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The song was nominated for Record of the Year at the 2009 Grammy Awards.
The second single, "It's Over", was released on August 26, 2008, and reached #62 on the Hot 100.
He began performing in local community musicals at the age of seven, before joining the national tour of The King and I at age ten along with Phil of the Future star Ricky Ullman. In 1998, he sang with the group Sugar Beats and can be heard on their 1998, 1999, and 2000 CD releases.
The group earned a gold record with their debut CD.
At fifteen, he began work on a solo career with a local band, featuring musicians Dillon Kondor (guitar), Peter Chema (bass), Katie Spencer (keyboards), Alex Russeku (drums), Karina La Gravinese (background vocals), Sharisse Francisco (background vocals), and under the management of Ginger Mc Cartney and Sherry Goffin Kondor, who co-produced his first album, Beautiful Soul.
Mc Cartney released his first solo EP in July 2003.The album has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, denoting over one million units of shipment to US retailers; it is his highest-certified album as of early 2009.The United States portion of the tour spanned 56 stops, ending on September 10, 2005 at the Madera District County Fair in Madera, California.On November 30, it was announced that the album release would be pushed up to December 28, 2010, the Tuesday following Christmas.On December 3, 2010, Mc Cartney announced through his Facebook page that he pushed the release date for the album back to early 2011.Mc Cartney promoted Departure on a co-headlining tour with Jordin Sparks, which began in August 2008 and ended in September.