|Birth name||Jacob O'Neal Latimore, Jr|
August 10, 1996 |
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
|Occupation(s)||Actor, dancer, singer|
|Labels||RCA Records, Crown World Entertainment|
|Associated acts||Mindless Behavior, Diggy Simmons, OMG Girlz, Jawan Harris|
Jacob O'Neal Latimore, Jr. (born August 10, 1996) is an American R&B/pop recording artist, actor, and dancer.
Life and career
Latimore was born in Milwaukee, the son of Latitia Taylor and Jacob Latimore, Sr. He, his father, and his uncles formed to make the inspiring quartet, The Latimore Brothers. At around nine years old, Latimore knew he wanted to pursue a career in the music business. Moving forward, Jacob teamed with local Milwaukee producers to produce his first song "Best Friend," which was featured on Radio Disney. Taking his music career seriously, Jacob relocated to Atlanta in 2007. There began to get introduced to the Atlanta music scene, including executives and tastemakers. This attracted Grammy award winning producer Rodney Jerkins and R&B musician Lloyd, but also introduced him to producers, one being Rico Love, who produced his viral single "Superstar" that had charted on Billboard R&B and Hip Hop Sales charts.
Jacob’s first single “Like ‘Em All" featuring Diggy Simmons and produced by Infinity, was released in 2011. The song was later followed by the radio-edit remix, which featured Atlanta hip-hop recording artist, Issa.
After being discovered by talent agent Joy Pervis (Dakota Fanning & Lucas Till) in 2008, Jacob booked several commercials and voiceovers. Jacob's first lead role came in early 2011 with feature film Vanishing on 7th Street starring Hayden Christensen and Thandie Newton.
In 2013, Jacob was featured in two major films including Black Nativity as Langston, and Ride Along, as Ramon. He also appeared in the movie The Maze Runner, which was released in theatres September 19, 2014. He is currently working on a film titled "Just One Shot", which is set to release in 2015.
Jacob Latimore's first single "Best Friend" was released in 2005. In 2006 "Superstar" was released.
Latimore has cited Usher, Ne-Yo, 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.
- The Radio (2014)
- "Best Friend" (2006)
- "Superstar" (2007)
- "Fantasy Girl" (2008)
- "Like 'Em All" feat. Diggy Simmons (2010)
- "Nothing on Me" (2011)
- "Like 'Em All" (REMIX Radio Version) feat. Issa (2011)
- "You Come First" (2012)
- "What Are You Waiting For" (2014)
- "Heartbreak Heard Around the World" feat. T-Pain (2014)
|2010||Vanishing on 7th Street||James Leary|
|2014||The Maze Runner||Jeff|
|2015||Just One Shot|