Jonas Brothers Celebrate First Grammy Nomination With A ‘Big Fist Pump!’

'The air just kind of leaves your lungs,' Kevin Jonas tells MTV News of Best New Artist nod.

They’re tween dreams, Disney Channel artists who rocketed to fame before they could even drive. Come February 8, however, the [artist id=”2088128″]Jonas Brothers[/artist] may very well be the last men standing.

Welcome to the big leagues, boys.

“When you start in a band as an artist you say, ’One day, I’ll be nominated for a Grammy.’ It happened, and we’re just so honored,” Nick Jonas told MTV News at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, moments after the trio were recognized for their album A Little Bit Longer with a Grammy nomination in the category of Best New Artist. “As young guys, we know that this is a privilege, and we do appreciate that. We’re grateful.”

Their one and only nomination came over odds-on favorites like [artist id=”1962774″]Katy Perry[/artist] and [artist id=”2408193″]Miley Cyrus[/artist], instantly putting the boys in the heady company of recent nominees such as [artist id=”1933910″]Carrie Underwood[/artist], [artist id=”1784962″]John Legend[/artist] and [artist id=”503203″]Alicia Keys[/artist].

And if that makes you catch your breath, don’t worry, Kevin Jonas laughed — that makes you no different from the boys themselves.

“The air just kind of leaves your lungs,” he enthused, revealing his immediate reaction upon hearing the nomination from deep within the assembled crowd. “It was kind of awesome!”

“It was kind of a sigh of relief along with immediate excitement. We didn’t know what to think!” Nick added. “And Kevin got up from his seat and did … ”

“The big fist pump!” Kevin interrupted, demonstrating his Tiger Woods-esque elation.

The nomination comes as a capper to an already exceptional year, which saw the brothers go from Cyrus’ warm-up act to the White House to signing on to their very own movie , “Walter the Farting Dog.”

Not bad, considering very few outside hard-core Disney Channel viewers had even heard of the band as recently as last year, a fact not lost on the brothers themselves, Nick said.

“Every day is a new thing, and this is one of those things, you take a step back, you think about the last year and a half, and you really say, ’Wow,’ ” he said, smiling broadly. “I’m blessed. As artists and songwriters, it’s really a special thing for us. And we’re so thankful and so honored. It makes us feel really good. As young guys living our dream, this is really amazing.”

The Jonas Brothers will face off in the category against [artist id=”2476941″]Adele[/artist], [artist id=”2998905″]Duffy[/artist], Lady Antebellum and [artist id=”1875398″]Jazmine Sullivan[/artist] at the 51st Grammys in February. But first on the schedule for now? Facing off against Mom’s meatloaf.

“[We’re just going] home with the family to have some dinner,” Joe Jonas told MTV News when asked what they had in store for the evening’s festivities. “Just celebrate!”