Hailing from Columbia, J Balvin has been involved with Reggaeton music since 2009. His debut album, Real, was released through EMI in the summer of 2010. Since then, he has churned out several hits including, 6 AM, Sola, Tranquilla, and Safari, to name a few. You can learn more about the singer below.
J Balvin– 2017 Facts
José Álvaro Osorio Balvin
Occupation and Job
Singer-songwriter, Reggaeton artist
J Balvin first established himself in the Reggaeton scene with his debut album, Real in 2010. From there, he gained a wider audience with his record, La Familia in 2013, which went platinum four times in his native Columbia.
Age – How Old is He?
He is currently 32 years old
Birthday/Date of Birth
He was born on May 7, 1985
Place of Birth/Hometown
J Balvin was born in Medellin, Columbia, where he spent most of his youth. He later moved to the United States with his best friend at the age of seventeen to study music.
He is of Columbian descent
J Balvin Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
He is 5’9″ tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
He is 175cm tall
Weight in Pounds
He currently weighs 174 pounds
Weight in Kilograms
He currently weighs 79kg
At this time, J Balvin’s body measurements are unavailable
His waist size has not been disclosed
He wears a size 7 (US) shoe
J Balvin’s Personal Life in 2017
Is J Balvin in a Relationship?
As far as we can tell, the Columbian singer is currently single. The last that we had heard, he had ended his relationship with Karol G.
J Balvin’s Girlfriends
Last year, it was said that J Balvin had been romantically involved with Mexican model, Ana Bekoa.
Alba Mery Balvin
Jose Alvaro Osorio
He has a sister named Carolina Balvin.
As far as we know, the singer does not have any brothers.
From what we can tell, J Balvin has not fathered any children.
According to the singer himself, J Balvin had studied at “the best high school in the city” in his native Medellin, Columbia. At this time, we do not know which exact school he attended.
Did J Balvin Go to College
No, he has not gone to college. Shortly after high school, he moved to the United States with one of his friends, to both study English and music.
At this time, we do not have any information on J Balvin’s salary.
As of 2017, J Balvin has an estimated net worth of $6 Million.
In an interview, he revealed that he enjoys using adult coloring books for stress relief
Favorite TV Show
Favorite Music Artists
Two of his greatest musical inspirations are Drake and Daddy Yankee
Born on May 7, he is a Taurus
This information is currently unknown
This information is currently unknown
J Balvin’s Social Media Accounts & Usernames
J Balvin’s Facebook Account
J Balvin’s Twitter Username
J Balvin’s Instagram Username
J Balvin’s Youtube Channel
J Balvin’s Snapchat Username
J Balvin’s Snapchat username is @Jbalvinofficial
Other Interesting Facts:
- In 2015, he co-headlined a North American tour in Miami, Florida, alongside Becky G
- As of 2017, he has received six Latin Grammy Awards, two of which resulted in wins (E.g. Best Urban Song, Best Urban Music Album)
- He moved to New York City in his late teens to study music; he later spent the next few years between the US and Columbia
- His 2013 album, La Familia charted at number 46 in Mexico, and at number 10 on the Latin Albums chart in the US
- He has collaborated with many artists throughout the years including Jencarlos Canela, Juan Gabriel, Justin Bieber, Sofia Carson, among others
- He has guest appeared in the works of Ariana Grande, Nicky Jam, Zion & Lennox, Reckon, and a few others
- To date, he has released four studio albums, one mixtape, and thirty-one singles
- In the summer of 2015, he canceled a scheduled performance on Miss USA to protest against Donald Trump’s insulting comments about illegal immigrants
- In 2014, he supported Spanish-speaking artist Enrique Iglesias on his concert tour, Sex and Love World Tour
- He currently has over 19.2 million followers on Instagram and more than 5 million fans on Twitter
J Balvin Bio – 2018 Update
Born in Medellin, Columbia, J Balvin began his music career performing at various clubs. It wasn’t until 2009 that he released his first single, All Me Cuativo, which reached as high as number 16 on the music chart. His debut album, Real soon followed the next year. From there, the singer hit it big with his 2013 record, La Familia, which gave rise to the RIAA-certified songs, Yo Te Lo Dije, Tranquila, Sola, and 6 AM. Since then, he has dropped several additional tracks including, Ginza, Bobo, and Safari, the last of which featured Sky, BIA, and Pharrell Williams. His latest album, Energia was released last summer on June 24, 2016.
What has J Balvin been up to this year? While he hasn’t produced any new albums, he has released a number of collaborations over the past few months such as Mi Gente, Bonita, Hey Ma, and Sigo Extranandote. Some of the artists that he has teamed up with include, Pitbull, Howell & Randy, Willy William, and Prince Royce. In terms of public appearances, the Columbian singer recently embarked on the Energia Tour (in support of his fourth album), which saw him performing at a number of different countries, from Mexico to France. At this time, he does not have any upcoming shows booked- stay tuned.