J Balvin breaks a new record with his Latin GRAMMY® Awards nomination sweep

By Luisa Sánchez
JBalvin with GWR certificate

Renowned Colombian artist J Balvin continues to make history in the music industry and around the world with his latest Guinness World Records title most Latin Grammy nominations in a single year. 

Earlier in September when the nominees were revealed for the 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards, J Balvin led the list with 13 nominations for his most recent album "Colores y Oasis," a collaborative production with Bad Bunny – making history.

This record was previously held by the Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 (step brothers "Residente" and "Visitante") with a total of 10, for the 12th annual ceremony in 2011.



J Balvin is no stranger to record breaking, and in fact held another record in years past for longest stay at No.1 on the US Hot Latin Songs chart by a single artist in March 2016. His hit song 'Ginza' graced the top of the US Hot Latin Songs chart list for an impressive 22 weeks.

A creative and a visionary, the Spanish-speaking singer continues to set the reggaeton genre on the map and captivate millions of people with his style, authenticity and fantastic songs.

Over the years, Balvin has become an ambassador of Latin culture and music by leading the second generation of urban music exponents. 

His discipline, positive mentality, and daily work have allowed him to go beyond his dreams and become one of the music industry's most established collaborators, participating in world-class festivals and making it to the top of TIME Magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

His most recent album “Colores” has already amassed more than 2.3 billion combined streams on digital platforms worldwide, garnered almost one billion YouTube views combined, and debuted #1 in 102 countries on the Apple Music Latin Albums Chart. 
With "Blanco," "Morado" and "Rojo" going #1, J Balvin brought his total to 27 songs earning the #1 spot on the Latin Airplay Charts over the course of his career.
Sadly, the traditional awards ceremony will not be held this year. 
However, under the motto "Music humanizes us" the 21st edition of the Latin GRAMMY® Awards will be held remotely, with the participation of several artists connected from different parts of the world and will be held in the city of Miami, Florida, USA.
The event hopes to provide entertainment and inspiration that highlights the impact, hope, and joy of music in these difficult times.
As the Guinness World Records Official Adjudicator mentioned in 2017, "We are under the impression that this will not be the last record J Balvin will break with his music.”
Today, Guinness World Records has the honor of certifying that that prediction became a reality.
We congratulate J Balvin on this great achievement and wish him the best luck in tonight’s ceremony!