J Balvin

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Osorio and the second or maternal family name is Balvín.
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 29)
Medellín, Colombia
Genres Reggaeton
Years active 2009–present
Labels Capitol 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.[1] He is known for his song "Yo Te Lo Dije" and "Tranquila".

In popular culture[edit]

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.[2]

J Balvin is also featured on the Spanglish version of "The Way" and "Problem" by Ariana Grande.


Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications

Latin Rhythm


La Familia 1 14 2 36


List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album









"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 13 2 4 17 La Familia
"Tranquila" 3 3 34 8 62
"Sola" 2013 1 34
"6 AM"
(featuring Farruko)
4 11 3 1 1 4
"La Venganza" 2014 10
"Ay Vamos" 4 21 6 30 La Familia B Sides
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory

As featured artist[edit]

List of featured singles
Title Year Album
"Cola Song"
(Inna featuring J Balvin)
2014 LatINNA
"I Want Cha"
(Xonia featuring J Balvin)
(Vein featuring Belinda & J Balvin)
"Tu Sombra"
(Jencarlos Canela featuring J Balvin)
(Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea & J Balvin)
My Everything
"Un Paso Hacia La Paz"
(with Artists for #SoyCapaz)
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.


Currently, J Balvin is on tour in USA with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull. Early in 2014 J Balvin made an appearance in Romania and also teamed up with Inna to make a single, at the MAD Video Music Awards feat Eleni Foureira, Sofia and Milan


  1. ^ J Balvin ¡100 % Reggueton! Viernes 9 de marzo de 2012
  2. ^ "J Balvin se codea con Pharrel y Robin Thicke". Caracol Radio (in Spanish). PRISA. June 19, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ Studio albums of J Balvin in Colombians Albums Chart:
  4. ^ a b Illegal name entered j-balvin/j-balvin/chart?f=330 Latin Albums for J Balvin Billboard.com
  5. ^ Illegal name entered j-balvin/j-balvin/chart?f=324 Heatseekers Albums for J Balvin Billboard.com
  6. ^ "LA Familia by J Balvin". iTunes Store. Apple. 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  7. ^ "J BALVIN RECIBE DOBLE DISCO DE PLATINO EN MULTITUDINARIA FIRMA DE AUTÓGRAFOS" (in Spanish). jbalvinelnegocio.com. November 1, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ "¡EXCLUSIVO! ASÍ RECIBIÓ J BALVIN DISCO DE ORO POR VENTAS EN ARGENTINA" [Exclusive! J Balvin received a Gold certification in Argentina] (in Spanish). Alò. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  9. ^ "J Balvín recibió ´Disco de oro´ durante su presentación en Lima" (in Spanish). rpp.com.pe. June 2, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ "J Balvin alcanza disco de platino en Rumania" (in Spanish). Caracol TV. April 4, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ Singles of J Balvin in the Colombian charts (National-Report):
  12. ^ aCharts.us - J Balvin page
  13. ^ Hot Latin Songs for Fonseca. Billboard.com. Retrieved October 7, 2012
  14. ^ Latin Pop Songs for Fonseca. Billboard.com. October 7, 2012
  15. ^ Tropical Songs for Fonseca. Billboard.com. Retrieved October 7, 2012
  16. ^ Singles of J Balvin in the Venezuelan charts (Record Report):
    • "6 AM": "Top 100". Record Report. R.R. Digital C.A. 2013-01-23. Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. 

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