Before entering the music industry, Jeremih worked on a music business degree at Columbia College.
The college student scored a local hit, "Birthday Sex," that caught the attention of Def Jam exec L.A. Reid.
"Birthday Sex" went on to become a national hit and something of an urban catchphrase.
Jeremih wrote and produced much of his 2009 self-titled debut.
Jeremih has also worked with Fabolous and Kardinal Offishall.
In 2009, R&B crooner Jeremih made a startling discovery. What most people really want for their birthday is the same thing they want on the other 364 days of the year: hot, passionate sex. The, err, thrust of "Birthday Sex" seems like a no-brainer, and Jeremih's discovery quickly reverberated throughout the urban music world. Soon R. Kelly, Fabolous, and Teairra Mari were offering their considerable talents for remixes. Star material or just a novelty, the 21-year-old still owned the airwaves for some time.