José Álvaro Osorio Balvín, known professionally as J Balvin, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born on May 7, 1985, in Medellín, Colombia, he has become one of the most popular and influential artists in the reggaeton and Latin urban music scene. J Balvin began his music career in the late 2000s but gained international recognition in 2014 with his hit single "6 AM," featuring Puerto Rican singer Farruko. The song's success led to the release of his breakthrough album "La Familia," which solidified his status as a global star. Balvin continued to release chart-topping hits, including "Ay Vamos," "Ginza," "Safari," "Mi Gente," and "I Like It," a collaboration with American rapper Cardi B and Puerto Rican trap artist Bad Bunny. His 2018 album "Vibras" and 2020 album "Colores" received widespread acclaim and numerous accolades, showcasing his ability to blend reggaeton with other music genres. J Balvin's influence extends beyond music; he has also made strides in the fashion world, collaborating with well-known brands like Guess and Nike. As an advocate for mental health awareness, he has openly shared his own struggles with anxiety and depression, encouraging others to seek help and break the stigma surrounding mental health issues. With multiple Latin Grammy Awards and Billboard Latin Music Awards, J Balvin has become an icon in the Latin music world, helping to popularize reggaeton and Latin urban music globally.
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