Jacob Sartorius

Rolf Jacob Sartorius (born October 2, 2002) is an American singer and internet personality who rose to fame via social media after posting lip-syncing videos on Musical.ly. In 2016, he released his debut single "Sweatshirt", which charted on the Hot 100 in the United States and in Canada.

Jacob Sartorius
Sartorius in 2021
Sartorius in 2021
Background information
Birth nameRolf Jacob Sartorius
Born (2002-10-02) October 2, 2002 (age 20)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
GenresPop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • social media personality
Years active2015–present
Labels
  • Crazy Cool
  • T3
  • RCA
Websitejacobsartorius.com

Early life

Sartorius was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Shortly after his birth, he was adopted and moved to Virginia because his birth parents were unable to take care of him. He was raised in Reston, Virginia by his adoptive parents.[1] At age seven, he began acting in musicals, where he discovered his love for performing.[2]

His lip-syncing videos on Vine acquired more than 8 million followers as of August 2016 before its closure in 2017.[3] He believed social media offered him an escape from bullying, stating, "Before Musical.ly, I wasn't the most outgoing. The app helped me goof off. It's like no one is watching besides the camera."[2]

In 2018, Sartorius was in a relationship with Millie Bobby Brown.[4][5]

Career

Sartorius' debut single "Sweatshirt" was released on May 3, 2016, and peaked at No. 90 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[6][7]

In 2016, he undertook the All My Friends Tour, a solo mini-tour where he performed in six cities.[8][9] Three months later, he announced The Last Text World Tour, where he would perform in seven countries in 2017 in support of his debut extended play The Last Text, which was released on January 20, 2017.[10] In March 2018, he attended the Los Angeles March for Our Lives protest and spoke at the event.[11] After the tour, he released two more singles, "Hit or Miss" and "All My Friends". With "Hit or Miss" debuting at No. 72 in the United States, it is his highest-charting single to date.[12]

In 2016, Google announced he was the ninth-most-searched musical artist of the year.[13] On November 1, 2018, Sartorius released his EP Better with You.[14]

Jacob Sartorius has since amassed over 23.8 million followers on TikTok.[15]

Controversies

In 2016, Mashable reported that an anonymous user by the name of "aly" on Twitter said that Sartorius forced her to send nude photos of herself through Facebook direct messages, sharing screenshots of the conversation as evidence.[16] Representatives for Sartorius denied that the account was Sartorius', pointing to the fact that Sartorius' official Facebook page was created on March 18, almost two months after aly said the messages were sent;[17][16] BuzzFeed News described it as being a catfish account.[18]

Discography

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Muser Himself Nominated
2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards Social Star Award
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Viral Music Artist
Radio Disney Music Awards Favorite Social Media Star
Shorty Awards Muser of the Year
Teen Choice Awards Choice Muser

Tours

  • All My Friends Tour (2016)
  • The Last Text World Tour (2017)
  • The Left Me Hangin' Tour (2017)
  • Night & Day Tour (opening act for The Vamps) (2018)[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ Devoe, Noelle (August 24, 2016). "Jacob Sartorius Reveals He Was Adopted in Uplifting New Video Blog". Seventeen. Archived from the original on June 15, 2021. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Martins, Chris (October 20, 2016). "Musical.ly's Teenage Revolution: How the Trend-Setting Lip-Sync App Is Changing the Music Industry". Billboard. Archived from the original on October 28, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  3. ^ Nagi, Ariel (August 11, 2016). "Jacob Sartorius's "Hit or Miss" Music Video Will Bring Back Those 2009 Bieber Feels". Seventeen. Archived from the original on June 15, 2021. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  4. ^ "Millie Bobby Brown and Jacob Sartorius Split: 'We Are Both Happy'". Us Weekly. July 31, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  5. ^ "Millie Bobby Brown and Jacob Sartorius just made it Instagram official". The Daily Dot. January 22, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  6. ^ Wass, Mike (May 2, 2016). "Be Afraid: Jacob Sartorius' Debut Single "Sweatshirt" Arrives Tomorrow". Idolator. Archived from the original on August 12, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  7. ^ Hussein, Wandera. "Five Things You Should Know About Singer (and Rumored Millie Bobby Brown Boyfriend) Jacob Sartorius". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  8. ^ Wass, Mike (September 13, 2016). "Jacob Sartorius Announces 'All My Friends'". Idolator. Archived from the original on June 15, 2021. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  9. ^ "Jacob Sartorius". October 14, 2016. Archived from the original on October 14, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  10. ^ "Jacob Sartorius". December 20, 2016. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  11. ^ Loughrey, Clarisse (March 24, 2018). "March for Our Lives: Taylor Swift donates to 'show my support for the students'". The Independent. Archived from the original on June 15, 2021. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  12. ^ "Jacob Sartorius – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2016.{{cite magazine}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ Spangler, Todd (December 14, 2016). "Google top searches 2016: Pokemon Go, Prince, Donald Trump, iPhone 7". Superior Telegram. Archived from the original on June 15, 2021. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  14. ^ Weatherby, Taylor (November 1, 2018). "Jacob Sartorius Reveals Surprise EP 'Better With You,' Shares Stories Behind Each Track: Exclusive". Billboard. Archived from the original on June 15, 2021. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  15. ^ "What Happened To YouTuber Jacob Sartorius?". TheThings. November 24, 2020. Retrieved February 28, 2022.
  16. ^ a b Hamedy, Saba (June 5, 2016). "Here's why teens are mad at Vine/YouTube star Jacob Sartorius". Mashable. Archived from the original on July 31, 2019. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  17. ^ Wiest, Brianna (June 8, 2016). "13-Year-Old Vine Star Jacob Sartorius Denies Allegations That He Requested Naked Photos From Fans". Teen Vogue. Archived from the original on June 15, 2021. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  18. ^ Notopoulos, Katie (June 3, 2016). "Inside The Tween Drama Around Vine Star Jacob Sartorius". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved September 25, 2022.

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