Rising and promising urban music talent known by the stage name J Balvin, he is a Colombian emcee/singer known for his Billboard Latin Airplay Chart-topping single "6 AM." He is a leading Latin artist on social media as well, primarily on his official VEVO/YouTube channel.
He participated in freestyle competitions and was deemed champion in two consecutive years.
He was a member of the group MDL Crew and later joined University of La Calle, a rap and reggaeton group.
He was born Jose Balvin in Medellin, Colombia.
He was featured on the Colombian version of Pitbull on their international stadium tour in 2014.