What happens when one of today’s hottest up-and-coming artists releases a five-track EP of popular covers? Well, if your name is Jacob Whitesides and you have close to seven hundred thousand Twitter followers and almost seven and a half million views on YouTube, your debut EP reaches number two on the iTunes Top Albums chart within hours!
As the clock struck eleven p.m., a.k.a. iTunes’ version of midnight, on July 7, millions of fangirls all around the world rushed to buy “3 AM The EP.” The five-track project includes covers of John Legend’s “All of Me,” Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah,” Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” Ed Sheeran’s “This” and John Mayer’s “Your Body is a Wonderland.” A few hours before the EP’s official release, Jacob posted a tweet confirming his goal for this EP is to help people fall asleep. In the same way your parents sung you lullabies when you were an infant, you can now be serenaded to sleep by Jacob Whitesides—what could possibly be better than that?!
“3AM the EP” comes less than a month after Jacob released his first single, “You & I,” a track you may know from that UK boy-band One Direction. The single took the world by storm as everyone was completely blown away by Jacob’s vocals. Although for now, he chooses to post covers of already-popular songs, Jacob adds an element that places him in a league of his own. Jacob Whitesides is a name the entire world will know in no time. Do you want to be able to say you heard his music before he blew up to super-stardom? Head over to https://t.co/ozWa0akMp1 and download “3AM the EP” right now!!
Want to hear more from Jacob Whitesides? Well, lucky for you (and all of us), he’s headed on tour! If you’ve been keeping up with us over the past couple of months, you know some of our favorite people in the world are touring the country together as part of the OMG Music Fest Tour. From July 31 until September 6, Jacob is hitting the road with Round2Crew, Alyssa Shouse, Dylan Holland, Reed Deming, Grant Landis and Tyler Matl! All of the artists are super-excited to get on stage for their loyal fans and we’re just as excited to see them perform all around the country! The WeKnowTheDJ team will definitely be hanging out with all of you in the audience so head over to http://www.omgmusicfest.com/ to grab your tickets for tour!
Forty-five minutes before the EP’s iTunes link went live, Jacob’s nerves were rising as he opened his mind and thoughts to his loyal followers. Tweeting nothing but the truth, Whitesides posted “I feel like people that are hesitant to be fans will change their mind after hearing this EP, it’s honestly my best work and I’m so proud.” Well Jacob, I think you just gained a bunch of news fans! Whitesiders, I hope you have room for us in your fandom! Is “3AM The EP” your favorite new album? Are you a loyal member of the Whitesiders family or a new fan? Share your thoughts with us by sending a tweet to @weknowthedj—we can’t wait to hear from you!