José Álvaro Osorio Balvin is a singer and producer from Medellín, Colombia. 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. Balvin began seeking his career at the young age of 14. When J 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. He signed to EMI Colombia in 2009 and released his first single, "Ella Me Cautivó," which charted at 35 on the U.S. tropical chart. This was followed by the release of the full-length Real in 2010. Balvin contributed four tunes to the soundtrack of the Tim Bulot film El Negocio. All of them charted, including "En Lo Oscuro," which hit the top spot in his native country. In June 2015, it was announced that J Balvin cancelled his performance on Miss USA 2015 to protest Donald Trump's inflammatory comments insulting illegal immigrants. His live performance was scheduled for July 12, 2015 in Louisiana. "During [Trump's] presidential campaign kickoff speech last week [June 2015], Trump accused illegal immigrants of bringing drugs, crime and rapists to the U.S. This would have been J Balvin's first performance on national mainstream television. J Balvin also began the #LatinosSomosUnidos movement through social media, to bring awareness to the struggles occurring on the Venezuelan-Colombian border. His campaign brought support from many of the major Latin artists.
J Balvin genre of music is reggaeton and hip hop. Energía is the fourth studio album by Colombian singer J Balvin. It was released on June 24, 2016, by Capitol Latin and Universal Music Group. Balvin received a nomination for the Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Album of the Year.Energia was listed number four on Rolling Stones 10 Best Latin albums of 2016, with the reviewer calling the album Balvin's "breakthrough" continuing to praise the albums lead single "Ginza," stating "with its deliciously liquid beat, is among the finest three minutes in reggaetón history.
The top 3 albums are J Balvin's biggest albums of his career.
The top 3 songs are the popular songs of his 3 top albums of his career.
Latin Grammy Award, Latin Music Italian Awards, Premios Nuestra Tierra, iHeartRadio Music Awards. The following are some awards the Balvin won for some of his recents albums and songs.