Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jesse McCartney


Since CMU Program Board announced they are bringing Jesse McCartney to CMU for their spring concert, students have been buzzing with excitement and questions. While some students are excited to hear music from their tween years, others are left asking, "why him?" Some are saying they did not realize he was still alive. McCartney is certainly alive, and there’s much more to him than just his “beautiful soul.” Here are five things you probably didn’t know about McCartney.

1.He's an Actor 

While McCartney is known best for his music, he has dabbled in acting. McCartney is best known for his roles in All My Children, and more recently Keith. In fact, McCartney was set to play Sebastian in an early 2000’s hit, She’s the Man, but ultimately ended up pulling out.

2. He's a Voice Actor

McCartney is also a talented voice actor. He has voiced Theodore in Alvin and the Chipmunks and Jojo in Horton Hears a Who. In addition, McCartney has given voice to characters in video games such as Kingdom Hearts.  

3. Huge Collaborations

McCartney and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic collaborated to write Leona Lewis’ "Bleeding Love", which hit the #1 spot in 35 countries and was nominated for Record of the Year in the 51st Grammy Awards. 

4. Tracks on Tracks

McCartney’s first album, "Beautiful Soul," was released in 2004 and later went platinum in 2005. His second album, "Departure," also landed him with two hit singles including "Leavin’" and "How Do You Sleep." His latest album, "In Technicolor," was released in 2014.

5. College Tours

Most recently, McCartney is touring college campuses. McCartney said, “I’ve been touring colleges the past few years because that’s where my best and most loyal fans are these days. It’s always amazing to be reunited with long-time fans!”

Jesse McCartney performs at the House of Blues Chicago on July 28, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

So, don’t be “just another pretty face.” Get your tickets to see Jesse McCartney on March 22 because once he’s “leavin’” he’s never coming back again.