J Balvin will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on September 15 as part of his Energía Tour, presented by Buchanan’s Whisky.
Hailing from Medellin, Colombia, José Álvaro Osorio Balvin — better known to a legion of global fans as J BALVIN — has been praised by Billboard as “the biggest breakout act Latin music has seen in many years.” With a distinctive style all his own that pays reverence to the first-wave of Reggaeton stars from a decade ago, but fused with additional Colombian and mainstream hip-hop rhythms, more seductive than boastful lyrics, and a strong passion for fashion, J Balvin has become the undeniable leader of a second-generation Reggaeton revolution propelling Urban music back to the forefront of Latin music worldwide.
Between his game-changing major-label debut album LA FAMILA, it’s expanded B-sides collection, and global smash hit successor ENERGIA, J Balvin has quickly notched SEVEN #1 Latin singles, more than FORTY MILLION social media followers, and over FIVE BILLION “Total YouTube Views”. J Balvin’s “Ay Vamos” became the very first Latin-Urban track to exceed ONE BILLION views, while it’s follow-up “Ginza” was recently recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for “The Longest stay at No.1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart ever by a single artist.” (22 weeks). Upon its release, the ENERGIA album debuted at #1 on the iTunes charts in 16 different countries, and went on to chart as the #1/”Most Consumed” Latin album of the year for 2016. In conjunction with the album’s release, the New York Times¸ declared J Balvin as ‘Reggaeton’s New Global ambassador’, while FADER, in it’s first-ever bilingual COVER profile, hailed J Balvin as: ‘Reggaeton’s answer to Drake or Kanye West.
Plan Your Evening
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wang Theatre has housed the performing arts since opening in 1925, developing from a movie “cathedral” and home to vaudeville musicals and big bands, to today’s role as an impressive venue for world-class theatre, music, Broadway, and dance.