Nicky Jam came to fame wearing one professional hat but has since gone on to expand that portfolio to become a very versatile addition to the entertainment world. He makes bank first as a singer and songwriter and subsequently as an actor. Although his career kicked off in the early 90s, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that he got worldwide recognition when his album of 2004 ‘Vida Escante’ became a chart-topper followed by the 2007 ‘The Black Carpet which fans totally vibed with.
As an exceptional musical artist, Nicky has had the pleasure of working with other well-known big wigs such as Daddy Yankee and has won many awards while at it. The most number he has won is for the Billboard Latin Music Awards which he won 13 times, and other awards he bagged for himself with several other nominations.
Who Is Nicky Jam, How Old Is The Singer? (Age)
Nicky was born on 17th March 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts United States and was originally given the name Nick Rivera Caminero by his father who is Puerto Rican and his mother who is of Dominican descent. After his birth, his family relocated to Barrio Obrero, Puerto Rico when he was barely 10 years old. His younger years were tough because his parents struggled to earn a living. This necessitated a young Nicky Working as a parker at a supermarket to better assist with the bills at home.
The early financial struggle did not dim the Nicky Jam’s spirit as he went about the hustle with his usual exuberance until shoppers at the supermarket could not help but notice the young lad who was seemed more into rapping than parking. It was here that he had the good fortune of meeting the wife of a recording director who got attracted to what Nicky was doing and decided to let her husband know about Nicky.
The recording director after an excellent performance by Nicky, offered him a recording contract. At the age of 14, Nicky Jam recorded his first album ‘Distinto A Los Demás’ and although the album wasn’t successful, it got him the recognition he needed at the time to catch the attention of music producers like DJ Chiklin, DJ Joe and DJ Playero.
Nicky continued his music career and later met with Daddy Yankee with whom he released some singles until they parted ways in the year 2004 because of some personal issues. In 2007, he started work on his 2nd studio album ‘The Black Carpet’ and later on, met with some other popular rappers and songwriters (R.K.M and Ken-Y, Big Boy, Hector, and Tito, etc) and he worked with them.
Later on, Nicky and Daddy Yankee decided to reconcile again and worked together on the album ‘Prestige’ after 8 years.
On 15th January 2016, he was able to release ‘Hasta El Amanecer’ and this was watched on YouTube for over a billion times.
He performed together with Era Istrefi and Will Smith in his song ‘Live It UP’ during 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Nicky also as a TV actor, featured in a popular series and some other interesting films such as ‘XXX: Return of Xander cage in 2017, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ in the year 2017, and in 2018 series ‘El Ganador’ and so on.
Nicky got so many recognitions and bagged for himself so many awards and nominations with his exceptional performances in the music industry, some of which are ‘Latin Grammy Award’ (2015), ‘Latin American Music Awards’ (2015), ‘Billboard Latin Music Award’ (2016) (2017), etc.
On Social media platforms, Nicky has several followers on both Facebook page (24 million Likes) and on Twitter (2.2 million followers).
Nicky Jam’s Ex-Wife and Failed Marriage
Nicky has been involved in so many relationships with women in the past which produced four children.
He met Angelica Cruz, a TV host and a Colombian model online and they had a short relationship before they got married at Medellin on 3rd February 2017. The marriage lasted less than two years. Nicky filed for divorce and a month later, got divorced and came with terms which are sealed and kept away from the public.
Nicky is currently in a relationship with an American dancer, singer, choreographer. Her name is Dani Leigh, and both of them are believed to be dating.
Nicky, as a successful, most famous and popular American musician, and with his exceptional performances both as a musician and an actor help boosted his income.
With massive followers that watched him on the YouTube Channel and his performance during 2018 FIFA World Cup also contributed to his income, and has a net worth of $5 Million.
Nicky Jam stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch with a bodyweight of 84kg. His eye color is Dark brown and has black hair color.