J Balvin started creating music at a very young age. He got his first guitar from his father when he was 12 years old.
At the beginning he didn't even write songs, he was just freestyling in front of the local audience and they liked him.
When he was 17 he moved to the United States to study music and learn English.
At the time he didn't have much money so he worked as a dog walker, he was fixing roofs and he also worked as a house painter.
His first success came in 2009, after 10 years of hard work, when he published his debut album "Real". His first big hit was "Ella Me Cautivó" and his first international hit was published in 2012 under the name "Yo Te Lo Dije".
J Balvin is now one of the most popular artists in the world and he has lots of different sources of income.
His videos have over 11 billion views on YouTube so he earns a lot of money from YouTube ads. He also sells his music on many different platforms like Google Play, Apple Music (iTunes) and Amazon.
Jose also earns money from tours and concerts, as well as by selling branded t-shirts and accesories.
In addition to all that, J Balvin earns more by promoting products of huge brands like Pepsi, Nike and Buchanan’s Whisky.
You can find much more stuff about J Balvin on this page!
J Balvin is currently single, although there were rumors that he is dating Colombian singer, Karol G and after that there were some more rumors about J Balvin dating Argentine model Valentina Ferrer.
Previously, during 2016, J Balvin dated Ana Bekoa, who is a beautiful TV host.
Parents: J Balvin's parents are José Álvaro Osorio (father) and Alba Mery Balvin (mother).
Siblings: J Balvin has one sister. Her name is Carolina Osorio Balvin. She is the co-owner of DO.OVER which is a sustainable clothing brand and she is an Adidas ambassador.
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J Balvin has a huge modern house in his hometown, Medellín (Colombia). On the photo above you can see him in his backyard.
Car collection: J Balvin is a huge fan of classic SUVs. He drives Mercedes-Benz G class and a Land Rover, but he also has a few limousines and sports cars, like Mercedes-Benz S class, Maybach, Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini Aventador.
However, his cars are not so expensive if compared to the private jet that he bought in September 2018.
J Balvin doesn't post tour dates on his official website, but you can check them on the Event tab of his Facebook page.
You can buy official J Balvin merch at jbalvinmerch.com
Here is the list of J Balvin's most popular songs:
Then and now: On the photo above you can see J Balvin as a kid, as a teenager and as a famous musician!
J Balvin has lots of tattoos all over his body. In one instagram post he even told that he is not sure how many tattoos he has.
Some of his biggest tattoos are "Familia" on his chest and "FENIX 1985" on his stomach.
It's also interesting that he has two Mickey Mouse tattoos.
Greatness is not about who are you. It's more about how you treat people.
My medium is music, but my goal is to motivate people to dream.
I'm not a big fan of fame; I'm a big fan of success.
Dignity isn’t negotiable.
When you maintain a closeness with your fans, they are more forgiving when you make mistakes.
There's always going to be somebody that don't like you. It's life.
I want mainstream artists to accept Latino artists as equals, without us having to sing in English. I want Rihanna to pick up my phone call.
To me, family is first.
I believe that we are a result of our past.
Music is art and making watches is art, too.
Who would have thought that somebody Latino was going to be singing with Beyonce at Coachella? Years ago? Nobody. But I did believe in me. So, that's what I want to do: keep inspiring people as much as possible.
When I would go to the barrio, people saw me as a rich person, but when I’m around rich people they see me as someone from the ghetto. It’s all perceptions.
To me, being successful is when you inspire people to keep dreaming.
Basically, I just want to talk about love and how it can overcome boundaries. I want to discuss those more universal beliefs, not more politicized ideas.
When you see a movie, they always put the Latino on the bad side or in a tacky way. It's not like that. Latinos are shining like a diamond.
Who said that you have to sing in English to be global?
J Balvin attended EAFIT University in Medellín (Colombia), but only for a short period of time, as he became famous and rich at a very young age.