Jake Wesley Rogers

Jake Wesley Rogers is an American pop musician and songwriter.[1]

Jake Wesley Rogers
Jake Wesley Rogers
Jake Wesley Rogers
Background information
BornSpringfield, MO
GenresPop, singer-songwriter
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter
Years active2016–present
LabelsWarner, Facet
Websitewww.jakewesleyrogers.com

Early lifeEdit

Rogers grew up in Ozark, Missouri, where he learned to play the guitar at age 6 and began playing piano and voice training at age 12.[2] Rogers began performing in theater productions in 5th grade and writing songs soon thereafter.[3] At a young age he attended formative concerts for artists like Lady Gaga and Nelly Furtado.[2] Rogers came out as gay in 6th grade, and though his family was supportive he felt he had to hide his personality due to the cultural climate in his hometown.[1][4]

Rogers moved to Nashville at age 18 to study songwriting at Belmont University.[5] In his first year Rogers' live performance attracted the interest of Sony/ATV, resulting in a publishing deal.[5][6] Rogers graduated in 2018.[3]

CareerEdit

2016–2020: Early careerEdit

Rogers began releasing music independently in 2016, leading to his debut EP Evergreen in June 2017.[7][8] After releasing his next two singles "Jacob from the Bible" and "Little Queen" in February and March 2019 respectively, Rogers released his sophomore EP Spiritual in April 2019, followed by a European tour and a performance on BBC Radio 4 that fall.[3][9][10][11]

In November 2020, Rogers was featured on the Happiest Season soundtrack executive produced by Justin Tranter, alongside a slate of other LGBTQ songwriters and artists.[12]

2021–present: Warner Records signingEdit

In May 2021, it was revealed that Rogers had signed to Warner Records via Tranter's imprint Facet Records.[13][14] Rogers' manager Lucas Canzona got Tranter's attention in 2019 with an email highlighting a live performance of Rogers' single "Jacob from the Bible". Tranter brought Rogers to the attention of Warner Records CEO and co-chairman Aaron Bay-Schuck, who was "captivated" by Rogers' live performance, and the two signed Rogers in late 2020.[2] Rogers released his debut major label single "Middle of Love" alongside the announcement. The single, which was co-written with Tranter and Eren Cannata, is the first offering from Rogers' forthcoming 2021 EP.[13][8] Rogers released his next single "Momentary" in June 2020.[15] Rogers made his TV debut on October 5, 2021 on The Late Late Show with James Corden (Season 7, Episode 17), performing the song “Middle of Love”. Rogers will appear as an opening act on Ben Platt's Reverie Tour in September and October 2022.[16] Rogers will also appear as an opening act on Panic! At the Disco's Viva Las Vengeance Tour in September and October 2022.[17]

DiscographyEdit

EPsEdit

Title Album details
Evergreen
  • Released: June 16, 2017
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
  • Label: Self released
Spiritual
  • Released: April 5, 2019
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
  • Label: Self released
Pluto
  • Released: October 1, 2021
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
  • Label: Facet Records/Warner Records

SinglesEdit

Title Year Album
"You Should Know" 2017 Evergreen
"Jacob From the Bible" 2019 Spiritual
"Little Queen"
"Middle of Love" 2021 Pluto
"Momentary"
"Weddings and Funerals"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nicholson, Olivia (July 20, 2019). "An Interview with Nashville Pop Artist Jake Wesley Rogers & Look Into His Latest Release, 'Spiritual'". Music Mecca. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Daw, Stephen (May 6, 2021). "Jake Wesley Rogers Signs to Facet Records & Warner Records, Debuts Single 'Middle of Love'". Billboard. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Lebo, Bronte (April 3, 2019). "Jake Wesley Rogers taps into the 'Spiritual' for new EP". Belmont Vision. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  4. ^ "Now/It's: An Interview with Jake Wesley Rogers". Now/Its: Nashville. April 4, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Krol, Jacklyn (March 12, 2018). "EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Jake Wesley Rogers Debuts "Sanctuary" Music Video". Stage Right Secrets. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  6. ^ "Best of the Best Showcase 2018". Belmont Showcase Series. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  7. ^ Milman, Lilly (August 25, 2017). "Jake Wesley Rogers brings blue-eyed soul to The Basement on 8.28". The Deli. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  8. ^ a b Scott, Jason (May 6, 2021). "Jake Wesley Rogers Displays Superstar Potential With Glamorous "Middle Of Love"". American Songwriter. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  9. ^ Almeida, Nicole (March 21, 2019). "Premiere: "Little Queen" Is Jake Wesley Rodgers' Spiritual Reckoning". Atwood Magazine. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  10. ^ "Jake Wesley Rogers: "I love pushing the limits!"". WeGotIt Nashville. June 13, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  11. ^ "Peter James, Sophie Duker, Peter Bradshaw, Bridget Minamore, Hannah Williams & The Affirmations, Jake Wesley Rogers". BBC Radio 4. October 26, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  12. ^ Shaffer, Claire (October 30, 2020). "Tegan and Sara Drop 'Make You Mine This Season' for Holiday Soundtrack". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  13. ^ a b Moran, Justin (May 6, 2021). "Give Jake Wesley Rogers a Stadium". Paper. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  14. ^ Schneider, Marc (December 12, 2018). "Warner Bros. Records Partners With Justin Tranter and Katie Vinten to Launch Facet Records". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  15. ^ Daw, Stephen (June 4, 2021). "First Out: New Music From Joy Oladokun, Hayley Kiyoko, King Princess & More". Billboard. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  16. ^ "Jake Wesley Rogers Releases New EP 'Pluto'".
  17. ^ "Panic! At the Disco - Tour".

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