'The way that he and his brothers came together to entertain the world has been an obvious influence on us,' Joe Jonas says.
Jonas Brothers appeared together at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards on November 5 to remember the life and death of Michael Jackson. The three brothers revealed that the late King of Pop has become their inspiration. They also introduced a tribute piece performed by Michael's die-hard fans in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.
Nick Jonas was the one who opened the band's tribute speech. He said, "This year we saw the loss of the greatest pop musician the world has ever seen. We and MTV wanted to pay tribute to the true king of pop, Michael Jackson. His unrivalled talent has shaped the musical landscape, influencing artists old and young."
Joe Jonas continued, "The first time we heard Michael's voice was when our dad played the Jackson Five's 'I'll Be There'. We were amazed by the one-of-a-kind talent. The way that he and his brothers came together to entertain the world has been an obvious influence on us."
The oldest member of the band, Kevin Jonas, then took over. "Michael Jackson influenced every listener and every future performer with a talent the world had never seen before. As a writer, as a singer, as a dancer and as a performer he was the best," he stated.