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J Balvin has released a new trailer for his documentary, The Boy From Medellín, which is set to arrive on Amazon Prime Video May 7th. José Álvaro Osorio Balvín, better known as J Balvin, is a Colombian reggaeton singer.

He has been referred to as the “Prince of Reggaeton”, and is one of the best-selling Latin music artists with sales of more than 35 million records worldwide.

Balvin includes his fans in his lead-up to Balvin’s massive 2019 homecoming show at the Estadio Atanasio Girardot in Medellín, Colombia.The show also happened to show various protests throughout Colombia against corruption, and police brutality. This included an 18-year-old who was hit by a police projectile.

The new Boy From Medellín trailer shows Balvin coping with anxiety and depression that have plagued him for years. His nerves that he has before playing for a big show and crowd. The singer gets extremely intimate with showing how his life truly is behind the scenes. That many of his fans may not have known. He also shows his responsibilities as an artist.

“I need my city,” Balvin says in a voice-over in the trailer’s closing moments. “I need to feel this energy. No matter what, never pretend.”

You can see the documentary May 7th on Amazon Prime Video by following the link here

J Balvin

From Academy Award-nominee and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts, A Private War) comes an astonishingly intimate portrait of one of the biggest international music superstars of our time. THE BOY FROM MEDELLÍN follows J Balvin as he prepares for the most important concert of his career–a sold-out stadium show in his hometown of Medellín, Colombia. But as the performance draws ever closer, the streets explode with growing political unrest, forcing the Latin Grammy-winning musician to wrestle with his responsibility as an artist to his country and his legions of fans around the globe. As the public pressure of the approaching concert heightens, behind the scenes Balvin also continues to deal with the anxiety and depression that has plagued him for years. Shot entirely in the dramatic week leading up to the concert, THE BOY FROM MEDELLÍN gives us unprecedented access to “Reggaeton’s Global Ambassador,” and provides an immersive look into one of the most pivotal and emotionally charged moments of his life.