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The Jonas Brothers perform at Shoreline Amphitheatre on September 18, 2010 in Mountain View, California.

Now that the Jonas Brothers have wrapped up the North American leg of the "Camp Rock 2" tour, middle brother Joe Jonas has announced plans to become a solo artist. According to E! News, Joe is hoping to release his debut solo album in early 2011.

"He is working with various writers and producers on music," says a rep for the group's label Hollywood Records, adding that Jonas is hoping to create "a more dangerous sound" with a "sexier, Justin Timberlake" feel.

Joe Jonas would be following in the footsteps of little brother Nick, who formed pop-rock side project Nick Jonas & the Administration last year.

The news arrives after the middle brother hinted at collaborating with Tom Hanks on a TV project last week. Despite Joe's solo debut and the various side projects, a band insider said that the Jonas Brothers are "absolutely not" breaking up.

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