Who is Nicky Jam?
Nicky Jam, born as Nick Rivera Caminero, is a well-known singer and songwriter. He is popular for his studio albums ‘Distinto A Los Demás’, ‘The Black Carpet’ and ‘Fenix’. He is also famous for his hit singles, such as ‘Hasta el Amanecer’, ‘El Amante’ and ‘El Perdón’, to name a few. Besides being a singer, Nicky Jam is also an actor who got featured in the film ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ and the biographical TV series ‘El Ganador’. After struggling a lot in his early years, today the talented guy has emerged as one of the most successful singers in the American music industry. Besides name and fame, Nicky Jam has also successfully managed to create a huge fan base, both on social media and otherwise. Talking about his social media fame, the singer cum songwriter is incredibly famous on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. As of July 2017, Nicky Jam had earned about 18.9m and 1.61m followers on Instagram and Twitter respectively. Besides this, he has got millions of likes on his official page at Facebook. Note that the singer has also got a YouTube channel under the name ‘NickyJamTV’ on which he posts his songs, album trailers, official videos, and other interesting stuffs. Coming to the honors he has received, Nicky Jam has won several awards including Latin American Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards.
Nicky Jam recorded his first album titled ‘Distinto A Los Demás’ at the age of fourteen. Although the album was not a hit, it helped gain Nicky recognition in the music industry. After releasing this album, the singer along with Daddy Yankee formed a group named ‘Los Cangris’. The duo then released several successful singles such as ‘Sentirte’,’ Sabanas Blancas’, ‘Guayando’ and many others. Later on, Nicky and Yankee split and Nicky began working as a solo performer, releasing many successful singles, such as ‘Tu Primera Vez’, ‘Voy A Beber’, ‘Piensas en Mi’, ‘Juegos Prohibidos’ and ‘Curiosidad’, to name a few.
In 2001, the singer released his second album ‘Haciendo Escante’. This was followed by the third and fourth albums ‘Salón de La Fama’ and ‘Vida Escante’ respectively. After this, Nicky Jam’s album ‘The Black Carpet’ came out. The singer also collaborated with other artists like Big Boy, Héctor & Tito, Magnate & Valentino, and Lito & Polaco for music projects. He even joined hands with his ex-partner Daddy Yankee for the latter’s album ‘Prestige’.
The most recent work of Nicky Jam was the album ‘Fenix’ that got released in 2017. Note that the singer cum songwriter has also worked in movies. He appeared as Lazarus in the film ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’. He got featured in the biographical television series ‘El Ganador’ as well.
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Nicky Jam was born as Nick Rivera Caminero on March 17, 1981 in United States, to a Dominican mother and a Puerto Rican father. Talking about his stage name, he was jokingly christened “Nicky Jam” by a homeless man!