Jake Miller Biography
Miller was born in Washington D.C., and raised in Weston, Florida. He is Jewish, and currently attending the University of Miami. While in high school, he first received industry attention after publishing YouTube videos of himself performing.
In May 2011, Miller won the Samsung and T-Mobile USA national "Kick it With the Band" talent competition. As a grand prize winner, Miller was awarded $35,000 to use for his music career as well as a video with YouTube celebrity Keenan Cahill. Jake performed alongside Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, and Asher Roth at the "Think Pink Rocks" concert in West Palm Beach, Florida, in November 2011. The event benefitted breast cancer awareness and was sponsored by Steve Rifkind and SRC Records. In December 2011, Jake performed at the annual Y-100 Jingle Ball concert along with Cody Simpson and We the Kings. Miller performed live at the Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival on New Year's Eve 2011, in which Jason Derulo, Cee Lo Green, Ne-Yo, Gym Class Heroes and Cobra Starship also performed. On March 11, 2012, Jake performed on both the Planet Pit Stage and Power 96 Stage at the famed Calle Ocho Festival in Miami, in front of an estimated crowd of over 200,000. In September, Miller performed with Austin Mahone and Sammy Adams at the Y-100 Pep Rally in Miami. Miller has partnered with Big Time Rush for the song "Lost In Love" from the album 24/Seven.
Miller released his EP Spotlight on July 29, 2012. A single from the EP, "What I Wouldn't Give" played on radio across the country including SiriusXM Radio's Top 20 on 20 (Channel 3) and ranked near the top 50 on the Top 40 Radio chart. Miller has also released music videos for most songs off his EP including "Day Without Your Love" and "Runnin".
Miller draws his musical inspiration from a wide range of artists including Drake, Macklemore, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, John Mayer and Jack Johnson.
On January 16, 2013, Miller signed with E1 Music.
On September 4, 2013, Miller announced the title and release date of his debut studio album, entitled Us Against Them, set for release on November 4.