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Happiness Begins
Jonas Brothers - Happiness Begins.png
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)
Length43:44
LabelRepublic
Producer
Jonas Brothers chronology
Live
(2013)
Happiness Begins
(2019)
Singles from Happiness Begins
  1. "Sucker"
    Released: March 1, 2019
  2. "Cool"
    Released: April 5, 2019
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic76/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Consequence of SoundB-[2]
Pitchfork6.2/10[3]

Happiness Begins is the fifth studio album by the Jonas Brothers, released on June 7, 2019 by Republic Records.[4] It is their first album since 2013's Live, and first studio album since 2009's Lines, Vines and Trying Times.[5] It was preceded by their comeback single "Sucker" as well as "Cool".[5] It debuted atop the US Billboard 200 with the largest sales week for an album since 2017.

Background[edit]

In writing and recording for the album, the 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.[6] 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."[6] Billboard described the resulting sound 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".[6]

Promotion[edit]

The band announced the album in a Twitter post on April 22, 2019, sharing the cover art and release date.[7] The brothers then separately shared the news,[5] with Kevin stating that he was "most proud" of the album.[8]

On April 30, the band 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.[9]

Commercial performance[edit]

Happiness Begins debuted at number one on the US 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 Reputation in 2017.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Adapted from iTunes meta data.[11]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Sucker"3:01
2."Cool"
  • N. Jonas
  • J. Jonas
  • K. Jonas
  • Casey Smith
  • Tedder
  • Zach Skelton
  • Tedder
  • Skelton
2:47
3."Only Human"
Shellback3:03
4."I Believe"Kurstin3:37
5."Used to Be"
  • N. Jonas
  • J. Jonas
  • K. Jonas
  • Tedder
  • Bell
  • Skelton
  • Bell
  • Tedder
3:04
6."Every Single Time"
  • N. Jonas
  • J. Jonas
  • Kurstin
  • McDonald
Kurstin3:32
7."Don't Throw It Away"
  • N. Jonas
  • J. Jonas
  • Kurstin
  • McDonald
Kurstin2:52
8."Love Her"
Elizondo3:13
9."Happy When I'm Sad"
  • Little
  • Tedder
  • Skelton
2:38
10."Trust"
  • Evigan
  • Tedder
3:00
11."Strangers"
  • N. Jonas
  • J. Jonas
  • Kurstin
  • McDonald
Kurstin3:53
12."Hesitate"
Sabath3:28
13."Rollercoaster"
  • Jeberg
  • Tedder
3:01
14."Comeback"
  • N. Jonas
  • J. Jonas
  • K. Jonas
  • James Alan Ghaleb
  • Sylvester Willy Sivertsen
Sylvester "Sly" Sivertsen2:35
Total length:43:44

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[13] 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[14] 8
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15] 18
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[16] 1
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[17] 8
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[18] 32
French Albums (SNEP)[19] 29
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[20] 17
Irish Albums (IRMA)[21] 4
Italian Albums (FIMI)[22] 28
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[23] 5
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[24] 13
Scottish Albums (OCC)[25] 3
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[26] 3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[27] 28
UK Albums (OCC)[28] 2
US Billboard 200[10] 1

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Thiessen, Christopher (June 10, 2019). "Jonas Brothers Return with the Refreshingly Intimate Happiness Begins". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  3. ^ Horn, Olivia (June 13, 2019). "Jonas Brothers: Happiness Begins Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
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  6. ^ a b c Weatherby, Taylor (April 25, 2019). "How the Jonas Brothers Healed Their Issues, Reunited & Topped the Hot 100 for the First Time". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "#HappinessBegins June 7th". April 22, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2019 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "#HappinessBegins June 7th. After 7 years of not working together & finding ourselves we're back to give you our journey in album form. Out of all the albums we've done I'm most proud of this one. Wish you could have it now, but you'll just have to wait a little bit longer". April 22, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2019 – via Twitter.
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