J Balvin

Origin: Colombia

José Álvaro Osorio Balvín (Medellín, May 7, 1985), known as J Balvin, is a singer and rapper from Colombia. When José was 14, he began showing interest in making music, rhymes, and improvisations of hip-hop. He decided to move to The United States at the age of 17 to learn English. José had lived in both Oklahoma and New York, but after his stay, he moved back to Medellín to start his reggaeton and urban music career. In 2004, J Balvin launched his first single ‘Panas’, with which he came into prominence. His breakthrough came in 2014 with ‘Ginza’ and the single ‘6 AM’ featuring Puerto Rican singer Farruko. During his career, José won four Latin Grammy Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and four Latin American Music Awards. J Balvin is being called the “Prince of Reggaeton” (from Spanish: Príncipe del Reggaetón) and is one of the best-selling Latin music artists with sales of over 35 million records worldwide. Hits he has worked on are: ‘Mi Gente’, ‘Machika’ and ‘I Like It’. 


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