Jack Met Biography

Jack Met is an American vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his role in the indie pop band ‘AJR.’ Alongside his brothers Adam and Ryan, Jack began his musical journey by creating and producing their own music in their living room in Chelsea, Manhattan. After gaining attention from busking on the streets of New York City, the trio achieved immense success with their hit single ‘Weak,’ propelling Jack and his brothers into the spotlight. They have since performed as the opening act for renowned artists such as Demi Lovato and have sold out their own headline tour across the United States. In addition to his role as the lead vocalist of ‘AJR,’ Jack Met showcases his talent on various instruments including guitar, drums, keyboard, trumpet, and ukulele.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 26 Years
  • Vocalists
  • Guitarists
  • City: New York City
  • U.S. State: New Yorkers

Childhood & Early Life

Jack Evan Met was born on August 16, 1997, in New York City, New York, United States of America. He attended the famous ‘Professional Children’s School’ in New York City, which has produced several personalities in the field of music, dance, and acting.

Much like his older brothers, Jack developed an interest in music early in his life. At the age of eight, he started his music career with his brothers. They began by performing on the streets of New York City, mostly covering popular songs in Central Park. However, they were eventually forced to find a new location and obtained legal permission to perform in Washington Square.

With the help of their parents, Jack and his brothers started creating their own music. They drew inspiration from musicians like Jon Bellion, Kanye West, and Macklemore. Their debut single, ‘I’m Ready,’ gained popularity and was played regularly on ‘Sirius XM Radio.’ They released their debut extended play, ‘6foot1,’ later renamed as ‘I’m Ready,’ in 2013.

Music Career

In 2014, Jack’s band ‘AJR’ started gaining attention with their song ‘I’m Ready’ attracting music lovers all over the United States. They released their second extended play titled ‘Infinity’ in 2014, followed by their debut album ‘Living Room’ in 2015.

The band continued to release music, with their third extended play titled ‘What Everyone’s Thinking’ in 2016 and their second studio album ‘The Click’ in 2017. The album featured hit singles like ‘Weak’ and ‘Drama,’ as well as a track called ‘Sober Up’ featuring musician Rivers Cuomo.

Jack has also appeared in a number of music videos for his band’s songs. He appeared in a behind-the-scenes video for the music video of ‘Weak’ and was featured in a short music video titled ‘AJR: Weak’ in 2017.

Achievements

Within a few years of starting their mainstream career, Jack’s band ‘AJR’ was named as CC Media Holdings’ ‘Artist on the Rise.’ Their song ‘I’m Ready’ peaked at number one on the ‘Next Big Sound’ music chart and received platinum certifications from the ‘Recording Industry Association of America’ (RIAA) and the ‘Australian Recording Industry Association’ (ARIA).

Their most successful song, ‘Weak,’ was certified platinum and gold by the RIAA and ARIA respectively, and also received platinum certifications from the ‘Belgian Entertainment Association’ (BEA) and ‘Music Canada’ (MC). Their song ‘Sober Up’ received gold certification from the RIAA and peaked at the seventh position on the ‘Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles’ chart.

In addition to their popular singles, ‘AJR’ has released several successful albums. Their album ‘Living Room’ peaked at number 20 on the ‘Top Heatseekers’ chart in the US, while their second studio album ‘The Click’ peaked at number 61 on the ‘Billboard 200.’ Their popular extended play ‘I’m Ready’ peaked at number 32 on the ‘Top Heatseekers’ chart, and their second extended play ‘Infinity’ peaked at number 36 on the same chart. Their third extended play ‘What Everyone’s Thinking’ peaked at number 164 on the ‘Billboard 200.’

Personal Life

Jack Met is active on various social media platforms, such as Instagram and Twitter. He has a significant following on both platforms, with over 47,000 followers on Instagram and over 27,000 followers on Twitter. He often posts photos and videos related to his band and also shares glimpses of his personal life.

Jack is known for his love of animals and frequently shares posts featuring his pet dogs and other animals in and around New York. He is also close to his brothers and enjoys spending time with them.

In addition to being the lead vocalist for his band, Jack is skilled in playing various instruments, including guitar, melodica, drums, keyboards, ukulele, percussion, and trumpet. He is also proficient in synthesizers and programming. Outside of music, Jack is an expert in playing tennis and ping pong.

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