“Risky Business” is something Jorge Blanco was born doing. It’s apropos that his new single is entitled the same name. Written by Sam Watters, Talay Riley, Tanner “Augie Ray” Underwood and Jintae Ko and produced by Underwood and Ko, “Risky Business” is a quixotic rhythmic ear worm that makes you want to get up and dance and sing every word.
Devastatingly handsome, incredibly smart and thoughtful, Jorge sings, writes music, dances, acts, and plays guitar, drums and piano. His sense of adventure led him into his first big risk that paid off. He went to an audition in his native Mexico to try out for the reality show “High School Musical: La Selection.” He got the role. He later appeared in several TV series before landing the role of “Leon” in the Disney worldwide franchise telenovela “Violetta.” Blanco is multi-lingual, and speaks English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French.
Says Blanco, “I feel very blessed to have had the experience of acting in roles where I could also sing. Music has been my passion since I was a young boy. Having the opportunity to share my music is a lifelong dream.”
“Risky Business” is available now, and the video will premier in April. “Risky Business” will be followed by Jorge’s next single, the catchy anthem “Summer Soul.” Jorge’s debut EP is schedule for later this fall.
2007–2008: Beginnings with High School Musical: La Selección and High School Musical: El Desafío Mexico
Blanco began his television career in 2007 when he participated in the reality show High School Musical: La Selección which allowed him to participate in a spin-off movie of the successful U.S. High School Musical. Despite not winning the program, Blanco gave his voice to the album of the program, took part in the movie High School Musical: El Desafío Mexico playing the character of Jorge and participated in the tour promoting the movie and the program between 2007 and 2008. In the film, Blanco played the best friend of the protagonist Cristóbal Rodríguez (Cristobal Orellana), which was published in 2008 in Mexico and the following year in Italy.
2010–2015: Cuando toca la campana and success with Violetta
In 2010, Blanco appeared in the tenth episode of the miniseries Highway: Rodando la Aventura and he was also one of the protagonists of the first season of the television series Cuando toca la campana in which he shot several music videos as “Es el momento” or “A Celebrar”. In May of that same year, Blanco traveled to the U.S. to participate in the Disney’s Friends for Change Games in the yellow team to help the agency UNICEF, he represents, hereinafter to Mexico in the music video by Bridgit Mendler “We Can Change the World” of the project Disney’s Friends for Change.
In 2012, Blanco was cast in the Argentine TV show Violetta as León, the love interest of Violetta, which earned him an international popularity and he gave his voice to the show’s soundtracks and also participated in the tours promoting the show. Due to the filming of Violetta, Blanco participated in only four episodes of the second season of the TV series Cuando toca la campana.
2016–present: Solo career and upcoming debut studio album
In 2016, Blanco has begun recording his debut solo album and, on February 19, confirmed on his YouTube channel that he signed a recording contract with the Hollywood Records. On April 22, 2016, Blanco released the music video for his solo song, “Light Your Heart”, that is featured on the debut album of his Violetta co-star, Martina Stoessel, Tini, which is also the soundtrack for the movie Tini: The Movie, which he starred alongside Stoessel.