J Balvin - Updated Jun 2024

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Medellin, Colombia
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Medellin, Colombia

J Balvin

J Balvin is the stage name of Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin. J Balvin is a Colombian singer best known for his Billboard Latin Airplay Chart-topping song 6 AM. He is also a prominent Latin artist on social media, mainly via his official VEVO/YouTube channel.

Early Life

Jose was born in Medellin, Colombia, on May 7, 1985. His zodiac sign is Taurus, and he is of Colombian descent. Carolina Balvin is his sister’s name. Alba Mery Balvin is his mother’s name, and José Alvaro Osorio is his father’s. His father was an economist and business owner, and he grew up in a big house on the city’s outskirts. He grew up listening to bands like Metallica and Nirvana.

He came to the United States of America when he was 17 years old. Balvin relocated to Oklahoma and New York to improve his English skills. The music he heard there had an effect on him. He then returned to Medelln and became well-known for his performances in the city’s nightclubs.

When it comes to Jose’s academic qualifications, there isn’t a lot of information available. The names of his schools and colleges are still unknown.

Professional life

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Caption: J Balvin and Bad Bunny’s album Oasis cover photo (Source: Instagram)

Before becoming popular, Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin competed in freestyle competitions. He was crowned champion for two years in a row. From 1985 to 2013, he lived his early life. He gained fame between 2014 and 2016 when he released a new song called “6 AM,” which featured a Puerto Rican singer.

He also had success with his album La Familia, which peaked at number ten on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and spent a total of 122 weeks on the chart. J Balvin released his second single in the United States, “Ay Vamos,” which established him as the best in the Latin urban market. The song earned him the Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Song.

Balvin debuted his latest music song “Ginza” from his forthcoming album at the Premios Juventud on January 16, 2016. He promoted the music video on Vevo later that week. The album was the first to trend, with over two million views in 24 hours. The video has received over 600 million views and was well-embraced by everyone. His fourth studio album, Energia, was released on June 24, 2016.

Energia debuted at the top of the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. J Balvin posted his latest single music video “Mi Gente” starring Willy William on June 30, 2017. According to Spotify’s Global Top 50, “Mi Gente” became the number-one single in the world on August 1, 2017. It surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube.

Collaboration with other

The album was remixed with American artist Beyoncé in September 2017. The remix peaked at number three in the United States, giving Balvin his first top-ten single in the country. He and Willy William remixed “Mi Gente” with Steve Aoki, Alesso, Cedric Gervais, Dillon Francis, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and Henry Fong six more times.

Despite its popularity, “Mi Gente” did not receive any awards at the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards, which were won by Luis Fonsi’s hit Despacito. J Balvin’s new album, Oasis, was released on June 27, 2019, in collaboration with Bad Bunny. The album was released as a “surprise” and released overnight.


He has a long list of accomplishments and awards. With “Ay Vamos,” he became the first recipient of the Lo Nuestro Awards’ Global Icon Award for his contribution to the globalization of Latin music, as well as the first recipient of the BMI Latin Awards’ inaugural Contemporary Song of the Year.

In addition, he set a Guinness World Record of 13 Latin Grammy nominations in a single year in 2020. He has eight Billboard Latin Music Awards, five Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, and four Latin American Music Awards under his name. Likewise, he was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year for “I Like It” in 2019.

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Caption: J Balvin with Guinness World Records book (Source: Instagram)

J Balvin – Net Worth 2024

His estimated net worth is to be $10 million, but his pay is not available.

Relationship Status

In 2016, Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin used to date a woman named “Ana Bekoa”. Balvin and her girlfriend split up the next year. In 2017, he dated a girl called “Karol G”, but they broke up due to some personal problems and misunderstandings. Balvin has lately become single and has not been dating anybody.

As J accepted the award for Artist of the Year at the Premios Los Nuestro, Balvin asked if he was gay, and the story spread. But, Balvin has made it clear on Instagram that he is a straight guy. He may be single as of now.

Body Measurements

Moreover, Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin is 5 foot 10 inches tall weighs 79 kilograms, and is fit physically. Moreover, Jose has dark brown eyes and brown hair.

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Caption: J Balvin body measurement (Source: Instagram)

J Balvin – Social Media

Moving on, he uses Twitter for social purposes and has over 9.4 million followers on his official Twitter account. He also uses Facebook, where he has over 24 million followers. Similarly, Jose is on Instagram and has over 46.8 million followers on his official account.