Rising and promising urban music talent known by the stage name J Balvin, he is a Colombian emcee/singer known for his Billboard Latin Airplay Chart-topping single "6 AM." He is a leading Latin artist on social media as well, primarily on his official VEVO/YouTube channel.
He participated in freestyle competitions and was deemed champion in two consecutive years.
He was a member of the group MDL Crew and later joined University of La Calle, a rap and reggaeton group.
He was born Jose Balvin in Medellin, Colombia.
He was featured on the Colombian version of Robin Thicke's enormous single "Blurred Lines." He was chosen to be the opening act for superstars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull on their international stadium tour in 2014.