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10 Things You Didn't Know About J Balvin

Marta Xochilt Perez

J. Balvin performs during part of the Billboard en Vivo concert series at Mansion in Miami Beach on April 29, 2015.

Just like Prince Royce did when he was in the hot seat during the Billboard en Vivo tour earlier this month, Latin urban sensation J Balvin was game to answer a lightning round of curious questions about himself prior to his concert at Mansion nightclub in Miami on April 29. 

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With his superbly choreographed concert, Balvin closed out the national Billboard En Vivo tour on the eve of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, in what was a grand finale to a star-studded concert series that included Royce in New York and Chicago and Victor Manuelle in Houston.

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The Colombian sensation also brought out special guest Becky G onstage for a performance of her hit, "Can't Stop Dancin'." Earlier in the night, Balvin announced he and the Mexican American pop star are touring together for La Familia tour later this year. 

Check out Balvin’s answers below -- what we learned may surprise even his most devoted fan!

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1. First thing he notices in a woman?
Her face...and body.  

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2. Most prized possession
My dog, Enzo.

3. Most memorable Christmas gift
A guitar my father gave me as a kid.

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4. Biggest indulgence

5. Boxers or briefs?

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6. Favorite superhero?
Iron Man.

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7. Greatest fear?
Failure and being alone.  

8. Favorite line from a movie?
From Man on Fire, when Christopher Walken says [about Denzel Washington]: “He’s about to paint his masterpiece.” That’s what we’re going to do with music!

9. Penelope Cruz or Scarlett Johansson?

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10. Desert-island album
Anything by The Weeknd or Cultura Profetica.


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