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J Balvin Casually Serves Coffee From A NY Truck And People Have No Idea Who He Is

There’s no one who loves coffee more than J Balvin. The Colombian trap artist posts videos on Instagram or Instagram Stories just about every morning at 5 a.m. of himself drinking coffee, meditating and thanking the universe for its infinite blessings. This morning, the “Mi Gente” crooner got a chance to share his favorite morning routine with local New Yorkers. 

J Balvin took over a coffee and pastry truck in New York to casually pour cups of cafecito to locals.

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“¡Buenos días, buenos días, buenos días mi gente! Buena vibra para todo el mundo estoy aquí atendiendo con buena vibra a todo el mundo como siempre,” exclaims the colombiano. 

“Estoy feliz, estoy agradecido con la vida. Y empiezo la Gira Arcoíris con el pueblo, con mi gente el 30 de agosto. Allí nos vemos, Arcoíris Tour el 30 en Puerto Rico para mi gente,” he adds reminding his followers that his tour starts at the end of August in Puerto Rico. 

A couple of people stopped by the impromptu Balvin Coffee Truck but seemingly have no idea who he is. 

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A few people stop J Balvin’s truck but given their calm demeanor, probably have no idea that they are being served by the YouTube’s most streamed artist. Back in June 2018 Billboard reported that J Balvin had officially become the most streamed artist on Spotify, knocking Drake from the top spot. Balvin’s single “X” with Nicky Jam was streamed more than 327 million times at the time of the publication. 

“Thank you for your service.”

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“Thank you for your service” is really the only verbal communication that is captured in the Instagram video. It’s still unclear what service J Blavin thanks his customers for, but we’re laughing along with the person recording the video.  

Most people in the comments want to know where they can get a cup of freshly brewed Balvin coffee but others are thanking him for being sanitary. 

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Songwriter and DJ Diplo thanks J Balvin for not serving pastries with bare hands. Although, however, we did notice Balvin’s pink hair was fully exposed and he was not wearing a hairnet. Rookie move, right?

People highlighted that only a humble artist like Balvin would park in the middle of New York to serve coffee. 

So querido Balvin, we thank YOU for your service. 

The World Can’t Get Enough Of J Balvin, He Is YouTube’s Most Streamed Artist Worldwide

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The World Can’t Get Enough Of J Balvin, He Is YouTube’s Most Streamed Artist Worldwide

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¡Mi gente! Your faves could never. Latin music domination continues around the world with the top spots of global streaming platforms being stacked with Latinx artists. What a time to be alive. Remember when we all had to pretend Drake was Dominican to get some kind of representation out here? But when you think about the sheer number of people on the planet that speak Spanish, it totally makes sense that Latinx artists would have such a massive reach. 

And let’s be real, while fluency helps, you really don’t have to be proficient to enjoy reggaeton. The energetic, pulsating beats can compel anyone to move. Do you really think everyone in the United States knew the English translation of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” in order to enjoy it? Music transcends language and so does Colombian trap artist J Balvin apparently. Do you think anyone even noticed that the lyrics in “Harlem Shake” are largely in Spanish? Nope. 

J Balvin is here to stay.

For six consecutive weeks, J Balvin has chopped the global charts on YouTube. That’s a total of 1.26 billion views on the platform. 

“Artista más visto en YouTube Global,” Balvin wrote in an Instagram caption.

This comes as no surprise to Balvin fans. In 2018, Balvin ousted drake as the most-streamed artist worldwide on Spotify. The singer surpassed 48 million monthly listeners last summer thanks to his single “X” with Nicky Jam which streamed over 327 million times. Balvin is in great company on the global charts with Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, and Ozuna all in the top 10. The trio’s single “China” with Anuel AA and Karol G is currently number 1 on the YouTube global charts and number 2 in the United States chart. However, we’re pleased to note that “Señorita” by Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendes is topping the charts in the states. 

Balvin shouts out his Latinx fans. 

“Artista más escuchado en el mundo en @spotify posición #1 que celebro con todos mis latinos y los soñadores. Gracias Gracias Gracias,” Balvin wrote in the caption. 

Our boy is famous basically everywhere?

The top countries streaming Balvin’s music are Mexico with 240 million views, Argentina with 121 million views, and Colombia with 121 million views. The United States is in fourth place with 112 million views, followed by Spain, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil, and Venezuela. But fear not, Balvin has fans in at least 100 different countries according to YouTube. 

We stan a humble king of the masses!

Like, literally could you imagine how this level of adoration and attention would completely warp your mind? I would be a monster. I would build a house out of fan mail and then set it ablaze just to laugh at my stupid fans. I’d have so many, who cares! Meanwhile, the artist, who typically regales his followers with personal messages on Instagram every morning at 5 a.m., knows how to connect with his fans. Balvin even served ordinary people from a coffee cart in New York City the other day. 

“Buenos días , buenos días , buenos días !!!!! ARCOÍRIS TOUR empieza 30 de Agosto en Puerto Rico !! Choliseo,” he wrote on Instagram. 

 We stan a humble king of the masses!

This isn’t the first Latin wave (and it won’t be the last).

In the 1990s, the late and great Selena catapulted Tejano and Cumbia music into the mainstream American consciousness. This ushered in the era of the “Latin Explosion” where legends were born. Ricky Martin, Thalía, Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, and Jennifer Lopez made their marks. Hell, even Frank Sinatra personally invited Luis Miguel to record a duet of “Come Fly With Me” on his 1994 album Duets II. 

In the 2000s, there was the “Latin Pop Boom” that saw the likes of Shakira, Paulina Rubio, and Christina Aguilera topping the charts. You may even remember non-Latinx artists trying to ride the wave with Beyoncé collaborating with Shakira on the duet, “Beautiful Liar,” and releasing a Spanish language version of the single “Irreplaceable.” It almost feels odd to call these decades different waves or eras when it is pretty clear Latinxs have been consistently rocking the charts since Gloria Estefan in the 1980s. Since then, in the United States, we have been blessed with many more Latinx acts including the likes of Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello, Becky G, and Cardi B. And of course, there are all the amazing imports from Latinx countries around the world. If we want to continue this Latinx chart domination, I only have one piece of advice: stream “China” by J. Balvin on YouTube and Spotify!

J Balvin And Bad Bunny Team Up To Do Good, Will Perform Two Concerts To Raise Money For El Paso And Dayton Shooting Victims

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J Balvin And Bad Bunny Team Up To Do Good, Will Perform Two Concerts To Raise Money For El Paso And Dayton Shooting Victims

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Univision’s widley popular Uforia Concert Series is getting some big performances this week. In a huge announcement, the American Spanish-language network said that it’s Uforia Music Series will present two star-studded concerts in Texas that will assist and raise funds for those impacted by the recent shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The concert series, which had been scheduled long before the fatal shootings, are set to feature performances by J Balvin, Bad Bunny ,Ozuna, Wisin y Yandel, Pedro Capo, Natti Natasha, Sebastian Yatra, Tito El Bambino and many more Latin artists. The shows, taking place Aug. 8 in Dallas and Aug. 10 in Houston, will bring together local communities for a celebration of Latin music and remembrance to those recovering from and impacted by the massacres.

The concerts are an opportunity for fans and the local communities to come together for music and give back as well.

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Univision will present various opportunities for fans and attendees of both Dallas and Houston concerts to give back and donate to the El Paso Community Foundation, Paso del Norte Community Foundation and The Dayton Foundation. The network will also be matching the first $50,000 of donations that are received.

“The Uforia Music Series is meant to be a celebration of the sounds and rhythms that connect us as a culture and as a community—this connection is especially important in times of need. Following the tragic events in El Paso, we are honored to do our part to bring the local Latino community in Dallas and Houston together and to provide an opportunity for fans to support local organizations assisting those impacted on-site and via our first-ever livestream,” Jesus Lara, President of Radio, Univision said in a statement. “All of us at Univision stand in strength and solidarity with the Latino community in El Paso and across the country.”

Univision has also announced that, for the first time ever, they will follow in the steps of other music festivals in recent years and set up a live stream of the entire music event in Dallas. Both of the concert series will be broadcast live on UforiaMusic.com, as well as on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

This will give fans and listeners who can’t attend the shows an opportunity to donate and feel apart of the event themselves. Those who aren’t unable to attend the concerts can donate directly to affected community groups by visiting Univision’s charity page, Unidos Por Los Nuestros.

Bad Bunny and J Balvin, are expected to perform songs from their collaborative EP, Oasis, live for the first time ever. Hopefully this can provide a well needed break from what has been a tough week for many in this country.

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Bad Bunny and J Balvin will both be the headliners of the Uforia Latino Mix Live shows. The Latin duo is expected to perform music from their widley successful joint album, Oasis, live for the first time since its June release, on Saturday, August 10th in Houston. J Balvin will perform new songs on his own on Thursday, August 8th in Dallas.

The joint album, Oasis, opened at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart back on July 13 which scored the biggest streaming debut for a Latin album released in 2019. The eight-song album has garnered positive reaction from fans and music critics alike.

People in Texas seriously can’t wait for the show. We’re sure after such a long stressful week this is going to be an escape for many.

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Music has been a constant force in heeling when it comes to tragedies and for many it’s a way to escape, even for a little while. We’ve seen that this past week as music has been a big part of healing efforts in El Paso. Whether it’s been corridos or banda, it’s all played a big role in healing and helping many move forward.

The deadly attacks over this past weekend left 31 people dead and occurred at a shopping center in El Paso, Texas, and a popular housing complex in Dayton, Ohio. The El Paso shooting rocked the Latino community in the border city of Texas where many are still grieving and recovering from what many are calling a “hate crime” against Latinos.

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