Overcoming panic attacks early in his career, J Balvin’s broke through with “6 a.m.,” featuring Farruko, with its contagious chorus (“what a party, pa-pa-pa”). As the song hit No. 3 on Hot Latin Songs, Balvin landed new management with Fabio Acosta, founder of Akela Family Music, and Rebecca León, VP Latin Talent, Golden Voice/AEG Live, who booked Balvin to open the Enrique Iglesias/Pitbull tour.
Recent milestone: “Ay Vamos”, which hit No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart, was a late addition to the Furious 7 soundtrack.
The year ahead: Balvin will announce his own 25-city U.S. theater tour during the Billboard Latin Music Conference.
At the conference: Joins “The New Latin Urban Movement” panel on April 29.