Jonas Brothers Named Worst Band at UK Awards Show
The Jonas Brothers might be teen royalty in America, but their popularity across the pond is not as favorable. On Wednesday, the pop trio earned the Worst Band and Worst Album award at the 2010 NME Awards in London, which determines its winners by fan voting.
Green Day, Oasis, Paramore and JLS were also nominated in the Worst Band category this year, while records from U2, Lady Gaga, and Arctic Monkeys were contenders for Worst Album.
NME is a British music magazine, which celebrates rock and indie rock, and according to editor Krissi Murison, over 3.6 million people voted for this year's awards. But did the Jonas Brothers really deserve the what they got? Their last album, 'Lines, Vines and Trying Times' was certified gold or platinum in over six countries, and peaked at No. 9 on the UK charts, so plenty of people love them, even overseas.
In the U.S., the Jo Bros have sold over 600,000 copies of their last album, which also held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart at one point. We think the nominees in the harsh awards categories were pretty questionable (Paramore, really?), but the Jonas Brothers don't really belong in NME's rock-minded arena anyway.