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Jacob Sartorius
Jacob Sartorius (2), 2017 (cropped).jpg
Sartorius in 2017
Background information
Birth name Rolf Jacob Sartorius
Born (2002-10-02) October 2, 2002 (age 15)
Oklahoma, United States
Genres Pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active 2015–present
Labels
Website jacobsartorius.com

Rolf Jacob Sartorius[1] (/sɑːrˈtɔːriəs/; born October 2, 2002) is an American singer and internet personality, who rose to fame via social media from posting lip-syncing videos on musical.ly and TikTok. In 2016, he released his debut single "Sweatshirt", which reached the Hot 100 charts in the United States and Canada. Jacob Sartorius was the 9th most searched musical artist of 2016.[2]

On January 20, 2017, Sartorius released his debut extended play The Last Text which included eight songs. The EP charted in the albums charts in the United States, Canada, Scotland, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland and Australia. His debut concert tour The Last Text World Tour took place the same year.[3] Then he released his second EP, Left Me Hangin'.

Early life

Sartorius was born in Oklahoma. Shortly after his birth, he was adopted and moved to Virginia because his birth parents were unable to take care of him. He was raised in Reston, Virginia by his adoptive parents.[4] At age 7, Sartorius began acting in musicals, where he discovered his love for performing, but this also caused people to bully him.[5]

In 2014, Sartorius uploaded his first online video to Vine at 11 years old. The video, which was a message about anti-bullying, went viral and began his fame on social media. After regularly posting videos to Vine, Sartorius became mildly popular on the app. Later that year, Sartorius joined Musical.ly where his online fame took off. His lip-syncing videos on the app became very popular and led him to become one of the app's top stars with over 14 million followers.[6][7][better source needed]

Sartorius' newfound fame worsened the bullying at school. In 2016, Sartorius admitted he had to switch schools three different times in 2015 due to getting "verbally attacked, pushed, and teased" by classmates.[8] Social media offered him an escape from bullying, with Sartorius stating: "Before Musical.ly, I wasn't the most outgoing. The app helped me goof off. It's like no one is watching besides the camera."[5]

Career

Sartorious in 2017

Career beginnings, T3MG, and AMF Tour (2016)

After rising to fame via social media, Sartorius signed with T3 Music Group and released his debut single "Sweatshirt" on May 3, 2016. The song peaked at No. 90 on the US Billboard Hot 100, No. 81 on the Canadian Hot 100.[9][10] Sartorius performed the song for the first time in Baltimore on May 7 during the Magcon tour, a tour where fans can meet and interact with Internet personalities and see them perform.[11] Around that time, Business Insider predicted Sartorius "could be the next Justin Bieber".[12]

After the tour, Sartorius released two more singles, "Hit or Miss" and "All My Friends". With "Hit or Miss" debuting at No. 72 in the United States, it is his highest charting single to date.[13] In 2016, Sartorius undertook the All My Friends Tour, a solo mini-tour where he performed in six cities.[16]

The Last Text, RCA, and Left Me Hangin' (2017-present)

Three months later, Sartorius announced The Last Text World Tour where he would perform in seven countries in 2017 in support of his debut extended play The Last Text. Sartorius' E.P. was released on January 20, 2017. [17]

Mid-2017, Sartorius signed with RCA Records and on October 6, released his major label debut, Left Me Hangin'. Sartorius released his first Christmas song, "Cozy" on December 1, 2017.[citation needed]

In March 2018, Sartorius attended the Los Angeles March for Our Lives protest and spoke at the event.[18]

Personal life

In December 2017, Sartorius began dating English actress Millie Bobby Brown. The two broke up in July of 2018 after seven months of dating; however both confirmed that the decision was mutual and both remain friends.[19]

Discography

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[20]
CAN NZ IRL AUS SCO
The Last Text EP
  • Released: January 20, 2017
  • Label: T3 Music Group
  • Format: Digital download
32 33 4 61 49 54
Left Me Hangin

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[21]
CAN
[22]
"Sweatshirt" 2016 90 81 The Last Text EP
"Hit or Miss" 72 76
"All My Friends"
"Last Text"
"Bingo" 2017
"Hit Me Back"
(featuring Blackbear)
Left Me Hangin'
"Skateboard"
"Cozy" Non-album single
"Up With It" 2018
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominations

Year Award[citation needed] Category Work Result
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Muser Himself Nominated
2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards Social Star Award
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Viral Music Artist
Radio Disney Music Awards Favorite Social Media Star
Shorty Awards Muser of the Year
Teen Choice Awards Choice Muser

Tours

  • All My Friends Tour (2016)
  • The Last Text World Tour (2017)
  • The Left Me Hangin' Tour (2017)
  • Night & Day Tour (opening act for The Vamps) (2018)[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ Sartorius, Jacob. ""Yes my full name is Rolf Jacob Sartorius, I dont like to go by it."". 
  2. ^ Sprangler, Todd (December 14, 2016). "Google top searches 2016: Pokemon Go, Prince, Donald Trump, iPhone..." Superior Telegram. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  3. ^ Havens, Lyndsey (December 12, 2016). "Jacob Sartorius Will Sing You To Sleep In New Video For 'Last Text': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ Devoe, Noelle (August 24, 2016). "Jacob Sartorius Reveals He Was Adopted in Uplifting New Video Blog". Seventeen. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  5. ^ a b Martins, Chris (October 20, 2016). "Musical.ly's Teenage Revolution: How the Trend-Setting Lip-Sync App Is Changing the Music Industry". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  6. ^ Nagi, Ariel (August 11, 2016). "Jacob Sartorius's "Hit or Miss" Music Video Will Bring Back Those 2009 Bieber Feels". Seventeen. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  7. ^ Broomall, Colleen. "EXCLUSIVE COVER STORY: Jacob Sartorius". YSBnow. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  8. ^ Sartorius, Jacob (July 30, 2016). "Jacob Sartorius on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-12-29. I tried 3 different schools last school year and still got verbally attacked, pushed, and teased for things as small as my ears... 
  9. ^ Wass, Mike (May 2, 2016). "Jacob Sartorius' Debut Single "Sweatshirt" Arrives Tomorrow". Idolator. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  10. ^ "Artist Search for "jacob sartorius"". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  11. ^ "MAGCON Tour". www.facebook.com. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  12. ^ Robinson, Melia (August 12, 2016). "Teens are totally divided on this social media star who could be the next Justin Bieber". Business Insider. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  13. ^ "Jacob Sartorius - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  14. ^ Wass, Mike (September 13, 2016). "Jacob Sartorius Announces "All My Friends"". Idolator. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  15. ^ "Jacob Sartorius". October 14, 2016. Archived from the original on October 14, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  16. ^ [14][15]
  17. ^ "Jacob Sartorius". December 20, 2016. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  18. ^ Loughrey, Clarisse. "March for Our Lives: Taylor Swift donates to 'show my support for the students'". Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  19. ^ "Millie Bobby Brown and Jacob Sartorius Break Up After 7 Months of Dating". People.com. Retrieved July 31, 2018. 
  20. ^ "Jacob Sartorius – Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Jacob Sartorius Song Chart History - The Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  22. ^ "Jacob Sartorius Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  23. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 

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