J Balvin just broke a new Guinness World Record for making history at the 21st annual Latin Grammys as the most nominated artist in a single year, Billboard has learned.
The Colombian artist leads the reggaeton-heavy nominations with 13 mentions and is nominated twice in multiple categories, including the coveted record of the year, album of the year, and the newly-added best reggaeton performance.
“What speaks for you is your work. All the discipline throughout the years is a cause and effect,” Balvin previously told Billboard. “This is truly beautiful because I’m a dreamer from Medellin, Colombia who wanted to make a statement and we achieved that.”
“It would be nice to be the big winner of the night but we already made a statement and that’s the most important thing,” Balvin added. “This is for the youth, for the dreamers, for the reggaeton genre and the different ramifications of urban music.”
This is the second Guinness World Record that Balvin achieves. In 2017, he broke the record for the longest stay at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart by a single artist for his hit “Ginza.”
🌎🇨🇴🏆El artista colombiano @JBALVIN estableció un título de #GWR por la mayor cantidad de nominaciones a los #LatinGRAMMY en un año. Un récord que anteriormente le pertenecía al dúo puertorriqueño Calle 13 con un total de 10, para la 12ª ceremonia anual en 2011. 🌎🇨🇴🏆 #JBalvin pic.twitter.com/0bBSh1Ae03