J Balvin

J Balvin

 

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José Álvaro Osorio Balvin (born May 7, 1985), known professionally as J Balvin, is a Colombian reggaeton singer. Balvin was born in Medellín, Colombia.[1] At age 17, he moved to the United States of America. He moved to Oklahoma and New York to learn English and was influenced by the music he heard there. He then returned to Medellín and gained popularity performing at clubs in the city.

His breakthrough came in 2014 with the single "6 AM" featuring Puerto Rican singer Farruko which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. The song, along with the single "Ay Vamos", bolstered sales of his album La Familia (2014). In 2016, he released Energia, which included the hit singles "Ginza", "Bobo", "Safari", and "Sigo Extranandote". In June 2017, J Balvin released the single "Mi Gente" featuring Willy William. On 1 August 2017, "Mi Gente" topped the Global Top 50 on Spotify, and later reached 1 billion views on YouTube. The song, and its remix featuring American artist Beyoncé, helped J Balvin achieve international fame. In January 2018, he released the hit single "Machika" featuring Jeon and Anitta.

Though his music is primarily reggaeton, J Balvin has experimented with a variety of musical genres in his work, including electronica, house music, trap, and R&B. His original musical inspirations were rock groups such as Metallica and Nirvana. He has collaborated with artists such as Pharrell, Major Lazer, and Sean Paul. Despite working with many English-speaking artists, J Balvin continues to sing almost exclusively in Spanish, and hopes to introduce Spanish-language music to a global audience. He is also noted for his eclectic and colorful fashion sense.

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Highlights10

Ambiente
Song
Ambiente is a song by musical artist J Balvin, released on April 13, 2018.
Ahora
Song
Ahora is a song by musical artist J Balvin, released on February 26, 2018.
Machika
 
"Machika" (presumed to mean "smash" in the Papiamento language) is a song recorded by Colombian singer J Balvin, Aruban singer Jeon and Brazilian singer Anitta.
Energía Lado B
Album
Energía Lado B is an album by musical artist J Balvin, released on October 6, 2017.

Photos - J Balvin361

People Recently Photographed with J Balvin19

Popular Albums7

Album Appearances & References54

Popular Songs18

Song Appearances & References21

Films1

Collaborators & Influencers50

Other Music-Related Relationships3

Personal & Professional Relationships2

Awards & Nominations12

Events1

Popular Tours1

You May Also Be Interested In34

Videos201

Spotify - Albums & Singles127

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Upcoming Concerts27

Selland Arena at Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Fresno, United States
September 19, 2018
Oracle Arena
Oakland, United States
September 20, 2018
Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
San Diego, United States
September 21, 2018
The Forum
Los Angeles, United States
September 23, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Salt Lake City, United States
September 26, 2018
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, United States
September 28, 2018
Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, United States
September 29, 2018
Don Haskins Center
El Paso, United States
September 30, 2018
Laredo Energy Arena
Laredo, United States
October 3, 2018
Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land
Sugar Land, United States
October 4, 2018
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Irving, United States
October 5, 2018
Bert Ogden Arena
Edinburgh, United States
October 6, 2018
Freeman Coliseum
San Antonio, United States
October 7, 2018
Armory
Minneapolis, United States
October 10, 2018
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
Milwaukee, United States
October 11, 2018
Allstate Arena
Chicago, United States
October 12, 2018
Sprint Center
Kansas City, United States
October 13, 2018
PEPSI CENTER
Denver, United States
October 14, 2018
Agganis Arena
Boston, United States
October 18, 2018
The Santander Arena
Reading, United States
October 19, 2018
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, United States
October 20, 2018
EagleBank Arena
Fairfax, United States
October 21, 2018
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Greensboro, United States
October 24, 2018
Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Nashville, United States
October 25, 2018
Infinite Energy Arena
Duluth, United States
October 26, 2018
USF Sun Dome
Tampa, United States
October 27, 2018
AmericanAirlines Arena
Miami, United States
October 28, 2018

News Articles17

Beyoncé Brought Out J Balvin for “Mi Gente” at Coachella
  –  April 22, 2018
While Bey performed a quick rendition of “Mi Gente” without the song's other stars during last week’s Coachella run, sections of the crowd erupted in cheers when the reggaeton singer joined Bey Saturday night. Ok here is the J Balvin moment.
Liam Payne And J Balvin Crank Up The Heat On Bilingual Bop ‘Familiar’
  –  April 21, 2018
The One Direction singer hops on the bilingual bandwagon for “Familiar,” a Latin-tinged crossover hit featuring reggaeton superstar J Balvin, of “Mi Gente” fame. If that sounds like an irresistible pairing to you, then you’re absolutely right.
Listen to Liam Payne and J Balvin's New Single "Familiar"
  –  April 20, 2018
J Balvin and Liam Payne Fans, today is your day. The two singers released their new single "Familiar." And if you have a Spotify subscription, you can already see the music video. The 24-year-old former One Direction singer will feature the new track on ...
Liam Payne Seeks His “Havana” With “Familiar” Featuring J Balvin: Single Premiere + Review
  –  April 20, 2018
This was definitely a duo I never thought I would see in my entire life but it happened. Liam Payne and Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin have recorded a collaboration tiled "Familiar" and they released it today on all digital platforms. "Familiar" will ...
J Balvin Insists He Respects Rihanna But Still Thinks She's Not Marriage Material
  –  April 12, 2018
The Colombian reggaeton singer reportedly said that Rihanna “isn’t a good woman to marry, just fool around.” People took issue with J Balvin’s comments. imagine an ego so inflated yet so fragile the baddest bitch on the planet isn't marriage ...
J Balvin is Coming Back to San Antonio and We're Already Screaming
  –  April 23, 2018
Colombian Reggaeton star J Balvin has announced a U.S. tour scheduled for this fall. Cue collective freak-out. The 27-date trek will be in support of his highly-anticipated album, Vibras, set for release on May 25th. The tour kicks off September 19th in ...
J Balvin coming to the USF Sun Dome in Tampa
  –  April 23, 2018
The Colombian reggaeton superstar is bringing his just-announced Vibras Tour to the USF Sun Dome in Tampa on Oct. 27. Tickets are $56.20 and up. Click here for details. If you're not yet hip to J Balvin, get ready. He leads this week's Billboard Latin ...
Liam Payne And J Balvin Crank Up The Heat On Bilingual Bop ‘Familiar’
  –  April 21, 2018
The One Direction singer hops on the bilingual bandwagon for “Familiar,” a Latin-tinged crossover hit featuring reggaeton superstar J Balvin, of “Mi Gente” fame. If that sounds like an irresistible pairing to you, then you’re absolutely right.
J Balvin Manager Rebeca León Talks Viral Power of Reggaetón & Reveals How Women Can Earn More in the Music Business
  –  April 20, 2018
We need to create that content that allows music to live and breathe in another dimension. One of your big successes has been helping take José "J" Balvin from local Colombian artist to global star. What was the strategy? You had never really heard ...
Listen to Liam Payne and J Balvin's 'Familiar'
  –  April 20, 2018
Former One Direction member Liam Payne and Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin have taken the lid off their new joint single, "Familiar." Payne announced earlier this week that the single was coming, also revealing that it would include Spanish lyrics.
'The music of the summer': Liam Payne leaves fans ‘speechless’ as he releases new song Familiar in collaboration with J Balvin
  –  April 20, 2018
Liam Payne has left fans “speechless” with his new song Familiar, in collaboration with J Balvin. The One Direction star released the new track on Friday delving into the reggaeton vibe of Colombian singer J Balvin, real name José Osorio. Fans flocked ...
Liam Payne Seeks His “Havana” With “Familiar” Featuring J Balvin: Single Premiere + Review
  –  April 20, 2018
This was definitely a duo I never thought I would see in my entire life but it happened. Liam Payne and Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin have recorded a collaboration tiled "Familiar" and they released it today on all digital platforms. "Familiar" will ...
Stream Liam Payne and J Balvin's New Track 'Familiar'
  –  April 20, 2018
Liam Payne’s post-One Direction career takes another step forward as the Brit teams-up with Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin on “Familiar.” The track, which will feature on Payne’s forthcoming anticipated debut album LP1, due to drop later this ...
Liam Payne Recruits J Balvin For His Best Single Yet, “Familiar”
  –  April 20, 2018
Today (April 20), the 24-year-old teams up with reggaeton superstar, J Balvin, on his searing new single, “Familiar.” And it is easily his best track yet. The Latin-tinged crossover hit is sure to storm the charts across the globe and may become his ...
J Balvin’s Gay-Themed “Ambiente” Music Video Is A Step Forward For Reggaeton
  –  April 14, 2018
Reggaeton superstar J Balvin is showing his support for the LGBT community in his own way. He released yesterday a new single entitled “Ambiente” and simultaneously premiered its music video on YouTube. And in this case, it’s the video that’s ...
J Balvin Insists He Respects Rihanna But Still Thinks She's Not Marriage Material
  –  April 12, 2018
The Colombian reggaeton singer reportedly said that Rihanna “isn’t a good woman to marry, just fool around.” People took issue with J Balvin’s comments. imagine an ego so inflated yet so fragile the baddest bitch on the planet isn't marriage ...
J. Balvin Issues Apology For Saying “Rihanna Is A Woman You Don’t Marry”
  –  April 10, 2018
Despite her many accolades, Columbian reggaeton singer J. Balvin reduced the Grammy-award ... media postings where Balvin even jokingly asked to marry the entertainer. J Balvin was in Rihanna comments begging her to marry him now she is not the marrying ...

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