Colombia's J Balvin Tops Charts on iTunes and Youtube

J Balvin Mexico City - Press Conference
J Balvin attends a press conference to promote his new single "BoBo" at Universal Music on May 24, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/WireImage)Victor Chavez / WireImage

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By Darek Michael Wajda

Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin, the reggaeton artist from Medellin, Colombia continues to take the world by storm, regardless of language, with his new hit single "Bobo" with over 150 million views, and new album "Energia."

With 7 awards and over two-dozen nominations for his music, the Latino Singer topped the charts on YouTube and iTunes with the first-ever Latin single to hit 100 million views in just one month with "Bobo."

J Balvin signs his new album "Energia" and greets his fans in albums signing event on June 26, 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo by GV Cruz/WireImage)GV Cruz / WireImage

His album, "Energia" topped the charts in 16 countries after its release last week. The album title, which means energy in English has to do with electricity. J Balvin told Billboard, “I was in L.A., in the studio. And, that day everything that I touched shocked me,” when he was asked how he named the album.

His new single "Bobo" not on broke the Latin Music Video First Day Views Record, according to Billboard, the hit also sits in the Top 5 most music video views on YouTube. During its first 24 hours, the video collected 4.9 million views

According to Vibe, where J Balvin is the newest cover story, he credits his success to his Puerto Rican music icon, Daddy Yankee.

“For me he is a teacher and a living legend”, Balvin said. "

With Energia we went a lot bigger than my last album because not everyone has a family, but they have energy. — J Balvin (Vibe)

Describing Yankee as a major influence in his career the 31-year-old says. “He deserves all the honors because thanks to him, I’m in reggaeton.”

As J Balvin continues to impress the music world, no matter what language people speak, everyone collectively is excited to see what he has in store for us next.

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