Orlando-born Jayy Von Monroe is undoubtedly taking the electronic music industry by storm. The rising singer and guitarist became a household name in America when he became the other half of the duo musical band, Blood on the Dance Floor. Their collaboration produced many US Billboard Top Electronic Album Chart hits including ‘Evolution’, and ‘Bad Blood’ albums. With his rising popularity, the talented artist has garnered a massive fan following on his numerous social media handles. Before we unveil five things you didn’t know about Jayy Von Monroe, let’s take a brief look at his early life and career.
Jayy’s Early Life and Career Growth
The famous BOTDF guitarist was born and named Jeremy Brian Griffis on the 17th day of August 1991 in Orlando, Florida, United States. There is no information regarding the identities of his parents and siblings if any, except that his mother who has always been his backbone and source of encouragement all this while goes by the nickname, Mom Monroe on Twitter. She uses her Twitter handle to promote her son’s music career as she always tweets about him. It is also alleged that the multi-talented artist has a half-sister. He is of white ethnicity and an American national.
Jayy Von Monroe is very secretive when it comes to releasing information concerning his personal life as he’s successfully hidden the details of his elementary education from the media. Having been very unruly while growing up, the adept guitarist absconded from his school while in high school in 2009 to join the American electronic music act, Blood on the Dance Floor that has Dahvie Vanity as the sole member of the band after he fired other members of the band. These fired members are Christopher Mongillo and Rebecca Fugate.
Together with Dahvie Vanity, the duo released their first album titled, ‘Epic’ on 5th October 2010 which on the other hand is BOTDF’s third album. However, this album became their first album to appear on the US Billboard music charts as it peaked #5 on the US Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart and #12 on the US Billboard Top Heatseakers chart. Within his seven years stay with the band, they released extra five studio albums namely; ‘All the Rage!!’ (2011), ‘Evolution’ (2012), ‘Bad Blood’ (2013), ‘Bitchcraft’ (2014), and ‘Scissors’ (2016) apart from the ‘Epic’ album.
Nevertheless, BOTDF’s most successful album is the Evolution album which featured some tracks in collaboration with Haley Rose, Amelia Arsenic, Shawn Brandon, Joel Madden of the Good Charlotte band, and Elena Vladimirova as it topped the US Billboard Top Electronic Albums Charts for several weeks. Unfortunately, Jayy Von Monroe and Dahvie Vanity parted ways in September 2016.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Jayy Von Monroe
1. Jayy’s Reasons for Leaving Blood on the Dance Floor Band
Jayy Von Monroe released an official statement on December 2016 stating his reasons for quitting the BOTDF band. Firstly, he cited that he felt constricted and creatively limited by Dahvie as the other half of the group insisted in writing materials that were based around the older concept of the group with unnecessarily offensive and overly sexual contents whereas 80% of their fan base are made up of teens to which his materials center around.
Secondly, Monroe cited the issue of non-payment as Dahvie took the fatherly responsibility of paying his bills which he accepted initially since he was still 18 years old then. But as the years rolled by, he discussed with Dahvie to stop paying his bills and start paying him salary which he initially accepted but later declined from making the payments.
Thirdly, the skilled guitarist stated that after he was diagnosed with HIV+, a time came when he needed medications to stay healthy as he was physically down but Dahvie insisted that he must complete their tour first before he will release money for his medication which he finally succumbed to. Jayy Von Monroe stated that after all these things and many others, he decided to quit the band.
2. Life After BOTDF
Following his separation from Blood on the Dance Floor, Jayy Von Monroe launched his solo musical career and has released many singles including ‘Uneasy’, ‘To Burn’, and ‘It’s On You’.
3. His Sexual Orientation
Having declared that he is gay, Jayy Von Monroe entered into a relationship with Daniel Ferarra in 2009 and was engaged to him before they separated in 2012. However, in 2014, he started another romantic affair with the actor, Bradley Heackock which he has not disclosed whether they are still together or not.
4. Jayy Von Monroe’s Net Worth
As a renowned model, singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has many albums under his belt, Jayy Von Monroe has garnered a decent net worth for himself as his financial value is speculated to be about $600,000.
5. Jayy Von Monroe’s Body Measurements
Jayy Von Monroe is quite tall and has an impressive height that is good for the runway as he is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighs about 75 kg (165 lb). His other body measurements include his chest – 38 inches, biceps – 13 inches, and waist – 30 inches. He has dark brown eye color and Grey hair color.