101 J Balvin Quotes

Joan Agie
Sep 27, 2023 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Mar 15, 2023
Read out these fantastic 101 J Balvin quotes. Read more inspiring quotes here at Kidadl.

J Balvin is a Colombian singer often known as the Prince of Reggaeton.

Born in Medellin, Colombia, J Balvin traveled to the United States at the age of 17 to study English and resided in Oklahoma as well as New York at that time. After that, he went back to Medellin and became well-known for his club performances.

J Balvin has had great success in winning numerous major prizes throughout his career in music, notably Billboard Latin Music Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, as well as MTV Video Music Awards. He was recognized as the Latin Songwriter of the Year through BMI Latin Awards in 2017 for his work in Latin music.

He also received the first Global Icon Award from the Lo Nuestro Awards for his efforts to promote Latin music around the world. As the first Latino to perform as the headlining act at festivals including Coachella, Tomorrowland, as well as Lollapalooza. He was recognized as a pioneer of the second-generation Reggaeton movement by Guinness World Records.

Besides his success, he has talked on various topics, including being a creative director, the new sound of the Latino culture being embraced globally, Latinos worldwide, Latinos often being portrayed in a tacky way in movies, the Colombian culture, the world moving their head to the same beat, how families suffer, music as an art, success, different lyrics from a different place, and many more.

Famous J Balvin Quotes

Quotes facilitate life stories. Check out these famous quotes from J Balvin!

“I believe that we are a result of our past.”

“I moved to Oklahoma to learn English when I was 16 years old from Colombia for six months; then I moved to New York.”

“We want to change to point of view about Latinos in the world and Colombians. Forget about the bad past.”

“I just want people to respect what I do.”

“I have always been a big fan of watches.”

“I don’t plan anything – I just let myself go with the flow.”

“I enjoy everything I do, from music to fashion to watches – the lifestyle.”

“I like track suits and sometimes to be suited up. I like to be like a chameleon.”

“I like to change and switch it up. I don’t want to sound like anybody else or sound the same. I always have to reinvent myself.”

“When I was, like, 12, I remember grabbing a mic, pretending it was a guitar, and performing in front of my friends. I didn’t know at the time I wanted to be an artist.”

“Basically, I just want to talk about love and how it can overcome boundaries. I want to discuss those more universal beliefs, not more politicized ideas.”

“I am a YouTube artist.”

“I’m still in love with New York. It’s like a dream: there’s so much to do, so much culture.”

“As Latinos, we are many, and our geography is gigantic.”

“Glasses, earrings, rings, sneakers. I love every little accessory.”

“I’d want to start being a creative director of a specific line, like Adidas, for example. If they called me up to collaborate on something, I would do it.”

“In 2017, it’s discouraging that it seems like we’re going backward. And that’s not just because of Trump; that’s because we, as humans, condone discrimination; it’s a human issue. It’s part of something bigger.”

“We proved to the world that a completely Spanish song can take over the world.”

“I’m gonna be real everywhere I go, but I’m with my people, I’m connected to my roots – I’m in my country! I don’t need to live somewhere else.”

“I’ve always loved music since I was a little kid.”

“When you see a movie, they always put the Latino on the bad side or in a tacky way. It’s not like that. Latinos are shining like a diamond.”

“I want to invite the mainstream into my world and to my sound and to what I’m doing. And I want mainstream artists to respect me and accept Latino artists as equals without us having to sing in English. I want them to know that I can compete globally, with whomever, in Spanish.”

“Mexico is a Latin powerhouse. And Mexicans, they’re known as hard workers. Here in the U.S., not everybody wants to do those kinds of jobs. I’ve lived. I know what it feels like and what they go through and how families suffer.”

“When you maintain a closeness with your fans, they are more forgiving when you make mistakes.”

“I’m no savior, and I’m no Robin Hood.”

“It’s all about the vibes. That’s why it’s called ‘Vibras’ in Spanish.”

“I respect the ones who make it and leave their home base, but I’m good in Colombia.”

“When I would go to the barrio, people saw me as a rich person, but when I’m around rich people, they see me as someone from the ghetto. It’s all perceptions. I like moving between worlds. I feel equally comfortable in both.”

“To be a legend, we have to make a lot of right moves and great music.”

“I was like, “Yo, we got to come up with something that the people that fell in love with Reggaeton, they gonna like a reintroduction to what they love.”

“And for all those who didn’t know about the O.G Reggaeton, it’s gonna sound cool to them because they didn’t know about it. So, we took that chance and it was a blessing.”

“To tell you the truth, I used an Instagram filter called Ginza to share a snippet of the song – I simply left the name in the caption in case anyone wanted to use the same filter. But everyone started calling the song ‘Ginza.”

“I want mainstream artists to accept Latino artists as equals without us having to sing in English.”

Inspiring J Balvin Quotes

When doing a brainstorming exercise, quotes can assist spark ideas that then affect the ideas for the work. Check out these inspiring quotes from J Balvin.

“I think it’s important to show people, especially young people, that it’s okay to have a personality. And that they can express themselves however they like.”

“Behind every big artist, there’s a big team.”

“I’m not a big fan of fame; I’m a big fan of success.”

“I pay a lot of attention to the people I let surround me. I learn something from those people and from everyone – from other musicians, from people on the street.”

“Who would have thought that somebody Latino was going to be singing with Beyonce at Coachella? Years ago? Nobody. But I did believe in me. So, that’s what I want to do: keep inspiring people as much as possible.”

“There’s always going to be somebody that don’t like you. It’s life.”

“If you really want to flex, you have to be real.”

“I obviously work really hard. But I also have the capacity to dream really big and have the discipline to materialize those dreams.”

“I invite you to get out of the box, be yourself. If you have blue hair, pink, yellow; if you have a broken tooth;… be yourself. Fight for your happiness always.”

“I want to inspire people to follow their own dream, not what the world wants for them.”

“Dreams are the ones that really keep me moving all the time. That’s what drives me.”

“A watch shows how you want to look – or how you want people to look at you.”

“I don’t pretend to be anybody else but me.”

“As long as I keep it real, I learn something from everyone. And when you view yourself as a student and not as somebody who’s bigger, there is still learning that can be done every day, and that keeps you open-minded and more ready to learn about life and love.”

“I don’t want to be a follower; I want to be a leader and create new waves.”

“For 10 years, I was my own label, my own promoter, my own PR. We borrowed money to print our CDs.”

“I’m from Colombia, and we’ve been through a lot of hard situations.”

“I just work with people that I love and respect, that inspire me to be a better person, a better artist.”

“Thanks to social media, we’ve also been able to show ourselves as we are. In the end, masks are useless. You have to be real.”

“I want to change the perception about Latinos worldwide. I think people don’t know yet how cool we are.”

“Paying homage to the O.G’s. You know and I was just thinking about what was going on in the market at the time. And everything was sounding like the same, but it wasn’t real. The roots and the essence of the genre.”

“We are proving that Latinos have the power to connect with an audience on a global level without having to leave our identity behind.”

“Winning a Grammy is always going to be good.”

“The more I get to know more artists, the more they inspire me.”

“Just because you are Latino does not mean you can’t be global.”

“I’m just a regular guy trying to make my dream come true like everybody else.”

“There are so many artists that have inspired me.”

“It’s always been my dream to be among the big names of Colombia.”

“In life, you always have to keep fighting. It’s not easy.”

“By erasing barriers of races, colors, continents, genres, or languages, we can achieve the whole world moving their head to the same beat.”

J Balvin Quotes On Music

An individual's mood can be improved by music, which can also stimulate or soothe them. Check out these amazing quotes from J Balvin on music.

“I’d love to work with people like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and The Weeknd.”

“Music is one way of expressing yourself, and fashion is another.”

“Since I was a kid, I was listening to hip-hop.”

“I want to make people feel happy, comfortable—make them feel like it’s the first time they heard Reggaeton and play with their emotions. That goes beyond music.”

“You can have the power of your music on your cellphone and reach millions.”

“We are making music for the human race, and even beings from other galaxies are welcome to vibe with us.”

“I like to make super music instead of working with superstars.”

“Music goes further than any border, any language.”

“I was like a little bit concerned. You know, there’s a lot of you know type of fusions. But there’s nothing like straight up Reggaeton. And without Reggaeton you know there was no movement like the one we living right now.”

“Reggaeton is the base of what we living right now. All this Spanish trap and the dancehall. It wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Reggaeton. I think it’s time to go back to the essence and you know, and start to get that vibe.”

“Music is art, and making watches is art, too.”

“I’m so grateful to Spotify for the enormous support to the Reggaeton movement.”

“My medium is music, but my goal is to motivate people to dream.”

“Reggaeton is what opened the doors for me, and I’m always grateful for that. I’ll do Reggaeton for life, but I want to show that I’m an artist who can do everything.”

“Even though you don’t understand what I’m saying, you are going to really feel it. The same thing happened to me when I used to listen to English music. I didn’t even understand one word. You know? But it just makes me feel great.”

“I don’t want to make music only for Latinos. The idea is always to make a global sound.”

“Part of what we did is change that misconception that Reggaeton is machista and misogynist. On the contrary, women are our biggest fans, and they inspire us.”


“Let’s be honest, ‘Ginza’ doesn’t really have lyrics to speak of. It’s a party track – a party for Reggaetoneros to come out of the closet.”

“Donde Estaras,’ it is like a classic Reggaeton, and we just added some Southern spice to bring it to 2018. But I wanted to go back to the roots of Reggaeton, that type of Reggaeton that makes you just feel good.”

“The only way I’m not going to follow other people in Reggaeton is if I listen to other things. I get other melodies or sounds and put them in Reggaeton and make it different.”

“I think music is to have fun. It’s for people to have a good time with.”

“Colombian culture has a lot of music – it’s in our blood; it’s in our DNA.”

“Mi Gente’ is a song that embodies a special moment in music – a new sound of a Latino culture on the rise and being embraced globally.”

J Balvin Quotes On Superstars

J Balvin often talks about superstars. Check out what he has to say for them!

“I don’t know. I respect Kanye, but when it comes to Trump, I’m not into that, man.”

“I don’t have to work with superstars – I want to work with cool artists that make super music.”

“I love Rihanna, but I’m not gonna marry Rihanna.”

“Camila Cabello, she’s great.”

“I see myself like what Drake did in the game. I came with melodies and different lyrics, from a different place – Reggaeton is from Puerto Rico; Drake is from Canada.”

“The important thing is that I’m clear about the love and respect that I got for Rihanna.”

“Mike Amiri is like my brother.”

“Steve Aoki is somebody I really love, and he did a remix of ‘Mi Gente,’ too.”

“Pitbull has always been great – he represents Latinos.”

“I love Bad Bunny. He’s changing the game. I think he’s doing something very important with his success.”

“I really wanted to pay homage to Tego Calderón to Daddy Yankee.”

“Kanye and Pharrell are in fashion. Why not J Balvin?”

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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