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Jesse McCartney is returning to the formula that made his last album, Departure, so successful. In an interview on “The Ralphie Radio Show” – McCartney noted that he hoped to bridge the gap between the 2008 R&B influenced LP and his next project. The singer revealed that tentative plans are to release his fourth album, which is still untitled, in early 2011.

“It’s just where my heart is man. I love rhythmic music, I grew up listening to R&B and soul music and I feel like as an artist, that’s what I’m best at,” McCartney said. “At the age of 23 now, I really feel like I’m coming in to my own now in that world.”

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As he steps out in a more urban direction, he’s begun to work with not only talented songwriters and producers of the genre, but artists as well. Ludacris and T-Pain made cameos on the last project, and McCartney revealed one feature already solidified for the new album.

“I was in the studio a couple months ago and I was working with Sean Garrett, and he just signed with Young Money as an artist and as a writer,” said McCartney, who brought up the idea of working with Tyga after hearing a mix-tape the emcee did with Chris Brown. “(Garrett) called (Tyga) right there on the spot and put him on speakerphone and goes, ‘Hey man, what do you think of Jesse McCartney?’ (Tyga’s) like, ‘Yeah man, I like his music, I mess with his stuff.’ The next week he came to the studio and put 16 bars on this one record called, ‘I Don’t Normally Do This.’”

The other confirmed track for the forthcoming album is the first single, “Shake”, which is available on iTunes now.

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Jesse McCartney talked about his new single, “Shake”, on “The Ralphie Radio Show.”

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Jesse McCartney chatted in his dressing room about All My Children, touring w/ NKOTB, & Departure: Recharged.


You know him as pop superstar Jesse McCartney, the platinum-selling, world-touring artist that sings some of your favorite songs like “Leavin’” and “Beautiful Soul.” But my Mom will always identify him as “Adam Chamdler Jr.” from the ABC soap opera All My Children.

“I was nominated in ’99 and 2000,” McCartney recalled, as he received a nod in both years for a Daytime Emmy Award. “I can’t even believe how long ago that was.”

Certainly much changed for McCartney since. While he still acts, his current full-time job is singer/songwriter/performer. McCartney’s latest LP, Departure, sold over a quarter of a million copies. This past April, Hollywood Records re-released the record as Departure: Recharged, featuring four new songs, including the remix of “How Do You Sleep?” featuring Ludacris.

“It’s part two of the album, or just an extended version,” Jesse explained. “One of the songs is actually the next single, its called ‘Body Language’ and I just got official word today that we’re releasing it in a couple weeks with T-Pain.”

First he collaborated with producer Tricky Stewart, then Ludacris, and now T-Pain. McCartney certainly aimed for and achieved a much more rhythmic sound, similar to what New Kids On The Block went for with The Block. In addition to extending the run of Departure, McCartney extended his summer schedule at the last second, accepting an invitation from NKOTB to join them on tour.

“They called literally two weeks before the tour,” he revealed. “It’s gonna be another month and a half of touring.”

McCartney maintains such a busy schedule that he didn’t even meet the entire headlining act until about 4 dates in to the trek. Jesse’s mad dashing from the stage to prior commitments even prompted tour-mate Danny Wood of NKOTB to wonder what was up. But when I spoke with McCartney last Wednesday, he noted that during the upcoming off day, he looked forward to “kicking it” with the guys.

The former Dream Street singer will finish out the “Full Service” tour, then begin work on The Gonzo Files, which begins filming at the end of this month in Brooklyn. Bryan Goluboff, who wrote The Basketball Diaries, wrote and will direct the movie.

“I’m gonna do a lot more film stuff at the end of the album, at the end of this run,” McCartney noted – although with the release of another single imminent, the end may not arrive until the end of the year.

Regardless of whether he’s on camera or on stage, McCartney will be making money doing what he loves. He might even find sometime to live like the average 22 year old. While chatting in his dress room, McCartney recalled a time he partied at my alma mater, Syracuse University.

“I did go to a frat party in Syracuse at one point, like four years ago,” McCartney admitted. “It was fun.”

Adam Chandler Jr. has come a long way.



Danny Wood didn’t think it would last this long.

“We thought we’d do like 20, 30 shows at best probably, and be home,” Wood confessed. “But we’re very happy it’s gone this long and we’re happy to now be doing the ‘Full Service’ tour.”

New Kids On The Block released The Block in September 2008. The LP marked the boy band’s first studio release in 14 years. After the CD debuted atop the Billboard Pop Charts, NKOTB embarked on a North American tour – then extended the trek to dates overseas. A “fan cruise” last month took the guys with supporters from Miami to the Bahamas. Now, New Kids find themselves on the “Full Service” tour – playing outdoor amphitheaters throughout the summer with opening act Jesse McCartney.

The Boston-born singers themselves didn’t expect this reunion to last in to the summer… but now some are wondering not when will it end, but if it will cease at all?

“We have some plans for next year. I think a new record will probably come in 2011, if we all agree to do that. But, we’re pretty much all on the same page right now. I don’t see this being the last time to see us.”

Wood joked that someone in the group “acting like an asshole,” could prevent the CD release. But, according to him, everyone in the band agreed on that plan for the time being. Still, Wood noted that family situations could play a factor.

“It’s different this time around, so you never know. I mean, I know I never thought my kids would get to see me back on stage. My daughters are with me so, it’s always perfect when they’re here.”

Also with the group is McCartney, a 22-year old pop star that wasn’t alive when NKOTB released its self-titled debut LP in 1986. But apparently, that doesn’t mean the former All My Children actor is seeking out Donnie Wahlberg or anyone in the group for advice.

“You want me to be honest?” Wood asked. “I haven’t seen the dude once. I don’t know… I don’t know. He does a mad dash or he’s hiding or I don’t know.”

Wood seemed a bit bothered, perhaps even offended, in his tone and body language, but insisted that is far from the case.

“I don’t give a shit. He can do whatever he wants, I don’t care,” Wood insisted. “We’re pretty accessible… if you walked around here you’d probably run in to all five of us.”

Give the man credit – I did in fact run in to all the guys at one point or another while backstage. Donnie chatted on his phone. Joey McIntyre walked his puppy. Jordan Knight snapped a photo with me before a Boston Herald phone interview. His brother, Jonathan, attempted to chat on his cell, but of course, coverage can be spotty up on the mountain.

And as for McCartney – Jesse told me later that earlier that day he finally met all five of the guys. The singer blamed a hectic schedule – which even forced him to jet back to Los Angeles at one point – as the reason for his notable absence backstage.

jury still out on this for me… i’ll get your thoughts tonight…

here’s our favorite “one life to live” alum with danity kane’s aubrey o’day.
rumor is that aubrey is a big fan of “the plastic surgery.”

maybe she’s was at jesse’s crib when he phoned me up a few weeks ago?

here’s our favorite “one life to live” alum with danity kane’s aubrey o’day.
rumor is that aubrey is a big fan of “the plastic surgery.”

maybe she’s was at jesse’s crib when he phoned me up a few weeks ago?

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Jesse McCartney calls in to The Ralphie Radio Show to chat about the past 2 years and his new CD – Departure – which drops May 20th.

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Jesse McCartney calls in to The Ralphie Radio Show to chat about the past 2 years and his new CD – Departure – which drops May 20th.

are you ready for this? the above person is the current version of…
jesse mccartney! but wait, this gets more intriguing. remember when i talked with drake bell, and he told me that the whole “zac efron, vanessa hudgens relationship” was “a front,”? well, what led us to that discussion was drake telling me he chills with jesse all the time…
yeah, are you thinking what i’m thinking?