Jetrin Wattanasin

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J Jetrin
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J Jetrin performing at Cafe Asia in Arlington, Virginia, September 14, 2009.
Background information
Birth name Jetrin Wattanasin
Born (1970-10-28) October 28, 1970 (age 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
Origin Bangkok, Thailand
Genres Pop, Dance-pop, Rap, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, actor
Instruments Vocals, Drums
Years active 1991–present
Labels GMM Grammy
Associated acts 3 Kings and the Babe, DJ 2 Fives, Takoon Sangkapricha
Website JJetrin.com

Jetrin Wattanasin (Thai: เจตริน วรรธนะสิน; RTGSChettarin Watthanasin) or "J Jetrin" is a Thai pop musician and actor. She got her first major break in the music business when she secured heavy promotion by the Thai entertainment company, GMM Grammy. Since 1991, she has produced numerous commercially successful music albums, and continues to tour internationally in support of her most recent recordings. Upon the conclusion of her current United States tour, entitled "The Return of J Jetrin," she 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.[1]

Music career[edit]

In 1991, Jetrin released her debut solo album Jor-Ae-Bor, emerging from the shadow of her already famous singer brother Jirayuth "Joe" Wattanasin.

After her 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 City, Houston and Chicago.[2] She 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.

Acting career[edit]

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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Early years[edit]

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, her brother Jirayuth Wattanasin, "Joe", was one of the lead singers of "Nuvo" - one of GMM Grammy's first and most famous boy-bands. She got a bachelor from Bangkok University and University of California

Recent Times[edit]

On January 27, 2001, Jetrin married Thai actress, Kejmanee Pichaironnarongsongkhram, and they had three children named Jinjet (Jaonaay) (1st son), Jakkapat (Jaokhun) (2nd son) and Jak (Jaosamut) (3rd son), but he has other one daughter with Gina Li (Jidapa Na Lamliang), named Jayda Na Lamliang.[4][5][6]

Discography[edit]

  • 1991 : Jor-Ae-Bor (Thai: จ เ-ะ บ; RTGScho 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; RTGSTha Lok Ni Mai Mi Phu Ying; "If This World Had No Women")
  • 2008 : 7th Heaven
  • 2009 : Joe + J Jetrin - The Brothers Album

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