I've never felt the need to lose control / Always held on back and played it slow / But not this time..." With these words from the title track to his second album Right Where You Want Me, an older, wiser Jesse McCartney is most certainly back. It's been two years since the release of Beautiful Soul, the platinum-plus selling album and Top 5 single which topped the charts in Australia, Italy, the Phillippines and Taiwan and made "Jesse Mac" a household name. And in that time, the singer-songwriter and actor has seen more than his share of award shows, movie sets and sold out venues (Jesse garnered an American Music Award nomination for Best New Artist, an MTV Award nomination for Best Pop Video and three Teen Choice Awards, including Choice Male Artist, Breakout Artist and Crossover Artist , as well as 2 highly coveted Emmy Award nominations). But in between his professional obligations, McCartney also took that time to reflect on how far he'd come. After 12 years in "the business," Jesse has obviously made a lot of wise career decisions. Born in Westchester, a suburb of New York City, Jesse began performing at local community musicals at the age of seven, making his Broadway debut in The King and I when he was 10 and later appearing with The Who's Roger Daltrey in A Christmas Carol. In 1997, Jesse joined kid group Sugar Beats as a vocalist, earning a Grammy nomination for best children's album for their 1998 release How Sweet It Is. He then joined the band Dream Street where, at the age of 12, he was presented with his first platinum album. By 16, Jesse was launching his solo career; creating songs for his first record while performing on dozens of sound tracks. The album Beautiful Soul was released in 2004, and the first single of the same name became a massive international hit. Jesse's solo headlining tour Beautiful Soul created a stir in 56 U.S. cities and drew thousands of new fans to shows throughout Australia, Japan and Europe as he performed around the globe. Jesse later teamed up with The Backstreet Boys for seven sold-out concerts in Europe. To that end, Jesse is truly enjoying every moment of his journey, and, to his fans' delight, the self-confessed workaholic has no intention of slowing down. "This is what I want to do the rest of my life," he says. "I can't imagine anything else." In that sense, Jesse McCartney truly is right where he wants to be - here to stay.