Z107.3  wants to take the time to give you a little more information about the artists that you hear all day, everyday on Bangor's #1 Hit Music Station.

This week we put the artist spotlight on J Balvin.

REAL NAME:  Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin

BIRTH DATE: May 7, 1985

WHERE FROM: Medellin, Columbia

MUSICAL LINKS: Farruko, Cardi B, Pharrell Williams, Major Lazer, Sean Paul, David Guetta

TO THE POINT POINTS:

  • Musical inspirations include Metallica, Nirvana and Daddy Yankee
  • At one point, was working illegally in the United States as a roofer and house painter
  • Lived in various parts of the United States as part of an exchange program including Oklahoma, New York City and Miami
  • Attended university studying international business
  • Canceled his first performance on national mainstream television on Miss USA in 2015 due to Trump's presidential campaign kickoff comments insulting illegal immigrants

All information obtained by artist's Facebook page and Wikipedia.

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