|Born||Jaden Christopher Syre Smith
(1998-07-08) July 8, 1998 (age 22)
Malibu, California, U.S.
|Parent(s)||Will Smith (father)
Jada Pinkett Smith (mother)
|Relatives||Willow Smith (sister)
Trey Smith (brother)
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) sometimes known by just the mononym Jaden is an American actor, rapper, singer, and songwriter.
He released CTV2, his second mixtape, in November 2014.
Following a three-year work effort, he released his debut studio album, Syre, on November 17, 2017.
His second studio album, Erys, was released on July 5, 2019.
His third studio album, CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3, was released on August 28, 2020.
He has an older half-brother, Trey Smith (born 1992) and a younger sister, Willow Smith (born 2000).
Smith attended New Village Leadership Academy before being homeschooled by his parents.
Growing up, Smith's celebrity status due to acting in films such as The Pursuit of Happyness and his parents both being acclaimed actors led to him being isolated from having a normal childhood, something he has spoken on at length.
He took up skateboarding.
Smith made his major role debut in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness as Christopher, the son of Chris Gardner, Will Smith's character.
For his role, Smith won the award for Breakthrough Performance at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards.
In May 2013, Will Smith and Jaden starred together, playing father and son, in After Earth.
In 2014, it was announced that Smith will return for the sequel Karate Kid 2 with Jackie Chan.
Smith plays Henry Shackleford, a young slave living in Kansas Territory in 1857 who encounters abolitionist John Brown.
Smith took a break from acting following the release of his mixtape, Cool Tape Vol. 2 to focus on music, returning to act in Netflix original, The Get Down in 2017.
Commenting on his break from acting, he said "The kinds of roles I was being offered weren't exactly what I was looking for, nothing felt really necessary that I needed to be in until this came along".
Smith has returned to acting in films with the announcement of a film based on skateboarding.
On 21 June 2018, Crystal Moselle's Skate Kitchen released its first official trailer showcasing Smith as the main character.
The film was officially released on August 10, 2018 after being showcased at Sundance in Winter 2017.
The song peaked at 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified 5× Platinum in the US.
On October 1, 2012, Jaden released his debut mixtape, The Cool Cafe.
Smith released the sequel to The Cool Cafe on November 8, 2014, titled CTV2.
Smith started work on his debut studio album in 2014, a process that took three years.
Smith announced in December 2016 that his debut studio album would be titled Syre.
The lead single from Syre, "Fallen" was released on December 5, 2016, three more singles were released, "Batman" and "Watch Me" on July 14, 2017 and "Falcon" on November 16.
Syre was released on November 17, 2017 and debuted at number 24 on the US Billboard 200.
"Icon" was released as a single on the same day and reached no.
3 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
Smith later announced that his next project following Syre would be titled Erys on December 14, 2017.
Another project named Syre: The Electric Album was later teased via Twitter.
Leading up to the release of the project, Smith released the single "Ghost" featuring Christian Rich.
On July 8, 2018, Smith released the project exclusively on Instagram on his 20th birthday.
The project was later released four days later to streaming platforms.
Syre: The Electric Album is a guitar-centric rework of Smith's studio album Syre and is influenced by Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Less than a year later, on July 5, 2019, Smith released his second studio album, Erys, and debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200.
One of Smith's influences, Kid Cudi, stated that he would like to make an album with Smith, which Smith supported, saying that he would like to in the future during an interview on August 21, 2018.
On July 24, 2020, Smith released the single "Cabin Fever", from his third album CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3, which he described is a completion of the trilogy of the previous Cool tapes and "also kinda completing the trilogies of Syre and Erys at the same time".
The album includes a collaboration with Smith's friend and previous collaborator Justin Bieber, on the song "Falling for You".
Smith also considers his father, Will Smith, as an inspiration saying "He started in music and transitioned to movies.
I started with movies, and then I transitioned into making music – I look at him and use it as a blueprint of how good of a person he is, but not necessarily the success that he reached."
GQ described Smith as "in a league of his own" in terms of fashion and a "superstar who has taken fashion to an entirely different level".
Smith said that Tyler the Creator introduced him to the brand Supreme.
Batman's dark, gothic scenery has influenced the clothing he has created through his brand MSFTSrep and his personal clothing style, wearing Batman protective armor to Kanye West's and Kim Kardashian's wedding and his prom.
MSFTSrep's range includes hoodies, T-shirt, trousers and vests.
In May 2013 Smith collaborated with a Korean designer, Choi Bum Suk, to create a pop-up store in which customers can buy clothes with their collaborated logos.
Smith raised controversy in 2016 after modelling in a womenswear campaign for Louis Vuitton wearing a skirt.
Explaining his choice to wear a skirt, Smith said he was attempting to combat bullying, saying "In five years, when a kid goes to school wearing a skirt, he won't get beat up and kids won't get mad at him."
Smith continued to wear womenswear throughout the rest of 2016.
Smith was the first male model to model women's wear for Louis Vuitton.
Smith created a denim-line with fashion brand G-Star in 2018.
Smith is a partner in spring water company Just Water starting when he was just twelve years old.
Just Water is attempting to create a water filtration system that's cheap and can be used in poorer areas and nations and wants to later help with water infrastructure and creating more environmentally friendly construction methods by producing its own drywall.
On August 27, 2018, Just Water launched officially in the UK.
Smith's father, Will, revealed that his son sought an emancipation ruling, with the consent of his parents, as a present for his 15th birthday.
Will revealed to the media that Smith's primary motivation is the establishment of his own residence and also explained that his children are not subject to strict parenting conduct: "We generally don't believe in punishment.
From the time Jaden was five or six we would sit him down, and all he has to do is be able to explain why what he did was the right thing for his life."
However, Smith and his father appeared together on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 15, 2013 and Smith said:
In June 2017, Smith moved out of his parents' house into a $4 million home in Hidden Hills.
Smith is an avid "conspiracy theorist" and his statements often generate controversy.
In 2013, Smith raised controversy when he criticized traditional education and advised people to drop out of school.
Talking about teenagers who go to public school, Smith said "kids who go to normal school are so teenagery, so angsty."
Smith dated Sarah Snyder from 2015 to 2017.
The two broke up after "growing apart" amid cheating rumors.
Snyder inspired numerous songs on Smith's debut album, Syre.
Smith is a vegetarian.
He started a mobile restaurant providing free vegan dinners for the homeless.
His vegan lifestyle caused his parents to stage an intervention, following a rapid decline in health that led to his skin turning gray.
His declining health, however, resulted in Smith returning to vegetarianism.
In November 2018, Smith announced that he was in a relationship with rapper Tyler, the Creator, although Tyler himself has denied these claims.
Main article: Jaden Smith discography
- Vision Tour: A North American Journey (2018)
|2003–2006||All of Us||Reggie||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2008||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Travis||Episode: "Romancing the Phone"|
|2016–2017||The Get Down||Marcus "Dizzee" Kipling||Main role (11 episodes)|
|2017||Neo Yokio||Kaz Kaan||Voice; Main role|
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