The Osmond Brothers: Second Generation, known as the “2ndG”, is made up of eight of Alan Osmond’s sons. The mormon brothers made their public debut on Bob Hope’s Television Special in the mid-eighties. Their barbershop-style harmonies and youthful vibe grabbed the attention of fans around the world.
The 2ndG came out with their first (self-titled) album in 1990, and they toured around the United States and Canada that same year. They performed in 300 shows, including a 70-city mall tour. The 2ndG joined headliners New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) “Dance Party USA” for 1991’s New Years Eve Celebration. They opened for NKOTB in London, then went on tour around the world, including Germany, Scotland, and Hong Kong.
Their second album, “Boysterous” (in Asia and Europe) or “Second Generation” (in North America), included their hit single “Second Generation”, a hit that launched the 2ndG into stardom. In 1992, they joined the Osmond Brothers (their father and uncles) in Branson, Missouri. The 2ndG performed their for five years, and collected the Branson All American Young Artist of the Year Award three years in a row.
In 1997, the 2ndG headlined in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” for August Night Theatre Group at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah. After seeing their performance, Livent, Inc., asked David Osmond to be understudy for his uncle Donny as Joseph in early 1998.
In 1999, the 2ndG toured with the musical, cast as Joseph and brothers.
In 2002, Tuachan Theatre in St. George, Utah cast David and Nathan in their productions, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Annie Get Your Gun.
The 2ndG’s patriotic album, “I Love America”, was released in 2002. Senator Orrin Hatch and Janice Kapp Perry collaborated to produce the album. The 2ndG has performed with the Beach Boys, Alabama, Kenny Loggins, Color Me Badd, Extreme, Louise Mandrell, Charlie Daniels, and Martina McBride.
The 2ndG members have served, or will serve, mormon missions (2 years each) around the world. Most of them are married and have children, and they are dedicated to their beliefs and their families.