After recent reports surfaced about a potential relationship between Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown and Jacob Sartorius, social media has been asking a lot of questions about the latter young viral star.
The 15-year-old singer, born Rolf Jacob Sartorius, came up during the glory days of musical video app Musical.ly. After a few sensational lip-sync covers, Sartorius rose to fame, and has only seen his profile rise further in the days since.
Get to know Jacob Sartorius below.
1. At 15, he has already charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
Sartorius’ first single, titled “Sweatshirt” and released in May of 2016, peaked at No. 90 on the marquee Billboard songs chart. His first EP The Last Text released Jan. 20, 2017, which was followed by Left Me Hangin’, which was released in Sept.
2. Before the music, he began by speaking out on bullying.
Sartorius originally began posting to short-form video service Vine to condemn bullying. The singer opened up about his past experience with being bullied and went viral in the process.
3. The Internet has long theorized about him and Millie Bobby Brown dating
Yes, the big question has been hanging around the Internet for a little while: are the two young talents a thing? They’ve been in contact over social media — in fact, the Stranger Things actress recently posted a photo of her hugging a giant teddy bear, with the caption, “Thanks for the bear.” The pic received a heart emoji comment from Sartorius soon after it went up.
4. He’s got a HUGE following on social media.
Jacob Sartorius’ Instagram account boasts over eight million followers, his twitter account has 1.5 million and he’s got almost three million subscribers on YouTube. Looks like the “Chapstick” singer has quite the fan base. Pop star Justin Bieber even follows the up-and-comer.
5. He is embarking on a headlining tour
The Left Me Hangin’ crooner is actually heading on the road today (Jan. 18) for the North American leg of his headlining Left Me Hangin Tour with Zach Clayton, Hayden Summerall, and Luna Blaise. Sartorius will also play four shows in Europe in April, along with a U.K. leg of the tour.