The Jonas Brothers back in 2008, the good old days. (AP/Peter Kramer)

So, the suddenly-canceled tour resulted in the inevitable: The Jonas Brothers are officially broken up, they confirmed to People. What happened to the hugely popular boy band and former Disney Channel stars? We’re going to call it the Beyonce factor — you know, when it’s clear one member of the trio stands out from the other two. Sure enough: “I was feeling kind of trapped,” Nick Jonas told People. Not surprising, because Nick recently tested the waters as a solo act, and has even caught the acting bug, guest-starring on “Smash” and “Hawaii Five-0.” Besides, he was the one who originally had a record deal; his brothers, Joe and Kevin, were added later.

Anyway, the sibling trio had been pretty quiet in recent years, nothing matching the top-selling albums and career explosion back in 2008, when they starred in Disney Channel movie “Camp Rock,” and landed their own sitcom, “JONAS.” Still, we think they’ll be alright: Kevin’s got an E! reality show and a baby on the way with his wife, and Joe has been dabbling in life as a solo artist.

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