J Balvin Biography: Age, Songs, Net Worth, Family, Girlfriend, Children, Height

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J Balvin is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known for his reggaeton music and has been called the “Prince of Reggaeton.”

 He has won numerous awards, including multiple Latin Grammy Awards and Billboard Latin Music Awards. He is one of the best-selling Latin artists, with over 35 million records sold worldwide.

Balvin is a major force in the global music industry and has helped bring reggaeton music to a wider audience.

 He is a role model for young people and is known for his positive messages about self-love and acceptance. He is also a vocal advocate for mental health awareness.


  • Full Name: José lvaro Osorio Balvin
  • Stage Name: J Balvin
  • Born: May 7, 1985
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Birthplace: Medellin, Colombia
  • Nationality: Colombia
  • Occupation: singer, songwriter, and record producer
  • Spouse: none
  • Relationship: single 
  • Siblings: unknown
  • Children: 1
  • Height: 1.7m
  • Net Worth: $35 million

Early Life

José Lvaro Osorio Balvin, better known as J Balvin, was born in Medellin, Colombia, on May 7, 1985. He was raised in a middle-class home and discovered rock music at a young age. Metallica and Nirvana were extremely influential on him.

 After hearing Daddy Yankee, he became interested in reggaeton in his early teens. “I was such a fan that I was emulating his style, the way he walked onstage, his flows, his raps,” he says.

Balvin traveled to the United States to learn English when he was 17. He lived in Oklahoma as well as New York City. During his time in America, he was captivated by the business acumen of New York rappers 50 Cent and P. Diddy.

 He also worked in various professions, including illegally working as a roofer and house painter in the United States.

Balvin is known for his optimistic music, frequently addressing love, happiness, and self-confidence themes. His ability to connect with his followers has been acclaimed, and his music has been credited with helping to popularize reggaeton music worldwide.

Balvin is a true global superstar whose music has shaped the music industry. He is an inspiration to young people worldwide, and he will undoubtedly be a prominent influence in the music industry for many years to come.


J Balvin studied international business for seven semesters at EAFIT University in Medellin, Colombia. He attended John Marshall High School in Los Angeles and did basic classes. He still needs to finish his studies at either university.


 He began his music career in 2004, and his debut album, Real, was released in 2009. Balvin’s breakthrough came with the publication of his single “Ginza” in 2014. The song became a global hit, propelling Balvin to stardom.

Since then, Balvin has produced four additional studio albums: Energia (2016), Vibras (2018), Colores (2020), and José (2022). His albums have all been financial triumphs, including a series of hit singles such as “Mi Gente,” “I Like It,” and “Unforgettable.” Balvin has also worked with musicians such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Justin Bieber.

Balvin has won eleven Billboard Latin Music Awards, six Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, and seven Latin American Music Awards for his music. He has also received four Grammy nominations. Balvin is regarded as one of the world’s most influential artists, having helped spread reggaeton music worldwide.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards awarded Balvin “Artist of the Decade” in 2019. During the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, he was also named a “World Icon.” Balvin is a United Nations World Food Programme global ambassador who has utilized his position to raise awareness about the issue of hunger.

Award & Nominations

 Here is a list of awards and nominations received by J Balvin:


  • 11 Billboard Latin Music Awards
  • 6 Latin Grammy Awards
  • 5 MTV Video Music Awards
  • 7 Latin American Music Awards
  • 1 Grammy Hall of Fame Award
  • 1 Grammy Award for Best Song for Social Change
  • 1 Guinness World Record for most Latin Grammy nominations in a single year
  • 1 Global Icon Award from Premios Lo Nuestro


  • 4 Grammy Awards
  • 35 Latin Grammy Awards
  • 19 Billboard Latin Music Awards
  • 15 MTV Video Music Awards
  • 14 Latin American Music Awards

Social Media

  • Twitter: @JBALVIN
  • Instagram: @jbalvin
  • Facebook: @jbalvin
  • YouTube: J Balvin
  • LinkedIn: J Balvin

Personal Life

His parents are José Lvaro Osorio and Alba Mery VásquezJosé Julián Osorio Vásquez is his only sibling. J Balvin isn’t married, and he has one kid. Since 2017, he has been in a relationship with Valentina Ferrer.


  Here is the discography of J Balvin, a Colombian reggaeton singer:

  • J Balvin Mixtape 
  • La Familia 
  • La Familia: B Sides 
  • Energía 
  • Vibras 
  • Oasis (with Bad Bunny
  • Colores 
  • JOSÉ 

J Balvin has also released several singles, including:

  • Yo te lo dije
  • Tranquila
  • Ay Vamos
  • 6 AM (with Farruko)
  • Ginza
  • Mi Gente
  • I Like It (with Cardi B and Bad Bunny)
  • Unforgettable (with Swae Lee)
  • Machika (with Anitta)
  • Que Pretendes
  • Colores
  • Rojo
  • Morado
  • Un día (One Day) (with Bad Bunny and Dua Lipa)
  • In da Getto (with Skrillex and Diplo)
  • Pepas

Net Worth

As of 2023, J Balvin’s net Worth is expected to be $35 million. He is a Colombian singer, composer, and record producer known as the “Prince of Reggaeton.” He has received multiple honors, including a Grammy and 14 Billboard Hispanic Music Awards.

 Balvin is one of the most popular Latin artists in the world, with over 50 million Instagram followers and 30 million YouTube subscribers. During his career, he has sold over 35 million records globally.

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