Nicky Rivera Caminero, also known as Nicky Jam, is a popular singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, and actor.
While his early songs depicted traditional fast-paced reggaeton music style, his newer singles focus more on romantic lyrics and sung vocals.
Nicky Jam Net Worth
Nicky Jam’s net worth is about $6 million. He’s a very successful American singer and producer who gained fame worldwide after singing and performing the theme of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, “Live It Up.”
He also collaborated with popular artists from the music industry like Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, De La Ghetto, Wisin, Hector & Tito, R.K.M, Nejo, Tito El Bambino, Ken-Y, and Falo.
Nicky Jam was born on March 17, 1981, in Boston, United States. However, he moved to Barrio Obrero, Puerto Rico, when he was 10 years old, together with his family.
Nicky’s father is Puerto Rican, while his mother is from the Dominican Republic. Other than that, there aren’t many details about his family available online.
His family wasn’t financially stable. Therefore, Nicky Jam had a very difficult childhood. He started working at a grocery store as a minor to support his family.
His professional name was given to him by a homeless person in his neighborhood who called him “Nicky Jam” instead of Nicky MC, his original nickname at the time.
Nicky Jam didn’t become a superstar overnight. The beginning of Nicky Jam’s career was rather rocky. His career skyrocketed when he made a collaboration with Daddy Yankee, his idol.
They formed a band called Los Cangris and released a couple of hit singles, including Sentirte, En la Cama, Sabanas Blancas, and Guaynabo. Nicky Jam released 2 solo albums while he was still a part of the band. Haciendo Escante was his first album in 2001, and Vida Escante, his second album in 2004. However, his alcohol and drug abuse put an end to his friendship with Daddy Yankee. The band split in 2004.
In the same year, Daddy Yankee released his hit single Gasolina, which became popular worldwide. Jam’s career, on the other hand, went downhill.
In 2007, Nicky Jam moved to Medellin, Columbia. He tried quitting drugs and working only on his music. His music was well accepted in Medellin, and things were going well for him until he overdosed in 2010.
Luckily, this was a wake-up call for him and overturned his life. He lost some weight, got tattoos, and reconnected with Daddy Yankee.
Voy a Beber and Songs Travesuras helped Jam restore his music career. He got signed with Sony US Latin, and his first song Travesuras reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.
In 2015, he worked together with Enrique Iglesias on the single El Perdon, which later got Jam his first Latin Grammy for Best Urban Performance. In 2017, he released Fenix, a new album that debuted on the Billboard Top Latin Albums charts.
Nicky Jam was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Album of the Year. After his collaboration with J Balvin on X ended as a success, he collaborated with other popular artists for the 2018 FIFA World Cup anthem.
He released his new single, El Ganador, which was a perfect introduction to his recent album, Intimo. The album was released in 2019.
Nicky Jam Dating History
Nicky Jam has 4 kids. He married Angelica Cruz in 2017. However, they filed for divorce only a year later, in 2018.
Later, Jam got engaged with the model, Cydney Moreau, but it also didn’t last for too long. At the moment, he’s dating Génesis Aleska.
Reportedly, the popular singer also dated Janexsy Figueroa, Carolina Neito, Livia Rici, Paulina Cruz, and Nati Torres in the past, some of whom he had his kids with.