Jhay Cortez - His real name is Jesus Manuel Nieves Cortez, he was born on April 9, 1993 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Growing up, he spent his childhood between Puerto Rico and Camden, New Jersey. Jay Cortez became interested in music at an early age after he first heard the music of Daddy Yankee and Don Omar. The knowledge of two languages proved to be beneficial for him as it gave him the opportunity to stand out from the crowd of young Hispanic performers.
Before Jay Cortez took up the microphone, he wrote songs for some of the biggest artists in the Latin Urban genre. He worked with Yandal on "Mi Religion", Ozuna and Natti Natasha on "Criminal" and Daddy Yankee on "Otra Cosa". Also, he managed to work with Jory Boy, Zion and Lennox. His works often revolve around romance and sadness.
Despite releasing singles in 2017, Jay Cortez's musical career began the following year. In May 2018, he released the single "Estan Pa Mi" with Jay Balvin. The song was well received by critics. In 1 year, he received over 28 million views on YouTube with a 95% approval rating. Songs such as "Somos Iguales", co-written with Zion y Lennox, "Se Supone" and "Deseos" with Bryant Myers, have done well on digital platforms. Jay Cortez successfully released his debut album on May 18. This album has been listened to over 40 million times by people on the streaming service Spotify.
In May 2019, Jay Cortez teamed up with J Balvin and Bad Bunny to release a remix of his most popular single, No No Conoce. The original was released three months earlier in February. The remix version went platinum. In 2 months, he received over 350 million views on YouTube. The track has an additional 109 million streams on Spotify. The hit single also popularized his second album, Famouz, which came out in May. The collection of 13 tracks was presented by other artists such as Rafa Pabon, C. Tangana and Tiny. Jay Cortez also appeared in the Jonas Blue films "Wild" and "Roma Banjo" Sky Rompiendo.
Little is known about Jay Cortez's personal life. He rarely attends secular parties and various establishments, so journalists cannot film him on vacation with potential soul mates.
It is known that Jay actively maintains relations with his family and tries to help them in order to repay them for a good childhood and upbringing.
Jay Cortez received the Grammy Award for Latin American Artists for his work with Tito El Bambino on the album "Invincible".
In 2017, which became the first in his career, he managed to earn about $ 1.5 million, according to Forbes.
He is especially proud of his collaborations with musicians Daddy Yankee and Pitbull.
It first appeared on the vastness of the music scene only in 2017 and managed to get more than 600,000 followers on Instagram and Facebook in a minimum amount of time.