J Balvin is a Colombian singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer whose net worth has been estimated to be somewhere around $6 million.

Early Life 

J Balvin was born as José Álvaro Osorio Balvin on May 7th 1985 in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia to José Álvaro Osorio Balvin (Father) and Alba Balvin (Mother). Balvin has one younger sister Caroline Balvin. J Balvin received his high school education in Medellín. He set foot in the USA when he was 18 as a part of foreign exchange student where he studied English in Oklahoma. There are no records of any college degree as Balvin went straight into developing his music career after school years.

After Oklahoma, he resided in New York City for a while to continue his English lessons. After that, he went back to Colombia where he was a performer at various urban clubs. After a while, he made his breakthrough.


Balvin was focused on making a career in music from the age of 14. After his brief years in America as a teen, Balvin made attempts into establishing a career by beginning as a club performer at many clubs in Medellín, Colombia. Balvin has always praised and dedicated his success to his homeland on various prestigious occasi0ons including the time he won couple Billboard Latin Music Awards.

He released his first mixtape during 2012 where he included a lot of early hits from Colombia which included songs ‘Como un Animal’ and ‘En Lo Oscuro.’ After a short period of time, he dropped his song ‘Yo Te Lo Dije.’ Following these releases, J Balvin was stirring up the United States music scene where the buzz pushed him into recognition to many famous DJs and industry influencers. J Balvin’s Premios 2013 performance is a mark which kick-started his career.

After that, J Balvin dropped his new track named ‘6 AM’ which featured Farruko (Puerto Rican singer). The song was a big hit across United States, Europe, and Latin America. This song was a spark which exploded the scene of reggaeton in US music. The song was charted on number 2 in Billboard Songs Chart for Latn. The song came second to Enrique’s ‘Bailando.’ Balvin rode the way to global recognition with ‘6 AM,’ and Balvin’s album titled La Familia topped the chart of Billboard Top Latin Albums.

Following this, Balvin went on to release his track ‘Ay Vamos’ which made him an icon of Latin music industry. The video for the song has grabbed the position of being video with the maximum views in the history of Latin MV ever and has over one billion views. The number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart 2015 also featured artists like French Montana and Nicky Jam. The song was used in Furious 7 movie.

J Balvin has performed in 2015 Premios Lo Nuestro as well as the Billboard Latin Music Awards. J Balvin is the first ever Colombian singer who recorded with “The Prince of Bachata” and became a world famous performer. In the 2015 Premois Lo Nuestro, Balvin bagged the urban categories of “Urban Artist of the Year,” “Urban Collaboration of the Year,” “Urban Song of the Year” and many in the list of Urban.” J Balvin also got 13 nominations in the Billboard Latin Music Awards where he won the New Artist category, Latin Rhythm Song Artist of the Year and Latin Rhythm Song of the Year.

It was reported that Balvin had canceled his Miss USA in June 2015 to revolt against the provocative comments made by Donald Trump which insulted the illegal immigrants. J Balvin started the #LatinosSomosUnidos trend to bring focus to the problems occurring on Colombian- Venezuelan border. This movement brought forward to upkeep from many fellow Latin artists to support the cause.

J Balvin released his next single ‘Ginza’ which was a part of his future album, Energia which was released on June 24, 2016. As the music video premiered on Vevo, It became the most watch Latin music video ever in mere 24 hours’ time with over two million views. J Balvin performed this single ‘Ginza’ at Italian Festival of Sanremo.

In 2017, J Balvin came up with his latest single ‘Mi Gente’ which features Willy William. As of August 2017, ‘Mi Gente’ holds the number 1 position on Spotify’s Global Top 50.

Personal Life

The Colombian singer is not currently married. J Balvin doesn’t have any children as of the records. There were few rumors regarding sexuality for which he addressed the rumors using his Instagram account saying that he is straight and “If I was gay, I’d have already shown you, my boyfriend.” J Balvin likes to keep his private life under the covers; it is rumored that he is dating Colombian actress, Diana Osorio since 2003, it was speculated that after quite hardships and problems, the couple got engaged.  The latest details and current relationship status is not known.

J Balvin is quite regular on his social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram. He has over 4.82M Twitter followers.

J Balvin’s Colombian house just went up for sale for worth $1,715,000. The property was located in Antioch, spread over 3,900 square feet comprising of six bathrooms and five bedrooms. Details of his vehicle or current accommodations are not available.

Quick Summary

Full name: J Balvin

Date of birth: May 7th, 1985

Birth place: Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Age: 32

Profession: Singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper

Height: 178 cm

Weight: 79 kg / 174 lbs

Net worth: $6 million