Maluma

Maluma

This is Biography Juan Luis Londoño Arias born 28 January 1994, better known by his stage name Maluma, is a Colombian reggaeton singer and songwriter, signed to Sony Music Colombia and Sony Latin, Maluma has several singles that have charted within the top 10 on  Billboard Hot Latin Songs, including ” Felices los 4 “,” Borró Cassette “,” El Perdedor “and” Corazón “.

 He has won a Latin Grammy Award and two Latin American Music Awards. Maluma began his musical career in 2010, recording singles. After” Farandulera ” became a radio hit, Sony Music and its subsidiary label Sony Music Colombia decided to sign the singer to record his first studio album.

 The label then launched the next single, “Loco”, which was inspired by rampant and uncontrolled love”.In 2012, Maluma released his first studio album, titled Magia. The video for the single ” Obsesión ” was filmed at the Antioquia Department Railway Station and featured Colombian model Lina Posada, who had previously appeared in the music video for the song ” Taboo ” (2011) by Don Omar. 

So far the video has more than 185 million views on YouTube, other singles released from the album include “Miss Independent” and ” Pasarla Bien, with “Miss Independent” reaching number two on the Colombian National-Report songs chart, becoming his first top-five song on the chart.

 Maluma was also nominated for a 2012 Shock Award as “Best New Artist”. The final two singles from his debut album, “Primer Amor” and “Miss Independent”; the latter was accompanied by a music video, recorded in Medellín, gathering more than 40 million views on YouTube.In 2013, ” La Temperature “, featuring Puerto Rican singer Eli Palacios, was released as the first single from his upcoming mixtape, PB. 

DB The Mixtape; the song reached number seven on the National-Report charts. It also became his first single to enter the US charts for the Latin audience by Billboard; it reached number 25 on the Tropical Songs chart, number 8 on the Latin Pop Airplay songs chart, number 24 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and number 4 on the Latin Rhythm Airplay songs chart 2014, he released the music videos for the singles ” La Curiosidad “,” Carnaval “and” Addicted “. 

He also collaborated with singer Elvis Crespo, on the theme song ” Olé Brazil ” recorded for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, on July 16, 2014, Maluma appeared at the 2014 Premios Juventud, where he performed “La Temperature”. That same month, the singer was confirmed as a judge/coach on Caracol Television ‘s The Voice Kids, alongside Fanny Lu and Andrés Cepeda.

 In August, he made his debut as a host at the inaugural awards Kids’ Choice Awards Colombia of 2014. In early 2015, Maluma released the mixtape PB.DB The Mixtape, a compilation of various singles, his second album Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy was released in late 2015, containing elements of reggaeton, pop, and urban music. The singles ” Borró Cassette “, ” El Perdedor ” and ” Sin Contrato ” entered the top 10 on Billboard Hot Latin Songs.

In 2016, he collaborated with artists, such as Thalía, Shakira and Ricky Martin, his collaboration with Shakira, ” Chantaje “, reached number one on the Hot Latin Songs chart. In April of that year, he performed at the newly named Riccardo Silva Stadium for the inaugural match of the new NASL soccer team The Miami FC.

He then embarked on The Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy World Tour in May 2016, in December 2016, Maluma was featured in the remix of ” Me Llamas ” by Colombian band Piso 21, in 2017, his hit single ” Felices Los 4 ” became his fifth top 5 on the Hot Latin Songs chart, followed by ” Corazón “, which also reached the top 5 on the chart, the music videos for both singles have over 1 billion views on YouTube. 

He also released the short film X, which featured his songs ” GPS ” featuring French Montana, ” Vitamina ” featuring Arcángel and “23 “. Maluma recorded the Spanish version of ” Colors “, one of the theme songs of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and performed in English by Jason Derulo, Malta returned to the Riccardo Silva Stadium in Miami to record the video, one of a growing number of artists using the city to shoot music videos. 

Maluma’s third studio album FAME was released on 18 May 2018. In an interview, he expressed its name means ” Faith, Alma [Soul in Spanish], Music & Essence “. He worked with producers Jay Cash, Vinylz, and collaborators Daddy Yankee, Prince Royce, and Jason Derulo on the album.

He performed ” Felices Los 4″ at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. With “Mala Mia”, he topped the Latin Airplay, Latin Pop Songs and Latin Rhythm Airplay charts for the second time in the year, following ” Clandestino “. Maluma has cited Héctor Lavoe, Justin Timberlake, and Michael Jackson as His main musical influences. He Defines His music as ” urban pop”.

A Billboard editor wrote, ” Maluma’s brand of reggaeton syncs nicely with His image, managing to be Both romantic and raw. His sound represents an evolution of the genre, in a 2016 interview, he stated: I grew up with this genre [reggaeton] that literally became life. It is one of the genres that I sing because I am not a reggaetonero, I am an urban performer, I sing reggae-ton. 

If you listen to my last album [Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy] there are ballads, mambo, merengue, and reggaeton and underground stuff like to show the versatility that I have to perform. Maluma was born to Marelli Arias and Luis Londoño and grew up with an older sister, Manuela. 

He took an early interest in football (soccer) which he started playing as a toddler through middle school, competing in the lower divisions in the teams Atlético National and Equidad Sports Club. Additionally, he developed a keen interest in music during his early teenage years and was famed as a good singer in his high school. He graduated from ” Hontaranes School” in El Retiro where he was encouraged by many of his friends to enter local singing competitions. He got his first musical break when he was fifteen after he composed, together with a close friend, a song titled “No Quiero “; a year later Juan Parra, his uncle, offered him the opportunity to record it in a studio as his birthday present. He adopted the stage name of Maluma, which is a combination of the two first letters of the names of his mother Marelli, his father Luis, and his sister in Manuela. Citing his parents as a major influence on his career, ” It is a tribute to them because I love them and they are the drive of my career”.

 Maluma’s romantic life has been the subject of much speculation which he has kept private for the most part. However, in an interview with Telemundo’s Al Rojo Vivo in January 2018 he admitted to being in relationship with Cuban-Croatian model Natalia Barulich whom he met during the recording of his music video ” Felices Los 4″. He said of the relationship: We have a great time together, we have fun, we love each other, and we also support each other … I think those are the fundamentals. It’s the most important thing. Right now, we’re dating. We like what we have, I like her company, and she supports me and loves me, so you’re all seeing me like never before. In 2013, Maluma was nominated for several awards, including for MTV Europe Music Award for Best Latin America Central Act at the 2013 MTV EMAs, and the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist, as well as a win for “Best Radio Song” at the 2013 Shock Awards for “La Temperature”. In 2017, Maluma was nominated for two categories at the Billboard Music Awards, including Top Latin Artist.

Discography

2012 – Magia

2015 – Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy

2018 – F.A.M.E.

2019 – 11:11

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