Jeremih – American rapper, songwriter
Jeremih’s full name is Jeremih Felton. He was born on 17 July 1987 in Chicago. Jeremih grew up in a musical family. His talent started to shine through when he was just 3 years old. The boy couldn’t understand sheet music yet and played it intuitively. In a very short period, Jeremih learned to play sax, piano, bass guitar, and drums.
While studying at Morgan Park High School, Felton played in the orchestra. However, his strive for a music career didn’t interfere with his studies. He was an excellent student, who even earned several academic awards. Jeremih graduated from high school a year earlier than should have. Then he enrolled in Parkland College to study engineering. However, half a year later, he realized that engineering wasn't his calling. Jeremih went to Columbia College to study music. While studying, Felton tried hard to learn all the nuances of the music industry. He had a reputation of a local Casanova and often found himself in some unpleasant situations.
Felton’s debut as the music star happened when he was in still in college. In 2008, together with a producer Mick Shultz, he recorded a single “My Ride”. However, the real fame came in 2009, when the young man presented another single “Birthday Sex” with Def Jam label. It climbed to the 4th spot of Billboard Hot 100.