The singer and songwriter Nick Rivera Caminero, known to his fans as Nicky Jam, was born on March 17, 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts. At the age of six, he moved with his Puerto Rican father and his Dominican mother to Barrio Obrero in Puerto Rico. As a minor, Caminero worked illegally in a grocery store to help provide for his low-income family. During his free time, he showed off his musical skills in front of the market to patrons and passers-by. One day, a music executive witnessed the boy’s talent and signed him. When he was only eleven years old, Caminero adopted the stage name Nicky Jam and created his first album, Distinto a los Demas. Although the record did not bring him success, it did earn him attention from notable music producers.
Due to his continued dedication to honing his craft and finding success in the music industry, Nicky Jam recorded several hits over the next few years. His rising popularity afforded him the chance to meet the famed reggaeton artist, Daddy Yankee, who offered for Nicky Jam to work with him. The unofficial Daddy Yankee and Nicky Jam duo was born soon after, and the team recorded numerous well-known singles. Personal conflict ended their partnership in 2004, the year Nicky Jam become an international success when Vida Escante was released. The bad blood between him and Daddy Yankee, however, stalled his career until 2010. After performing that year in Medellin, Colombia, Nicky Jam finally found the fan base he needed in order to boost his career. He eventually moved to the South American city, where he currently resides.
The singles that have garnered him the most fame are: “Tu Primera Vez”, “Piensas en Mi”, “Curiosidad”, “Juegos Prohibidos” and, most popular, “Voy A Beber”. No other singer has appeared on more reggaeton albums by various artists than Nicky Jam, a claim to fame Daddy Yankee once held until he was usurped by his former music partner. Nicky Jam’s latest album, Nicky Jam Punto 7, was released in 2014. As of 2015, his estimated net worth is $500 thousand.
How much is Nicky Jam’s Net Worth? $500 Thousand!
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