Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin professionally known as J Balvin is a Colombian singer and songwriter born on May 7, 1985. He is a versatile singer with music genres of hip hop, reggaeton and Latin pop. Balvin is well known for his single “6 AM”.
Early Life & Background
J Balvin was born on May 7, 1985 in Medellin, Colombia. His father was an economist and business onwer
He had moved to the United States at the age of 17 to learn English, He resided in Oklahoma and New York. He returned back to Medellin where he gained fame while performing at the clubs.
Balvin grew up listening to rock groups which include the likes of Metallica and Nirvana.
He developed passion for reggaeton with inspiration from Daddy Yankee songs.
Aside his amazing vocals, he can also play the musical instrument such as guitar.
Balvin came to limelight in 2014 for his hit singles “Ginza” and “6 AM” where he featured the Puerto Rican singer, Farruko.
For his effort, he was named in Times’s Magazine 100 most influential people in 2020.
He became the first Latino to headline world musical events like Coachella.
La Familia (2013)
Awards & Nominations
J Balvin has won numerous awards such as; 5 Billboards latin Music Awards, 4 Latin Grammy Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, 4 Latin American Music Award and so on. He also has 32 Grammy nominations to his credit.
J Balvin has a girlfriend whose name Valentina Ferrer. Ferrer is a beauty queen crowned as Miss Argentina in 2014. and also represented her country at the Miss Universe 2014 beauty pageant where she made it to the top 10.
J Balvin is one of the most influential Colombian singer with an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars.