BIOGRAPHY

MALUMA

At just twenty-six years old, Juan Luis Londoño, better known by his stage name, ‘Maluma’, (composed of the first letters of the names of his mother, father and sister), has become one of the Artists with the greatest impact on urban music and the youth idol of Latin music globally. Winner of the Latin Grammy 2018 to the Contemporary Pop Vocal Album (by F.A.M.E.) Maluma is one of the most popular singers with active fans on social networks and the leader among Latino male singers with over 49 million followers on Instagram. This figure adds to more than 23 million fans on Facebook, 6 million on Twitter, and 22 million subscribers on their YouTube channel.

In 2017, he presented 105 concerts in Latin America, the United States, Europe and Israel, selling more than 1 million tickets on his MALUMA WORLD TOUR 2017 and becoming the Latin artist who sold the most concert tickets in 2017. In 2018 and 2019, he broke a record with full totals in all his concerts in the United States and Europe with his FAME World Tour and 11:11 World Tour filling Madison Square Garden (New York), American Airlines Arena (Miami) and two The Forum (Los Angeles) among others.

In 2019, he sold out tickets at the largest stadium in Israel, the Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv with more than 60,000 spectators; He made history at the 18th Annual Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco, setting an all-time attendance record as the protagonist of the concert in front of 200,000 people; and first appeared in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia before 25,000 people.

Since signing with Sony Music Latin in 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 is the youngest artist to simultaneously obtain # 1 and # 2 on Billboard’s “Latin Airplay” list (“Without Contract” and “Blackmail”) and only the sixth to achieve it. To date, Maluma has fourteen # 1 hits on Billboard’s Latin Airplay list.

MALUMA is considered by specialized critics as one of the most impactful urban music artists in Latin America, winner of countless awards and recognitions in the world of music.

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Childhood and artistic beginning

Juan Luis Londoño Arias, was born on January 28, 1994 in Medellin, Colombia. Son of Marlli Arias and Luis Alfonso Londoño, with an older sister named Manuela. Sports fan and especially soccer, a sport he practiced for eight years in a row where he held the lower divisions in the Atlético Nacional and Equidad Sports Club teams. Passionate about music, passion that little by little was made known both at home and at school, where he had his first approach with the public. It was his fellow students, who in a singing contest heard the voice of Juan Luis Londoño Arias with “Tengo ganas”, of the singer-songwriter Andrés Cepeda and gave the first place without problems. At age 15 he composed a song entitled “No quiero”, which surprised music producers who proposed to record an album, asking him to use a louder name, easily remembered and accepted within the followers of the urban genre. The idea of ​​taking the first syllable of the names of the most significant people in his family is born: Marlli, his mother; Luis, his father and Manuela, his older sister. At that time, MALUMA is born.

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