Ever since Jake Miller began posting his original songs on YouTube a few years ago, the 21-year-old Miami-born pop artist has been building a virtual army of fans. His social media community followers call themselves the Millertary and come to his concerts wearing camouflage and greasepaint under their eyes. Miller has independently released two EP’s: 2012’s Spotlight and 2013’s The Road Less Traveled, which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart. His full-length album, 2013’s Us Against Them, sold over 33,000 copies and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Rap chart. One of MTV’s 2014 “Artist to Watch” artists, Miller has shared stages with Mac Miller, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, Asher Roth, Jason Derulo, Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone, and Sammy Adams at various radio festivals, including Y-100’s Jingle Ball and the Calle Ocho Festival in Miami, where he performed for a crowd of more than 200,000 screaming fans. He also sold out a 43-city House of Blues Tour before a major record deal, driven primarily by his incredible social-networking presence. The video for “First Flight Home” has racked up more than 1.6 million views on YouTube. Checkout our interview from November 2013 as Jake Miller stopped by Philadelphia on the “Us Against Them” Tour
Armed with an arsenal of musical talent, IM5 is making waves as America’s next dominant boy band. The multi-cultured trio comprised of band members Cole Pendery, Dana Vaughns and Gabe Morales, boast their unique styles that fuse together R&B-driven pop melodies, authentic vocal harmonies, and full blown dance routines. The band also writes its own music and incorporates real instrumentation into their live sets. Now as the trio, IM5 is getting ready to embark on their first tour and release an new EP this Spring. David Duane had the chance to catch up the guys in New York City to discuss everything. Check It Out !!!!