José Álvaro Osorio Balvín (born May 7, 1985), known artistically as J Balvin, is a Colombian reggaeton singer. Balvin was born in Medellín, the largest city of Antioquia, where he became interested in rap, dancehall, champeta and bachata at a young age. He is known for his songs "Yo Te Lo Dije", "Tranquila", "Ay Vamos" and "6 AM".
J Balvin was featured on the Colombian version of "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams & T.I., although the remix was received poorly.
J Balvin is also featured on the Spanglish version of "The Way" and "Problem" by Ariana Grande. Mi Unico Tesoro con Jhonny Rivera.
His first success in reaching other countries was I told you so in 2012 with which debuted in the lists of major world music, debuted at all listings Billboard, in countries Europe and Romania where he received double platinum. Premiere Quiet one more urban song was his first hit exceed 100,000,000 million views on YouTube VEVO. Being the first Colombian reggaeton do so. His next song was Sola which made it to number 1 in National Report surpassing Quiet I get to the 3-position although this had no international success.
It released much more when J Balvin was featured in the Colombian version of Blurred Lines of Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell Williams & T.I. although it was not a worldwide success as the official. He recorded the "Spanglish" of The Way versions Problem young American singer Ariana Grande and debuting with world-class artists.
To follow their international success in the late 2013 and early 2014 makes a number of collaborations with world-class artists like Jay Sean, Maroon 5, Belinda, Inna, and Xonia.
Lanza success 6 AM next to puertoriqueño Farruko and becomes a Latin hit all also ringing in Europe. It was a success and increased sales of the album The Family in a few hours what consecrate him double platinum thanks to the album. Being and ranking first in the list of Tropical Billboard and Rhythm Billboard, and occupying positions 2 and 3 in Latin Pop Airplay and Hot Latin Songs, respectively, being nominated for the first time to Latin Grammy Award, a prize Italy, in the MTV Europe Music Award, in addition to Premios Juventud, Premio Lo Nuestro and Premios Nuestra Tierra.
He kept climbing collaborating on the song Tu Sombra by Jencarlos Canela appearing in the 2014 Premios Juventud with him and singing 6 AM side of Farruko.
In late 2014 I launched Oh Come a song with style more reggaeton, who returned to J Balvin to success as 6 AM, peaking at number quickly National Report and Rhythm and other listed Billboard occupy the first places. Already surpassed the 200'000.000 million views on YouTube VEVO is and where 6 AM the only songs of reggaeton Colombia to do so. Attended the Remix Mischief of Nicky Jam which is a success exceeding 100'000.000 million views as the original.
Its theme Oh Come is showing musical trascencia since more than 24 weeks of release in July 2014 still remains in the top 5 ranking Top Latin Music of Monitor Latino in the United States, Colombia and Dominican Republic.
On February 1, 2015 Prince Royce launches English version of their success Stuck On a Feeling originally with Snoop Dogg, J Balvin being the first Colombian artist to record with "The Prince of Bachata" and establishing itself as an international artist. The February 12 announced the nominees for the Billboard Latin Music Awards where J Balvin is nominated 13 times, 8 being in a category twice Ay Vamos and 6 AM, being the most nominated this time Colombian and the first artist Urban your country to do so. Debut Remix Ay Vamos involving Nicky Jam and French Montana.
Confirm your participation Live Premio Lo Nuestro 2015 which also is nominated for the first time sings live Stuck On a Feeling with Prince Royce. Earn awards for "Urban Artist of the Year", "Urban Partnership of the Year", "Urban Song of the Year" by 6 am and "Best Urban Album of the Year" by The Family B Sides beating the great world artists such as Wisin, Yandel, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar.
El Negocio (2011)
La Familia (2013)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
J Balvin in the news
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iHeartMedia And Turner Announce Nominees For The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards
American Music Awards 2016 Full Nominations List
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Music Choice Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month September 5th Through October 16th On Demand
iHeartMedia Announces The Return Of The 2016 iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, Celebrating The Best In Latin Music For The Third Straight Year
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