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These 15 Photos Track J Balvin’s Hair Evolution From Afro Balvin to Lisa Frank Print And Beyond

Artists are all about expression and experimentation and that is doubly true if you’re J Balvin. This reggaetonero has taken the world by storm and a huge part of his success is definitely because he’s one artist who’s not afraid to be himself and make a statement, whether it’s through his music or fashion.

The Colombian singer, known for his smash hits such as “Mi Gente,” “Ginza” and “Reggaeton,” has used his platform to flaunt his unique style whether it’s through his music, his fashion and especially his hair.

A natural brunette, Balvin has experimented with all sorts of colors and prints – with some looks more successful than others.

In celebration of his inclusive, positive and unapologetic personality, here’s a look at J Balvin’s hair evolution.

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Long before there was J Balvin, there was Afro Balvin.

Even after he broke out on the music scene, J Balvin stuck to his ‘roots’ for quite awhile…

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The man knows how to work his natural brunette look. And he looks good doing it.

At one point, he took the brunette look to his short and faded look we all know today.

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This is the look that he’s built upon with a whole collection of designs. And why not? It’s such a good base cut.

And we can’t forget this unique rainbow-inspired do…

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That he played around with around the release of ‘Machika.’ And perhaps it’s what has inspired his ‘Arcoiris’ tour…

Or this neon-green soccer ball one.

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I mean that’s pretty amazing.

And from this shaved look, J Balvin has spawned a lookbook of colors, prints, and patterns.

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Like this highlighter yellow. Which I’m not sure how I felt about.

There’s been a burnt orange.

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Which really started out as a bright orange after the highlighter color from above.

And he loves a hot pink.

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Hot pink pops. Especially a highlighter shade like this first one he went with.

He’s even played around with patterns…

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Like when he had this tie-dye look in Paris.

But then went back to a different hot pink.

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This hot pink, slightly more faded than the first, is a lot less harsh and IMO looks a hell of a lot better.

Before giving us major Lisa Frank vibes during Coachella.

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J Balvin owned Coachella and perhaps it was in some part thanks to this amazing hairstyle.

Then he went blonde…

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Which I’m totally feeling on him.

But always a sucker for experimentation…

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He switched back to some badass tiger stripes, saying in an Instragram post “Yo soy tigre.” Cute.

At first he had it more like a white Siberian tiger…

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But a couple of weeks later it was dyed to a more traditional orange-striped tiger.

And now it looks like he’s letting it all grow out.

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What will J Balvin do to his hair next?

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Karol G Goes Yee-Haw in “Location” Music Video with J Balvin and Anuel AA

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Karol G Goes Yee-Haw in “Location” Music Video with J Balvin and Anuel AA

Karol G is breaking in 2021 with one of the biggest collaborations of the Year. The Colombian superstar teamed up with J Balvin and her fiancé, Anuel AA, for “Location.” The trio gives reggaeton a country music makeover in the music video that was released on Feb. 12.

Karol G takes reggaeton on a country music detour.

There’s no denying Karol G’s star power that only grew stronger in 2020. Her last single “Bichota” impressively peaked within the top 10 of Billboard‘s Global 200 chart that pulls streaming data from over 200 countries and territories, including the U.S. To keep the momentum going, she recruited her compatriot J Balvin and Puerto Rican trapero Anuel for “Location.”

Karol G wrote “Location” with J Balvin, Anuel AA, and her longtime producer Ovy on the Drums, who at the helm of this stellar collaboration. Karol finds her groove in the song’s unique blend of reggaeton, Latin trap, and country music. Balvin and Anuel come along for the ride in this perreo-ready hoedown. There was going to be a point where the old town road led to Colombia. Karol dropped a pin on one of the most fun and imaginative moments in reggaeton with “Location.”

It’s a reggaeton hoedown in the “Location” music video.

The music video for “Location” was directed by Colin Tilley, who has shot videos for pop stars like Justin Bieber, Halsey, and Britney Spears. Karol G goes full yee-haw rocking a cowboy hat with her rhinestoned outfit. J Balvin and Anuel also get in on the reggaeton jig in the middle of the desert.

Karol G’s next album is a highly-anticipated release of the year. She’s so far previewed it with the previous hits “Bichota” and “Ay, Dios Mío!”

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J Balvin Gives Drill Music a Spin in Eladio Carrión’s “TATA” Music Video

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J Balvin Gives Drill Music a Spin in Eladio Carrión’s “TATA” Music Video

J Balvin has pretty much done it all when it comes to music. The Colombian superstar dabbles in drill music for the first time in Eladio Carrión’s “TATA” music video that was released on Feb. 8.

Eladio Carrión’s music reflects hip-hop in both the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

“TATA” is one of the standout tracks on Eladio Carrión’s second album Monarca. He’s Puerto Rican by way of Kansas. Having grown up in both the mainland U.S. and Puerto Rico, Carrión’s music not only reflects Latin trap and reggaeton, but also hip-hop and the emerging drill music genre.

The late Dominican-American rapper Pop Smoke helped popularize drill music on his posthumously-released debut album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon. Another Bronx-based Dominican rapper, Chucky73, extended the genre’s reach with his album De Chamaquito Siempre Cabezu last year.

J Balvin hits the NYC streeets with Carrión in the “TATA” video.

The drill music banger on Monarca is “TATA” featuring J Balvin. For J Balvin, it’s one of his first times giving this latest iteration of hip-hop music a spin. Carrión sounds at home as he flexes his malleable, bilingual flow in Spanish and English. Balvin finds his footing alongside Carrión as he boasts about his luxurious lifestyle. Carrión and Balvin rhyme Hakuna Matata with “Tata” and make it sound cool on this swaggering, soon-to-be rap classic.

In the music video for “TATA,” Carrión and J Balvin take it to the streets of New York City, where drill music reigns. The guys later bring the party into a local bodega and later into a run-down apartment. The snow outside doesn’t slow down their turn-up.

Carrión’s Monarca reached No. 11 on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Albums chart last month. Argentina’s trap music queen Cazzu, Boricua heartthrob Lunay, and rising Mexican star Natanael Cano are among the other featured artists on the album.

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