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Platinum singer Jesse McCartney plays free online concert for Marywood University students on Dec. 5

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From a press release:

Platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and actor Jesse McCartney, who was recently seen as the runner-up on the third season of “The Masked Singer,” will play a private online concert for students of Marywood University in Scranton on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

The “Winter Concert” will be live streamed through a private YouTube broadcast and is only open to Marywood students. Tickets are free and must be reserved on the Marywood app before the show.

Since the start of his career at a young age, the New York-born and Los Angeles-based artist has built a catalog of instantly recognizable anthems and captivated audiences on the road and on screen. His first three albums – the platinum “Beautiful Soul” (2004), “Right Where You Want Me” (2006), and “Departure” (2008) – consecutively bowed in the Top 15 of the Billboard Top 200, with the singles “Beautiful Soul” minted gold and “Leavin’” certified platinum. Plus, he collaborated with T-Pain on the cross-genre banger “Body Language.”

Meanwhile, Spin touted his latest studio album, “In Technicolor,” among its “Top 20 Pop Albums of 2014.” Along the way, he performed in arenas alongside the likes of New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys in addition to packing global headline tours and hosting shows for both George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

The turning point from boy-band pop star to serious working artist began when McCartney co-wrote the four-times-platinum, Grammy Award-nominated song “Bleeding Love” for Leona Lewis. In 2018, the one-off single “Better With You” racked up nearly 30 million cumulative streams and paved the way for his fifth offering. Simultaneously, his acting credits grew to include everything from “Chernobyl Diaries” and “Fear the Walking Dead” to “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” even voicing Robin/Nightwing in the animated TV series “Young Justice” and Roxas/Ventus in the hit video game “Kingdom Hearts.”

On May 20, 2020, the 33-year-old was revealed as the runner-up and popular fan favorite “Turtle” in the third season finale of Fox’s “The Masked Singer.” Now, he opens up more than ever on his fifth full-length album, due out later this year. His newest single, “Friends,” an homage to the people who became chosen family, follows the release of “Yours,” an introspective look at the different roles he’s played throughout his life.

“At this point in my life everything feels like it’s clicking into place,”McCartney said. “I’m looking forward to a whole new stage.”

Marywood University (2300 Adams Ave., Scranton) prepares students to have a positive impact on society at regional and global levels while providing each student with the foundation for success in an interdependent world. Founded in 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the university serves men and women from a variety of backgrounds and religions.

The university enrolls more than 3,000 students in an array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Committed to enriching human lives, Marywood provides a framework for educational excellence that enables students to develop fully as persons and to master professional and leadership skills necessary for meeting human needs.