Jake Bugg Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Jan 30, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on Aug 24, 2022
Edited by Anupama Ghosh
Fact-checked by Prakriti Sinha
Here are some fantastic facts about British singer-songwriter Jake Buggs that will make you tap your feet to the beat.
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About Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg is a British musician.

Born in Clifton, England, the young singer-songwriter first caught the nation's attention in 2011, at the age of just 17, and has since released five critically acclaimed albums to date namely, 'Jake Bugg' (2012), 'Shangri La' (2013), 'On My One' (2016), 'Hearts That Strain' (2017) and 'Saturday Night, Sunday Morning' (2021). Songs from his album's track list have regularly featured on the UK top charts.

The singer often shares all his music and songs on his YouTube channel, JakeBuggVEVO.

Jake Bugg Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jake Bugg's net worth?

Jake Bugg reportedly has a net worth of around $2 million, thanks to his success as a musician.

How much does Jake Bugg earn per year?

It is estimated that singer Jake Bugg earns approximately $50,000 per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jake Bugg?

Jake Bugg is 5 ft 6 in (170 cm) tall.

How old is Jake Bugg?

Jake Bugg was born on February 28, 1994, which means that he turned 28 years old in 2022.

Childhood And Education

Jake Edwin Charles Kennedy was born on February 28, 1994 in Nottingham, England. His mother was a salesperson and his father, David Bugg, was a nurse. Both of his parents loved music and even recorded songs together before separating when Jake was quite young. Jake Bugg grew up in Clifton, Nottingham, and began to play the guitar at 12 years old after his uncle Mark encouraged him to do so and developed quite a liking for it. He decided to enroll in a music technology course. However, he dropped out at the age of 16 and decided to focus on writing and playing his own songs instead.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jake Bugg dating?

Jake Bugg was in a relationship with the British supermodel and actress Cara Delevingne in 2013 when he was 19 years old. However, they split up. He was then reported to be dating the model Roxy Horner in 2017. The couple split up two years later. He is not dating anyone, as of 2022.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jake Bugg began his foray into the professional musical world at the age of 16, when he submitted his work to the BBC website. The broadcasting company loved his work and invited him to perform on the BBC Introducing stage at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival. His appearance helped him catch the attention of many recording companies, and he signed with Mercury Records in 2011. His second single, 'Country Song', was used in a national commercial for Greene King IPA beer.

He released his debut album, named 'Jake Bugg' on October 15, 2012. The song 'Two Fingers' from the album peaked at number 28 on the UK charts, with the album taking the number one spot on the UK albums chart on release. Owing to the success of his album, he was invited to perform live on the BBC Radio 6 Music program at Maida Vale. He also played a role as a supporting act for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the Belsonic Music Festival in Belfast.

He released his second album, 'Shangri La' on November 18, 2013, which was named after the studio he recorded it in. He performed at multiple music festivals that year, including Osheaga Festival, Reading and Leeds festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, and the 2013 Glastonbury Festival. He also performed at the Fonda Theatre in California. He spent some time working in Malibu that year and worked with Iain Archer, Rick Rubin, and even Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who provided drums for some of his songs.

His song 'Simple As This' was featured in the soundtrack of the 2014 movie 'The Fault In Our Stars'. He released his third album, 'On My One', in 2016, with the fourth album, 'Hearts That Strain' following shortly after in 2017. He also played shows in London and Nottingham. His song 'Feel Whats Good' was also used in the movie 'The Giver'.

He left Mercury Records and signed with Sony RCA in 2018 to revamp his career.

He released three new singles 'All I Need', 'Rabbit Hole', and 'Saviours Of The City' in 2020, which were accompanied by a short film. His latest album 'Saturday Night, Sunday Morning,' was released in 2021, and he announced an accompanying UK tour in the Spring of 2022. The album is pop-influenced and was released after a gap of four years from the previous album.

Charity Work

Jake Bugg is known to use his earnings for good and supports many charities, including Comic Relief, Cahonas Scotland, Nordoff Robbins, Small Steps Project, WaterAid, and Children in Need.

What awards has Jake Bugg won?

Jake Bigg began to receive recognition for his work in 2013 when he was nominated for the British Breakthrough Act award at the BRIT Awards. He was also nominated for Best Solo Artist and Best Album at the NME Awards in the same year.

He won the Best New Act award at the Q Awards in 2013 and the Best Three New Artist Award at the Japan Gold Disc Awards in 2014.

In 2015, he won Best Solo Artist at the NME Awards and Best Male Singer at the Silver Clef Awards. 

Jake Bugg's Hobbies And Interests

One surprising hobby the British singer has is playing ping pong.

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Jake Bugg Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Jake Edwin Charles Kennedy

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170 cm

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Child Star?



Singer, Songwriter


Farnborough School Technology College

Net Worth



David Bugg, Leeysa Kennedy

Annual Earnings

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