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J Balvin
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Background information
Birth name José Álvaro Osorio Balvin
Also known as J Balvin "El Negocio Socio"
Born (1985-05-07) May 7, 1985 (age 34)
Medellín, Colombia
Genres Reggaeton
Years active 2009–present
Labels EMI Latin
Associated acts Xonia, Inna, Daddy Yankee, Farruko
Website jbalvin.com


José Álvaro Osorio Balvín (born May 7, 1985), known artistically as J Balvin, is a Colombian reggaeton singer. Balvin was born in Medellín, the largest city of Antioquia, where he became interested in rap, dancehall, champeta and bachata at a young age. He is known for his song "Yo Te Lo Dije" and "Tranquila".

In popular cultureEdit

J Balvin was featured on the Colombian version of "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams & T.I., although the remix was received poorly.

J Balvin is also featured in the Colombian remix of "The Way" by Ariana Grande.

Discography Edit

Studio albums Edit

List of albums, with selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
COL US
Latin
US
Latin Rhythm
US
Heat
La Familia
  • Released: Oct 29, 2013
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: CD, digital download
1 14 2 36
  • ASINCOL: 3x Platinum
  • IFPI PE: Gold
  • IFPI RO: 2x Platinum

Singles Edit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
COL BUL SPA ROM US
LATIN
US
RHYTHM
US
TROPICAL
US
LATIN
POP
VEN
"Ella Me Cautivó" 2009 16 35 Real
"Sin Compromiso" 2010 2 16 18 53 El Negocio
"Me Gustas Tú" 11
"Seguiré Subiendo" 2011
"En Lo Oscuro" 2012 1
"Como un Animal" Mix Tape
"Yo Te Lo Dije" 1 4 13 2 4 9 17 La Familia
"Tranquila" 3 3 5 34 8 22 62
"Sola" 2013 1 34 100
"6 AM"
(featuring Farruko)
4 24 45 3 1 1 2 4
"La Venganza" 2014 10
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory

As featured artist Edit

List of singles
Title Year Album
"Cola song"
(Inna featuring J Balvin)
2014 LatINNA
"I Want Cha"
(Xonia featuring J Balvin)
N/A
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

At Own Eurovision Song ContestEdit

OESC #32Edit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Andreea Bălan feat. Mike Diamondz
with Things u do 2 me
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
32
Succeeded by
Alexandra Stan
with Thanks for leaving
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