Chasing Happiness: Amazon’s Jonas Brothers doc set for June release
Staff Reporter | On 11, May 2019Reading time: 3 mins
Chasing Happiness, Amazon’s Jonas Brothers documentary, officially has a release date, with the movie set to premiere this June.
The revealing film featuring the GRAMMY-nominated multiplatinum trio is filled with never-before-seen footage of the brothers’ early life and career. The film promises a moving, personal look at the Jonas Brothers’ journey from a family struggling to make ends meet, to pop superstardom, to an abrupt hiatus that shocked the world. As Nick, Joe, and Kevin separate and try to find their footing as individuals, Chasing Happiness goes beyond the headlines and behind the scenes, as they build their own successful lives and careers outside of the band, and ultimately rebuild their relationships as siblings and rekindle a musical spark.
Known as the biggest comeback of the year, the Jonas Brothers announced their reunion with their new single Sucker, which now exceeds 445 million global streams to date. Globally it reached #1 on Apple Music, YouTube and Twitter, #2 on Spotify, as well as the #1 Streaming Song and #1 Digital Song. The rollout of Sucker marked the first time a band debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this century. Continuing the runaway success, Cool has notched 70 million global streams and soared to #1 on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Music Videos Chart.
Most recently, the band revealed news that fans everywhere have waited nearly a decade for. The group will release its first album since 2009 and one of 2019’s most anticipated records, Happiness Begins, on 7th June via Republic Records.
Chasing Happiness will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video just in time for that release, with the film set to drop on 4th June worldwide.
Amazon orders Jonas Brothers documentary
7th March 2019
Amazon has ordered a new documentary about the Jonas Brothers.
The lives and careers of Kevin, Nick and Joe will be front and centre in the project, which is produced by Amazon in partnership with Philymack, and Federal Films.
“Our fans are the best in the world and have shared in our journey as the Jonas Brothers and us as individuals,” said the Jonas Brothers in a statement. “In releasing this documentary we wanted to make sure we partnered with an innovative platform, like Amazon, that could reach our fans around the world.”
“It’s going to give people a look into who we are as a family, as brothers and — oh yeah — we were also the Jonas brothers at one time, then we weren’t, and now we are again,” Nick explained this week on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station. “So you kind of get the full range of our life story plus our family’s perspective on everything. Also a big factor in this too is the fans and what they’ve meant to us. I think it’s going to be something we look back on in 20 years and we were able to show our kids and be really proud of the growth we’ve had.”
The documentary arrives as the band have released their comeback single, Sucker, which is the first release by the band in over five years, and their new deal with Republic Records. With Republic’s Federal Films co-producing the movie, the record company will be looking for a significant promotional push off the back of it.
“Amazon Prime Video is proud to be the exclusive home for a very personal, behind the scenes look at the Jonas Brothers as they reunite for this exciting tour,” added Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “Experiencing the brothers back together again is the news that everyone hoped for and we can’t wait to share this intimate and compelling documentary special with all of our customers.”