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Clockwise from top: Cole Whittle, Jack Lawless, Joe Jonas, JinJoo Lee.

"D-N"? You- Wait, you forgot the A, bro!
— "DNCE"

DNCE is a pop rock band formed in Los Angeles, consisting of a post-Jonas Brothers Joe Jonas on lead vocals alongside JinJoo Lee on guitar, Cole Whittle on bass and Jack Lawless on drums.

Though its members had already been mutuals from touring with the Jo Bros, the band officially formed in 2015 and debuted with the single "Cake by the Ocean," which peaked at #9 on the Billboard charts, became one of the year's summer staples, and is now considered their Signature Song. That single in addition to the group's follow-up single "Toothbrush" were included on their debut EP Swaay, as well as their self-titled debut album, which respectively came out in October 2015 and November 2016. The lead single for the album, "Body Moves", was used in a Spotify ad that birthed the infamous "play this at my funeral" meme.

After a collab with Nicki Minaj and the release of a second EP named People to People, which didn't gain much traction, DNCE went on indefinite hiatus with the reunion of the Jonas Brothers in 2019. DNCE themselves reunited in 2022, though this time without Cole Whittle, who had been focusing on his solo career. They featured on Kygo's single "Dancing Feet" as their comeback, and released three more singles before going on hiatus again in mid-2023.

Members (current members in bold):

  • Joe Jonas — lead vocals
  • JinJoo Lee — lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jack Lawless — drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Cole Whittle — bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2015–2018)


  • Swaay (2015, EP)
  • DNCE (2016)
  • People to People (2018, EP)

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