Jeremih (original name: Jeremy Felton), is an American based singer, songwriter, as well as a record producer who is best recognized for the fact that his self-titled debut album got number six on famous US Billboard 200 chart. He is also famous for the fact that he has signed a record deal in association with Def Jam Recordings in year 2009. Here is a quick summary of Jeremih’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Jeremih Early Life
Jeremih was born in in Chicago, situated inside Illinois to a musical family. He started playing instruments while he was of age three and he is identified as a self-taught musician who is capable to play the bass drum, saxophone, quads, cymbals, many percussion instruments and piano other than vocal ability.
This singer learnt instruments by ear in absence of reading notes or getting any type of classical training.
Discussing about his educational background, he appeared in Morgan Park High School, wherein he stayed as member of marching band and also Latin jazz band. He was academically a good student and received academic honours from Morgan Park High School.
It is found that his strong academic performance let him to miss his senior year and complete graduation from high school one year early. Later, he shifted to Columbia College Chicago art school during year 2007 to get a degree in music business.
Jeremih Career, Awards & Achievement
Jeremih started off his career when he was appearing in Columbia College Chicago, collaborating with record producer named Mick Schultz. Both of them have recorded a song entitled “My Ride”. It is revealed that he got help from his cousin Day26 group member named Willie Taylor.
In year 2009, he came across CEO of Def Jam named Russell Simmons, and A&R’s executive vice president named Karen Kwak.
Post working for the two, he has contracted a recording deal with Def Jam. In year 2009, his debut single entitled “Birthday Sex” got released and it ranked at number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
The singer has released the initial single for his second studio album i.e. All About You, the song is entitled “I Like”, in year 2010. This single got released for digital download on platform of iTunes. From that album, the second single was “Down on Me”, presenting rapper named 50 Cent. This single was charted at number-one position for span of eight weeks on Rhythmic Billboard chart.
His song “All the Time” initially featured on his mixtape entitled “Late Nights with Jeremih” however it got re-released via an additional verse through rapper named Lil Wayne in form of a single. This song got released in year 2013 for a digital download.
Awards & Achievements:
In year 2010, Jeremih has won Best New Entertainer of The Year award, Songwriter of The Year and R&B Entertainer of The Year award. In year 2011, he won Best Male Vocalist of The Year while in year 2015 he has won Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year for Jeremih Ft YG-Don’t Tell Em.
Net Worth of Jeremih:
Jeremih has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million. He makes his fortune from his major career as a singer; he also worked as record producer and as a songwriter.
His earnings increased when he has signed deal with Def Jam Recordings. With that, his debut single entitled Birthday Sex ranked at number four place on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
He also earned well through his first and self-titled album entitled Jeremih, which made debut at number six on U.S. Billboard 200, vending 59,000 copies during initial week.
Jeremih has got excess fame and success by gradually signing record deals with some famous records and by release of his albums as well as singles.
He has quoted Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and R. Kelly as his largest influences. Moreover, he defines their music as “timeless”, naming them “true musician-artists”. He is basically a self-taught musician, who developed his singing talents without any classical training.