After his boy band chapter came to a close, Jesse became even more of a teen heartthrob through his solo music. He wasted no time, dropping his first solo EP in 2003, which featured the cherished teen anthem, "Beautiful Soul."
His first full solo album, appropriately titled Beautiful Soul, dropped the following year in 2004. By mid-2006, the album had sold more than 1.5 million copies. Over the years, he snagged quite a handful of Teen Choice Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards and—you guessed it—Radio Disney Music Awards.
Jesse also co-wrote Leona Lewis's hit song “Bleeding Love” with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, which was nominated for Record of the Year at the 2009 Grammys. Fun fact: It was actually supposed to be on his third album.
As for his acting career, Jesse has appeared in Young & Hungry, Greek, and Summerland (just to name a few).
In October 2021, Jesse married his longtime partner, Katie Peterson. They met in 2012 when Jesse came into the bar she was working at. After trying to sweet talk her, he left his number on a napkin—and clearly, it worked.
Jesse's fifth studio album, “New Stage,” is out now—plus, he hit the road in May 2022 for his New Stage Tour. On May 17, 2022, his Dream Street bandmates attended his concert in Long Island, New York—giving fans the reunion they've been dreaming of for years.