Jackman Thomas Harlow (born on March 13, 1998) is a multi-talented American rapper and songwriter known professionally as Jack Harlow. Harlow gained widespread recognition and popularity for his unique blend of hip-hop, pop, and trap influences, as well as his distinctive flow and relatable lyrics.
Jackman Thomas Harlow is a French and Irish rapper born in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 13, 1998. He grew up on a horse farm outside Shelbyville and began rapping at 12. Harlow and his friend Copelan Garvey recorded rhymes and songs using a Guitar Hero microphone and a laptop.
Harlow’s interest in music began at a young age, as he started rapping in his early teens. He gained local attention in Louisville for his performances and mixtapes before eventually catching the eyes of a wider audience through the internet.
Jack attended Highland Middle School, where he and his friend sold copies of their first ever domestically made CD “Rippin and Rappin’. Then, he bought a professional microphone as he moved to seventh grade. He later finished at Atherton High School, joining and playing with the boys’ varsity soccer team.
As Jack Harlow neared the end of his school days, he dropped his first mixtape, “The Handsome Harlow,” in 2015, kickstarting his journey and building a fan base.
Post-graduation from Atherton in 2016, the Louisville rapper and producer released his debut album, “18,” under his label, Private Garden, featuring the Homies collective. He performed at festivals and dropped singles like “Routine” and “Dark Knight” in 2017, with the latter becoming the lead single on his November mixtape, “Gazebo.”
Harlow went on a Gazebo Tour, opening for Portugal. The Man and collaborated on the Skeme song “Get Sumn.” In 2019, he released “Thru the Night” with Bryson Tiller and the mixtape “Confetti.” In 2020, he moved to Atlanta, worked at Chick-fil-A, and signed with Generation Now. His debut mixtape, “Loose,” came out in August 2018, followed by a North American tour.
The breakthrough came in 2020 with the viral hit “WHATS POPPIN,” leading to a star-studded remix. Harlow’s music, reflecting his life and challenges, resonates with young audiences for its candid lyrics and versatile rapping style.
Adding to his discography with tracks like “Tyler Herro,” “Sundown,” “CODY BANKS,” and “GHOST,” Harlow explores ambition, self-discovery, and fame’s complexities. He signed with Generation Now and Atlantic Records and released “That’s What They All Say” in December 2020, solidifying his rap star status.
In February 2022, the lead single “Nail Tech” dropped for his second studio album, “Come Home the Kids Miss You,” reaching number 18 on the Hot 100. Harlow featured in Kanye West’s “Louie Bags” and announced his album’s release on March 16, 2022, debuting at number three on the US Billboard 200.
The second single, “First Class,” became his second Billboard Hot 100 number-one. Harlow made waves as the College GameDay guest picker and performer for Ohio State in 2022. On April 26, 2023, he announced “Jackman,” which debuted at number 8 on the US Billboard 200 and reached number 9 on the Canadian Album Chart. Jackman marked his third US top-ten album debut, accumulating 43.40 million on-demand streams in its first week.
- Finally Handsome
- That’s What They All Say
Awards & Nominations
- American Music Awards
- BET Awards
- Billboard Music Awards
- GRAMMY Awards
- iHeartRadio Music Awards
- MTV Video Music Awards
Jack Harlow is known for his easygoing and down-to-earth nature. He frequently stresses the importance of staying genuine and not getting carried away by the trappings of fame. He enjoys spending time with close friends and family when he’s not working on music.
His roots in Louisville, Kentucky, run deep, and he often expresses his love for the city and how it has shaped his music and identity. Harlow takes pride in representing his hometown and actively participates in initiatives and events that uplift the local community.
In addition to his musical talents, Jack Harlow is recognized for his distinctive sense of style. Whether it’s streetwear, urban fashion, or designer brands, he effortlessly blends different elements to create a fashion statement reflecting his artist’s identity.
While rumors circulated about a possible relationship with Dua Lipa in December 2022, it was later revealed in May 2023 that Lipa was in a relationship with film director Romain Gavras, dispelling any speculation about Harlow’s romantic involvement.
- Instagram: @jackharlow
- Twitter: @jackharlow
- TikTok: @missionaryjack
- Facebook: Jack Harlow
Jack Harlow is a successful artist with an estimated net worth of US$6 million.