|Born||April 9, 1987|
|Origin||New York City|
|Genre(s)||Pop, Rock, R&B|
|Label(s)||Hollywood Records (2004–present)|
McCartney was born in New York Citymanagers, his maternal grandparents, Dick and Joyce Sarber, are from Ukiah, Mendocino County, California.McCartney is of Scottish, Irish, and English ancestry and is a born-againChristian. In 1988 the McCartneys relocated to Ardsley, Westchester County, New York, where he grew up and lived until 2004. He has one brother, Timothy ("Timmy") Glover Mark McCartney (born December 20, 1996) and one sister, Lea McCartney (born July 17, 1991).
McCartney began performing in local community musicals at the age of seven, before joining the National Tour of The King and I at the age of ten along with"Phil of the Future" star Ricky Ullman. He later appeared with The Who's Roger Daltrey in A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden, before joining the children's group Sugar Beats as a vocalist.
At the age of twelve, McCartney joined the boy bandDream Street, and was a member from 2000 to 2002. McCartney has described the experience as a good "stepping stone" for his solo career.The group earned a gold record with their debut CD, and broke up while touring with Aaron Carter. At sixteen, he began work on a solo career with a local band, featuring musicians Dillon Kondor (guitar), Peter Chema (bass), Katie Spencer (keyboards), Alex Russek (drums), Karina LaGravinese (background vocals) and Sharisse Francisco (background vocals), under the management of Ginger McCartney and Sherry Goffin Kondor, who co-produced his first album, "Beautiful Soul".
McCartney released his first solo EP, JMac, in July of 2003. The album featured three songs: "Beautiful Soul", "Don't You" and "Why Don't You Kiss Her". In 2004, he performed a duet with Anne Hathaway, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", which is featured on the Ella Enchanted soundtrack. McCartney's first full-length solo album, Beautiful Soul, which was two years in the making, was released later that year, on September 28. The album featured four songs co-written by McCartney. The title song reached #2 on AOL Music and the "Beautiful Soul" music video performed well on MTV's Total Request Live, having been voted into the top 10 fifty times, and peaked at #4. The album, having sold over 1.5 million records, has achieved platinum status.
McCartney's first solo tour, also named "Beautiful Soul" (opened by singer/songwritter and actress Brie Larson) began on May 2, 2005 at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, California. The United States portion of the tour spanned 56 stops, ending on September 10 at the Madera District County Fair in Madera, California. McCartney has also performed at many amusement parks, including Six Flags and Paramount Canada's Wonderland, and has performed "Beautiful Soul" while making guest appearances on several late night talk shows, including "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". His personal favorite performance was at Toms River, New Jersey. This concert featured a new band, comprised of Dory Lobel (guitar), Zane Carney (guitar), Andre De Santanna (bass), Mitchell Yoshida (keyboards), Karen Teperberg (drums), Margeaux "JoJo" Fernandez (background vocals) and Julie Dickens (background vocals). His July 9 appearance at Paramount's Great America, Santa Clara, California was recorded as a live CD and released in November 2005; this was his first concert DVD.
In the fall of 2005, McCartney toured Australia, and opened for the Backstreet Boys in Europe. His latest album, entitled Right Where You Want Me, was released by Hollywood Records on September 19, 2006. The first single from the album, also called "Right Where You Want Me", began receiving radio play on July 11, 2006 and was written by McCartney, Adam Watts and Andy Dodd; McCartney, who co-wrote all of the songs on the new album, has said that he believes the single takes him in a "new direction musically". McCartney will launch a new tour after the album's release. The new album has also been made available for purchase at Yahoo Music in MP3 format. On an episode of TRL McCartney stated one of his favorite songs off the new album is "Just So You Know", and that it might be a future single, but nothing's confirmed yet.
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