We have already written twice about several Spanish Netflix series. Yet we would like to add one more. This name was already mentioned in our article about the top 8 most fun Spanish songs, but now he also has his own series on Netflix, Nicky Jam. Nick Rivera Caminero (born in Boston, March 17, 1981) his father is Puerto Rican and his mother is Dominican. Although he was born in the United States, he grew up in Puerto Rico and a clear influence of the musical rhythms of this island can be seen and heard in his music. He is known under the name Nicky Jam.
The story of Nicky Jam; El Ganador
The rapper known from songs like X, El Amante, El Perdón and Te Bote shows us in this dramatized life story how he struggles with his drug addiction and achieves international successes. In addition, a very famous name in the reggaeton world is also central in this story, the famous Daddy Yankee. Nicky Jam and Daddy Yankee met when Nicky Jam was just a teenager, they started working together and together they were called Los Cangris, which you could translate into the English ‘badasses’. This term is slang and therefore there is no official translation for it. This is also something that you have to keep in mind while watching the series, they use a lot of slang, so without subtitles you probably wouldn’t even be able to keep up with the language even if you speak Spanish. In contrast to Daddy Yankee, who gained international fame in 2004 with his hit ‘Gasolina’, Nicky Jam remained silent for a few years, for reasons that you will find out in the series.
The series tells the story of Nicky Jam from his childhood to his fame. Given that it’s a story of personal improvement and development, not only the stories behind the songs will be told, but also the avatars of a young Puerto Rican who has to help his family. That is why the series is not only for fans of Nicky Jam, but also for those who are interested in the phenomenon of reggaeton and musical encounters between the United States and the Caribbean, told by the story of a child of immigrants. The series consists of 1 season with 13 episodes that each last about 50 minutes.
The term El Ganador has already been used a couple of times in this small piece of text. It means ‘The winner’. And ff you ask us this is perfect for the story of this top artist. It is not only used in the name of the series. Nicky Jam has also made a song that has the title El Ganador. In the song he’s also rapping about his life story, he has had tough times but he ended up well. Very well, you could say. A nice sidenote for this videoclip is that well-known actor Vin Diesel (you can recognize him from the Fast & Furious movies) makes his appearance in the clip. Nicky Jam raps that he went from having not much to filming video clips with Vin Diesel.
In 2017 Nicky Jam released the album Fénix with 26 songs. It was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards. This man has the most guest appearances in the genre to his name and has a total of 150 nominations and won 30 awards. Well-known award events are the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Do you want to know which awards he has won and which nominations he got? You can check it out right here.
Are you a fan of Nicky Jam or just interested in a turbulent story with a good ending? Then you should definitely watch Nicky Jam; El Ganador!