J Balvin is the new star in the reggaeton sky. With songs like "Safari" or "Mi Gente" he thrills not only fans, but also music critics, which is not surprise regarding his fantastic chart positions. His current single "I Like It" which he recorded together with Cardi B, immediately made it to Number 1 on the US charts. Read some more facts about J Balvin.
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J Balvin was born in Colombia on May 7, 1985. J Balvin, who is actually called Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin, became known in 2004 with his Latin song "6 AM" from the album "La Familia". His 2017 hit "Mi Gente", which he recorded with Willy William and in a remix with Beyonce, has been extremely successful and has been viewed on YouTube almost 2 billion times. In his current album he works together with Cardi B and Bad Bunny for the song "I Like It".
J Balvin's style of music is mainly reggaeton, but he also enjoys experimenting with other genres like hip-hop or house. His first inspiration and influences were Metallica, Nirvana and Daddy Yankee. Despite his success in the US and his collaboration with American artists, J Balvin still sings in Spanish. Before his international breakthrough, he was already known as a musician in his home country Colombia.
Not only his music is popular. Also for his clothing style the singer is praised a lot. At the New York Fashion Week 2017, he appeared as an ambassador and campaigned for the stronger representation of Latin Americans in the fashion world.