Raised in northwest Iowa – though he was adopted at 15 days old from Lima, Peru – Alex Jaymes got his big break in a very modern and increasingly familiar way. After posting a clip of himself covering Justin Bieber’s “Born To Be Somebody” from the movie “Never Say Never” on YouTube, the song’s Grammy-winning writer Diane Warren took a liking to his rendition.
Shortly after, Alex was offered an invitation from the producer of “The Voice” to audition for the hit reality singing competition, but declined after connecting with producer-songwriter Mikal Blue, who has worked with Colbie Cailliat and Jason Mraz. Blue took on the 20-year-old singer at Revolver Records, and the pair collaborated on Jaymes’ first single, “I’ll Write You A Song,” which is available today (June 10) on iTunes.
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