He does it again: J Balvin achieves more than a billion views on YouTube with ‘Safari’



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If there is a star that is increasingly placed in the firmament of Hispanic entertainment, It is undoubtedly J Balvin, who does not stop adding success after success, and it is that he has located himself in one of the most famous and listened to Latin singers of today.

This time J Balvin established himself as the undisputed leader of YouTube Billion Views Club, because the Colombian once again managed to be the interpreter with the highest number of videos consumed as the main artist, having 11, not only a soloist but also as a collaborator, reaching at least one billion views.

And is that his 2016 single, “Safari” which he made in collaboration with Pharrell Williams, BIA and Sky; J Balvin exceeded one billion views globally, a unique figure that is monopolizing the covers around the world, because with this it has managed to have a total of 11 videos that are the most listened to in the history of Youtube.

Among the videos that J Balvin you can boast that they are on your list and have surpassed 1 billion views and that they belong to the YouTube Billion Views ClubThey are: My People, X (X), With Height, Oh Come on, China, He doesn’t know me, I like it, Now He says, 6AM, Again, Pretty.

It should be remembered that José Álvaro Osorio Balvín, his real name, is a singer and record producer, known as “J Balvin”, who was born on May 7, 1985 in Medellín, Colombia.

By 2006 he managed to release his first song as a soloist. Years later, in 2009 he became a revelation artist for several Colombian stations. That same year he signed a music contract with EMI Music. His first studio album “La familia” was an international success, certifying gold, platinum and multiplatinum records in several countries.

With the song “Ay Vamos”, contained in that album, Balvin managed to position himself so well that this earned him his first Latin Grammy Award. In 2015, he released “Ginza”, the first single from his next album.

Also with this theme, it was positioned at number one in Colombia, the United States, as well as in Mexico and Spain. On the other hand, he sang with Jennifer Lopez at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show, held on February 2, 2020, where he performed “Qué calor” and “Mi gente”. In September 2020, Balvin was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the year.

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