, Saturday Night Live, the season finale of The Voice, MTV’s TRL and more. In addition, they graced the covers of Billboard, Paper Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar’s first ever Men’s Bazaar cover. Most recently, they performed on the Today Show Summer Concert Series — which saw record breaking crowds — and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the band debuted their next single “Only Human.” Up next, the band will appear on NBC’s new hit show Songland, which stars GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter, producer, and lead singer of the multi-platinum band OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder, who was a producer on the album.
After selling out multiple shows, the Happiness Begins Tour will kick off August 7th in Miami, FL with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw. The band will then release their upcoming memoir Blood, which will be released in November 2019.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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