Once again welcome to our website, and let me see who got you here this time. Oh, it’s Jay Sean, the British singer, and songwriter. He is quite an interesting guy and let me take the pleasure of enriching you about the career, earnings and net worth of Jay Sean in 2018 in this article. Without further delay let us get into his life starting from his early days.
Early Life & Biography
Jay Sean’s birth name is Kamaljit Singh Jhooti. He was born on March 26, 1981, in Harlesden, Northwest London. His parents Sharan and Bindi Jhooti were Punjabi Sikh Immigrants settled in London. Sean started to explore his interest in music at a very young age. He and his cousin Pritpal Rupra formed a hip-hop duo in the name of Compulsive Disorder when Sean was 11 years old and performed with the stage name MC “Nicky J”, which later became “Jay”.
Being a student of the Latymer Upper School, Sean later went on to study medicine in Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry but dropped out to become a singer. Jay’s grandmother used to call him by the nickname Shaan which means shining star or pride in Punjabi. He transformed Shaan to Sean and combined his previous stage name Jay with it to set up his new stage name Jay Sean.
Jay Sean’s personal life in contrast to other music artists is free of controversies. He is married to Thara, who is also a singer from Indian origin. The couple got married in the year 2009 and have a daughter Ayva Loveen Kaur Jhooti who was born on 13 December 2013.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Jay Sean got his first break in 2003 through the song “Dance With You (Nachna Tere Naal)” an Asian Underground song under the Rishi Rich Project, which topped the UK Charts. Eventually, he signed for Virgin Records and released his first album “Me Against Myself” in 2004. The album was well received, and Sean was called the “Asian Sensation”.
Sean parted ways with Virgin Records in 2006 and released his second album My Own Way. The album was released by his own label Jayded collaborating with 2point9 Records. In 2008 he signed for American record label Cash Money Records which made him the first Brit to sign for an America label. His album All or Nothing was released in the year 2009 and topped the Japanese charts despite being low charted in the UK. In 2013, his fourth album Neon was released, but it failed to break into the Billboard Hot 100.
Jay Sean has won 22 awards in 27 nominations in his career so far. He won the UK Asian Music Awards for Best Album thrice in the years 2005, 2009 and 2010. He has won the UK Asian Music Awards 15 times so far under various categories including Best Urban Act, Best Male Act, and Best Video. He won four Brit Asia Music Awards in the year 2010, Channel U Best of British Awards in 2008 for Best Video, UK Urban Music Awards and many more.
Net Worth & Earnings
He reportedly earned 1 million pounds in the year 2003 by signing for Virgin Records. His tracks So High, Hit The Lights, and Neon have yielded him earnings of around $4 million approximately according to various sources. As of 2013, he has earned $3 million, and his album Me Against Myself is said to have earned around $19.3 million.
His annual income is said to be around $1 million, and his estimated net worth is considered to be around $13 million.
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