Jesse McCartney

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Abraham, Jesse Arthur McCartney is an actor, singer, and songwriter from the United States. He is best known for his long association with Disney, for which he has appeared in sitcoms such as ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,’ ‘Hannah Montana,’ and done voiceovers for films such as ‘Tinker Bell,’ ‘Alvin and Chipmunks,’ and others. He is best known for his Grammy-nominated debut album ‘Beautiful Souls,’ for which he also received Teen Choice Awards and a Nickelodeon Award. He’s released three albums so far: ‘Beautiful Souls,’ ‘Departure,’ and ‘Departure: Recharged.’ He has appeared in films such as ‘Keith’ and ‘Chernobyl Dairies.’ McCartney’s passion for acting began at the age of seven, when he performed for the first time in his local theater, and he hasn’t looked back since. He declares himself ambitious, stating in one of his interviews that he wants to rise to the top and that the entertainment industry is his life. His songs have a ‘blue-eyed soul’ to them, and he has always looked up to singer James Taylor for inspiration.

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Childhood and Adolescence

McCartney was born on April 9, 1987, in Westchester, New York, to Ginger and Scott McCartney. At a young age, he was introduced to the world of acting. When he was seven years old, he was introduced to a local community theatre performance.

He got his big break as the lead in the Broadway play ‘The King and I’ when he was only ten years old. He co-starred in the play with Ricky Ullman, a well-known child actor best known for his role in ‘Phil of the Future.’ He got a lot of attention in the production, and he was offered much bigger and more lucrative opportunities in the entertainment industry after that.

Career of Jesse

In 1999, McCartney became a member of the Dream Street, an American pop boy band. He stayed with the band until 2002. This served as a springboard for his later solo career. The band had a successful career at the time, earning a gold record with the release of their debut CD.

He began focusing on his solo singing career in 2002, at the age of fifteen, and formed a local band with musicians such as Dillion Kondor on guitar, Peter Chema on bass, Katie Spencer on keyboards, Alex Russeku on drums, Karina LaGravinese, and Sharisse Francisco as background vocals. McCartney’s mother Ginger McCartney and Sherry Goffin Kondor, who later co-produced his debut album ‘Beautiful Soul,’ managed this local band.

McCartney’s first solo EP, ‘Beautiful Soul,’ ‘Don’t You,’ and ‘Why Don’t You Kiss Her,’ was released in 2003 and featured three hit songs: ‘Beautiful Soul,’ ‘Don’t You,’ and ‘Why Don’t You Kiss Her.’ Around this time, he also had the opportunity to perform a duet with Anne Hathaway, a well-known Hollywood actress. The song was written for the original soundtrack of the film “Ella Enchanted” and was titled “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”

McCartney’s first solo album was released in 2004. It was titled ‘Beautiful Soul,’ and it featured the same-named hit. It took two years to complete the album, which was finally released in September. In Europe, it was released in 2005. This was his first official solo album, which was released worldwide. He categorized it as an urban pop song.

Four tracks on ‘Beautiful Soul’ were co-written by McCartney himself. The album debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200 chart shortly after its release. As of 2009, it was his highest certified album. By the middle of 2006, the album had sold over 1.5 million copies.

He went on tour for ‘Beautiful Soul’ in 2005. The tour at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, California was the most well-known of these. During this tour, he performed in approximately 56 cities across the United States. The final stop was in Madera, California, at the Madera District County Fair. Later that year, he expanded his tour to include Australia.

McCartney released his second album, ‘Right Where You Want Me,’ in 2006. The majority of the songs on the album were co-written by him. In comparison to his debut album, ‘Beautiful Soul,’ this album was regarded as McCartney’s more mature work. This album, according to critics, mirrored his musical and personal growth and development. It debuted at number 14 on the Billboard 200 chart.

McCartney co-wrote the famous hit ‘Bleeding Love,’ which was performed by British singer Leona Lewis in the album ‘Spirit,’ with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, in 2007. This song was originally intended for McCartney’s next album, but the two talents boys decided to give it to Leona Lewis instead. The song became so popular that it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 2009.

‘Departure,’ his third album, was released in the United States and Canada in 2008. The album, which debuted at number 14 on the Billboard 200, featured McCartney’s more mature emotions. ‘Leavin,’ a hit single from the same album, peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. This was his highest-charting single of all time.

In the same year, McCartney embarked on a joint tour with Jordin Sparks, the winner of American Idol Season Six, to promote his recent third album, ‘Departure.’ The tour lasted a month. To promote the album, both artists performed at various theaters and low-budget venues.

He re-released his third album, ‘Departure,’ in 2009 under the new title ‘Departure: Recharged.’ ‘Body Language,’ ‘Oxygen,’ ‘Crash & Burn,’ and ‘In My Veins’ were among the album’s most popular tracks. It also included a remix of ‘How Do Sleep?’ from the original ‘Departure,’ which featured Ludacris, a well-known rapper. The song ‘Body Language,’ which featured rapper T-Pain, reached number 35 on the Hot 100.

McCartney’s fourth album, ‘Have It All,’ was supposed to be released in early 2011, but it was later announced that it would be released in December 2010. However, he later announced on his official Facebook page to his fans that he has decided to re-release the album in 2011. When that failed to materialize, he announced on Twitter that the release of ‘Have It All’ has been postponed until the outcome of his lead role in a television series is known.

McCartney has had a colorful television career. His first television appearance was on ABC’s ‘All My Children,’ where he played the character of ‘Adam Chandler Jr.’. In 2005 and 2007, he played himself in popular Disney sitcoms such as “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “Hannah Montana” (which starred Miley Cyrus). ‘Horton Hears a Who!,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,’ and ‘Tinker Bell’ were among the Disney films he voiced in 2008 and 2009.

McCartney starred alongside Elisabeth Harnois in Todd Kessler’s film “Keith” in 2008. In the film, he plays the lead role. He was also considered for a role in M. Night Shyamalan’s adaptation of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ in the same year.

In 2009, he provided the voice for ‘Ventus,’ a video game character from the ‘Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep’ series. In ‘Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance,’ he also reprised his roles. He made an appearance in the horror film ‘Chernobyl Dairies’ in 2012.

Achievements & Awards

At the Teen Choice Awards in 2005, McCartney won a number of awards. Choice Crossover Artist, Choice Male Artist, and Choice Breakout – Male were all given to him for his debut album ‘Beautiful Souls.’ He also won the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Male Singer of the Year in the same year.

Estimated Net Worth

McCartney, Jesse Jesse McCartney has a net worth of $9 million as an American singer-songwriter, actor, and voice actor. Jesse McCartney rose to fame while appearing on the soap opera “One Life to Live,” and his teen idol status was cemented with appearances on “Summerland” and “Greek.” Before launching a successful solo recording career, he also performed with the band Dream Street.

Trivia

‘That’s So Raven,’ ‘Sydney White,’ ‘Hannah Montana,’ ‘The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement,’ ‘Lizzie McGuire,’ ‘Stuck in the Suburbs,’ and other Disney soundtracks have featured him.

‘Wanted By Jesse’ is the name of McCartney’s fragrance. In the film ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ McCartney was replaced by actor Dev Patel in the lead role.

In the film ‘She’s The Man,’ he was considered for the role of Sebastion. He tried out for a part in ‘The Sixth Sense.’