Jacob Latimore

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Jacob Latimore
BornJacob O'Neal Latimore, Jr.
(1996-08-10) August 10, 1996 (age 16)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Occupation Singer, Actor
Years active 2005–present
 
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Jacob Latimore
BornJacob O'Neal Latimore, Jr.
(1996-08-10) August 10, 1996 (age 16)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Occupation Singer, Actor
Years active 2005–present

Jacob O'Neal Latimore, Jr. (born August 10, 1996) is an American R&B recording artist and actor.

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Music

The first single he recorded was "Best Friend", which made it onto Radio Disney, where he became a part of the Incubator program, which features upcoming young musicians.[1] Latimore performed on Maury, on the "Most Talented Kids" (2006) episode. In 2007, he and his family moved from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Atlanta, Georgia to take his career to the next level. That year, his single "Superstar" made the Billboard R&B and Hip Hop Charts.

He was signed to RCA Records in March 2010. Late 2010, Latimore released "Like 'Em All" feat. Diggy Simmons. Months later, he shot the video for the single. In 2011, Latimore released "Nothing On Me" and "Like 'Em All" (Radio Version) feat. Issa, his Crown World Entertainment and RCA Records label mate.[2] All three songs have made it on 106 & Park Hip-Hop and R&B Countdown.

Latimore was featured on the 2011 Scream Tour "The Next Generation" headlined by Mindless Behavior, and Diggy Simmons.[3] He was also featured on Diggy Simmons's "Life of the Jetsetter Tour" and most recently Mindless Behavior's #1 Girl Tour.[4]

He was nominated for the "Young Stars Award" at BET Awards 2012.[5]

His debut album is set to release Summer 2012.[6]

Acting

Latimore appeared in the movie Vanishing on 7th Street alongside Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo.[7] One film critic gave this review of his performance in the apocalyptic thriller: "audiences are treated to newcomer Jacob Latimore, who is nothing short of fantastic. In bringing both bravery and vulnerability to the role of a suddenly orphaned twelve year old, Latimore is in many ways the true hero of the film."[8]

He has appeared in episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne, One Tree Hill and the new BET sitcom Reed Between the Lines."Jacob Latimore". BET. 2011-04-22. http://www.bet.com/topics/j/jacob-latimore.html. Retrieved 2012-04-09.  He has also guest starred on the Disney Channel show So Random!.

BET announced a spin-off for the new original series Reed Between the Lines where Latimore is scheduled as the main character. The show, "Young Man On Campus" is set to air in 2012.[9].

Dancing

Latimore developed his dancing skills by studying his favorite groups as a child. When his mother brought home a promo tape of B2K's first concert appearance he watched the video repeatedly until he perfected every move. He also studied his favorite movie, The Temptations. In an interview with Radio Disney Latimore said, "I watched that movie everyday. I remember doing the dance moves all the time [...] they are one of the best groups ever."

Influences

Latimore has cited Usher, Omarion, Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, Mario, and The Temptations as influences. He also stated on many of his YouTube videos that anyone in the world living their dream inspires him."welovejacob". YouTube. 2007-09-21. http://www.youtube.com/user/welovejacob. Retrieved 2012-04-09. "The Official Jacob Latimore Site". Welovejacob.com. http://www.welovejacob.com/. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 

Singles

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