Jake Miller (singer)

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Jake Miller
Birth name Jacob Harris Miller
Born (1992-11-28) November 28, 1992 (age 24)
Weston, U.S.
Genres Pop rap
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2011–present
Labels (2013–17)
Website www.jakemiller.com

Jacob Harris "Jake" Miller (born November 28, 1992) is an American pop rapper, singer and songwriter from Weston, Florida, United States. On November 5, 2013, Miller released his debut album Us Against Them, and subsequently embarked on a nationwide concert tour in support of the album.

On August 19, 2016, the same day as he began as the support act for Fifth Harmony's The 7/27 Tour, Miller's 7-song EP titled Overnight was released.[1]

Life and career[edit]

1992-2012: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

In May 2011, Miller won the Samsung and T-Mobile USA national "Kick it With the Band" talent competition. As a grand prize winner, Miller was awarded $35,000 to use for his music career as well as a video with YouTube celebrity Keenan Cahill.[citation needed] Afterward he opened for Mac Miller and performed alongside Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, and Asher Roth at the "Think Pink Rocks" concert which benefited breast cancer awareness. In December 2011, Miller performed at the annual Y100 Jingle Ball concert[2] along with Cody Simpson and We the Kings. Miller partnered with Big Time Rush for the song "Lost In Love" from the album 24/Seven.[3]

Miller released his EP Spotlight on July 29, 2012, with the single "What I Wouldn't Give".

2013-2015 Us Against Them, EPs and touring[edit]

On January 16, 2013, Miller signed with E1 Music. The single "A Million Lives" was released one week later, and was included on the EP The Road Less Traveled, released on April 9 of that year.[4][5] On November 5, 2013, Miller released his debut full-length album Us Against Them. Later that month, Miller revealed that he had signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records.[6]

On July 6, 2014, Miller released the lead single from his third EP Dazed and Confused, called "First Flight Home".[7][8] On November 4, 2014, Miller released the EP, initially titled Lion Heart, then renamed to Dazed and Confused, due this song being more successful on the charts. It marked his debut with Warner Bros. The EP includes the songs "Party in the Penthouse", "Lion Heart", along with the lead single, and features with Nikki Flores on "Ghost" and Travie McCoy on "Dazed and Confused". The songs on the renamed EP are the same from the Lion Heart EP.[9] The accompanying tour, titled The Dazed And Confused Tour, began on July 8, 2015, in Sayreville, New Jersey and went on in the US until August 13, 2015.[10] On the same day of the start of the tour, Miller surprisingly announced through his social medias that an EP, called Rumors, would be released later that day, with five new songs.[11][12] The EP debuted at No. 118 on the Billboard 200 with 8,000 units, the highest selling new album of the week.[13] The 2015 EP Rumors closes with the track "Sunshine" about Miller's childhood friend Dylan Andrew Schopp who had committed suicide in February 2015 at age of 21. A music video was also prepared with proceeds of the single going to the Dylan Schopp Sunshine Foundation and for youth suicide awareness.[14]

2016-: Overnight, Departure from Warner Bros Records, & 2:00 In LA[edit]

On January 19, 2016, Miller announced his new representation with Wilhelmina Models.[15]

On July 30, 2016, Miller announced his new 7-Track EP titled Overnight would be released on August 19. The lead single of the same name was released on August 5. On the same day that the album was released, Miller was to begin his support as an act on a portion of the North American leg of Fifth Harmony's The 7/27 Tour until September 13.[16] In December 2016 he was chosen as Elvis Duran's "Artist of the Month", and he performed "Overnight" live on NBC's Today show with Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb.[17]

On June 5, 2017, Miller revealed the title, artwork, and the release date for his sophomore album titled 2:00am In LA. The album was released on June 16, 2017.[18] Along with the news of the album, he revealed he had left Warner Bros. Records.[19]

Discography[edit]

  • Us Against Them (2013)
  • Dazed and Confused (EP) (2014)
  • Rumors (EP) (2015)
  • Overnight (EP) (2016)
  • 2:00am in LA (2017)

Tours[edit]

  • The Dazed and Confused Tour (2015)
  • The Overnight Tour (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daw, Robbie. "Jake Miller's "Overnight" Single Cover Art: Premiere". Idolator. 
  2. ^ Fischer, Reed (2011-12-08). "Y100 Jingle Ball 2011: Flo Rida Added, Village Lineup Announced | New Times Broward-Palm Beach". Browardpalmbeach.com. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  3. ^ Laurence, Emily. "17 Minutes With Jake Miller". Seventeen. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Lipshutz, Jason. "Jake Miller, 'Let You Go': Exclusive Song Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "A Million Lives, Single - Jake Miller". iTunes. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Jake Miller Signs Record Deal". MTV. 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  7. ^ Daw, Robbie (August 8, 2014). "7 Questions With Jake Miller: "First Flight Home", Upcoming Music & Loving Sam Smith's Album". Idolator. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "First Flight Home - Single". iTunes Store. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ Garibaldi, Christina (October 30, 2014). "Exclusive: Listen To Jake Miller's Lion Heart EP Now". MTV. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Jake Miller Tour Dates". MTV. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ "SURPRISE!!! BRAND NEW EP CALLED #RUMORS ON ITUNES NOW!". Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Rumors - EP". iTunes Store. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  13. ^ Caulfield, Keith (June 12, 2015). "Meek Mill Reigns Again at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard. 
  14. ^ Dylan's Foundation: Article by Ben Crandell - "Weston Friend's suicide calls pop singer Jake Miller to Action" (September 15, 2015)
  15. ^ Maldonado, Jennifer. "Jake Miller Signs a Modeling Contract". Twist. 
  16. ^ Daw, Robbie. "Jake Miller's "Overnight" Single Cover Art: Premiere". Idolator. 
  17. ^ Today.com: Internet sensation Jake Miller perform "Overnight" live on Today
  18. ^ https://twitter.com/jakemiller/status/871879607963729920
  19. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BU-itxkh83-/

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