Jake Miller, the rapper, singer, songwriter and all-around mega-teen heartthrob from Weston, Florida, will be melting the ears and hearts of all those in attendance at The Paramount in Huntington Monday, August 18, serenading concertgoers with his unique brand of life-affirming hip-hop magic.
The 21-year-old, who got his break after homemade videos of himself rapping on YouTube went viral, signed with Warner Bros. Records in 2013 and released his debut album, Us Against Them—featuring his two singles “I’m Alright” and “What I Wouldn’t Give”—which immediately climbed to #1 on the iTunes charts.
Born and raised in Weston, Miller has received praise from seemingly everywhere. Fox Weekly proclaimed him as the #1 Artist to Watch. A full-page article in The Miami Herald exclaimed “It’s Miller Time!” J-14 Magazine headlined Miller in their weekly Hot Music Alert section and YoungHollywood.com stated “South Floridian Teen Jake Miller (is) breaking through to the Music Mainstream.”
Although Miller is currently enrolled at the University of Miami, he’s also touring nationwide. He keeps in constant touch with his fan base through social media—with more than 800,000 Facebook followers and about 500,000 Twitter followers. His steadily growing fan base, combined with his talent, is the perfect recipe for success and the reason why CBS Miami describes Miller as “The star on the rise.”
His Internet success led him to open for Mac Miller in Fort Lauderdale in 2011. Miller is a natural performer, and following that performance, he opened with a live show for Snoop Dog in March 2011 in Pompano Beach.
Miller never skipped a beat and a couple of months later (May 2011) he won the Samsung and T-Mobile National “Kick It with the Band” competition. He was then awarded $35,000 toward his music career, along with a music video with YouTube star Keenan Cahill.
Miller immediately landed a November 2011 gig alongside Flo Rida, Sean Kingston and Asher Roth at the “Think Pink Rocks” concert in West Palm Beach. From there he sang at the Y-100 Jingle Ball that December with Cody Simpson and We the Kings.
Miller closed out that New Year at the Orange Drive Miami Beach Festival, singing next to Jason Derulo, Cee Lo Green, Ne-Yo, Gym Class Heroes and Cobra Starship. Courageously, Miller sang in front of an audience estimated at more than 200,000 people in March 2012 on both the Planet Pit Stage and the Power 96 Stage, which took his career to a whole new level. He then partnered up and sang at the “Z-100 Pep Rally” with Austin Mahone and Sammy Adams later in the year, further propelling his ascent to stardom.
It’s been hit after hit and new fan after new fan swooning for the lil fella ever since!
For all these reasons and so many more, this YouTube heartthrob is the star to look out for. Do not miss out on his uber-special stop at The Paramount in Huntington August 18!
It’s Miller Time!
Jake Miller, The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. With Nick Tangora & The Karma Killers. paramountny.com $25, $35, $40. 8 p.m. Monday, August 18
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