Celebrity News : Juan Luis Londoño Arias known by his stage name Maluma, is a Colombian singer, songwriter and fashion designer who has a net worth of $ 12 million.
He was born in Medellín on January 28, 1994. From an early age, he showed interest in football and music. At the age of fifteen he recorded his first song with the help of an uncle; In 2010 had singing lessons, and a year later released his debut single, “Farandulera”, which became a hit in Colombia, and signed a recording deal with the Sony Music Latin label.
In 2012, her debut studio album, Magic, was released, which has sold more than ten thousand copies in Colombia. From the album, the singles “Obsesión”, “Pasarla bien”, “Primer amor” and “Miss Independent” were released that had a moderate success in the Colombian territory. With “La temperatura” it gained fame in several countries of South America and in the 14th Grammy Awards Latin 2013 was nominated for Best New Artist.
In 2014 and 2015 Maluma served as judge and coach at La Voz Kids. In October of 2015, it released its second album of study, Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy, and its first line of clothes. Maluma is considered by the specialized critics as one of the artists of “urban music of greater impact” in Latin America.
On June 21, Maluma started a musical tour titled Pretty Boy / Dirty Boy Tour and performed several shows throughout the year in several American countries such as Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, the United States, Ecuador, and Venezuela. As part of the tour, in July he staged “La temperatura” at the Premios Juventud 2014 ceremony. In the same month, it was announced that he would be judge and coach in the talent contest La Voz Kids of Caracol Televisión.
In August he made his debut as a presenter at the first edition of the Kids’ Choice Awards Colombia 2014 of Nickelodeon Latin America. Two months later, it generated controversy in Venezuela by putting upside down the flag of the country in a show that carried out in the Forum of Valencia. Maluma was considered by People magazine in Spanish as one of the ten sexiest men of 2014.
At the beginning of January 2015, PB.dB was published. The Mixtape in Colombia, and the 6 of March of the same year internationally. The album before going on the market sold more than 100,000 units in Colombian territory, for which the Colombian Association of Producers of Phonograms (ASINCOL) awarded it with a diamond disc, the biggest acknowledgment of sales that the certifier delivers, as well As Maluma happens to be the first urban genre artist to receive such certification in Colombia.
Pretty Boy’s first single, Dirty Boy, “El tiki,” hit the music market early in the month, the song ranked 50th on Billboard’s Latin Digital Songs and garnered a nomination for Best Urban Performance In the 15th Latin Grammy Awards.
Early November 2015 Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy entered # 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart for 3000 units sold, making Maluma the first urban artist in Colombia to get number one in that list. The album was also number 1 on the Mexican album chart.
According to the artist, Justin Timberlake has been one of his greatest influences since he was very young. He also acknowledges that Chris Brown has influenced his art. In 2016 Maluma was recognized for being one of the most famous Latin artists in the world, for being the composer of more songs in that year.