Jackman Thomas Harlow, popularly known as Jack Harlow, is a famous American songwriter, rapper, singer, and record producer. Jack rose to fame in 2020 after the release of Whats Poppin. The song peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100, assisted by its popularity on TikTok.
In December 2020, Jack Harlow released his first studio album dubbed “That’s What They All Say.” The 15-track album features several hit singles and is certified platinum by RIAA.
Jack Harlow had his first chart-topper after featuring on Lil Nas X‘s “Industry Baby,” which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
His success and popularity helped him secure a record deal with DJ Drama’s Generation Now, which is an imprint of Atlantic Records. He is the co-founder of a musical collective known as Private Garden.
Jack Harlow has been into music since the age of 12. He has several hit singles under his belt, making him one of the leading rappers in the U.S. His songs and outstanding work as a musician have been recognized by several organizations in the entertainment industry.
He has been nominated for awards such as the Billboard Music Awards and Grammys. He was named Variety’s “Hitmaker of the Year.” Remarkably, Jack Harlow became an inductee of XXL’s class of 2020 before his debit music album was out. He has also graced the cover of Complex, GQ, and Spin.
Jack Harlow is among Forbes 30 under 30. The rapper has an estimated net worth of $5 million. This post takes an in-depth look at the biography, career, lifestyle, salary, and net worth of Jack Harlow.
|Real Name||Jackman Thomas Harlow|
|Nick Name||Jack Harlow|
|Place of Birth||Shelbyville, Kentucky, U. S.|
|Date of Birth||March 13, 1998|
|Height||1.88m (6′ 2″)|
|Weight||76 Kg (167 lbs)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Education||Bloom Elementary, Atherton High School|
|Source of Wealth||Music|
|Occupation||Songwriter, rapper, singer, record producer|
|Net Worth||$6 Million|
Early Life and Biography
Jack Harlow was born on the 13th day of March 1998, in Shelbyville, Kentucky, United States. He is of Irish and French ancestry. His parents, Brian and Maggie Harlow were laborers on a horse farm.
He wasn’t born in a poor background as his parents owned two successful companies. Jack’s parents were somewhere between the upper and upper-middle class. His mother, Maggie, was a businesswoman and ran one of the family’s businesses, Signarama, with her husband.
While Jack was little, his parents relocated from Shelbyville to Louisville. They settled in a region known as The Highlands. Jack also has a younger brother named Clayborn Harlow.
Jack made music for the first time at the age of 12. This was around the time his parents gave him a video game system and guitar. While he was in sixth grade, Jack would use the microphone from a Guitar Hero game console. Then he would get a laptop from his friend Copeland to record beats and make rap music.
Together, Jack and Copeland made music and compiled the songs they recorded in one CD they titled “Rippin and Rappin.” The boys sold copies of the CD to students at Highland Middle School for 2 bucks per copy.
Jack Harlow attended Bloom Elementary. Jack bought his first professional microphone in his seventh grade, which he used to record his first mixtape “Extra Credit.” Later, he graduated from Atherton High School in 2016.
While in high school, he formed a music group known as Moose Gang with some friends in school and they performed in several locations.
All through his time in high school, Jack Harlow performed in several places and had sold-out shows at various venues, including Haymarket Whiskey Bar and Mercury Ballroom.
Jack Harlow dropped his debut mixtape “Extra Credit” on June 24, 2011. He was in high school at the time and used the stage name ‘Mr. Harlow.’
In 2015, he released his first commercial studio album entitled ‘The Handsome Harlow.’ He would perform his songs at shows, boosting his popularity in the neighborhood.
After his graduation from Atherton High School in 2016, Harlow released a mixtape project ‘18,’ which featured guest articles such as Ace Pro, Ronnie Lucciano, Shloob, 2forwOyNe, and Ouiiso.
In 2017, he released “Routine” and “Dark Knight“, which became the lead single from his mixtape ‘Gazebo.’ He had success early in his music career, which caused him to get booked for music shows and concerts.
He performed at several music concerts and events such as Bonnaroo Music Festival, South by Southwest, and many others. Later, he proceeded on a tour with The Homies. He also worked with Portugal The Man, a rock band, at some point.
As an independent artist, Jack Harlow had other income sources aside from music. He traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked at the Georgia State University cafeteria. While working there, he had the rare chance to meet DJ Drama, who was impressed by his work and offered him a record deal.
In 2018, Jack Harlow signed a record deal courtesy of DJ Drama’s influence. He signed with Generation Now, one of the biggest record companies in the U.S.
Shortly after getting signed to the label, Harlow released a music video for the track ‘Sundown.’ Later, he embarked on a North American tour. His mixtape, “Loose,” was released and distributed by the label.
In 2018, he was featured on Skeme’s “Get Sumn” track alongside Sixteen and Lil James. Jack Harlow continued his run of mixtapes in 2019 and 2020.
In 2019, he released the track “Thru the Night” with Bryson Tyler. He went on a U.S. Tour and released a mixtape titled “Confetti” the same year. He received a nomination for Best Mixtape in the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards.
In 2020, his hit single ‘What’s Poppin‘ was released. That was the breakthrough of his music career and the song brought international success and appeal. The song went viral, peaking at the 2nd position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
The song’s video, which was directed by Cole Bennett was released on YouTube and has garnered more than 200 million views since. Also, it went viral on several social media platforms, particularly TikTok.
What’s Poppin received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Performance. Jack Harlow made a remix for the song featuring the likes of Lil Wayne, Drake, and Tory Lanez. The song was a huge success and it found its way to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
He kept the momentum alive by releasing more hit songs in the same year. Some of the hit songs he dropped in 2020 after the release of “What’s Poppin” are “Tyler Herro” and “Moana” featuring G-Eazy.
Towards the end of 2020, he released in debut studio album entitled “Thats What They All Say.” The 15-track album was released on December 2, 2020, and it starred collaboration songs with high-profile music artists such as Big Sean, Da Baby, Adam Levine, Lil Baby, and Lil Wayne. The album was a commercial success, having received praise from the media and the general public.
In 2021, Jack Harlow appeared as a featured artist in Lil Nas X’s hit track “Industry Baby,” which became a hit worldwide. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, an impressive feat for the rapper.
In 2022, his second studio album ‘Come Home The Kids Miss You‘ was released. One of the album’s hit songs “First Class” is a sample of Fergie’s Glamorous. The album made its way to the top spot of the U.S. Billboard Chart.
Jack Harlow was been nominated for several awards like the Grammys. He won himself a Billboard Music Award and other awards. Below are some of his numerous awards:
- Billboard Music Awards in the ‘Top Rap Song’ category (2021).
- MTV Video Music Awards in the ‘Best Collaboration’ category (2022).
- MTV Best Art Direction (2022).
- MTV Best Visual Effects (2022).
- MTV Song of Summer (2022).
- Shots Awards Music Video of the Year (2022).
He has also featured on the songs of other artists such as City Girls’ in the song “Pussy Talk (Remix),” which also features Quavo and Lil Wayne. He also appeared on Saweetie’s “Tap In (Remix)” alongside Post Malone and DaBaby.
Jack Harlow’s songs are known for their wordplay, energy, and emotions. Jack Harlow is known to draw inspiration from artists such as Eminem, Drake, Lil Wayne, Willie Nelson, Jesse McCartney, Johnny Cash, and Hall and Oates.
Harlow claims films have a significant impact on his music. He hopes to release songs that recall short movies and clips. His favorite film directors are Martin Scorsese and Alfred Hitchcock.
Jack Harlow is involved in multiple activism-related and charitable events. In 2022, he was in a Black Lives Matter rally to protest the murder of Breonna Taylor by the police. Breonna was killed by the police in Louisville, Jack’s hometown.
In 2021, he donated to several Louisville-based groups and organizations such as the Metro United Way, Center for Women and Families, and the Grace M. James Academy of Excellence.
He also worked with KFC in conjunction with its parent company Yum! Brands to donate over $250,000 to the American Red Cross. They donated over a quarter of a million U.S. dollars to help the American Red Cross society in its fight against a dangerous tornado in Western Kentucky.
According to Forbes, Jack Harlow has raised more than 1 million dollars for non-profit organizations and groups in Louisville.
Business Ventures, Partnerships, and Endorsement Deals
Jack Harlow’s net worth is a result of the commercial ventures and industry he is exposed. As a music artist, Jack earns a lot of money from streaming sources and sales.
He has over 2 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and his videos get millions of views, giving you consistent income flow.
He has a store where he sells merch. He makes tons of merch sales and sells products worth over $1 million in his store. Jack Harlow has a long-standing partnership with several brands. The Kentucky-born rapper has a deal with New Balance and is the face of KFC.
These deals bring him more and as his fame increases, better deals will be brought to his table. Additionally, Jack Harlow has endorsement deals with other brands such as Call of Duty, Tommy Hilfiger, DORITOS, Papa John’s Pizza, Cheetos, and Buffalo Wild Wings.
Jack Harlow tried to keep his personal life under the radar. There are reports that he is in a relationship with Addison Rae, a famous TikTok star and social media influencer. However, the duo are yet to confirm or debunk the dating rumors.
Aside from that, he has been linked with Saweetie. Jack Harlow could be single as he is yet to share the identity of his girlfriend. However, he believes his partner should have a good sense of humor, be intelligent, and have a big heart.
Jack Harlow resides a flamboyant life in Los Angeles and has real estate properties in Tennessee and New York. He has an incredible set of jewelry collection and has splashed his money on expensive championship rings, chains, and fashion items.
One of his most expensive acquisitions is a set of championship rings, which is reportedly valued at $110,000. Each ring in the set is constructed of 55 grams of 14k white gold.
Jack Harlow is the face of New Balance, which has seen him own some of the best sneakers and footwear from the brand. He owns an array of expensive shoes such as New Balance Vision Racer, Jolly Rancher x New Balance, UBIQ x New Balance 1600, and New Balance OMNIS Low “White.”
Harlow isn’t afraid to spend his money on supercars. He is a big fan of cars and owns a Mercedes Benz, and Porsche, alongside products from Toyota and other car brands. Jack Harlow is a fan of Premier League side Chelsea.
Jack Harlow’s Net Worth
Jack Harlow has amassed great fortune within a short time, thanks to his successful run of singles and albums. He is one of the most sought-after and highest-paid rappers in the United States.
Jack Harlow has a net worth estimated at around $6 million, which is expected to increase in the near future if he continues to impress.
He launched a merchandise store where he sells T-shirts and other accessories to his fans. Jack is incredible when it comes to spending his money. He bought expensive championship rings for his crew members and also owns some expensive cars in his garage.
Music is Harlow’s main source of income. The rapper earns royalties and income from the sales of his music on platforms such as Tidal, Pandora, YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, etc.
While he is involved in his personal business of selling merch, he has also partnered with other brands, where he has endorsement deals with.
Jack Harlow is set to debut as an actor in the remake of the 1992 film titled “White Men Can’t Jump.” Not many rappers can replicate the work Jack has done in his career and the impact he had within a short time.
Jack’s inoffensive music style and wordplay gave him higher placements on the Billboard charts. His talent is there for all to see and his success will surely spur rising artists.