Amazon has announced the release of the anticipated documentary The Boy From Medellín for May 7, 2021.
J Balvin is known for his contagious Reggaeton rhythms and love for fashion, but few know the real José Álvaro Osorio Balvin. The Colombian artist opens up as never seen before to his daily life and also shares in more depth his struggles with mental health.
From Academy Award®-nominee and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts, A Private War) comes an astonishingly intimate portrait of one of the biggest international music superstars of our time. THE BOY FROM MEDELLÍN follows J Balvin as he prepares for the most important concert of his career–a sold-out stadium show in his hometown of Medellín, Colombia. But as the performance draws ever closer, the streets explode with growing political unrest, forcing the Latin Grammy-winning musician to wrestle with his responsibility as an artist to his country and his legions of fans around the globe. As the public pressure of the approaching concert heightens, behind the scenes Balvin also continues to deal with the anxiety and depression that has plagued him for years. Shot entirely in the dramatic week leading up to the concert, THE BOY FROM MEDELLÍN gives us unprecedented access to the “Prince of Reggaeton,” and provides an immersive look into one of the most pivotal and emotionally charged moments of his life.
The Prince of Reggaeton is one the best Latin music artists recognized internationally. José Álvaro Osorio Balvin started his career in Medellin’s urban clubs upon returning from a short stay in the US. His break out was in 2014 with his single 6AM and shortly after with Ginza.
For the short time he already has a long repertoire and has worked with International artists like Pharrell Williams, Cardi B. Pitbull, The Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé and many more. The multiple Grammy winner’s music is an international language to his fans worldwide. His songs have accumulated over 40 billion global streams. In addition, to his social media popularity with over 46.8M followers on Instagram alone.
The Boy From Medellín will be available to stream May 6, 2021 on Amazon Prime