How much is Nicky Jam worth?
|Net Worth:||$7 Million|
|Date of Birth:||March 17, 1981|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Nicky Jam
Nicky Jam is the stage name of Nick Rivera Caminero. He’s an American actor, singer, and songwriter that is best known for his music projects in Latin trap and reggaeton. For the past twenty years and so, he has created many solo and collaborative songs with the likes of J Balvin, Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, and Anuel AA.
How Did Nicky Jam Get So Rich?
Shortly after the experience culture shock upon his move to Puerto Rico, the Latin trap artist became rich as soon as he began creating music. Nicky’s family moved to Puerto Rico back in 1991 when he was just ten years old, as a way to reconnect with their Puerto Rican roots. Eventually, he was able to leave the indie label and quickly gain some popularity in Puerto Rico as a hip hop artist. In the mid-1990s, he met his idol and mentor Daddy Yankee, who became interested in his style and vibes.
Forming the duo Los Cangris with his idol further boosted his popularity. They received national success with the hits “En La Came” and “Guayando”, that earned them a total of $50.000. Apart from his work in the duo, Nicky continued to create and release his solo music. In the early 2000s, he released two studio albums, “Hacienda Escante” and “Vida Escante”, from which he gathered more than $100.000. Also in 2004, the duo split up to pursue solo music careers. Nicky then spent the rest of the decade suffering from drug abuse and alcohol, which was his career decline.
Why is he so famous?
Nicky Jam rose to fame when he formed the duo Los Cangris with his mentor and idol Daddy Yankee in the 1990s. He was born on March 17, 1981, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He’s the first of two children to Jose and Isabella Caminero. He has a younger sister named Stephanie. During his upbringing, he developed an affinity for the hip hop, especially for the East Coast acts LL Cool J and Marty Mark and the Funky Bunch.
At first, Nick came up with the stage name “Nick MC”, however, he soon decided to change that into Nicky Jam after an interaction with a homeless man. By the age of eleven, he worked at a grocery store. While he was rapping to pass time, he was heard by one of his customers. The impressed customer invited him to record with a local indie label. Eventually, he signed a contract with the label without reading it, and went on to receive no advance money for all of his recordings. When he was fourteen, in 1995, he recorded and released his debut studio album titled “Distant A Los Demas”.
What Makes Him So Successful?
Being an active actor and singer is the main reason why Nicky Jam is so triumphant. Despite the problems that he has suffered for more than five years, Jam was able to reinvigorate his career with the songs “Voy a Beber” and “Travesuras”. He signed a contract with Sony US Latin and continued his momentum with a collaboration with the international superstar Enrique Iglesias titled “El Person”. After not releasing anything for more than nearly 10 consecutive years, in 2017, he released his most triumphant album “Fenix” which earned eleven platinum and one gold certification.
Concurrently with releasing albums, Nicky Jam has been consistently working in television films and series. His first appearance on television was in the 2016 series “Lip Sync Mexico”. Since then, he has taken part in many films such as “XXX: Return of Xander Cage”, “The Keys of Christmas”, and “Bad Boys for Life”. In 2018, at the peak of his career, he starred in his biographical television series titled “El Ganador”. The Netflix series first premiered on Telemundo from September to November for a total of 13 episodes, with the storyline following the personal and professional life of the reggaeton singer. His latest film role is in the highly anticipated “Tom and Jerry: The Movie”, set for release in February 2021.
Nicky Jam is one of the leading names in reggaeton and Latin Trap. As of now, the multi-talented actor, singer, and songwriter has released seven studio albums, toured the world, and collaborated with many best-selling artists. He also starred in many television projects and from all of his projects, he was able to earn more than $10 million.