Move over, Justin Timberlake — Nick Jonas is coming to town! Jay Z believes that the ‘Levels’ singer has an incredible future in the music industry, and is even convinced that he’s the next JT, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned.
Will Nick Jonas be putting on Justin Timberlake’s suit and tie to become the next successful boy-bander-turned-solo-artist? Jay Z, 45, thinks so! After Nick, 22, performed at Jay Z’s Made In America Fest on Sept. 5, the rapper thinks that he has the potential to launch a career like Justin, 34! Are we talking a Nick and Jay collaboration? HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop!
“Jay Z is always a forward thinking businessman and always wants to be on the cutting edge of music, business and anything else that will make him the entrepreneur that he is — and his next project is Nick Jonas,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. So exciting! It gets even better. “He wants to record with him and he wants Beyonce to record with him. He sees Nick as the next Justin Timberlake.”
This is incredible! Jay Z and JT have one of the best working relationships in the music industry today. They have gone on tour together and collaborated numerous times, including on songs “Suit & Tie” and “Holy Grail.” Plus, Justin and Nick both have similar backgrounds. While Justin hails from beloved boyband NSYNC, Nick was part of the Jonas Brothers before jumpstarting his solo career with his comeback single, “Jealous.” Both Nick and Justin have poppy sounds with soulful influences, which would work incredibly well for a Jay Z and Beyonce collaboration!
Nick spent some time with the Brooklyn born rapper at his annual Made In America Festival on Sept. 5. Jay was loving Bey’s energetic performance, as he was belting out the lyrics while Nick was dancing beside him! Can these three just team up and make something epic?
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Nick is the next JT? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler, Reporting by Russ Weakland