Maluma’s real name is Juan Luis Londono Arias, and he was born in 1994 in Medellin, Columbia. At first, he wanted to become a football player, and he pursued that dream and also made it in lower divisions. However, he wanted to become a professional musician, too. So he had to choose and he chose music, and he was probably right.
His name is an acronym that was made by the first letter of his mother Marli, father Luis and sister Manuela. He became involved in music when he performed hits from Diego Torres when he was in a recording studio. Even if everybody acted surprised with his decision to leave football aside and to take a microphone, soon everybody changed their minds and agreed that he has a bright future. His hits were produced by major producers and great broadcasters, so from the beginning, he had a possibility to succeed. Now he is 21 years old and in his short career, he sang with a great Columbian artist from whom he learned before.
When we talk about his dating status and potential family we should mention Belinda Peregrin with whom he was linked through media. However, he always says about himself that he is a single person without any single attachment and that he is just a friend with Belinda. We don’t know if he wants to keep his reputation of an adorable teen, or he speaks the truth.
Maluma Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $4.3 Million US Dollars
His net worth is around $4.3 million US dollars as of 2017. His initial fame was gained as a teenager. Even if he wanted to become a football player, he pursued a music career and with Internet possibility, he became a sensation overnight. He made his own song and put it on YouTube and in next month this particular song became a hit and he signed a record contract with Sony Music from Columbia. After his debut album that made him more famous and popular, he appeared in various TV shows as a judge and made several sponsorship and endorsement deals that made his net bigger.
2012 was an important year for him because he released his debut album “Magia” that boosted his popularity, gave him a lot of deals and bigger net worth. He also announced new mixtape. He signed a deal with Sony Music Columbia and that made him available to wider crowd all around Latin America.
In 2010 his music career began when he recorded single “Farandulera” that became a radio hit. After that amazing breakthrough Sony Music signed him as a promising artist, so he decided to make his first studio full-length album “Magia”. He filmed a video for the song “Obsession” at Antioquia Department Railway station with Lina Posada. One of his greatest achievements in the period between 2010-2013 was more than 150 million views on YouTube. He released other singles from the album that reached Top 3 of Columbia’s chart. He was nominated for a Shock Award as a “Best New Artist”.
In 2013 he released two singles “Miss Independent” with a great music video that became viral with more than 30 million views. His single was the second place for the year’s biggest hits behind Carlos Vives. He made a duet with Eli Palacios for song “La Temperatura” which is the first song on the successful debut album and upcoming second album. This great single got at number seven on Columbia Charts and also entered into U. S. chart for Latin audience. He was nominated for “Best Radio Song” and for Latin Grammy and MTV music award for Best Latin America Central Act.
In 2014 he released three music videos and made collaborations with Jorge Villamizar and Elvis Crespo.
As we can see, his activity on music scene began seven years ago and he achieved this kind of success and net, so we can proudly say that he could become one of the greatest reggaeton artists in Columbia and whole Latin America. He was nominated for Grammy, so it is just a matter of time when he will start to concur United States of America and California. His lovely voice and great romantic personality in combination with bad boy looks are something that cannot be passed, so it is just a matter of time.