It was Russia 2018, the 21st FIFA World Cup, and Nicky Jam had waived the official jam of the football tournament. The music theme Live It Up, shared on Nicky’s YouTube channel NickyJamTV, was viewed nearly 5 million times in 48 hours.
Mr. Jam sang the song, which was produced by DJ Diplo together with Kosovo-Albanian musician Era Istrefi and America’s famous actor and rapper Will Smith. While Nicky Jam will be performing at the FIFA World Cup tournament, here are the facts of his life.
Nicky Jam Biography (Age)
It was 1981, exactly on March 17th, when this reggaeton hit-maker was born and named Nick Rivera Caminero by his Puerto Rican father and a Dominican mother. His birthplace was Boston, Massachusetts.
From “Faithful to your skin” to “I’m not your husband, Time goes by and I’m going pal party” Nick is widely admired and celebrated for being the brain behind several hit songs.
Although Nick was born in Boston, he moved to Cataño Puerto at the age of 10 and spent the rest of his childhood there. He started his career in Cataño at the age of eleven and released his album Distinto A Los Demás in 1994.
As far as we know, Nicky did not consciously plan to become a musician, nor did he imagine becoming a superstar or even taking on such responsibilities as writing the official song for the FIFA World Cup.
He was a lad from a poor family and only took to rapping and impromptu performances to cool off when he wasn’t working next to his parents in a supermarket. Yes, he worked hard as a child to help his parents take care of his family.
As fate would have it, Nicky was entertaining a small gathering outside the supermarket when he was discovered by a lady who worked at a record company. She urged the guy to sign a record deal and pursue a career in the music industry. Nick’s father accepted the deal, marking the birth of the man now known as Nicky Jam.
His Wife – Nicky’s Relationship With Angélica Cruz
It was assumed from several sides that Nicky Jam is married to the Filipino actress Angelika Dela Cruz, probably because of her name. However, this is not the case, as Angelika has been married to Orion Cesareo since 2008, while Nicky was only married in February 2017 to Angélica Cruz, a Colombian model and TV presenter he met online.
Jam once revealed that he was fascinated by the woman who is now his wife when he first stumbled upon her. He was very enchanted that he sent her a direct message with his picture and suggested she become friends. Cruz ignored the message at first, but eventually, they became lovers, dated for about 2 years, and eventually became life partners.
They got married in Medellin, Colombia; it was a private ceremony attended by other entertainment superstars such as Vin Diesel and J. Balvin.
Nicky Jam’s Daughters
Although Jam’s love life now revolves around his Colombian wife, he has had other romantic relationships in the past that led to the birth of his daughters Yarimar Rivera and Alyssa Rivera. Alyssa and Yarima are not the only children of the Latin Grammy award winner, who is the father of four.
However, Yarimar and Alyssa are the most popular of his children. They can always be seen in the videos Nicky shows on his social media pages. You will often see him singing with them or just hanging out with them.
As with his other children (Luciana and Joe Martin), it’s hard to say who mothered his daughters because they got so close.
Height and Other Facts About Jam
1. Mr. Nick is 9 inches taller than 5 feet (1.79 m)
2. Fame once afflicted Jam, and this led him to depression, which in turn led him back to alcohol and drugs
3. He also had financial struggles and his problems culminated in his eventually going to jail. But fortunately, the man has washed his mind clean.
4. He won his 2015 Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Performance.