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16-year old JACOB LATIMORE (Langston) possesses vocal talent that spans far beyond his years, proving that age is nothing but a number when it comes to performing. Considering the stage his second home, the young teen with a seasoned voice declares, "I love performing, this is what I do. I am not forced to do this; I do it because I love it."

Surrounded by music since birth, Latimore's father and uncles make up the inspirational quartet The Latimore Brothers. By the time the singer/dancer turned nine-years old, the Milwaukee native knew he wanted to pursue a career in the music business. Developing a serious discipline for the art of dance, young Jacob studied and emulated the choreography of The Temptations and boy band group B2K. Moving forward with his parents' full support, Latimore teamed with local Milwaukee producers to produce his first song "Best Friend," which was featured on Radio Disney's incubator station that profiles young artist around the country.

In order to keep his music career on the fast track, Latimore relocated to Atlanta in 2007. Immediately going to work, his team set up a premiere showcase to introduce him to the Atlanta music scene, executives and tastemakers. The showcase not only attracted Grammy award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins and R&B singer Lloyd, but also introduced him to producers Corna Boys and Rico Love, who produced his viral single "Superstar," which charted on Billboard R&B and Hip Hop Sales Charts.

In 2010, Latimore, with the help of a viral video performance, caught the eye of RCA Records A&R, Wayne Williams. Members of the RCA staff were also left in awe by his charismatic personality and astonishing voice. He was immediately signed to the label and brought along powerhouse managers Larry Rudolph and Jeremy Geffen.

His first single "Like 'Em All," featuring Diggy Simmons and produced by Infinity, is an up-tempo track in which Latimore and Simmons let the girls know that they're beautiful despite their flaws.

Latimore's talents continue to solidify him as a triple threat. After being discovered by talent agent Joy Pervis (Dakota Fanning & Lucas Till) in 2008, he booked several commercials and voiceovers. His first lead role came in early 2011 with feature film VANISHING ON 7TH STREET starring Hayden Christensen and Thandie Newton.

Already receiving rave reviews for his performance, one film critic suggests, "audiences are treated to newcomer Jacob Latimore who is nothing short of fantastic. In bringing braveness and vulnerability to the role of a 12-year old boy, Latimore is in many ways the true hero of the film." Latimore is currently shooting a new action thriller MAZE RUNNER, which comes out in theaters summer 2014.

Between recording, dancing, acting and touring, Latimore is making all the right moves to cover all basis of the entertainment business. "This is what I was born to do," he declares. He is currently recording new music for his debut album which is due out later this year.

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