Award-winning music legend, J Balvin is a Colombian singer who started his career way back as a teen. He is best described him as a reggaeton singer and he has gone ahead to blow the minds of many with his eloquent synchronizing rap lyrics and flows in most of his hits. He has bagged a lot of accolades and also gained popularity, not only in his home country where he started but also in the world at large.
Notably, Balvin has distinctively created his own style of music alongside various dance steps. This article will enlighten you on the necessary facts to know about the Colombian-born singer.
J Balvin Biography (Age)
J Balvin was born to Alvaro Osorio and Alba Mery Vasque on the 7th of May 1985 and named José Álvaro Osorio Balvin at birth. He was raised with his sister; Alba Mery Vasque in Medellin Colombia. His father, Alvaro made ends meet as an economist and business owner but sadly lost their enormous wealth to bankruptcy, leaving the family in a state of pity. On the other hand, his mom; Alba was in distress with a genetic condition that affected her immensely. In a bid to remind himself of his mom, the rapper tattoed the word ‘Familia’ on his chest.
Jose grew up listening to all kinds of music but was particularly interested in rap, he also idolized the rap star, Daddy Yankee. Balvin had his elementary education in the place of his birth, he, however, moved to New York at the age of 17 with the intents of studying English. It was during his stay as an English student in New York that he understood the depths of music and later decided to pursue it as a career. By the time he was 19, he took up the stage name, J Balvin “El Negocio”, meaning “The Business” and started performing in a few urban clubs in Medellin. Also, he was a student who studied international business studies at EAFIT University in Medellín.
Although Jose started off his musical career professionally in 2010, after the release his first album, Real, he became globally known in 2014 with the release of his album 6 AM. Meanwhile, the rapper also released two other singles in 2012 titled En Lo Oscuro” and “Como un Animal.
Initially, his track 6 AM took the number 43 spot on the Billboard Latin Airplay Chart in February 2014 but four months down the lane, it climbed the ladder to the top, taking the number one spot on the chart. Also, his album; La Familia peaked at number ten on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. His outstanding performance in the track Ay Vamos pushed him to win the Latin Grammy Award for the Best Urban Song in 2014 and later topped at number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in the following year.
J Balvin has gone ahead to collaborate with a lot of other celebrated stars. He featured Nicky Jam and French Montana in the remix of the song, Ay Vamos which was later used as the soundtrack for the film, Furious 7.
Having been established in the entertainment industry, it is no doubt that the reggaeton singer has made enough cash from his numerous music escapades. His total value is estimated to be worth $16 million.
Despite the ongoing rumours that the Colombian singer is gay, he has gone ahead to prove that he has a straight sexual orientation on his twitter handle. Currently, he is assumed to be single.
Howbeit, J Balvin has dated a few ladies in the past, he was once romantically involved with Colombian actress Diana Osorio, a lady named Ana Bekoa and another Karol G.
Body Stats – Height
The Colombian descent is 5 feet 8 inches tall and carries a weight of 79 kg. J Balvin has a well-defined body build with enough abs and packs. It is believed that he measures 41 inches or 104 cm, 14 inches or 35.5 cm, 35 inches or 89 cm, for his chest, biceps and waist size respectively.
Other Interesting Facts
Well, apart from his many exploits in the studio, J Balvin has arranged and performed in a lot of music tours. His first tour titled Sex and Love was in 2014. His tour ‘Energia’ which took place in 2016 was staged around the USA, Europe, Israeli and Central Asia.
- Social Media Presence
Balvin’s popularity could be noted on his social media accounts. He has over 40 million fans on his Instagram, facebook and twitter handle and also has over 11 million subscribers and 7 billion views on his YouTube channel.
- Health Issues
J Balvin suffers from panic attacks and undergoes meditations in order to control his anxiety. According to records, he suffers from dementia anytime he undergoes these health challenges.
The music artist is a lover of tattoos. He had his first tattoo when he was 12 and has gotten a lot more since then.