J Balvin (real name Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin) is a known Colombian singer whose music involves Reggaeton and Latin pop.
He was born on May 7, 1985 in Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia.
He was already pursuing his music career as a teen, and when he was seventeen years old he relocated to Oklahoma in USA. He decided to move to learn english together with his best friend names Jesus Marulanda. This ended up being very important to him because he never knew he was going to need it so much while doing interviews and similar.
After a while, they relocated to NYC to study English and learn about music.
He often went to his birthplace where he performed in clubs, just as in New York. He was trying to find his own style in music, that would connect Colombia and America.
Even now that he is famous, he always goes back to his hometown because he says that he feels the best when he is near his roots and that he’ll never forget about them.
He loves the tradition of his country, but also likes his current living place. He said that balance is the most important thing and that that’s the reason why his current relationship is also doing very well.
He was 27 years old when he released his first mixtape. The mixtape also included his homeland hit: “En Lo Oscuro”. It became popular and the critics loved him because he is very likeable with really nice personality. He made a performance at the Premios Juventud in 2013 which is a Spanish-speaking celebrity award.
In 2014 his track named “6 AM” made in collaboration with Farruko, a known Puerto Rican singer. The Song became a hit all over Latin America and the states. He released his hit album “La Familia” and it was also received very good by the public.
The music video “Ay Vamos” is one of the most watched Latin video in history: it gained over 1 billion views. This is one of his biggest accomplishments and he says that he is very happy to be number one in this area.
In the meantime, he was featured in many famous song of known artists such as Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke. This gave his career a huge push because all of these artists are very famous and have large fan bases, so he gained a bit of fans from each one of them.
He gained many awards at the Premios Lo Nuestro 2015 Awards: Artist of the year, album of the year and collaboration of the year.
He was nominated 13 times at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2012.
Last year he released his new single “Ginza” and until today the video gained 600,000 views. The same year he released his No. 4 album “Energia”. His 2017 hit is “Mi gente” which became No 1 on global Top 50 on Spotify.
His songs are only gaining more views through 2017.
He is dating a very beautiful lingerie model Alejandra Buitrago but he keeps it very private.
He got caught up in the media when he started out and he says that he learned a valuable lesson of keeping his secrets private. He says that his parents are oftenly bothered by the fact that his life is being exposed on TV all of the time, but it’s just the way it is.
He claims that he’d like to have children once, but right now he is focusing on his career and expanding his music influence around different countries and fanbases.
Full name: José Álvaro Osorio Balvin
Nick name: J Balvin, El Negocio, The Business, The Businessman
Date of birth: May 07, 1985
Birth place: Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper
Education: high school in Medellín
Personal Life and Family
Father name: José Álvaro Osorio Balvin
Mother name: Alba Balvin
Brother name: /
Sister name: Caroline Balvin
Marital status: NA
Sexual Orientation: straight
Hobbies: going to gym
Pet own: dog Enzo
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 79 kg
Hair Color: Dark brown
Eye color: Dark brown
Shoe Size: NA
Measurements: 41-14-35 in
Distinctive Features: Tattoos, Latino look, ear studs
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $6 million
Interesting Facts about J Balvin
His song “Ay Vamos” was remixed by Nicky Jam and French Montana as a track to the famous “Fast & Furious” movie. This helped him get recognized by the crows because these types of movies have ahuge audience and the credits in the end said his name so he became searched for on the internet.
He was the first urban Colombian artist to be nominated at Billboard Latin Music Awards. Balvin says that this was a big honor for him.
He cancelled one of his performances to protest against Donald Trump and his negative immigrant politics. He was supported by his fans which are all about equality and love.
“Latinos Somos Unidos” is a social media movement which he started himself to bring attention to problems that occur on borders of Venezuela and Colombia. He wants to get people to donate money and realize how much trouble Native America has to go through because the rest of the world doesn’t yet realize what is really happening.
He has a dog that he loves very much. He has to change planes a lot because some of the companies won’t let him bring his pet, but he says he’ll invest in a private one soon so they are never apart.
J Balvin is a latin singer who became famous after a few big collaborations. He tries to keep his life a secret and doesn’t get in any controversy. His estimated net worth is $6 million.