How much is J Balvin worth?
|Net Worth:||$16 Million
|Date of Birth:||May 7, 1985|
Who Is J Balvin
J Balvin is the stage name of Jose Balvin, a Colombian singer, songwriter. Known all over the world as the “Prince of Reggaeton”, he is one of the best-selling artists from Latin America with more than 35 million records (both albums and singles). He began his career in the early years of the 21st century, shortly after he returned to his home country.
He grew to popularity in the 2010s after the release of his international hits “Ginza”, “6 AM”, and “Ay Vamos”. For the past 20 years, he has a lot of accomplishments in his resume. He was even acknowledged by the Guinness World Records that named him the “leader of the second-generation reggaeton”.
J Balvin has a net worth of $16 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did J Balvin Get So Rich?
The singer became rich after he landed a deal with the label Capitol. His second album, “La Familia” helped him not only earn a lot of money but receive a lot of attention as well. The album, which includes some of his classics “Tranquila”, “Sola”, and “6 AM”, topped multiple album charts and became his first to receive multiple gold and platinum certifications in eight different countries.
Jose rose to prominence in 2014 just after his second studio project was released. His songs “6 AM” and “Ay Vamos” became international hits that landed in several international charts where they spent a number of weeks. The remix of the latter, which features Nicky Jam and French Montana, was even used as a soundtrack for the widely-known film “Furious 7”. He continued to gain popularity throughout 2015 and 2016 with the release of various songs and his third album “Energia”.
Why Is He So Famous?
Jose became famous first in Columbia thanks to his reggaeton style, as well as his hits in hip hop, Latin pop, and Urbano. He was born on May 7, 1985, in Medellin, Columbia. At the age of 16, he took part in an English-exchange program based in Oklahoma, where he moved to study English. Soon, he decided to move to New York and pursue a music career, however, he changed his mind and returned back to his home country.
Immediately after he returned to Columbia, Balvin became a sensation thanks to his freestyles. At that time, he met this business partner David Mazo with whom he began working on his first projects. In 2009, after he was signed to EMI Columbia, he continued to make a name for himself. That same year, he released his debut studio album titled “Real”, which was met with positive reviews. Four years and a few hits later, J Balvin received an offer and signed a recording deal with the label Capitol Latin.
What Makes Him So Successful?
What makes J Balvin so successful are all of his prosperous projects in both Spanish and English. In the summer of 2016, after the release of “Energia”, the talented artist embarked on his very first international tour. The tour consists of 76 shows in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. During the tour, Balvin was supported by special guests such as Bad Bunny, Steve Aoki, and French Montana.
His career skyrocketed in 2017 when he found international success thanks to collaborations with established artists such as Willy William, Beyonce, and Cardi B. The collaboration with the latter titled “I Like It”, which also features Bad Bunny, earned him his first two nominations for the Grammy Awards. In 2018, he released his fourth album “Vibras”. The album made history as the most-streamed album for both the first 24 hours and the first week of its release.
Ever since 2018, J Balvin has solidified himself as one of the best-selling artists from Latin America. A year later, he released his first collaborative album titled “Oasis”, which is in collaboration with Bad Bunny. His most recent, and by far most successful album, is his fifth – “Colores”. The album entered many charts around the world and in just a few weeks received gold and platinum certifications in Mexico, Spain, and the United States.
When it comes to J Balvin, he is one of the premier artists from Latin America. Besides winning hundreds of prestigious awards and being nominated for a few Billboard Awards and Grammys, he has collaborated with many well-established performers such as Bad Bunny, Ozuna, Nicky Jam, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, and Cardi B, among many others.