Juan Luis Londoño Arias, widely known as Maluma, is a Colombian singer and songwriter who has taken the global music scene by storm. With his charismatic persona, distinctive voice, and a fusion of reggaeton, pop, and urban music, Maluma has become an iconic figure and one of Latin music’s most prominent figures
Maluma was born on January 28, 1994, in Medellín, Colombia. He hails from a middle-class family and is of mixed Colombian and Spanish heritage. His early years were marked by a deep passion for music and a desire to become a professional soccer player. However, fate had other plans for him.
Maluma’s stage name is a combination of the first two letters of the names of his mother, father, and sister. His journey into the music industry began at a young age when he wrote and recorded his first song at the age of 16. His early influences included iconic reggaeton artists like Daddy Yankee and Don Omar.
In 2010, aged sixteen years old, Maluma made his studio debut with “Magia.” Despite the album’s lackluster commercial results, it served as a springboard for his subsequent career in the music business. Maluma was very talented and had a lot of promise.
Maluma’s breakthrough occurred in 2011 when his second album, “Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy,” was released. Hit songs from the album, such as “El Tiki” and “Borro Cassette,” attracted notice and signaled his ascent to prominence in the Latin music industry. This achievement paved the way for several songs and albums to reach the top of the charts in the next years.
Hits like “Felices los 4,” “Corazón” with Nego do Borel, and “Chantaje” with Shakira propelled Maluma’s career to unprecedented heights. These songs rose to the top of Latin music charts and became well-known worldwide. He received a Latin Grammy nomination for his work with Shakira in particular, which was a noteworthy accomplishment.
In addition to his career in music, Maluma has dabbled in acting, appearing in TV shows in Colombia. With the “Royalty by Maluma” brand, he has also dabbled in entrepreneurship. His increasing success and influence have been further enhanced by these pursuits.
Who is Maluma Engaged to?
In October 2023, Maluma announced that he and his partner, Susana Gómez, would be having a daughter as their first child. They have chosen the name Paris for their upcoming daughter. There were rumors about him being engaged to Susana Gómez.
However, Maluma, the Mauma has put an end to any speculations regarding a potential engagement. This decision comes after his girlfriend was spotted wearing a prominent diamond ring in one of his recent Instagram posts. The artist, keen on clarifying his stance, shared a TikTok video using his song ‘Según Quién’ featuring Carin Leon.
In the clip, he playfully lip-syncs the lyrics, stating, “Dile al que te está informando que te está mal informando, que te informe bien,” effectively denying all engagement rumors.