16-year old Jacob Latimore possesses vocal talent that spans far beyond his years, proving that age is nothing but a number when it comes to performing. Considering the stage his second home, the young teen with a seasoned voice declares, “I love performing, this is what I do. I am not forced to do this; I do it because I love it.”
Surrounded by music since birth, Jacob’s father and uncles make up the inspirational quartet The Latimore Brothers. By the time the singer/dancer turned 9-years old, the Milwaukee native knew he wanted to pursue a career in the music business. Developing a serious discipline for the art of dance, young Jacob studied and emulated the choreography of The Temptations and boy band group B2K. Moving forward with his parents’ full support Jacob teamed with local Milwaukee producers to produce his first song “Best Friend,” which was featured on Radio Disney’s incubator station that profiles young artist around the country.
In order to keep his music career on the fast track, Jacob relocated to Atlanta in 2007. Immediately going to work, Jacob’s team set up a premiere showcase to introduce him to the Atlanta music scene, executives and tastemakers. The showcase not only attracted Grammy award winning producer Rodney Jerkins and R&B singer Lloyd, but introduced him to producers Corna Boys and Rico Love, who produced his viral single “Superstar” that charted on Billboard R&B and Hip Hop Sales Charts.
In 2010, Jacob, with the help of a viral video performance, caught the eye of RCA Records A&R, Wayne Williams. Members of the RCA staff were also left in awe by his charismatic personality and astonishing voice that instantly answered the question of whether the young teen has star power. Jacob was immediately signed to the label and brought along powerhouse managers Larry Rudolph and Jeremy Geffen.
In 2011, Jacob released released “Like ‘Em All” which featured Diggy Simmons and catapulted him into the spotlight. His next release, “Nothing On Me,” featured an epic Jacob vs. Jacob dance battle in a widely viewed video that garnered millions of online hits. Jacob then released a the “Like ‘Em All” remix feat. Issa which peaked at #1 on BET’s 106 & Park. Last fall, Jacob hit the road with rave reviews on the Scream Tour: The Next Generation (NXG) alongside Mindless Behavior, Diggy, Hamilton Park and The OMG Girlz.
A true triple threat, Jacob is currently in the studio working on his debut RCA Records / Crown World Entertainment album. In June 2012, Jacob received the BET nomination for the 2012 BET YoungStars Award in the company of Astro, Diggy, Keke Palmer and Willow Smith. The first single “You Come First” off his upcoming debut album was just released and is climbing the charts. Jacob is currently on tour opening for Mindless Behavior on the #1 Girl Tour which hits dates all across the US.
Jacob’s talents continue to solidify him as a triple threat. 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. He also guest starred on BET’s Reed Between The Lines with Malcolm Jamal-Warner and Tracee Ellis Ross and FOX’s The Finder with Michael Clarke Duncan and Geoff Stults.
Already receiving rave reviews for his performance, one film critic suggests, “audiences are treated to newcomer Jacob Latimore who is nothing short of fantastic. In bringing braveness and vulnerability to the role of a 12-year old boy, Latimore is in many ways the true hero of the film.
Between recording, dancing, acting and touring, Jacob Latimore, is making all the right moves to cover all basis of the entertainment business. “This is what I was born to do,” he declares.