J Balvin, real name José Álvaro Osorio Balvin, is a reggaeton singer from Medellín, Colombia. Having been interested in varied styles such as hip hop, dancehall, champeta and bachata during childhood, he began his career at the young age of 17, when he moved to the US to learn English. Over the next ten years, he worked in both countries, building his career in the urban scene and among DJs. Last year, he was nominated a staggering thirteen times at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. His best-known songs are Yo Te Lo Dije, Tranquila, Ay Vamos, 6 AM, and Ginza.