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Nick Jonas: I was 'empowered' by my Disney pals

Nick Jonas: I was 'empowered' by my Disney pals

Nick Jonas feels "empowered" by his Disney pals.

The 'Levels' hitmaker grew up alongside close friends Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus when they starred on the Disney Channel and thinks they are a "really good" bunch.

He said: "If you want to talk about that sort of graduating class of 2008, I'm really proud - it's a really good group.

"Regardless of some of the history between us [Nick, Selena, Demi and Miley] in different ways, there's a general strength and empowerment that we all feel, still being in the mix and being in a good spot. It's a cool thing."

The 23-year-old singer also went on to specifically praise his former girlfriend Selena, also 23, for her "excellent" album 'Revival'.

He added to Entertainment Weekly magazine: "Selena [Gomez] has been incredibly, incredibly smart. She played me [her 2015 album] 'Revival' maybe six months before it came out and I knew, like, this is excellent. I was such a fan of 'Good for You' and 'Hands to Myself.'"

Meanwhile, Nick previously admitted it was "nice to connect" with Selena once again after they bumped into each other.

He said at the time: "We kind of ran into each other a couple of weeks ago, like walking in Venice [California]. We were both with separate groups of friends and we ran into each other. I put a dinner together with a bunch of really great people, like the Haim girls, who I love. They're awesome. They're the best. It was a big group of people and we all had a great time. We connect in that sense. It was nice to connect and just catch up. I'll leave it there!"