J Balvin Breaks New Guinness World Record


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It's a good time to be J Balvin. Just after becoming the first Latino artist to collaborate with McDonald's earlier this year, the "Mi Gente" songwriting is making headlines again.

This time by breaking a new Guinness World Record for making history at the 21st annual Latin Grammys as the most nominated artist in a single year, Billboard reports.

\J Balvin leads with J Balvin leads with 13 nominations and is nominated twice in multiple categories, including the coveted record of the year, album of the year, and best reggaeton performance.

“What speaks for you is your work. All the discipline throughout the years is a cause and effect,” Balvin told Billboard. “This is truly beautiful because I’m a dreamer from Medellin, Colombia who wanted to make a statement and we achieved that. It would be nice to be the big winner of the night but we already made a statement and that’s the most important thing. This is for the youth, for the dreamers, for the reggaeton genre and the different ramifications of urban music.”

Congratulations J Balvin!

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