José Álvaro Osorio Balvin also known by his stage name J Balvin is a Colombian singer. J Balvin’s musical genre is Reggaeton, but he has also experimented with different genres and variety of other music such as electronica, house music, trap, and R&B. He has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Bio and Wiki:
Balvin was born in Medellin, Colombia on May 7, 1985. He later moved to Oklahoma, U.S and New York in order to learn English Language, while doing so he got attracted to the music he listened there and their musical culture. Later, he returned to Medellin and got popularity by performing in city’s nightclubs.
J Balvin’s career started as a nightclub singer in the clubs of Medellin and by his hard work and determination, he became one of the iconic and most listened singers in the world. He also met his business partner David Rivera in a freestyle battle in Medellin. They both became good friends and started promoting and making their own music that had no official label.
Although their starting songs did not get much attention. However, after he signed to EMI Colombia in 2009 and released his Single ”Ella Me Cautivo” he gained popularity and that single ranked number 35 on Billboard Tropical Songs chart.
J Balvin’s Career Breakthrough came with his album La Familia (2014). His song ” 6 AM” in which he featured Puerto Rican singer Farruko that ranked second on Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. In addition, his single hit ”Ay Vamos” Boosted sales of his album La Familia in 2014.
Another of his Successful albums was Energia that was released in 2016, few hits from this album included the single hits ”Ginza”, ”Bobo”, ”Safari” and ”Sigo Extranandote”. In 2017, his biggest single hit ”Mi Gente” featuring Willy William released.
He has also stated that Rock Groups such as Metallica and Nirvana were his musical inspiration. He has worked with many well-known celebrities including Pharrell, Major Lazer, and Sean Paul. But Despite being in English musical industry and working with famous English musicians and singers J Balvin has sung most of his songs in Spanish language to introduce Spanish language to his global audience.
Awards and Achievements:
J Balvin has gained popularity and fame globally by his music and he has nominated and received many awards. However, the biggest Milestone of his career was his single ”Mi Gente” which was released on 30 June 2017. Mi Gente topped on Global 50 chart by Spotify and reached over 1 billion views on YouTube. American singer Beyonce that also gained global popularity remixed the song.
J Balvin Net Worth:
J Balvin has a net worth of $12 Million. Since he started his musical career J Balvin has given many super hit albums and singles which includes ” 6 AM” and especially his iconic song ”Mi Gente” which made him wealthy and a successful star.
J Balvin is a well-known and multitalented person. Despite using the Spanish Language in most of his songs, he was able to gain and maintain equal respect and popularity as other famous English Singers.