Adrianna Costa caught up with stylish honoree Joe Jonas at the 2011 Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Style Awards, where we chatted with him about who he thinks has the coolest fashion sense — and about his upcoming solo album.
Check out the interview here!
Joe wishing a fan Happy Birthday!
“Joe Jonas is no longer the tween idol that everyone remembers him as. He’s 21 years old with a new solo album and he’s been hitting the gym a lot lately. The first single will be released next month, and he’ll be performing for the first time in Chicago as a solo act at the B96 Pepsi SummerBash!
Joe covered the April issue of Details magazine, and inside he talked about how he’s changed. “I’m growing up, the fans are growing up,” Joe says. “I’ve gone through a lot of stuff in my life so far. There are stories I haven’t really been able to tell. When you’re writing with three people, you wind up with a sound that might be—not average—but, you know, expected.””
Joe Jonas had the pleasure of working with the flick’s director Baz Luhrmann back in 2003 as a member of the children’s chorus in Luhrmann’s Broadway production of Puccini’s classic opera “La Boheme,” and he has only the fondest memories of the experience.
“It was amazing,” he told MTV News. “Funny story for you: I was in ‘La Boheme,’ [and] I remember being onstage and I didn’t know what stage left or stage right was, and I was really confused, and he told me from the audience, he was like, ‘All right, take a little bit to the stage left.’
“And I was really confused, and I was really embarrassed,” he continued. “I didn’t know what he was talking about. He literally walked up onstage and he acted like he was talking to me, and he whispered in my ear, like, ‘Go a little bit to the left.’ So, for me, the fact that a director would be so cool with me like that, from then on, I was so blown away that he was so cool.”
Jonas, who has since gone on to superstardom and even starred in two successful TV musicals (“Camp Rock” and “Camp Rock 2″) credits Luhrmann’s forward-thinking vision in “Moulin Rouge” for pop culture’s current obsession with the genre.
“I think he’s an amazing director, and his credits are unbelievable,” he said. ” ‘Moulin Rouge’ is one of the best movies of all time, and there’s no doubt in that. And I think it really has started a generation of music into TV [and] movies so openly.” - MTV News
*You can watch the video of Joe talking here*
New video of Joe talking about being in the studio, and how he always brings Winston in! Joe says that when Winston was sick he left a “pretty big dump” during Chris Brown’s session. Eck! Glad Winston is better! Can’t wait to hear the new music Joe is talking about.
Joe will be attending this years Wango Tango concert in LA on May 14th! In the video seen HERE Joe says he’s going to be there hanging out and that he’s really excited to see Britney Spears perform. Not sure if that means he will perform or he’s just gonna be there watching.. Either way he sounds excited, hope he has a great time!
Joe will be doing a live chat on Cambio this Monday, May 2nd at 6 PM EST/3 PM PST. I wonder what he will be talking about? Hopefully we get some info on his album, maybe a preview of a song? Can’t wait!
FF to :41 seconds for Joe!
“We wrote a song called ‘See No More,’ ” Joe told MTV News at the Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Style issue party Tuesday night. “It’s on the album, and people are going back and forth; we’re all trying to figure out singles right now. But it was a great experience. Chris is such a talented dude.”
While their backgrounds seem very different, Brown and Jonas are both started out as teen stars and are now trying to bridge the gap to adulthood. Joe said it was a lot of fun working with his fellow chart-topper. “He’s got thousands of songs,” Jonas said. “He’s always in the studio, and to work with him is really fun. We were able to collaborate really well together, and the vibe in the studio was really chill; just two musicians writing together.”
No release date has been set for Jonas’ solo debut, but Joe has been quick to keep fans abreast of the album’s progress on Twitter. “Finished the album photo shoot today. So excited. A dream come true indeed,” he wrote April 6. “Can’t wait to show you all!” -MTV News
*The video won’t show on wordpress, but you can watch the video here!