|Jhay Cortez Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||April 9, 1993|
Jhay Cortez is a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter who has published the solo studio album Famouz (May 2019) and an EP titled Eyez On Me (May 2018). Famouz was certified ‘Triple Platinum’ by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Jesús Manuel Nieves Cortez
Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, United States
Carolina, Puerto Rico, United States
Reggaeton, R&B, Latin Trap
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Puerto Rican descent.
He often tends to dye his hair blonde, silver, pink, purple, or platinum.
- Slender frame
- Ever-changing hairstyle
- Sports a trimmed beard
- Has both his hands covered in tattoos
Jhay Cortez Facts
- Born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Jhay had moved to Camden, New Jersey, with his family when he was quite young. He thus grew up speaking both English and Spanish.
- By the time he had turned 15, he had started composing songs of his own and was soon noticed by a local music producer known as Eddie Dee who had helped him connect with several musicians and singers for whom Jhay could write and even compose music. As a teenager, he had composed 5 singles for Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Tito El Bambino, for his album titled Invencible (2011) which went on to win a Latin Grammy Award in the category of ‘Best Tropical Album’.
- In 2013, he had started as a singer, as part of a Latin pop group called Stereo 4, a band comprised of 4 young Puerto Ricans with varied singing styles. A few months later, he had launched his career as a soloist.
- In March 2018, he had performed at a concert that had benefited victims of natural disasters in and around Puerto Rico.
- At the start of 2020, he had published a special edition of his first solo studio album (Famouz (May 2019)). It was titled Famouz Reloaded and had featured a few fresh tracks in addition to those already published in the original album.
- In May 2020, he had released a diss track called 24 horas aimed at Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer and songwriter Bryant Myers after the pair were involved in a heated argument on Twitter. Jhay, through the title of the song, had intended to elicit a response from Bryant within a day. The latter had come out with a response 3 days later, with a song titled El Que No Escribe, stating that he had taken this long because he felt that nobody should have the power to dictate to him.
- This was the first time that Bryant had responded to a challenge of this sort and had chosen not to respond to such situations thereafter. Jhay had later published another track called Game Over targetting him but did not receive a response. In an interview, he would later acknowledge that his behavior had been a bit disrespectful and a tad immature and that he would apologize to Bryant when enough water had passed under the bridge.
Featured Image by Jhay Cortez / Instagram