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J Balvin's Style Immortalized in Wax - Twice!

  • Wednesday March 20th 2024
  • J Balvin

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With meticulous attention to detail, J Balvin's wax figures pay homage to the multifaceted style and creativity that define this global icon.

Bright & Colorful - Forever in Wax

At Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, visitors will be treated to a visual feast as they encounter J Balvin's wax likeness, resplendent in a tie-dye ensemble reminiscent of his electrifying performance at the Coca Cola Flow Fest in Mexico City in 2019. Embodying Balvin's signature flair, the figure rocks Nike Air Jordans, personally designed by the artist, elevating the ensemble to new heights of style. Adorned with custom-made jewelry inspired by Gucci originals, the figure exudes an aura of sophistication and individuality, mirroring the essence of the artist himself.

Meanwhile, at Madame Tussauds New York, another masterpiece awaits eager fans: a stunning recreation of J Balvin's iconic 2021 Met Gala look. Dressed in a sleek black suit and adorned with a matching face mask adorned with embroidered flowers, the figure captures the essence of Balvin's bold and boundary-pushing style. The extravagant Moschino creation, adorned with hundreds of brightly hued flowers and petals, radiates joy and creativity, a true reflection of the artist's vibrant personality. Completing the ensemble with utilitarian combat boots and an array of oversized chain necklaces, including a dazzling smiley face medallion, the figure embodies the spirit of fearless self-expression.

Seeing Triple in NYC

To mark this momentous occasion, J Balvin himself graced Madame Tussauds New York in Times Square for a one-of-a-kind side-by-side reveal on March 20, 2024. Fans gathered in excitement to witness the unveiling of their beloved artist's wax doppelgänger, celebrating the fusion of music and artistry in true Balvin style.

Fans also got the chance to interact with the figures in Bryant Park this week, too. "Oh! I thought he was real!" a park goer exclaimed after seeing the figures 'out in the wild'. The lifelike resemblance truly captures attention unlike anything else. 

As the excitement builds, fans eagerly anticipate the opportunity to experience both figures up close and personal. The New York figure will be available for viewing starting tomorrow, offering visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the world of J Balvin's unparalleled creativity. Meanwhile, the Las Vegas figure will make its debut at the end of March, inviting audiences to revel in the vibrancy of Balvin's iconic style.

The Man Behind The Figure

J Balvin, born José Álvaro Osorio Balvín on May 7, 1985, in Medellín, Colombia, has cemented his status as a global icon in the music industry. Often hailed as the "Prince of Reggaeton," Balvin's journey to fame began with his move to the United States at the age of 17 to learn English. Returning to Medellín, he swiftly gained popularity performing in local clubs, laying the foundation for his meteoric rise to stardom.

Throughout his illustrious career, Balvin has amassed an impressive array of accolades, including eleven Billboard Latin Music Awards, six Latin Grammy Awards, and numerous MTV Video Music Awards. His impact extends beyond awards, as he became the first Latino to headline major global events like Coachella, Tomorrowland, and Lollapalooza, earning recognition from Guinness World Records for his role in the "second-generation reggaeton revolution."

Balvin's breakthrough came with hit singles like "6 AM," "Ay Vamos," and "Ginza," followed by the chart-topping sensation "Mi Gente" in collaboration with Willy William. He continued to dominate the charts with collaborations such as "I Like It" with Cardi B and Bad Bunny, showcasing his versatility and cross-cultural appeal. Balvin's musical experimentation spans genres from reggaeton to electronica, reflecting diverse influences ranging from rock bands like Metallica to fellow reggaeton pioneer Daddy Yankee.

Beyond his musical prowess, Balvin's influence transcends boundaries, earning him recognition as one of Time magazine's most influential people in the world. He is celebrated for his colorful fashion sense and unwavering commitment to promoting Spanish-language music on a global scale. With an unparalleled dedication to his craft and an enduring impact on the music industry, J Balvin continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide, solidifying his legacy as one of the greatest Latin artists of all time.

See Wax Balvin Today

With his wax figures taking center stage, J Balvin continues to captivate audiences worldwide, transcending boundaries with his unique blend of music, fashion, and artistry. Fans are encouraged to visit Madame Tussauds Las Vegas or Madame Tussauds New York to take an iconic selfie with the Prince of Reggaeton's new figures.