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This Canadian Teen Just Released The Only Summer Jam You Need

Meet Francesco Yates, the big-haired, big-souled R&B phenom whose first single you'll be listening to all summer. Happy Canada Day!

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Everyone, I'd like you to meet Francesco Yates.

And now, before you do anything else, listen to his first single, "Call."

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It's pretty great, right? I see you bopping your head. I see you moving those hips. Hips don't lie.

And then let's talk about: THAT HAIR.

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That fro could launch a solo career of its own. Tomorrow.

(That hair, though.)

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It even has its own hashtag: #teamafro

And that STARE.

And then let's talk about the fact that this voice belongs to a human who's only 18 years of age.

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And takes selfies, like any self-respecting #teen.

(Which doesn't stop him from doing some pretty cool covers.)

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Kendrick's "Swimming Pools" never sounded so smooth.

Furthermore: He really knows what he's doing on a guitar.

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Enough so that Pharrell told him, “you should do guitars on ["Gust of Wind"], I think it would be dope.” And then he did, and it was.

And a piano.

Did we mention he's Canadian? And charming?

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Here he is chilling with his facialist at a spa. All about that self-care.

Pharrell is pretty sure he's going places.

Pharrell produced Yates's album, and predicts big things. You can watch them bro down for yourself over here.
Twitter: @OnAirWithRyan

Pharrell produced Yates's album, and predicts big things. You can watch them bro down for yourself over here.

J.T. is also a fan.

So... My GREAT friend @MattMorris wrote a KILLER song for this kid @FrancescoYates and it is the Summer Jam of 2014. http://t.co/muoSr83Ukw

Justin Timberlake @jtimberlake

So... My GREAT friend @MattMorris wrote a KILLER song for this kid @FrancescoYates and it is the Summer Jam of 2014.🏆 http://t.co/muoSr83Ukw

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And you should be too.

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