Jacob Latimore at the 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards Gala

Jacob Latimore performs on stage at the 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards Gala at the Universal Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2014 in Universal City, California.

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The teenager's buzzy single features T-Pain.

Jacob Latimore has come a long way, from being featured on Radio Disney as a 9-year-old in 2006 to a recent starring role in a major motion picture. The now 17-year-old Milwaukee-native has re-emerged onto the music scene with a new single, "Heartbreak Heard Around the World," featuring T-Pain, which was commercially released on June 10 through RCA Records.

On Wednesday, after a video rollout strategy that involved building buzz with exclusive teasers featured on Idolator and Perezhilton.com days before, Latimore dropped a music video, causing the track to peak at No. 2 on the Billboard Twitter Trending 140 chart. He also promoted the music video debut with a Twitter Q&A with Music Choice (a cable music network) using the hashtag #YouAndA.

Latimore celebrated the debut of the single with an appearance on BET’s 106 and Park that night, where the video made its broadcast premiere. It's his first single since releasing his mixtape This Is Me 2 last October. 

This isn’t Latimore's first appearance on a Billboard chart in his career: He first charted in 2007 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Superstar" (No. 84 peak) on independent label Face2Face, and then signed with RCA Records in 2010. Under RCA, he made two more appearances on Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs with "Like 'Em All" (No. 55 peak in 2011) and "You Come First" (No. 2, 2012). 

Latimore recently appeared in Ride Along, starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, and last year he co-starred in and provided two featured tracks for the motion picture Black Nativity. Latimore has also made television appearances on the CW’s One Tree Hill and The Finder on Fox.

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