José Álvaro Osorio Balvín popularly known as J Balvin is a Colombian reggaeton singer. The singer has been given the title as the “ Prince of Reggaeton”, and is also one of the best- selling Latin music artist.
Quick Facts and Information on J Balvin
|Full Name/ Real Name||José Álvaro Osorio Balvín|
|Birthday/ Date of birth||May 7, 1985|
|Born Country||Medellín, Colombia|
|Current Residence||Medellín, Colombia|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Net Worth||$18 million|
|Height in feet||5 feet 7 inches|
|Height in meters||1.7 meters|
J Balvin Bio: Family, Parents, Siblings
J Balvin was born on May 7, 1985, in Medellín, Colombia. He is a Colombian and belongs to Hispanic ethnicity.
Growing up, Balvin was raised in a middle-class family. His father was a business owner, and his mother, a housewife. Life was going well, until his father’s business went bankrupt, resulting in the loss of the home, car, and eventually moving to a poorer neighborhood.
His love for music for endless, which made him move to New York. His dream was to further study English and music and follow his dream to become a great singer. At that time, he lived with his aunt on Staten Island and worked as a dog walker. Later, he also worked as a roofer, housepainter, and later moved back to Medellín.
Afterward, he decided to pursue his career in his hometown and started performing at various clubs, increasing his social circle. Later, he began seriously, and even named himself J Balvin, meaning The Business in English.
J Balvin Career: Songs / Albums
Starting off, at a young age of 19, Balvin has evolved in music. After meeting his DJ and business partner, David Rivera Mazo, they began producing their own music. Later, he signed to EMI Columbia in 2009 and soon released his single, “Ella Me Cautivó.
The song was a success and quickly charted at number 35 on the Billboard Tropical Songs chart. Gradually, in 2012, he released his mixtapes, which include “En Lo Oscuro” and “Como un Animal.”
In February 2014, he released another song, “ 6 AM” featuring Puerto Rican singer Farruko. Which debuted at number 43 on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart in February and reached number one in May. Moreover, in the same year His album La Familia reached number ten on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, spending 122 weeks on the chart in total.
On February 12, the nominees for the Billboard Latin Music Awards were announced, and J Balvin’s song “6 AM,” was also nominated. J Balvin won New Artist, Latin Rhythm Song of the Year, and Latin Rhythm Song Artist of the Year, where he dedicated the award to his home country of Colombia
After that year, he released hit tracks, which were very popular. In 2016, he released Energia which included the hit singles Ginza, Bobo, Safari, and Sigo Extranandote. Then, in 2017, Balvin released his single Mi Gente with Willy William, which topped the Global Top 50 on Spotify and later reached a billion views on Youtube.
The next year, he collaborated with Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and released ‘ I Like It ‘, which was on the US Billboard Hot 100 as number-one single.
On July 23, 2020, he released another track, Un DIA ( One Day)featuring Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, and Tainy.
J Balvin Merch
If you are a big fan of J Balvin, you can get his merchandise on his website, https://shop.jbalvinmerch.com/. You can find sweatshirts, T-shirts, and even toys on this website.
J Balvin McDonald’s Collaboration
Recently, McDonald, a large fast-food chain, collaborated with J Balvin, releasing J Balvin Meal from October 5 to November 1, 2020.
The meal will vary by location, and included his favorite, Big Mac, medium fries with ketchup, and an Oreo McFlurry.
J Balvin Net Worth
There is no doubt to the fact, that J Balvin is a successful singer and musician. For many years now, Balvin has worked hard and made an image of himself. The number of hit songs that Balvin has managed to deliver speaks volumes regarding his success in the music industry. Also, for his impressive work in the field of art, J Balvin is rewarded exceptionally well. Both in terms of fame and fortune.
J Balvin’s main earnings are mostly from his music and youtube videos. Other than that, Balvin sure makes a lot of money for his merch sales and social media account too. So, summing up all his earnings from different ventures, J Balvin’s net worth is estimated to be around $18 million as of October 2020.
This young and thriving singer has yet to offer some more hits to the industry in the coming years. And with that, we are sure that J Balvin’s net worth will only multiply from here onwards.
J Balvin’s House
The Columbian singer, J Balvin, has a beautiful, minimalist house in Llanogrande outside the city. It was designed by 5 Sólidos.
When asked about his designers, he said, “Honestly, I could have called anyone in the world. But I chose 5 Sólidos because they are based right here in Medellín. I love their young spirit and passion. Latinos have beautiful taste, and we understand the meaning of lifestyle,” the singer insists, echoing his long-standing crusade to promote Colombian artistry and Latin culture around the globe.
Who is J Balvin’s Wife? His Girlfriend
The 35-year old singer is currently dating his model girlfriend named Valentina Ferrer. They were first seen together, in the 2020 Grammy Music Awards.
For those who want to know who she is, her birth sign, and age, well we are here to let you know everything about this beautiful model. Valentina Ferrer is an Argentine Model, Tv Host, who was born on September 19, 1993. Her birth sign is Virgo and was born in Argentina. Moreover, she was also Miss Argentina 2014.
How did the two meet? J Balvin met his girlfriend on the set of the music video for his hit song “Sigo extrañándote.” In the video, Valentina plays J Balvin’s wife and the mother to their young daughter. They have been dating since then, and are still together.
However, for those wondering, if J Balving will get married to his girlfriend or not; this remains oblivious. Since Balvin just recently started dating Valentina, he might take some time before thinking of getting married to her. You never know, Valentina might or might no be J Balvin’s wife.
J Balvin Ex-Girlfriend/ Break up
Before, dating Valentina Ferrer, J Balvin was with Maria Osorio, his teenage love, whom he was love with for 10 years. In an interview, he had mentioned that she supported him through tough times, and we’re even going to get married. However, things didn’t work out and they had to end their relationship.
On her birthday, he posted a throwback picture of them together, with the caption,
“Happy birthday! To the one who was my girlfriend for ten years, you saw in me what very few people could see, you put up with things that very few could put up with, and today I can now call you my best friend,”.
Maria responded to this sweet message by saying,
Thank you so much for your true love since the first moment you met me, thank you for inspiring me, supporting me, for going through good and bad times with me. I will never be able to pay you back for your company because it is UNIQUE, my rainbow kitten, I hope we never get off it. I love you too much.”
J Balvin Height
The Columbian singer stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and has a dashing figure. He has platinum silver short hair and beautiful brown eyes.
J Balvin Social Media
As a singer, J Balvin is very much active on social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and he has his own Youtube channel as well.
On Twitter, he has around 8.6 million followers, where he tweets regularly about his new tracks and videos. On Instagram, Balvin has 44.2 million followers, and a recent post is him with his J Balvin meal.
Balvin also has a Youtube channel, in which he has around 28.8 million subscribers.