Jhay Cortez: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Jhay Cortez: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Jhay Cortez. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Jhay Cortez. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Jesús Manuel Nieves Cortez

Also Known As: Jhay CortézLa Presión

Born: April 9, 1993

Origin: Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Genres: Reggaeton – R&B – Latin trap

Zodiac: Aries

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Early Start

  • When Cortez was 15 years old, he began composing songs.
  • He became known to producers Lele “El arma secreta” and Eliel, with whom he began writing songs and who connected him to Eddie Dee.
  • In 2011, he won a Latin Grammy in the category of best tropical album for his song “Llama al sol” from Tito El Bambino’s album Invencible.



Career Journey

  • 2013: He began his singing career with a Latin pop group called Stereo 4, where Joel Báez worked with Roberto Sánchez and Jhay Nieves (vocalist) to find people who would become a part of the group.
  • 2017: After signing with Universal Music Latin Entertainment, Cortez released his first single under the House of Haze label, “Donde no se se”, with the collaborations of Jory Boy and Pusho, under the House of Haze movement.
  • 2017: Cortez performed at the Port Relief Showcase as part of a concert benefitting victims of natural disasters with the name SXSW
  • 2019: His single “No Me Conoce” topped several Latin American music charts where it was triple platinum certified by PROMUSICAE of Spain. US RIAA certified the song 20 platinum, along with a remix with J Balvin and Bad Bunny.
  • 2020: He released the single “Dime a Ve”, which was part of his second album, Timelezz. In collaboration with Bad Bunny, the song “Dakiti” topped the Billboard Global 200 charts.
  • 2021: Cortez recorded “Fiel” with Wisin for a production of Los Legendarios, which reached number 9 worldwide on Spotify.



Awards & Recognition

  • He was the winner of the best tropical album in Latin Grammy.
  • No Me Conoce – certified triple platinum by PROMUSICAE of Spain
  • nominations for the Billboard Awards of Latin music
  • nominations for Premios Juventud
  • nominations for Lo Nuestro Awards
  • nominations for Latin Grammys



Fun Facts & Trivia

  • He started with Stereo 4, a Latin pop group composed of young Puerto Ricans: Jafet Cortes, Eduardo Esteras, and Rubén Chinea.
  • “El Superdotado” is a pseudonym that he used when writing songs.
  • He has a bilingual childhood, Puerto Rican and English.



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Jhay Cortez:

No Me Conoce

Length: 5:09

Release: 2019

Opening Lyrics:

Nunca se deja ver
No sabe disimular
Tiene lo suyo y le va bien
Pero de noche conmigo le gusta portarse mal
Llega y lo que quiere es pecar
Música que quiere bailar (la presión)
Ya no la paro, a veces mira raro y
Se hace la que no me conoce
Pero en mi cama se vuelve un vicio como a las cinco doce
Me la como entera y nadie se entera
Un par de amigas
Todas solteras, siempre la velan pa’ que ella siga
Se hace la que no me conoce
Pero en mi cama se vuelve un vicio como a las cinco doce
Me la como entera y nadie se entera
Un par de amigas (me siguen)
Todas solteras, siempre la velan pa’ que ella siga

More Songs to Listen to:

Jhay Cortez: Top 5 Songs



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