The "undercover king of pop" Ryan Tedder is back with his second No. 1 song as both a co-writer and co-producer for the Jonas Brothers' comeback single "Sucker" — which debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week.
"Sucker" is one of only two songs by a duo or group that has debuted at No. 1 in the Hot 100's 60-year history, the other occurring over 20 years ago, in 1998. It is also the Jonas Brothers' first to top the chart.
The trio's Nick Jonas shared the news in a touching Tweet, with a screen shot of the chart and a Billboard article announcing the accomplishment.
AHHH!!! This is unbelievable. My heart is so full of gratitude. There was a time I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to be able to make music with my brothers again, let alone have a number 1 song on the Hot 100 on @billboard. pic.twitter.com/YKeksYbSOg— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) March 11, 2019
The brothers also shared their appreciation for Ryan's work on the song.
Released along with the song itself on March 1, "Sucker's" success was supported by a music video co-starring the Jonas Brothers' wives: actress, singer, film producer, and Miss World 2000 pageant-winner Priyanka Chopra; actress Sophie Turner; and TV personality Danielle Jonas. Though Tedder wasn't featured in the video, he did release a parodic "original" cover for the single.
Jonas Bros label didn’t want me to post the original @jonasbrothers single artwork for #Sucker but I believe 2019 is the year of transparency & living your own truth. So here it is ...and then there were 4. pic.twitter.com/IJYEWJA875— Ryan Tedder (@RyanTedder) March 1, 2019
"Sucker" is Downtown's second chart-topping hit in a row, following the success of "Shallow" last week — which rocketed back to No. 1 after its win at the Academy Awards.