Jacob Whitesides

Jacob Michael Whitesides, born November 11, 1997, is a Knoxville, Tennessee-based singer-songwriter. He records his music for Double U Records, which he also owns. In 2015, Radio Disney dubbed him the Next Big Thing. The same year, Spotify named him one of the Next Big Artists to Watch for 2016. Whitesides acquired his father’s musical talent, but it was his dedication and hard work that propelled him to the top. Let us celebrate his birthday together.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Jacob Michael Whitesides



Birth date:

November 11, 1997



Zodiac Sign:



6' 2"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$700 thousand

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Jacob Whitesides was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 11, 1997. Becky is his mother’s name, and he has a younger sister named Sierra. He was an average child who was raised in Sevierville, and he was mediocre in sports and education. He was previously a sports fan, but being present at a Chris Stapleton performance changed everything for Whitesides. Inspired by Stapleton, he purchased his first guitar and taught himself to play three songs using the internet. His father, a band artist, nurtured his son’s blossoming musical talent and frequently brought him onstage. Whitesides moved in with his mother and sister when his parents divorced. He seriously contemplated pursuing music professionally during this chaotic emotional phase.

Whitesides started by uploading lo-fi covers to YouTube. With a steadily growing online presence and popularity, his first big break came in 2012, when he was offered a spot on the T.V. talent show “The X Factor.” Though he was let go early, the experience was immensely gratifying since it gave him a peek at how the music industry operated. Despite its brief existence, the performance brought him national exposure. In 2014, Whitesides released his first E.P., “3 AM – The EP,” which featured ballad interpretations of songs by John Legend, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, and others. It debuted at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 and number two on the Independent Albums chart. Following the phenomenal success of his debut EP, he released “A Piece of Me” on February 14, 2015. The second EP was more of a coming-of-age record for him since it gave him the confidence to write his pop songs.

In May 2015, he collaborated with B.M.G. to launch his label, Double U Records. He used it to release his third E.P., “Faces on Film.” Concurrently, he made his debut on “Good Morning America,” where he performed his hit single ‘Secrets.’ On September 8, 2016, he released his debut album “Why?,” a compelling 13-track collection that contains hits like ‘Lovesick’ and ‘You Told Me So.’ It peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Independent charts. He then released a video for his new song ‘The Letters’ in 2017.

Career timeline

The Opportunity at “X Factor”

With a steadily growing online presence and popularity, Whitesides’ first big break comes when he is offered a spot on the TV talent show "The X Factor."

The First E.P. Debuts

Whitesides’ first E.P., "3 AM – The EP," debuts at No. 26 on the Billboard 200.

The Record Label Launch

In May 2015, Whitesides collaborates with B.M.G. to launch his label, Double U Records.

The First Album Debuts

On September 8, 2016, Whitesides launches his first album "Why?" a powerful 13-track collection.

The Brand Ambassador

Viktor & Rolf announces Whitesides as the new face of their Spicebomb fragrance in March 2019.

Why We Love Jacob Whitesides

  1. His writing style is unique

    Whitesides' second E.P. was more of a coming-of-age record for him since it gave him the confidence to write his pop songs. His artistic expression revealed a side of himself, his life, and his ideas. Each of his songs was inspired by incidents in his life.

  2. He is humble

    Whitesides began his career on YouTube by posting lo-fi covers. He was overwhelmed by the response, despite his humility, and made it a point to respond to each of his fans.

  3. He’s a boss

    After his exit from “X Factor," fans expected that he would sign under a record label for a while considering he was still young. Surprisingly, it was not long after that he announced that he signed with B.M.G. for the launch of his own label, Double U Records.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He loves cats

    Whitesides’ house is like a farm with six cats!

  2. He loves burritos

    If you ever want to take him out to eat, go to Taco Bell because he’s obsessed with it!

  3. His first kiss was a nightmare

    Whitesides and his girlfriend were at the football game and unknowingly, he kissed her while her parents were right behind him.

  4. Camila is his crush

    Whitesides has a crush on the singer Camila Cabello.

  5. You won’t catch him behind the wheels

    Whitesides has a car, but he doesn't have a permit or a license.

Jacob Whitesides FAQs

What does Jacob Whitesides weigh?

Around 76kg.

Does Jacob Whitesides have any Grammy awards?

No, he is yet to receive a Grammy win.

Is Jacob Whitesides depressed?

He has been open about his depressive struggles, as he expresses on his 2021 track ‘Afraid to Die.’

Jacob Whitesides’s birthday dates

2024November 11Monday
2025November 11Tuesday
2026November 11Wednesday
2027November 11Thursday
2028November 11Saturday

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