Latin Music Superstar OZUNA is a multi-platinum Puerto Rican singer/songwriter leading the wave of the new generation of Latin music artists. Among his numerous achievements, in 2019 he broke the record as the biggest winner in a single year in the history of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. He also won Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year at the 2019 BMI Awards and made the 2019 Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list. He currently ranks among 2019 Nielsen Music Mid-Year Top 5 Latin Artists and Top 5 Latin Albums.
In 2018 he was named YouTube’s most-viewed artist globally and also holds the record as the artist with the most videos with over one billion views, seven in total. His debut studio album “Odisea” became the longest-leading No. 1 album by a male artist on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums charts, with an impressive 46 weeks atop; while his sophomore studio album “Aura” debuted No. 7 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and remained #1 in the Top Latin Album's chart for 17 weeks.
He has an impressive collection of chart-topping collaborations with the biggest names in Latin Urban music, like Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, and Nicky Jam; as well as globally acclaimed megastars, such as DJ Snake, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Post Malone, Jeniffer López, Snoop Dogg, and Rosalía, among many others.
Ozuna currently holds four Guinness World Records official titles for his impressive musical achievements.
Jan Carlos Ozuna was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 13, 1992. Son of a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother, this multifaceted artist grew up within a rich Caribbean cultural blend, which undoubtedly has had a great influence in his vibrant and unique musical style.
At a very young age he developed a deep passion for urban Latin music, and when he was only 12 years old, he started writing songs and creating his own sound.
His musical career began to emerge in 2015 on digital platforms and local Urban music radio stations, with his first commercial hit singles "Si Tu Marido No Te Quiere" and "No Quiere Enamorarse." In March 2016, he released "No Quiere Enamorarse” remix in a breakthrough collaboration with Latin Urban megastar Daddy Yankee; followed by his collaboration on the first -ever Latin trap song charting, “La Ocasión”.
In the summer of 2017, he released his debut album “Odisea” under the independent record imprint VP Entertainment/Dímelo Vi, and with distribution by Sony Music Latin and embarked on his first official concert tour called “Odisea World Tour.” “Odisea” debuted #1 for Top Latin Album and topped the chart for an impressive 46 non-consecutive weeks.
In November 2017, YouTube launched the documentary "Música sin Fronteras" based on Ozuna’s life, becoming the first Latin artist having a special biographical chapter on the popular video platform.
In August 2018, Ozuna released his sophomore studio album, “AURA”, which also debuted at #1 on the Top Latin Album charts, and kicked off his second world tour, once again, performing at sold-out concerts across various countries in Latin America, Europe, United States and the Caribbean.
Ozuna continues breaking barriers and making history in the Latin music industry, his most anticipated third studio album “NIBURU” will be released in 2019.
Along Ozuna’s relatively short musical career, he already has an amazing collection of awards and recognitions, including a total of 105 nominations and more than 56 awards won, proving he is definitely one of the most popular Latin megastars worldwide.
On Sept. 2018 Ozuna broke his own record for the most concurrently charting titles on the Hot Latin Songs chart, with a whopping 20 tracks on the tally dated Sept. 8. He previously set the record with 13 simultaneous songs on the list dated Oct. 7, 2017.
His album debut “Odisea” has spent 46 weeks at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums chart and is the album with the second-most weeks at No. 1, trailing only Gloria Estefan's Mi Tierra (58 weeks). it passed, among others, Selena's Dreaming of You, which is now in third place with 44 weeks at No. 1. On the Billboard 200 chart, the set peaked at No. 22 on Sept. 16, 2017.
ophomore album “Aura” debuted at No. 1 on the Sept. 8, 2018-dated chart and knocked Ozuna's own Odisea out of the top spot. It was the first time that any male artist replaced himself at No. 1 and the third time that any artist overall replaced himself at No. 1 (Selena replaced herself at No. 1 when Dreaming of You dethroned Amor Prohibido from its 20-nonconsecutive week reign on Aug. 5, 1995 and Jenni Rivera’s Joyas Prestadas: Pop knocked Rivera’s own La Misma Señora out of the lead on the March 16, 2013 dated chart).
In addition, “Aura” ranked at No. 1 for 17 weeks. The set debuted and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Sept. 8, 2018.
Ozuna has placed 69 titles on the Hot Latin Songs chart, holds 21 songs in the top 10, including four No. 1s: “Te Bote,” his collaborative role with Casper Mágico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam and Bad Bunny which topped the list for 14 nonconsecutive weeks starting May 26, 2018, his featured role on DJ Snake’s “Taki Taki” which also features Selena and Cardi B, which ruled for 13 nonconsecutive weeks starting Oct. 13, 2018 (the song made it to the top 20 on the Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 11 on the Nov. 3, 2018-dated chart), “Otro Trago” with Sech, Darell, Nicky Jam and Anuel AA which ruled for three nonconsecutive weeks starting Aug. 10 and “China” with Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G and J Balvin, a 6-nonconsecutive week leader starting Aug. 17.
Debut album “Odisea” spent 46 weeks at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums chart (2017-2018)
Breaks his own record for most concurrently charting titles (20) on the Hot Latin Songs chart (2018)
Sophomore album Aura debuted at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums chart, spent 17 weeks atop. (2018)
First male artist, and third artist overall to replace himself at No.1
Spotify’sTop 10 most-streamed artists (2018)
Apple Music’sfirst Latin album to top the charts at No. 1 with
Deezer’sTop 10 most-streamed artists in the US (2018)
YouTube’s most-viewed artist globally (2018)
Billboard’s Year-End Charts: Top Latin Artist and Top Latin Album
Made acting debut starring in the Dominican film “QUE LEON” (2018)
Named among Time Magazine’s Most Influential People (2019)
BMI’s Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year (2019)
Nielsen’s Mid-Year Top 5 Latin Artists / Top 5 Latin Albums (2019)
105 Awards Nominations
56 Awards Won
MOST WEEKS AT Nº. 1 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP LATIN ALBUMS CHART (MALE) – FOR ODISEA (46)
MOST BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARD WINS
FOR A SINGLE ARTIST IN A SINGLE YEAR (11)
MOST BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR A SINGLE ARTIST IN A SINGLE YEAR (23)
ARTIST WITH THE MOST VIDEOS TO REACH
ONE BILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE (7)
In 2017, Ozuna established the ODISEA CHILDREN FUND, with the objective of supporting community programs focused on providing children and teenagers an open window to a better future.