Juan Carlos Ozuna Rosado was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1992. His father was from the Dominican Republic and worked as a dancer. He died when Juan was just three years old. Ozuna’s mother couldn’t raise the boy due to a poor financial situation. So Juan grew up with his grandmother and uncle. In his interviews, Ozuna credits his grandmother for teaching him the importance of hard work.
When Juan was a teenager, he enjoyed Latin music. At the beginning of the 2000s, the aspiring artist became a fan of reggaeton. He was a big fan of such singers as Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, and De La Ghetto. In 2004, Uncle Felix gave the boy a microphone for his birthday. Juan started recording songs and uploading them to YouTube. Sometimes, he performed at a local club, El Corozal.
In 2010, Ozuna moved to his relatives in New York and enrolled in college. He continued developing an impressive musical talent. In 2012, the young man recorded his first song “Imaginando”, which caught the attention of music fans. Initially, the singer decided to adopt a pseudonym J OZ but then settled for using part of his own name, Ozuna.