The Jonas Brothers have spent the past few years dominating the teen music scene. But after selling millions of albums and winning the hearts of adolescent girls worldwide, 22-year-old Joe Jonas is all grown up and ready to break out on his own. Bubbling for quite some time now, Joe’s set to release his solo debut album, FastLife, on Oct. 11. And before he starts his gig opening for Britney Spears on the European leg of her Femme Fatale tour later this fall, the singer will be teaming up with R&B superstar Jay Sean to co-headline a 19-city tour, kicking off Sept. 6. JJ  talked to about his new album. “It’s been really awesome to see how many people have supported me on this solo project. I’ve been doing a lot of traveling and recording over the past year… I’ve been really lucky to find some incredible people to work with and I’m really happy with the album.” Luckily, he says, the results have been fruitful and so far fans are loving the new music–even new ones are coming around who may have not listened to the Jonas Brothers before.

Joe’s also excited to head out on tour with Brit, “It is a dream come true. She’s the perfect headliner. I’ve always been a huge fan of her music.”  But what do the rest of the JoBros think of JJ’s new album? “They are loving it,” he says. They’ve been really supportive. They have their favorite songs already and it’s been really great to see what songs they are leaning towards and what they like.” Let’s face it, when it comes to Joe, what’s not to like especially in a dashing pair of Persol wayfarer-style shades, available in three frame hues.  –rpuccia

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