Jacob Latimore

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Jacob O'Neal Latimore, Jr. (born August 10, 1996) is an African American singer, actor, and dancer. Latimore was born in Milwaukee, the son of Latitia Taylor and Jacob Latimore, Sr. He, his father, and his uncles formed to make the quartet, The Latimore Brothers. Jacob teamed with local Milwaukee producers to produce his first song "Best Friend," which was featured on Radio Disney. Jacob relocated to Atlanta in 2007. There, he was introduced to the Atlanta music scene. This attracted producer Rodney Jerkins, R&B musician Lloyd, and 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. 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 rapper, 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. 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, Brandy, and The Temptations as influences. He also stated on many of his YouTube videos that anyone in the world living their dream inspires him.