Bono, Joe Jonas

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It's not every day that Joe Jonas gets to chat with Bono.

So when the 21-year-old pop star met the U2 frontman, he made sure to take full advantage of the rare moment...

"I met Bono like a year and a half ago and I asked him for advice—if you're going to meet Bono, you got to ask him for advice," Jonas says. "He was like, 'Just write music that is brutally honest...Look at us, we're a band and we have countries that are mad at us because we write stuff that's honest and gets people really mad.'"

Not that Jonas is looking to piss off a nation or two. "Bono said, 'Take your relationships or whatever you're going through and just really try to make it a point to write honestly,'" he said.

As ya probably heard by now, Jonas has jumped into the solo pool.

The video for his first single, "See No More," will exclusively premiere on E! News tonight at 7 p.m. ET/PT. And we'll also be posting the vid here on E! Online at 8 p.m ET/5 p.m. PT.

Jonas cowrote the sing with Chris Brown. He says he had no apprehension working with the controversial hitmaker. "I think it had been a long time coming for us to try to get into the studio together," Jonas said. "He played me like a 100 songs and I played him like 30. We were like, let's get together and write. The next day we got together and two hours later we had 'See No More.'"

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