It’s not what you think. Those two up there? They might be music’s greatest power couple that isn’t actually a couple. Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have been best friends since they were tiny tots entering the Disneysphere together, through several tours with the Jonas Brothers, and up to this exact moment in time, which finds them not only slaying arenas, but running a business together. Plus sharing advice about relationships (her to him: “Go get laid,” essentially) and looking out for each other (him on her: “I’m never ever drunk around Demi”). Also, peep the related standalone interviews with Joe Jonas, Island CEO David Massey, and Brad Paisley.
At the heart of the respective careers of Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers (both solo and, um, brolo) is one man who never went to college — instead he went on tour with Britney Spears, then moved to L.A. to build a small empire. Read Phil McIntyre’s story. Photo by Yu Tsai.