Jacob Whitesides is a talented vocalist and songwriter from the United States. As 2015, Radio Disney called him the “Next Big Thing” in featured artist, and he puts his heart, soul, and “life” into his songs. In the same year, Spotify named him one of the Next Big Artists to Watch in 2016. His success isn’t something that happens on a regular basis. The warm-hearted Tennessee lad grew from humble beginnings to become a very liked and brilliant vocalist. Despite his fondness for sports, it was a concert that transformed this thirteen-year-old from a shy, reserved child into an exuberant and sociable teenager. Whitesides inherited his musical talent from his father, but it was only through his devotion and hard work that he rose to the top. He developed into a multi-instrumentalist who could play guitar, ukulele, drums, and electric lead guitar. He put his heart and soul into his songs, which are mostly sincere and relatable, but also breezy at times. Whitesides not only has a tremendous musical sensibility, but he also has a strong financial sense. Rather than signing to a major label and entrusting his career to a giant corporation, he founded his own record label, of which he became the CEO. He didn’t want to be bound by the constraints of a standard contract; instead, he wanted to forge his own path and have complete control over his career, music, and passion.
The Ascension to Stardom
Jacob Whitesides got his start on YouTube with lo-fi covers. He was overwhelmed by the response, and as humble as he was, he made it a point to respond to each of his followers. Whitesides first big break came in 2012, when he was offered a TV talent program called “The X Factor,” because to a continuous development in his internet presence and popularity. Even though he was let go early, the experience was immensely gratifying since it gave him a window inside the music world.
Despite its brief run, the performance garnered worldwide exposure for him. Two years later, in 2014, Whitesides released 3AM, his debut EP, which featured ballad covers of songs by John Legend, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, and others. It debuted at #26 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Independent Albums chart.
Whitesides released his second EP, ‘A Piece of Me,’ on February 14, 2015, following the phenomenal success of his debut. Whitesides’ second EP was more of a coming-of-age record, since it gave him the courage to write his own pop tunes. His artistic output mirrored a facet of himself, his life, and his convictions. Each of his songs was inspired by incidents in his life.
Whitesides teamed up with BMG in May 2015 to form his own label, ‘Double U Records.’ He published his third EP, ‘Faces on Film,’ under it. Simultaneously, he debuted on the prestigious ‘Good Morning America’ broadcast, performing his tune ‘Secrets.’
He launched his debut album, ‘Why?’ on September 8, 2016, a powerful thirteen-track compilation that includes standouts like the finger-clicked soul-pop of ‘Lovesick’ and ‘You Told Me So.’ On the Billboard Independent charts, it debuted at number 25 and peaked at number 25. He recently released a video for his new song “The Letters” in 2017.
Personal Experiences of Jacob Whitesides
Jacob Whitesides was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 11, 1997. Becky is his mother’s name, while Sierra is his younger sister. Whitesides was raised in Sevierville and was an average kid, middling in sports and school. However, something extraordinary happened at the junction of adolescence that changed the course of this aspiring singer’s life. A unexpected visit to a Chris Stapleton performance changed everything for Whitesides, who had previously been a sports fan. Inspired by Stapleton, he bought his first guitar and taught himself to play three songs using the internet.
His father, a musician, supported Whiteside’s blossoming musical abilities and frequently brought him onstage. After his parents divorced, Whitesides moved in with his mother and sister. Whitesides seriously contemplated pursuing music professionally during this tumultuous emotional period. He began by uploading lo-fi covers on YouTube, then moved on to uploading videos. From 2015 to 2016, Whitesides was in a romantic relationship with Bea Miller.
Estimated Net Worth
Jacob Whitesides is one of the wealthiest pop singers and one of the most popular. Jacob Whiteside’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.