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J Balvin

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7, 1985
Medellin, Colombia
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7, 1985 (age 34)
Medellin, Colombia


Worldwide reggaeton, urban music and Latin pop phenomenon who rose to fame with his multi-platinum sophomore album La Familia, which includes his mega-hits "Ay Vamos" and "6 AM" featuring Farruko. His chart-topping single "Mi Gente" featuring Willy William and Beyoncé went 68x-platinum in the US.

Before Fame

His interest in urban music began at the age of 14. He participated in freestyle competitions and won two consecutive championships. While in high school, he was part of various rock bands that performed covers of bands like NirvanaMetallica and Enanitos Verdes. He studied International Business and Communication at the Universidad EAFIT. 


In summer 2018, he surpassed Drake as the most-streamed artist on Spotify, hitting 48 million monthly listeners. In summer 2019, he was the most-viewed artist globally on YouTube for more than six weeks straight. 

Family Life

His full name is José Álvaro Osorio Balvín. His parents' names are José Álvaro and Alba Mery. He has a younger sister named Carolina who's a model. He began dating Argentinian model Valentina Ferrer.

Associated With

He has collaborated musically with chart-topping Latin artists such as Nicky JamBad BunnyMalumaOzunaRosalíaCardi B and Anitta.