J Balvin is a highly acclaimed musician of Colombian descent. As a teenager, he developed an interest in music after a visit to the United States. After returning to his home country, he successfully established himself in the local music scene.
With his hit single “6 AM” from 2014, Balvin effectively cemented his name as a force to be reckoned with in the Latin music industry and beyond. Then come two successful titles: “Ay Vamos” (2014), “Ginza” (2015), “Bobo” (2016), “Mi Gente” (2017) and “Machika” (2018). – everything that has consolidated its status on the international music scene. J Balvin rose to a new level of international stardom in 2018 when he was featured on Cardi B’s Grammy-nominated monster hit, “I Like It.”
J Balvin Biography, Age
Although better known by his stage name “JBalvin”, this music superstar was born on May 7, 1985 to José Álvaro Osorio Balvin to Alba Mery Balvin and José Álvaro Osorio. He was born in Medellín, Colombia. Balvin grew up listening to different genres of music, but he was never interested in making a career out of it. Luckily, he traveled to the United States on an English exchange program and was exposed to the business side of music there.
Upon his return to his home country, he enrolled in EAFIT University to pursue studies in International Business. He also started his musical career by performing in various local clubs under the pseudonym J Balvin “El Negocio”. He signed with EMI Colombia in 2009 and the following year he released his debut album Réal. Under the same label he released a second album El Negocio (2010) as well as a mixtape J Balvín Mix Tape (2012). In 2013, Balvin signed with Capitol Latin, a sub-division of Universal Music Group, which opened a new chapter in his career.
Balvin’s breakthrough single, 6 AM, featuring Puerto Rican singer Farruko, was released in February 2014 as part of his third studio album. The Family (2013). The song (6 a.m.) charted favorably on the Billboard charts and also attracted massive international exposure for the singer. This was followed by the release of another hugely popular single ‘Ay Vamos’ in July 2014. J Balvin’s fourth studio album Energie (2016) debuted atop the Billboard Top Latin Albums Ranking , with singles such as “Ginza”, “Bobo” and “Safari” (featuring Pharrell Williams, BIA and Sky). Energy AlbumBalvin’s undisputed status on the international music scene and was ranked among the top 10 Latin albums of 2016 by Rolling Stone magazine.
J Balvin has taken another step forward with his 2017 hit single Mi Gente with French DJ Willy William. The song was a viral hit, having reached 1 billion views on YouTube. It has also been remixed by several international artists, including Beyoncé. His fifth studio album Vibras was released in May 2018 and, in addition to his individual hits, Balvin is featured on one of the biggest songs of the year “I Like It,” by Cardi B, alongside Bad Bunny.
J Balvin is undoubtedly one of the most successful musical artists of his time in terms of acclaim and commercial success. This multi-talented star has also ventured into new media with several of her music videos hitting the coveted $1 billion mark on YouTube. Also passionate about fashion, Balvin bears his name on a wide range of branded products marketed through his website. It’s no surprise that this Colombian music star has built a net worth of $16 million.
J Balvin is known for leading a well-kept private life and as such, details of his relationship have continued to elude the prying eyes of the media. The music star is believed to be single at the moment, although he has recently been linked to a number of women. Balvin reportedly dated Mexican-born glamor model Ana Bekoa in 2016. He was also linked to Colombian singer Karol G in 2017. In 2018, he reportedly had a relationship with Argentinian model Valentina Ferrer.
Height and Other Facts About the Music Star
J Balvin stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm). He sports a neat physique with a weight of 75 kg (165 lbs). He has numerous body tattoos which have become some of his most distinctive physical features.
Balvin’s excellence in the Latin music scene over the past ten years has earned him several accolades, including 3 Latin Grammy Awards, 3 Latin Billboard Music Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards and 4 Latin American Music Awards. He earned his first Grammy nomination for his work on Cardi B’s viral hit.
Balvin became the first artist to achieve a diamond certification (600,000) in the Latin Digital Singles category for his 2013 hit 6 AM. In 2015, Balvin became the most nominated Colombian musical artist in the history of the Billboard Latin Music Awards after earning 13 nominations.
When the video for Balvin’s single “Ginza” was released released in January 2016, it garnered over 2 million views on its first day and thus became the Latin music video with the most views during its premieres. 24 hours.