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.