You can’t really talk about the reggaeton scene right now without bringing up the rising Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin. He’s been at the top of the charts for the last 9 weeks with the second single, “Yo Te Lo Dije,” from his second studio album, La Familia. With the release of La Familia, Balvin is looking to further his reach with an U.S. Latin fanbase, but that doesn’t seem to be much of a problem. He has already performed at some of the largest and most impressive venues in the States, including Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center, and has been featured on the Latin edits of Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ and the Spanglish version of Ariana Grande’s ‘The Way,’ both massive pop hits on radios all over South America.
With “LaFamilia,” Balvin holds on to his fusion of street and pop appeal, and the success of his first two singles, “Sola” and “Yo Te Lo Dije” are already proof of that. He’s also brought on collaborations with some pretty bad-ass names in the business, including Farruko on the track “6 A.M.”, Vein on “Lose Control,” and Motiff on “Live in Stereo.” The album is just what you expect from J Balvin- it’s fun, bumping, and has all of the ingredients for a night to bump booties with that honey on the dance floor.