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Jonas Brothers Part With Record Label

The Jonas Brothers have parted with Hollywood Records after six successful years together.

The hugely popular band released three albums with the Disney-owned company and has sold 17 million albums worldwide.

The trio – Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas – insist the split was amicable, and admit they were emotional after cutting ties with the label.

Nick tells The Hollywood Reporter, “This was a decision that we made as a group. Naturally, as with any partnership, when you do part ways, there is emotion tied to it. We’ve been blessed to have a lot of success with Hollywood and with Disney, but speaking on behalf of my brothers and our team, we’re all looking forward to this next chapter. We’re ready for that next step as a group, and being able to take our work with us was so important.”

The band has bought back the rights to its master recordings and merchandising for an undisclosed sum.

A spokesperson for Hollywood Records hailed the “amazingly successful partnership” with the pop stars and wished them “all the best in their future endeavors.”

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Grace Potter Joins Katy Perry, Sugarland, Nicki Minaj, Paramore For VH1’s DIVAS Salute The Troops Special

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Hollywood Records recording artist Grace Potter  along with her band The Nocturnals will join Katy Perry, Keri Hilson, Sugarland, Nicki Minaj and Paramore for VH1’s “DIVAS Salute The Troops” special.  Presented by the USO, and drawing from the tone of the original USO shows, the special will see Potter and the other female-fronted superstars bringing the iconic event to America’s troops and their families using Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego as home base. More info can be found at Divas.vh1.com and USO.org. 2010 VH1’s “Divas Salute The Troops” airs Sunday, December 5th at 9pm ET/PT.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals