With His Smash Single “Mi GENTE” Topping Charts Around The World,
J BALVIN Announces A Special 3-Night Limited Engagement Concert Return to Europe
Jan. 25, 2018: Zenith - Paris, France
Jan. 26, 2018: AFAS Live - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jan 28 2018: O2 Academy Brixton - London, United Kingdom
Tickets for his London show are on sale now and available at gigst.rs/balvin
“Mi Gente, replaced Despacito at the top of Spotify's Global Top 50. [and reached the UK top 5)…
Already a huge star in South America, Balvin has been credited with revitalizing Reggaeton”-BBC
“J Balvin is Latin America’s answer to Drake and Kanye… the man making reggaeton cool again”
- The Guardian
Hailing from Medellin, Colombia, José Álvaro Osorio Balvin - better known to a legion of global fans as J BALVIN - has been praised by Billboard as “the biggest breakout act Latin music has seen in many years.” With a distinctive style all his own that pays reverence to the first-wave of Reggaeton stars from a decade ago, but fused with additional Colombian and mainstream hip-hop rhythms, more seductive than boastful lyrics, and a strong passion for fashion, J Balvin has become the undeniable leader of a second-generation Reggaeton revolution propelling Urban music back to the forefront of Latin music worldwide. J Balvin has announced his return to Europe in January 2018 where he will perform three very special dates including a huge headline show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Sunday 28th January.
Between his game-changing major-label debut album LA FAMILA, it’s expanded B-sides collection, and global smash hit successor ENERGIA, J Balvin has quickly notched EIGHT #1 Latin singles, more than FORTY MILLION social media followers, and over SIX BILLION “Total YouTube Views”. J Balvin’s “Ay Vamos” became the very first Latin-Urban track to exceed ONE BILLION views, while it’s follow-up “Ginza” was recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for “The Longest stay at No.1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart ever by a single artist.” (22 weeks). Upon its release, the ENERGIA album debuted at #1 on the iTunes charts in 16 different countries, and went on to chart as the #1/”Most Consumed” Latin album of the year for 2016. In conjunction with the album’s release, the New York Times¸ declared J Balvin as ‘Reggaeton’s New Global ambassador’..
With his distinctive style and chart success, J Balvin has also become one of Latin music’s most in-demand collaborators, having now worked with artists, writers and producers such as Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Major Lazer, PooBear, French Montana, Juanes, Daddy Yankee and more. Major award recognition has also quickly followed, as J Balvin has now won back-to-back Latin Grammy Awards, multiple Billboard Latin Awards, the BMI’s Songwriter Award For Contemporary Latin Song of the Year, and the Overall ARTIST OF THE YEAR recognition two years in a row at Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro.
This year has also seen J Balvin become the first Latin Music Artist named as an official ambassador of New York Fashion Week, perform “Hey Ma” from the Fate & The Furious soundtrack on the MTV Movie Awards, grace the cover of Billboard, GQ (LATAM) and release his record-setting new single “Mi Gente” with Willy William. Upon its release, “Mi Gente” set a new Latin music record for debut video views (15 Million in 24-hours), took just 4 weeks to reach the #1 Global chart position on Spotify., and was the third-fastest video in history to reach 500 Million Views on YouTube, Right behind Adele and Ed Sheeran.
“J Balvin [is] the face of modern Reggaeton, [and] his electric Energîa is a record that renders that claim an understatement. Balvin’s music strikes an uncommon balance between old sounds and new subject matter… Balvin, knows that energy transcends language.” – Pitchfork
“J Balvin is a world ambassador of style… When fashion and music merge, J Balvin happens.
His style has traveled all over the globe and today, he has many followers who not only play his songs but emulate the way he’s dressed… an artist willing to break paradigms and stereotypes”