In an eight-episode special, the Colombian singer narrates never-before-told stories from dreaming big in Medellin to the obstacles in his career, to his struggles with anxiety and depression while on tour, and to the time he actually proposed marriage. Balvin is accompanied in the podcast by his parents Alba Balvin and Álvaro Osorio, and some of his closest friends, such as Andrés López “Papa” and Carlos Torres, as well as “La Mona” Osorio, who was his girlfriend for 10 years.
“I know a lot about J Balvin and little about José, because I dedicated myself a lot to the character. But finally, without José, there is no J Balvin,” he says in the podcast’s opening remarks. “There were times when J Balvin beat me and [when] I fell into many mistakes.”
With global hits such as “Mi Gente,” “Ay Vamos,” and “Ginza,” Balvin has taken the reggaeton movement to some of the biggest stages, including the Tomorrowland electronic music festival in Belgium and as a headlining act at Coachella in California.
“Dreams are the reason for everything I do. The reason why I get up. And the beauty of dreams is that they are infinite,” he expresses.
Fans can listen to all episodes of the Made in Medellin podcast here.