J Jetrin performing at Cafe Asia in Arlington, Virginia, September 14, 2009.
|Birth name||Jetrin Wattanasin|
October 28, 1970 |
|Genres||Pop, dance-pop, Rap|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, actor|
|Associated acts||3 Kings and the Babe, DJ 2 Fives,Takoon Sangkapricha|
Jetrin Wattanasin (Thai: เจตริน วรรธนะสิน; rtgs: Chettarin Watthanasin) or "J Jetrin" is a Thai pop musician and actor. He got his first major break in the music business when he secured heavy promotion by the Thai entertainment company, GMM Grammy. Since 1991, he has produced numerous commercially successful music albums, and continues to tour internationally in support of his most recent recordings. Upon the conclusion of his current United States tour, entitled "The Return of J Jetrin," he will have completed the most extensive tour of the United States by any Thai recording artist, with dates scheduled in 12 US cities, spanning from Hawaii to the East Coast.
In 1991, Jetrin released his debut solo album Jor-Ae-Bor, emerging from the shadow of his already famous singer brother Jirayuth "Joe" Wattanasin.
After his seventh release 7th Heaven, in November 2007, Jetrin performed over 60 performances around Thailand, concluding with a show entitled "Radioactive the Musical Party by J Jetrin" at the Impact Arena in Bangkok.
Jetrin is currently performing a tour of the United States entitled "The Return of J Jetrin," with dates in Honolulu, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Fort Worth, Dallas, Washington DC, Atlanta, Boston, New York, Houston and Chicago. He is performing vocals with the backing of musicians MJ and Bowbo of "3 Kings and the Babe" and DJ 2 Fives. The tour is being sponsored by Singha Beer.
To date, Jetrin has appeared in two feature films. The Pang brothers' Hong Kong/Thai 2006 horror-fantasy film, Re-Cycle, as a secondary character, and Chatchai Naksuriya's Thai coming-of-age 2008 film, Friendship, as an older character who recalls his younger days and his first love.
Born in Bangkok on October 28, 1970, Jetrin is the youngest of three siblings born to a middle-class family. His sister, Jittima Wattanasin, "Jan", was a model in the Thai fashion industry. Whereas, his brother Jirayuth Wattanasin, "Joe", was one of the lead singers of "Nuvo" - one of GMM Grammy's first and most famous boy-bands.
On January 27, 2001, Jetrin married Thai actress, Kejmanee "Pin" Pichaironnarongsongkhram, and they have had three children name Jinjet (Jaonaay), Jakkapat (Jaokhun) and Jak (Jaosamut), but he has other one daughter with Gina Li (Jidapa Na Lamliang) name Jayda Na Lamliang.
- 1991 : Jor-Ae-Bor (Thai: จ เ-ะ บ; rtgs: cho e bo; being the spelling of the word chep (เจ็บ), meaning "pain")
- 1993 : 108-1009
- 1995 : Choola Choola
- 1998 : J-Day
- 2000 : J-Fight
- 2003 : Ta Lok Nee Mai Mee Puu Ying (Thai: ถ้าโลกนี้ไม่มีผู้หญิง; rtgs: Tha Lok Ni Mai Mi Phu Ying; "If This World Had No Women")
- 2008 : 7th Heaven
- 2009 : Joe + J Jetrin - The Brothers Album