Jesse McCartney (April 9, 1987) is an American singer, songwriter and actor who began his career performing in local community theatre at age seven. As a child, Jesse launched his career on Broadway appearing in the musicals The King and I and A Christmas Carol. From the ages of 11 to 13, McCartney simultaneously acted on ABC's All My Children and recorded with the group Dream Street, whose debut album went gold. Continuing with his career in music, McCartney released his first solo album, Beautiful Soul, which sold over 1.8 million copies, and in 2008, he co-wrote smash hit "Bleeding Love" with Ryan Tedder of One Republic for singer Leona Lewis which was a #1 hit in 34 countries -- the only song in over a decade to achieve this. "Bleeding Love" was nominated for a GRAMMY AWARD and in 2009 won ASCAP's song of the year. His single "Leavin'" from his third album, Departure, was #1 for five weeks and was Top 40 Radio's most played song of that year.