Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin, popularly known as J Balvin is a Colombian reggaeton recording artist.
Facts of J Balvin
|Full Name:||J Balvin|
|Age:||38 years 0 months|
|Birth Date:||May 07, 1985|
|Birth Place:||Medellín, Colombia|
|Marital Status:||In Relation|
|Relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is gay ?:||No|
|Father's Name:||José Álvaro Osorio|
|Mother's Name:||Alba Mery Balvin|
|Height / How tall :||5.7 inch|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn|
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Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin, popularly known as J Balvin is a Colombian reggaeton recording artist. He rose to prominence in 2014 after the release of his single “6 AM” featuring Puerto Rican singer Farruko reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. His hit singles are “Ay Vamos”, “Ginza”, “Bobo”, “Safari”, “Sigo Extranandote”, “Mi Gente”, “Machika”, “X”, “Ahora”. He has been credited with popularizing a new style of reggaeton based in Medellin. He has over 28.4 million followers on his Instagram.
At the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards, J Balvin, Rosalia, and Sean Paul perform a medley.
J Balvin, a Colombian reggaeton singer, had another incredible night at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on 25 April 2019. Rosalia, a Spanish artist, took the stage with El Guincho and J Balvin to perform her new single “Con Altura.” Sean Paul then joins them onstage for the performance of their latest single “Contra La Pared.”
What Is J Balvin’s Notoriety?
– One of Latin music’s most famous Reggaeton singers.
J Balvin was born in where?
J Balvin was born on 7 May 1985 in Miami, Florida. Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin is his given name. He was born to Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin, a father, and Alba Balvin, a mother. He was born in Medellin, Colombia. He is a Colombian citizen. Taurus is his zodiac sign. Caroline Balvin is his younger sister.
He came to the United States at the age of 17 as part of an English-exchange program in Oklahoma. Following the program, he relocated to New York City to continue his English and music studies. He worked there as a dog walker. He worked in a variety of jobs in New York, Miami, and Medellin, including illegally as a roofer and house painter in the United States.
Following his time in the United States, he returned to Colombia and began playing at various Medellin urban clubs. His success skyrocketed shortly afterwards. He studied international business for seven semesters at Medellin’s prestigious EAFIT University.
Career in Music
At the age of 19, he started seriously pursuing a career in music. He adopted the stage name J Balvin “El Negocio,” which translates as “The Market.”
He met DJ and business partner David Rivera Mazo during a street freestyle battle in Medellin and the two quickly became friends. The two embarked on their own musical journey, producing and promoting their own material.
In 2009, he signed with EM! Colombia. On the Billboard Tropical Songs chart, his single “Ella Me Cautivo” peaked at number 35.
In 2009, he released his self-titled debut album, True. El Negocio, La Familia, Energia, and Vibras are his other albums.
His first international success came in 2012 with the one-night-stand-themed “Yo Te Lo Dije.”
In 2013, he signed with Universal Latin’s subsidiary Capitol Latin.
In February 2014, he released “6 AM,” a collaboration with Puerto Rican singer Farruko. It was his breakout single. In May 2014, the song peaked at number one on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart.
His album, La Familia, debuted at number ten on Billboard’s Latin Albums chart.
For “Ay Vamos,” he received a Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Album.
Energia, his fourth studio album, debuted as the third best-selling Latin album of 2016.
He was the first Colombian singer to collaborate with “The Prince of Bachata,” cementing his reputation as an international artist.
With over two million views in the first 24 hours, his music video for “Ginza” broke the record for the most views for a Latin music video. Over 790 million people have watched the film. Additionally, the song established a new Guinness World Record for the longest duration of chart supremacy.
He was the first Latin artist to earn the RIAA’s diamond certification, with digital sales of 600,000 units for his songs “6 AM” and “Ay Vamos.”
He has appeared on remixes of Ariana Grande’s “The Way” and “Issue,” Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Maroon 5’s “Maps,” and Prince Royce’s “Struck on a Feeling.”
He has worked with a number of musicians, including Cardi B, Jeon, Anita, Nicky Jam, Willy William, Sofia Carson, Alejandro Sanz, Daddy Yankee, Juanes, Pharrell, and Yandel.
He frequently collaborates with Alejandro “Sky” Ramirez, a Medellin-based writer/producer, and Carlo Alejandro “Mosty” Patino, whom he frequently references in his songs.
He collaborated with Pitbull and Camila Cabello on his first all-English album for the soundtrack to The Fate of the Furious.
He has been nominated for three Billboard Latin Music Awards, three Latin Grammy Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and four Latin American Music Awards.
Who is J Balvin’s Wife?
J Balvin is single. He dated Colombian actress Diana Osorio previously. They had an on-again, off-again relationship. They eventually became engaged. However, no further information about their relationship has surfaced. It is unknown whether he is still dating Osorio. He has kept a low profile in terms of his personal life.
He resides in Medellin, his hometown.
He suffers from panic attacks. He meditates in order to alleviate his anxiety.
What are J Balvin Body Measurements?
J Balvin stands at a height of 1.7 m i.e. 5 feet and 7 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 165 lbs i.e. 75 kg. He has an average body build. He has a chest size of 41 inches, a biceps size of 14 inches, and a waist size of 35 inches. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is black.
He is known for his tattoos. He got his first tattoo when he was 12 years old. He has the word “Familia” tattooed on his chest in his mother’s honor.
What is J Balvin Net Worth?
J Balvin earns from his musical career. He is one of the popular Latin reggaeton recording artists. For his popularity, he has endorsed Buchanan’s Whisky and Pepsi. He earns from his music sales, concerts, contracts, endorsements, etc. His major source of income comes from working in the music industry. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $16 million.