Juan Luis Londoño Arias, better known as Maluma, was born on January 28, 1994 in Colombia.
Despite wanting to pursue a career as a professional footballer, 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 a Revelation Artist at the Latin Grammy.
His second album, "Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy", arrived in 2015 and produced the hits "Borro Cassette", "El Perdedor" and "Sin Contratrato".
In 2016, he released the song "Chantaje" with Shakira, which became a hit both in the United States and in Latin America.
Finally, in 2018 he launched F.A.M.E. (Faith, Soul, Music, Essence) being the third studio album of the Colombian singer, was released on May 18, 2018 under the Sony Music Latin label. Composed of 15 songs, it has the collaborations of Marc Anthony, Nego Do Borel, Prince Royce and rappers Jason Derulo, Sid and Timbaland.
His latest single, "Mala Mía", was produced by the Sony Music Entertainment label and caused some commotion due to his audiovisual presentation, tachandolo as macho and misogynist. Maluma finally assured that he is not macho and asked to differentiate between the artist and the person.