José Álvaro Osorio Balvin , known artistically as J Balvin, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer. Balvin was born in Medellín, Colombia.
He just got into music he did not attend any music schools. Balvin began seeking his career at the young age of 14. When Balvin was 17, he moved to Oklahoma in the United States, to learn English. Soon after, he moved to New York City to further study English and music. Over the next 10 years, J Balvin worked between the United States and Colombia finding the style that would define his career. He began performing at various urban clubs in Medellín, Colombia.
Style of Music
Balvin is a reggaeton singer whose polished urban singles and best-selling albums have made him a top-tier Latin pop artist. He became interested in music at a young age while listening to rap, champeta, bachata, and reggae on the radio. He was also a big fan of music videos; it was from these that he began to develop his dance moves and cultivate his own style.
The Bumps along the way
Instead of celebrating, though, Balvin spent his days and nights crying. For eight years he had worked relentlessly to get to this point, but now ceaseless pressure had reshaped his dreams into nightmares. "I became a slave to the game," he says. He was having panic attacks. His heart hammered in his chest. "I didn't want make more music. I basically wanted to quit and be dead."
La Familia debuted at No. 14 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, driven by the success of "Tranquila" ("Calm Down"), a top 10 Latin Rhythm Airplay hit with 125 million views on YouTube.