Recently, the prestigious Times magazine unveiled the 100 most influential people in the world, according to them. Among the names chosen could be some such as Selena Gómez, Jennifer Hudson or The Weeknd, but there was also room for Latin representation by the way of the reggaetoner J Balvin.
The popular Cuban singer Camila Cabello was in charge of writing the review of the Colombian urban star for the magazine. In her writing, the artist began talking about the great admiration she felt for J Balvin as an artist and everything for her represented performing alongside him – and Pitbull – her first solo single Hey Ma, official song from the film Fast & Furious 8.
However, for the young woman what fit her deepest on J Balvin was her way of accepting and speaking publicly about mental health and anxiety, a disease that the island itself has been fighting and which was also echoed on her social media.
“During a period of intense anxiety, I saw her Instagram posts talking about her fight against anxiety and mental health, and I remember bursting into tears because I was no longer lonely, amazed that someone who was accomplishing such incredible things was still vulnerable and brave enough to share with the world,” Said Camila Cabello.
“If there’s one thing I’d love everyone to know about him, it’s this: Joseph has always been humble, hardworking, and kind, and always grateful and kind,” he added.
The Havana interpreter also mentioned the success that J Balvin has achieved internationally and how fame has failed to change him or make him stop being himself. He also acknowledged how his music and style have “opened the doors to Latin artists.”
J BALVIN HELPED CAMILA CABELLO OVERCOME ANXIETY
“I’ve seen him become one of the best artists on Spotify and YouTube worldwide, nicknamed “the Prince of The Reggaeton,” his songs were heard more than 42 billion times, all while remaining true to himself, constantly encouraging his peers, supporting his friends and dreaming great. It has opened the door to Latin artists everywhere by making the world listen and fall in love with our culture, our sounds and our spirit,” he added.
Finally, the Cuban confessed that what she admires most about José Alvaro Osorio Balvín, the royal name of the reggaetoner, is that she remains the same person with everyone around her, despite having reached the top of the Latin music industry.
“What I admire most and love about Joseph is that he is himself. He is himself to the world, he is himself to his friends and companions, and he has the kind of heart that makes him a person to which everyone supports. When he wins, we all win,” he concluded.