Origin: Colombia

Juan Luis Londoño Arias (Medellin, January 28, 1994) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and actor, better known by his stage name ‘Maluma’. Before his career started, he practiced soccer for 8 years, where he held the lower divisions in the Atlético Nacional and Equidad Sports Club teams. Maluma has always been passionate about music and by the age of 15, he composed his first song called ‘No Quiero’ and the surprised music producers offered to record an album. However, he needed to use an easier name to remember. That’s when he came up with the name Maluma, which is the first syllable of the names of the most significant people in his family: Marlli, his mother; Luis, his father, and Manuela, his older sister.  

Nowadays, Maluma has become one of the Artists with the greatest impact on urban music and the youth idol of Latin music globally. He was the winner of the Latin Grammy 2018 to the Contemporary Pop Vocal Album (by F.A.M.E.). Since 2015, Maluma has released three albums that have debuted at #1 on the Billboard Latin Albums list: Pretty Boy Dirty Boy (2015), F.A.M.E. (2018), and 11:11 (2019). Maluma has fourteen #1 hits on Billboard’s Latin Airplay list. 



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