Introducing Jacob – a talented young singer from Canada. Like most Canadians, Jacob speaks both English and French – but chooses to sing in French, much like his fellow Canadian actor/singer Élie Dupuis. Nowadays, almost every young singer who sings contemporary music and R&B is inevitably compared with Justin Bieber. Which is why Jacob is considered by many to be the French language answer to that other Canadian pop-R&B singer who has taken the world by a storm.
Jacob started singing at a very young age and by April 2009 had already been signed by the independent Canadian label Orange Music and released his debut album Partir pour les étoiles (Go for the Stars). Filled with melodic ballads and catchy pop songs and featuring covers of the songs Deux frères sous le soleil originally performed by Bryan Adams and Dans un spoutnik by Daniel Bélanger, the album became a favorite of many people across the world who appreciate the soulful performances and pure treble vocals of the young Canadian singer. In 2009, Jacob had many appearances in events across Canada and France.
In June 2010, just one year after his debut, Jacob surprised his fans by releasing a single Jacob featuring Karl Wolf, followed by the release of his second album Si jeune in collaboration with the R&B singer, songwriter and producer Karl Wolf. From chansons and ballads to R&B – a real transformation! The songs in Si jeune are enjoyable even if you don’t know French and (I know I say this with the risk of being attacked by the millions of Justin Bieber fans out there) I think that Jacob’s voice and the music arrangements of his songs are on higher level than those of Justin.
But don’t just take my word for it, find out for yourself by watching this official video clip of Jacob’s songs in Si Jeune: