2018 was a huge year for the Reggaetón superstar. With numerous chart-topping singles, collaborative hit after hit and a sold-out, critic praised concert tour. 2018 was the year of J Balvin.
Now, two weeks into the new year. The “Mi Gente” singer is reaping in the rewards of his hard-earned success. With twelve nominations for Premio Los Nuestros; making him the most nominated artist of the year and overall 2nd Nominee.
His most recent single “Reggaetón,” has had nearly 66 million views on YouTube since its release and 51 million play-hits on Spotify.
“Y si el pueblo pide (Reggaetón, reggaetón) / No se lo vo’ a negar (Reggaetón, reggaetón)
… Dios bendiga el reggaetón, amen”
Premio Los Nuestro, is an award show, that honors the best in Latin music as voted by the people. Balvins twelve nominations include: Artista Premio Lo Nuestro Del Año (Premio Lo Nuestro Artist of The Year) / Canción Del Año (Song of The Year) / Sencillo Del Año (Single of The Year) / Video Del Año (Video of The Year) / Artista Social Del Año (Social Artist of the Year)
Tour Del Año (Tour of the Year) / Colaboración Del Año (Collaboration of The Year) / Colaboración “Crossover” Del Año (“Crossover” Collaboration of The Year) / Urbano – Canción Del Año (Urban – Song of The Year) / Urbano – Artista Masculino Del Año (Urban – Male Artist of The Year) / Urbano – Colaboración Del Año (Urban – Collaboration of The Year) / Urbano – Colaboración Del Año (Urban – Collaboration of The Year)
His VIBRAS album was also recently certified as the top Latin Album of the year 2018 at 8x Platinum, by RIAA. He was also Spotify’s #1 global streamed Latin Artist of 2018, and The overall #4 most streamed artist in the world.
Leading an award show as the most nominated artist, is not the only thing J Balvin has to celebrate this year. A year after bringing Reggaeton to the famed festival for the first-time with a landmark guest appearance with Beyonce & Cardi B. The Colombian superstar will now be the first Reggaeton artist to perform a full main stage set at Coachella; April 13th and 20th.
With 2018 ending on such a high note, that has already set a precedent for 2019. J Balvin is a musical force to be reckon with and there is no saying what new surprise he has in store for his millions of fans. With his GUESS line set to launch this spring and his involvement as the face of Buchanans Whiskey. 2019 is set to be another monumental year for the 33 year-old superstar.