American rapper Jacquees made himself known in the rap world with his 2011 mixtape, Round of Applause. Born in the city of Decatur, Georgia, he grew up influenced by the works of the Jacksons; by the time he was nine, he had developed a keen interest in singing. Never having received formal training, he continued to hone his craft by himself over the next years.
In 2007, he launched his music career- performing at a number of local shows. The next year, he gained further exposure after being featured in T.I.’s single, Krazy.
By 2009, he had dropped his debut EP entitled, I Am Jacquees. Since then, Jacquees has gone on to release a number of titles including Fan Affiliated, Quemix, Mood, Lost at Sea, and Since You Playin’, to name a few.
Currently, it is estimated that he has a net worth of a million dollars. Let’s take a look at his different sources of income.
Jacquees’ Net Worth 2018 – $1 Million
How did Jacquees Make His Money & Wealth?
Born on April 15, 1994 in Decatur, Georgia, Jacquees (Real Name: Rodriguez Jacques Broadnax) taught himself how to sing when he was just nine years old, having drawn inspiration from the Jacksons; he was also fond of the works of Hot Boys, Usher, R. Kelly, and Ginuwine. Despite the fact that he never received vocal training, he successfully perfected his sound by the time he was a young teen. Having said that, when he was fifteen years old, he took a single voice lesson with coach Jan Smith. Although he admired her teaching, he ultimately chose not to continue as he was unable to afford her $200/hour coaching fee.
At the age of thirteen, Jacquees kicked of his professional career after being introduced to Orlando Grind, his eventual manager. From there, it wasn’t long until he captured the attention of J. Sims and Dexx Lee. Starting out, the aspiring rapper performed at a number of local talent shows. Soon afterwards, he was introduced to the CEO of Block Entertainment; he subsequently began working behind the scenes on various projects for its founder, Russell Spencer.
A recording artist first and foremost, most of Jacquees’ fortune has been earned through his music, period. How many titles have he dropped since his debut?
Eventually getting more involved with Block Entertainment, he was then featured in fellow rapper T.I.’s 2009 single, Krazy which helped to bring him some exposure. Later that year, he released his debut extended play dubbed I Am Jacquees; while it marked his initial step into the industry, it wasn’t until his second release that he first started to gain more attention.
On August 11, 2011, Jacquees came out with his first mixtape entitled, Round of Applause. Hosted by DJ Spinz, it featured sixteen new titles and production from 88 Fingaz, Sam Cook, Cut the Check, Joe Beats, and Triza among others. Made available online, the tape has since been streamed over 107,000 times on Datpiff, an online mixtape distribution platform.
The following summer, he followed up with his second mixtape, Fan Affiliated. A solid release that received mostly positive reviews, it included sixteen tracks; a few artists such as August, Travis Porter, and Jody Breez.
On May 1, 2013, Jacquees’ next title, Quemix was made available online via digital download. Comparable to his earlier works, it boasted a dozen new titles- a number of which were remixes, and features from Issa, Bluff City, Can Jelae, and Macon Hamilton. As of 2017, the mixtape has been streamed more than 570,000 times.
The following year, the rapper did not release a mixtape; instead, he came out with his second extended play titled, 19. Relatively successful, it included eleven tracks including Destiny’s Child, Come Thru, No Questions, Won’t Turn it Down, and You Need Me. Similar to his earlier endeavors, it also featured artists such as Chris Brown, and Rich Homie Quan. The EP ultimately entered the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart at number 15 and peaked on the iTunes R&B and Soul Music chart at number 3.
The EP eventually gave rise to the single, Feel It which featured Lloyd and Rich Homie Quan. Before the end of the year, Jacquees released two additional tracks, Iz Dat You and Pandora, both of which further bolstered his career.
On January 6, 2015, the recording artist released his fourth mixtape, Quemix 2. A continuation of his 2013 tape, it featured fifteen numbers including Body Image, Don’t Mind, Drunk Texting, Try Me, Hold it Down, She Knows, and How Bout Now. To date, the mixtape has been streamed over 183,000 times and downloaded more than 76,000 times on Datpiff.
That year, Jacquees came out with a handful of singles including Pandora, Come Thru (Feat. Rich Homie Quan), and Like Baby, most of which were from his upcoming mixtape at the time, Mood.
Mood was eventually made available via digital download on January 25, 2016. Hosted by DJ Spinz, it saw a number of guest features including ones from artists Birdman, Dej Loaf, Kevin Gates, and Young Scooter. Well received, it remains to be one of his most popular hits to date, having since been streamed over 1,100,000 times online.
Continuing with a bang, Jacquees put forth his next mixtape, Lost at Sea on May 27, 2016. Teaming up with fellow rapper Birdman, the collaborative project added another seven tracks to his arsenal of music including Overtime, Da Lifestyle, Wise Words, and Body Right. Met with rave reviews, the tape has been streamed over 131,000 times on Hotnewhiphop.com. By the end of the year, it had spawned the single, Lost at Sea.
From there, his next musical effort came in January 2017 with the release of Since You Playin’. With production credits of Coop, Bees, Nash B, and Murphy Kid, it also featured artists Ty Dolls Sign, Quavo, and Birdman. A little more successful than its predecessor, it went on to receive over 195,000 streams online.
The following month, Jacquees teamed up with DeJ Loaf and released the collaborative mixtape, Fuck a Friend Zone. Well received by fans, it has since been downloaded over 41,000 times and streamed more than 207,000 times.
So the big question- how much has Jacquees earned from all of the above releases? Unfortunately, the exact numerical amount has never been revealed, and we may never find out. Having said that, the artist was most likely paid an amount to drop off his work exclusively on one of the popular streaming sites such as Datpiff.
In addition to all of his previously mentioned works, he has been paid for a few guest appearances, for instance in Bspace’s Addicted, DC DaVinci’s Sex Shit and Rich Gang’s Pull Up. Not only does he earn a little bit of side change from these stints, but it also helps Jacquees to gain further exposure.
What’s another major source of income for a recording artist? Putting on concerts. Seeing as how mixtapes don’t pull in nearly as much as studio albums, one must also rely on shows to supplement earnings. For each performance that he does, Jacquees is paid a set booking fee (mostly in the tens of thousands). Looking at his schedule now, he has three shows slated for this summer, one in Lincoln, one in Memphis and another in Oakland.
Another stream of income comes in the form of ad revenue from his official Youtube Channel, @jacqueesmusic. To date, the artist has accumulated close to 400,000 subscribers and over 124,000,000 views spread out across all of his videos. To put things into perspective, most Youtube partners earn anywhere from $2 to $5/1000 views; at 124 million lifetime views, that works out to be upwards of $620,000 altogether.
Currently, Jacquees has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Seeing as how he’s still just getting started, he’ll most likely be dropping additional tapes and records in the upcoming years. With that, of course, his net worth will continue to go up. By how much? We’ll just have to wait and see.
According to a recent interview, the artist may also be making his acting debut sometime soon as he’s revealed that he’s auditioned for a few roles.
Jacquees’s Personal Life and FAQ
Is Jacquees Married?
No, Jacquees is not married. In fact, it does not appear that he is currently dating- although he may very well simply be tight lipped about his personal life.
In the past however, it was rumoured that he had been dating a girl named Stanesha. From what we know however, the two have since broken up.
Does Jacquees Have Any Children?
No, the Georgia rapper does not have any children that we know of.
Where Did Jacquees Get His Name From?
His professional stage name “Jacquees” is taken from his middle name.
Did Jacquees Go to College?
No, Jacques did not go to college. He presumably started to focus his attention on his budding music career after graduating from high school in 2007.
Where Does Jacquees Live? Pictures of Jacquee’s House
Unfortunately, Jacquees’ living quarters has never been revealed to the public. However, it is presumed that he currently resides in his home state of Georgia. With his income, he probably has no problem affording a nice pad for himself.
Sadly, we do not have any pictures of the rapper’s house to share at this time.
What Kind of Car Does Jacquees Drive?
According to a recent video that surfaced on the web, Jacquees currently owns an orange lamborghini which was given to him by Birdman.
Jacquees’ Career Accomplishments
At just twenty three years old, Jacquees has put together a rather impressive resume- one that includes two extended plays (one of which peaked on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart), eight mixtape, and ten singles.
Throughout the years, he has also collaborated with many well known artists such as Lloyd, Rich Homie Quan, Chris Brown, Birdman, Rich Gang, and Ralo Stylz, to name a few.
This January, the Atlanta started off the new year with the release of a brand new mixtape titled, Since You Playin. Since it was first dropped online, it has been streamed close to 200,000 times.
Bringing one of his previous tracks to life, he also recently released the music video for B.E.D., a title from his mixtape, Mood.
As far as live shows go, Jacquees will be performing at a few US cities (e.g. Lincoln, Memphis, Oakland) later this summer as mentioned previously.