Juan Luis Londoño Arias, best known as Maluma, was born on January 28th, 1994, in Colombia.
Despite wanting to pursue a career as a professional soccer player, Maluma began his musical career when he was 16, and was signed by Sony Music Colombia after obtaining a local radio hit ("Farandulera") in 2011.
In 2012, he released his first studio album, "Magia". The following year, he was nominated as Best New Artist in the Latin Grammy.
His second album, "Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy", came in 2015, and produced the hits "Borro Cassette", "El Perdedor" and "Sin Contrato".
In 2016, he released the song "Chantaje" with Shakira, which became a hit both in the United States and in Latin America.
In 2017, Maluma announced he was working on his new album, and that it would feature songs both in English and Spanish.