J BALVIN - 19th ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY   José Álvaro Osorio Balvín (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. 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

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J BALVIN – 19th ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY

 

José Álvaro Osorio Balvín (born May 7, 1985), known professionally as J Balvin, is a Colombian reggaeton singer. Balvin was born in MedellínColombia.[1] At age 17, he moved to the United States. 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.

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 15: J Balvin attends the 19th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS)

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. Then he met David Cohen and started to be his best friend[citation needed] because he helped Jose write the new song, along with the single “Ay Vamos“, which 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” with Willy William. On 1 August 2017, “Mi Gente” topped the Global Top 50 on Spotify, and later reached one billion views on YouTube. In January 2018, he released the hit single “Machika” featuring Jeon and Anitta. He collaborated with Cardi B and Bad Bunny on the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single “I Like It“.

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 15: J Balvin attends the 19th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for LARAS)

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 included rock groups such as Metallica and Nirvana, and reggaeton king Daddy Yankee. He has collaborated with artists such as Pharrell WilliamsMajor 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.

List of awards and nominations received by J Balvin

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