Nick Rivera Caminero, better known as Nicky Jam, was born on March 17th, 1981, in Boston, to a Puerto Rican father and a Dominican mother.
He moved with his family to Puerto Rico when he was 10 years old, and has been in Reggaeton since a very young age. The name "Nicky Jam" was given to him by a homeless man.
Growing up in a lower class family, Nicky Jam had to work to help support his family, so he bagged groceries at the local supermarket. At that time, he used to improvise rhymes while working, and one day he was noticed by a music executive, who then signed him.
After that, he gained attention from music producers, such as DJ Playero, which led to him meeting Daddy Yankee, with whom he formed a duo (sometimes known as Los Cangris) during the late 90s and early 2000s. A little while after, they ceased their partnership.
Nicky Jam was away from music for many years, but ended up restarting his career after moving to Colombia, in 2010. In 2017, he released "Fénix", his first album in 10 years, which contained the hits "Hasta El Amanecer".
During his career, he's released many hits, such as "El Perdón" ft. Enrique Iglesias, "Travesuras", "Si Tu No Estas", "El Amante", "Voy a Beber", "Piensas En Mi", among others.