Jhay Cortez was 10 years old when he discovered his love for reggaeton music. Artists and producers including Luny Tunes and Don Omar sparked his interest and connection with the urban genre. “I just knew I wanted to be a singer,” he says to Billboard.
At 11, he began writing his own music, at 16, he began his career, and at 22, he became more involved with the industry. Now, with three years in the music biz and collaborations with artists such as J Balvin and Zion & Lennox, the rising Puerto Rican artist presents his debut studio album dubbed Famouz.