Jay Copeland Biography

Jay Copeland is a talented contestant performing on ABC’s reality series named American Idol season 20.  He has also received a Platinum ticket for his performance on the show and is currently under the top 24. Along with that, he has dropped out of his schooling as he was given a choice select between Acting and music.

Early Life

Jay Copeland was born on 13th September 1998 in Salisbury, Maryland, United States. The name of his father is Rufus Rah Ryder while his mother’s name is Ronisha Christine Ryder Copeland. He has two siblings whose names are Jordan and Christopher. At a young age, he showed enthusiasm toward singing and music. He wanted to pursue a career in the field of music and was also receiving training. Jay is very much educated as he completed his high school education at Bennett High School. For his further studies, he went to Salisbury University. Over there he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in theatre and music. He also wanted to pursue a Master’s degree in acting but his plan changed as he had to select between music and acting.

Jay Copeland American Idol

Jay is currently in limelight for his singing career. In the year 2022, he appeared on American idol season 20 a reality show, and contestants are showing their vocal abilities. The judges on season 20 of American Idol are Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan. He auditioned by singing I’m Yours by Stevie Wonder which really impressed the judges. Lionel was really looking for a kid like him as he will be able to electrify the crowd. Even Katy and Luke were impressed with his performance. As a result, he earned a platinum ticket to Hollywood which is the next step in the competition. He even made it to the top 24 by competing against his competitors. Further, he will be seen performing in order to win the competition.

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Social Media

Jay is an active user of social media applications like YouTube and Instagram. He has received a huge fan following after his appearance on American Idol. On his Instagram account, he has 15.7 thousand followers and 869 following. He enjoys dancing as he has shared videos of the same on his Instagram account. While on his YouTube channel he has received 81 subscribers and more than 347 views on his singing content.

Jay Copeland Biography

Real Name Jay Copeland
Birth Date 13 September 1998
Age (as of 2022) 23 Years
Birth Place Salisbury, Maryland, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Singer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Virgo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 68 kg  –  in Pounds –  150 lbs
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic


Father R Rah Ryder (Step-Father)
Mother Ronisha Christine Ryder Copeland


College Salisbury University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is his girlfriend? None

Personal Life

Jay is currently single. The information about his past or current girlfriends is currently not in limelight. Although he has a huge fan following and so it seems that he has many friends. Even due to American Idol he has been very busy. It seems that he spends most of his quality time with his friends and family.

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Jay Copeland Net Worth

Jay Copeland must have made a fortune from his singing career. After appearing on American Idol, brands must have approached him for endorsement deals as well. According to the sources, the details bout his net worth have not been revealed yet. He might earn from Instagram as he has over 15 thousand followers.


  • The name of his grandfather is George Copeland.
  • He was first exposed to music when he attended the Church.
  • Before his audition, he was in graduate school on a fellowship for a Master’s degree.
  • He dropped out of graduate school and chose to pursue a career in American Idol.
  • He performed the cover of Shallow along with Morgan Gruber on American Idol.
  • For his top 24 performance, he covered a song by Christina Perri named Jar of Hearts.

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