I want them to know that I can compete globally with whomever, in Spanish. "[25] Andrew Casillas of Rolling Stone wrote that "with its deliciously liquid beat, ["Ginza"] among the finest three minutes in reggaetón history. It soon reached 1 billion views on YouTube. It’s all perceptions. [16], Shortly after, J Balvin released his second track in the United States, "Ay Vamos," which solidified his mark in the Latin urban market. [81] When Joan Scutia from Mexican Vogue reviewed Balvin's career and success, noted that reggaeton is part of Simon Reynolds' theory about globalization in music: "Nothing is foreign in an internet age". He eventually decided to return to Colombia with the education he received and began performing at nightclubs in Medellin. [50] The song received positive reviews from critics and Billboard ranked it 5th on their list of 100 Best Songs of 2019. J Balvin is a very famous and popular Colombian Singer. Later that week, he premiered the music video on Vevo. [57] Instead, he discusses everyday life in his songs. J Balvin described the lyrical content of the song as the "Latin version of The Hangover," where the two singers attempt to remember what happened during a night of partying. Who is J Balvin dating? It also debuted at number 38 on the all-genre Billboard 200. "[57] J Balvin is unique also in that his dance crew on his videos and concerts are all male. "Bobo" spent a week at the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. [33] Despite the song's success, "Mi Gente" did not win any awards at the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards, with many awards going to Luis Fonsi's hit "Despacito". [51] J Balvin was a guest performer in the Super Bowl LIV halftime show headlined by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. [6] He became the first Latino to headline world-musical events such as Coachella, Tomorrowland, and Lollapalooza. [69] He posted a photo on Instagram of the small private plane after having landed in the bushes. He opens the doors for a lot of new fashion designers and creates his own style. His breakthrough came in 2014 with "Ginza" and the single "6 AM" featuring Puerto Rican singer Farruko which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart following with "Ay Vamos" and "Ginza". [70], Unlike many popular reggaeton singers who move to the United States upon gaining popularity, J Balvin continues to live in his hometown of Medellin, explaining, "It keeps me real. J Balvin biography. J Balvin is just at the age of 32 till date. "[67], J Balvin experiences panic attacks and states that "meditation saved [his] life". J Balvin height is 5 feet and 10 inches. I don't need to live somewhere else. The remix, featuring Nicky Jam and French Montana was used in the soundtrack to the film Furious 7. [9] His father was an economist and business owner, and he grew up in a large home in the hills outside the city. He has been referred to as the "Prince of Reggaeton" (from Spanish: "Príncipe del Reggaetón"),[1][2] and is one of the best-selling Latin music artists with sales of more than 35 million records (albums and singles) worldwide. [26], In promotion of the album, J Balvin embarked on the Energia Tour, traveling with several special guests including French Montana, Zion & Lennox, Bad Bunny, and Steve Aoki, the latter of which appeared as a surprise for fans during the last stop of the tour in Miami. [28] He launched 3 hit singles from the album, "Bobo," "Safari," and "Sigo Extranandote," which all reached the top 10 of the Latin charts. By using learnmorefacts you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In 2017, the BMI Latin Awards named him the Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year for his contribution in Latin music industry,[5] and has won the first Global Icon Award given by Lo Nuestro Awards, in recognition of his contribution to spread Latin music worldwide. [13] He released his debut album, Real, in 2009. Discussing Pharrell's influence, J Balvin explained, "I don't dress exactly like him, but I want to be like him in the cultural way. [10], He met his DJ and business partner David Rivera Mazo in a freestyle battle on the street in Medellín. [27] Mario Prunes of Allmusic described Energia as "an album that knew it was going to be an international blockbuster almost a year before its release," due to the success of "Ginza". I want to invite the mainstream into my world, and to my sound, and to what I’m doing. Some of which are as follows: he was nominated for the Latin Artist of the Year in 2017, he won Urban Album of the Year in 2016 and the artist of the year, then he had won Urban Artist of the Year in 2015, etc. [65] He supports LGBT rights, explaining "It’s all about love. [50], In November 2019, J Balvin released the music video for the single "Blanco", which introduced a "futuristic, all-white environment filled with hypnotic dancers and flying cats". He has collaborated with Latin American artists such as Ozuna, Nicky Jam, Alejandro Sanz, Bad Bunny and Pitbull. José Álvaro Osorio Balvin is not married yet and doesn't have a wife and children.

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