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Artist to Watch: J Balvin

J Balvin was born in Colombia and is know for being a singer, songwriter, rapper and producer. His career began at the age of 17 when he moved to the USA. He developed his unique style over a span of 10 years and performed across the USA and Colombia.

In 2012 his first mixtape was released followed by the single Yo Te Lo Dije which generated a lot of buzz. By 2014 6AM was released and took over the States by storm hitting number 2 in the charts. His album La Familia soon entered the Billboard Top Latin Albums Charts.
The music video for Ay Vamos is one of the most watched Latin videos of all time. The song was then remixed by Nicky Jam and French Montana and became the soundtrack for the film Furious 7.

Since then he has been featured on tracks with Ariana Grande (The Way) and Robin Thicke (Blurred Lines) amongst many other popular artists. What else do you want?

J Balvin’s efforts have definitely not gone unrecognised. In 2015 he was awarded the “Urban Artist of the Year and Urban Album of the Year amongst 13 other nominations for Ay Vamos and 6AM.

In 2015 the music video for the single Ginza broke the record for the most viewed Latin video in 24 hours with over 2M views. He is also the fist artist to receive a diamond certification in the Latin field with sales of 600,000.

His latest hits include Sigo Extrañándote and the newly released J. Balvin, Jowell & Randy - Bonita

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