One of the biggest comebacks in Puerto Rico’s rich musical history began in an unlikely place: more than 1,000 miles away, in Colombia. That’s where rapper-singer Nicky Jam, a star in reggaeton’s explosion in the 1990s and early 2000s, exiled himself after torpedoing his career through drugs, alcohol and an ill-advised beef with his own mentor, Daddy Yankee.
Nick Rivera Caminero (born March 17, 1981), known by the stage name Nicky Jam, is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known for hits such as “Travesuras“, “Te Busco” (with Cosculluela), “El Perdón“, “Hasta el Amanecer“, and “El Amante“, the latter three from his album Fénix.
Nicky Jam dropped by legendary NYC radio show Ebro in the Morning to talk about the last couple months he spent in Mexico working on his Netflix series El Ganador, the state of affairs in post-María Puerto Rico, his monster collab “X (Equis)” with J Balvin, and wearing his dad’s button-down on the cover of his 1994 debut album …Distinto a los Demás. But the real headline was snuck in at the very end of the chat, when host Laura Stylez remembered a rumor she’d heard.
“Te Robaré” top 10 launch is mainly attributed to streaming activity and digital sales. It collected 3.75 million U.S. clicks earned in the week ending March 28, according to Nielsen Music, a week after the song and its music video were released on March 22nd. Concurrently, it opens in the top 20 of the Latin Streaming Songs tally, starting at No. 18.
Nicky Jam: Hip-hop is what started everything. It’s like the father of the culture of our music. Listening to classic albums like Jay-Z’s The Blueprint gave me an idea of how to do my albums in the Spanish market and give my fans that kind of vibe. Hip-hop really has influenced me in every way.