Swoon! Jesse McCartney recalls his rise to stardom

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- Jesse McCartney sat down with PIX11's Kori Chambers while stopping off in New York for his tour.

He recently released his new album “In Technicolor” on July 22 with his catchy single “Superbad.”

Jesse’s music career started at age 12, when he was a singer in the boy band "Dream Street."

He released his first solo album in 2004, Beautiful Soul, which went platinum, selling over 1.8 million copies.

His single “Leavin’” landed him a #1 spot on the charts and was a Top 40 Radio’s most played song of 2008.

“How Do You Sleep” followed in 2009, also charting the top 10.

He also co-wrote the smash hit “Bleeding Love” for singer Leona Lewis.

Jesse has been acting since the age of 11. He earned two Emmy nominations for his role as ‘J.R. Chandler’ on  All My Children

He guest starred on Greek, Law & Order SVU, and CSI: Las Vegas.

Look out for Jesse on tonight's  episode of "Young and Hungry" on ABC.

McCartney's 26 city tour starts JULY 25 in Charlotte, NC. For tickets, go to www.jessemac.com.

For 'In Technicolor' on iTunes, CLICK HERE.