Sam Wilkinson

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Next BIG Thing
By: Shawnna Figlo
Social media star, 18 year old Sam Wilkinson from Omaha, Nebraska started his senior year as any ordinary high school student. He never imagined what was in store for him. It all began with his two best friends, Jack and Jack deciding to make six second videos with the popular app, Vine. Sammy would often make special appearances in Jack and Jack's videos. As Jack and Jack's fan base grew, Sammy's did as well. The root of his success stems from the overall increased usage of social media outlets by young people aged 12-17 to share and create celebrities, namely using smartphone apps including, Vine, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube. Towards the end of his senior year, Sammy had more than 100,000 followers on all his social media apps. Sammy recently released his first single, "Could You Be The One." It has reached immense commercial success upon release, acquainting a rising position within top 21 of the iTunes Pop Songs chart and within top 50 of the iTunes Singles chart. Sam Wilkinson is slated to release his highly anticipated debut EP in October, and will be holding two major, red carpet, release parties during the release month, hosted by Reality Dance. One will be held in New Jersey and another one will be located in New York City. He will perform and conduct interviews and promote his new EP. His music video for his song, , shot by grammy nominee Jared III, will also be revealed there at the events. More singles and a holiday album are scheduled to be release within Q4 following the initial EP release in the first month of the quarter. The EP will be released through Innercore Records, a new independent record label to which Sammy is a founding artist. It is a subsidiary label of Reality Dance, which is a major event and talent firm. The EP release is slated to coincide and act as the launch of his new independent record…...

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