Jacob Latimore

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Jacob Latimore
Birth name Jacob O'Neal Latimore, Jr
Born (1996-08-10) August 10, 1996 (age 18)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Genres R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop
Occupation(s) Actor, Dancer, Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2005–present
Labels RCA, Crown World
Associated acts Mindless Behavior, Diggy Simmons, OMG Girlz, Jawan Harris, Trevor Jackson, Issa

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

Life and career[edit]

Latimore was born in Milwaukee, the son of Latitia Taylor and Jacob Latimore, Sr.[1] He, his father, and his uncles formed to make the inspiring quartet, The Latimore Brothers.[2] 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.

In 2010, Jacob, signed to RCA Records, after being noticed by A&R, Wayne Williams.[3]

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,[4] 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[5] as Langston, and Ride Along,[6] as Ramon. He also appeared in the movie The Maze Runner,[7] which was released in theatres September 19, 2014.


Jacob Latimore's first single "Best Friend" was released in 2005. In 2006, "Superstar" was released. In June, 2014, he released his hit song "Heartbreak Heard Around The World" ft. T-Pain.


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.[8][9]


Studio album[edit]

  • The Radio (2014)


  • "I Am The Future" (2009)
  • "This Is Me[10] " (2012)
  • "This Is Me 2[10] " (2013)


  • "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)
  • "Ah Yeah" (2014)
  • "Don't Get Me Wrong" (2014)
  • "Ah Yeah"(REMIX Radio Version) Feat Rico Love (2015)




Year Film Role Notes
2010 Vanishing on 7th Street James Leary
2013 Black Nativity Langston
2014 Ride Along Ramon
2014 The Maze Runner Jeff


Year Title Role Notes
2009 One Tree Hill Kid #1 1 episode: "Now You Lift Your Eyes to the Sun"
2011 So Random! Himself
2011 Reed Between the Lines Jacob 1 episode: "Let's Talk About College Boys"[12]
2012 The Finder Young Trey 1 episode: "Life After Death"
2014 Survivor's Remorse Johnny Miller 1 episode: "How to Build a Brand"


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