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Nick Jonas doesn’t want to make Jonas Brothers fans cry with his new music.

The 17-year-old star – who formed Nick Jonas and the Administration, a side project to his usual group last year – is worried his current fan base will be upset when he releases upcoming album 'Who I Am’.

He said: 'I just prefer to make people happy with my music. I prefer to see a smile on someone’s face after I sing a song.'

Nick admits his solo effort isn’t as light-hearted as the material he records with his brothers, Joe and Kevin, and is more reflective of his own musical tastes.

He told VMAN magazine: 'My real musical discovery started when I was 10 with Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5, and acts that I connected with because they were young when they were doing it, like me.

'Then I kind of came into my own a couple of years later, I found new artists – like the Kings of Leon - that shaped my musical landscape.'

Although he is excited by his new project, Nick – who is joined in the group by three members of Prince's band, the New Power Generation – won’t be turning his back on his brothers for good.

He recently said: "My thought is the two can definitely exist. For me, 2010 will be a year of learning. We all have individual things we'll be doing and just learning how to balance each one of our individual dreams along with our dreams together."