Maluma, also known as Juan Luis Londoño Arias, is a Colombian singer and songwriter
If you are a fan of Latin music, there is no way you haven't heard of Maluma. He has taken the world by storm with his catchy songs and charming personality. But who is he? In this article, we will take a deep dive into Maluma's life and learn more about his background, career journey, achievements and personal life.
Maluma was born as Juan Luis Londoño Arias on January 28th, 1994 in Medellín, Colombia. He grew up in a middle-class family with a strong passion for music. His mother was a nurse and his father worked as an entrepreneur.
At the age of sixteen, Maluma started singing at local fairs and festivals in his hometown. He later started auditioning for talent shows and eventually caught the attention of renowned record producer Juan Pablo Vega.
In 2010, at the age of sixteen Maluma signed with Sony Music Colombia. Despite facing initial struggles in gaining visibility in the industry he persisted with releasing multiple mixtapes which eventually led to collaborations with renowned artists such as Shakira and Ricky Martin.
One tribute to note would be his performance at the opening ceremony for FIFA World Cup held in Russia-2018 where he sang "Colors" debuted by Jason Derulo himself along with other popular performances around the globe which helped him gain more international recognition.
His chart-topping singles such as "Borro Cassette," "El Perdedor," "Chantaje," have not only earned him numerous accolades but has cemented him as one of Latin America's hottest music stars.
Hard work always pays off! Maluma boasts impressive achievements under his belt including:
- Winning a Latin Grammy Award
- Receiving two Billboard Music Awards
- Winning five Latin American Music Awards
- Winning an MTV Video Music Award among others
- Being named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people globally in 2019.
Maluma has always been private about his personal life, although he is known for sharing bits and pieces of his life through social media. He is currently single and lives in a luxurious house located in the beautiful city of Medellín, Colombia with his pet dog named Bonnie.
Maluma has proven to be a force to be reckoned within the music industry, inspiring many young artists across Latin America and beyond. He continues to surprise his fans by not only showcasing versatility in his music but also from a fashion standpoint. If you are looking for new Latin tracks to add to your favorites playlist, Maluma's latest releases are worth checking out!