Track becomes first No. 1 debut on the chart by a group in over 20 years
Mounting up to the biggest comeback of the year, GRAMMY Award-nominated multi-platinum powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers capture their first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Not only does this mark the group’s very first No. 1 on the chart, but it’s the first No. 1 debut on the Hot 100 by a group in over 20 years, and the first No. 1 debut for a family group.
It also elevates them to rarified air as “Sucker” is just the 34th single to achieve a No. 1 Hot 100 debut in the chart’s 60-year history and the first for a family. “Sucker” also launches as Jonas Brothers’ first No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales charts. The excitement keeps growing though as the musicians retain their place atop the charts worldwide. As an international phenomenon, it achieves their highest career single chart debut in the UK, landing in the Top 10.
With nearly 90,000 downloads and 50 million global Spotify streams, total consumption exceeds 333k in one-week. The success also encompasses North American No. 1 on Apple Music, Spotify, and iTunes as well as global number ones on Apple Music, YouTube, and Twitter. It’s just taking over radio now as “No. 1 Greatest Gainer for Top 40.”
The official video reached nearly 20 million views on its first day and is approaching 65 million views and counting in a week since its release.
Fittingly, Jonas Brothers ended their takeover of The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS by delivering the debut television performance of “Sucker.”
Throughout the week, they engaged in multiple popular segments on the show. Their Late Late Show segments, including Carpool Karaoke and Spill Your Guts have racked up over 114 million digital views combined. Their takeover also kicked off on a hilarious note as they parodied their song “Year 3000” with the clever “Year 2019.” Not to mention, The Mentalist and Dr. Phil joined the party.
This news comes on the heels of the Jonas Brothers announcing a partnership with Amazon Studios, Philymack, and Federal Films — a division of Republic Records — to release an upcoming documentary about the band. It’s set to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.
The preeminent male group of this century, Jonas Brothers opened the floodgates for a new era of titans in pop music. They earned three consecutive number one albums and sold out shows throughout three continents. Selling over 17 million-plus albums with over one billion streams worldwide, they’ve achieved dozens of platinum and gold certifications. Jonas Brothers notable received a GRAMMY Award nomination in the category of “Best New Artist,” garnered “Breakthrough Artist” at the American Music Awards, won Billboard’s “Eventful Fans'” Choice Award for “Best Concert Tour of the Year,” and took home a Mexican Grammy, showcasing their international influence. The tremendous success of the band provided a launch pad for the successful and storied solo careers of Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas, who have kept loyal fans yearning for a reunion, until now.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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