José Álvaro Osorio Balvin, also known as J Balvin, was born on May 7th, 1985 in Medellín, Colombia. He began pursuing a musical career at the young age of 14.
When he was 17, he moved to the United States to learn English and to study music. Since then, he's been working between the United States and Colombia, performing at various urban clubs in Medellín.
Everything changed after Balvin released the single "Yo Te Lo Dije", which created a considerable buzz in the United States, and put him on the industry radar. His performance at the 2013 Premios Juventud further consolidated his career.
The following year, Balvin released the song "6 AM", featuring Farruko, which was a huge success on Latin radio stations all over the United States, Latin America and Europe.
A remix of his song "Ay Vamos" featuring Nicky Jam and French Montana was used on the film "Furious 7" soundtrack. He's also been featured on Latin remixes of songs by Ariana Grande, Robin Thicke, Maroon 5 and Prince Royce.
In 2015, Balvin had a huge hit with the song "Ginza", which reached #1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart.
His latest album, "Energía", was released in 2016, which featured other hit songs, such as "Safari" ft. Pharrell Williams, Sky and BIA, "35 Pa Las 12" ft. Fuego and "Bobo", among many others.