Jamiroquai Jay Kay Net Worth
Jay Kay Net Worth: Jay Kay is an English musician and singer who has a net worth of $70 million. Born Jason Luis Cheetham on December 30, 1969 in Stretford, Lancashire, England, he is best known as the lead singer of the British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai. Kay formed Jamiroquai with core members Toby Smith (keyboards), Stuart Zender (bass), Nick Van Gelder (drums) and Wallis Buchanan (didgeridoo) together with guest appearances by Gavin Dodds (guitar), Maurizio Ravelico (percussion) and Johnny Thirkell (horns). After the huge success of Jamiroquai's first single, When You Gonna Learn, Jamiroquai signed with Sony Music Entertainment and recorded Emergency on Planet Earth. The relationship with Sony, however, ended in 2007. The band's third album, Travelling Without Moving, generated international attention with the ground-breaking video of Virtual Insanity which earned Jamiroquai four MTV Video Music Awards. Since then their fourth album, Synkronized, has done just as well; it was recorded in Kay's home studio located in the garden of his 500-year-old, 11-bedroom Buckinghamshire mansion. Kay has appeared in an episode of the BBC series The Naked Chef alongside chef Jamie Oliver and has also performed on the series Strictly Come Dancing, singing Canned Heat. He also appeared four times in the BBC car show Top Gear. The first appearance was in Series 1 episode 2, where he set a lap time of 1:48.1 for the show's "Star in a reasonably priced car", becoming the leading high-scorer for the rest of the current and most of the next series. His second appearance was in Series 3 episode 4, where he drove his Lamborghini Miura with Richard Hammond as passenger. The third appearance was in Series 11 episode 6 and he beat the top time held by Simon Cowell. He succeeded with a lap time of 1:45.8. Jay Kay won Top Gear's "John Sergeant Award" for the best dance. His time on the Top Gear test track was the fastest lap in 2008. In 2001, Kay was charged with assaulting a paparazzi photographer and damaging his camera outside a nightclub. Kay pleaded not guilty and the charges were later dropped.