J Balvin

J Balvin

  • Full name: José Álvaro Osorio Balvin
  • Date of birth: May 7, 1985
  • Place of birth: Medellín, Colombia
  • Nationality: Colombian
  • Occupation: Singer, songwriter, rapper
  • Known for: "Mi Gente", "Ginza", "Safari"

Personal life

J Balvin was born on May 7, 1985, in Medellín, Colombia. His father, José Álvaro Osorio, is an engineer, and his mother, Alba Mery Balvin, is a homemaker. Balvin has one older sister, Carolina.

Balvin grew up in a middle-class family. He began listening to hip hop and reggaeton at a young age. He was inspired by artists such as Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderón, and Vico C.

Balvin dropped out of college to pursue a music career. He moved to New York City in 2004, where he worked as a dishwasher and a construction worker. He also began recording his own music.

Balvin is married to Valentina Ferrer. They have one son together, Río.


J Balvin's music career began in the mid-2000s, when he released his first mixtape, Real. He followed up with a second mixtape, El Negocio, in 2007.

Balvin's breakthrough came in 2010, when he released the single "Yo Te Lo Dije". The song was a hit in Colombia and helped to launch Balvin's career.

Balvin continued to release successful singles throughout the 2010s. Some of his biggest hits include "Ginza" (2015), "Safari" (2016), and "Mi Gente" (2017).

Balvin has also released a number of successful albums, including La Familia (2013), Energía (2016), and Vibras (2018).

Balvin is one of the most popular Latin artists in the world. He has won numerous awards, including a Latin Grammy Award and a Billboard Latin Music Award.

Awards and honors

J Balvin has won numerous awards for his work, including:

  • A Latin Grammy Award
  • A Billboard Latin Music Award
  • An MTV Video Music Award
  • An American Music Award
  • A Premios Lo Nuestro Award

Balvin has also been nominated for a Grammy Award.

Personal life

J Balvin is a private person, and he rarely gives interviews. He is also known for his love of fashion and his colorful hair.

Balvin is a philanthropist, and he has donated millions of dollars to various charities, including the J Balvin Foundation, which he founded in 2019.

Net worth

J Balvin's net worth is estimated to be $30 million.

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