The Colombian singer Maluma, whose real name is Juan Luis Londoño Arias, has become a global sensation in the world of Latin pop and reggaeton. Bursting onto the music scene as a teenager, he released his debut album “Magia” at just 17 years old. However, it wasn’t until 2015 that he captured international attention with his second album, “Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy,” featuring collaborations with superstars like Shakira, Thalía, and Ricky Martin. Subsequent albums like “F.A.M.E” in 2018 and “11:11” in 2019 only solidified his status as a global icon.
10. Vente Pa’Ca (with Ricky Martin)
This is a radiant, uptempo song where Maluma collaborates with Latin pop legend Ricky Martin. The track is a celebration of life and love, and its contagious beat is guaranteed to make you want to dance.
9. 11 PM
Showcasing his smoother, more romantic side, “11 PM” is a sultry, catchy song about love and desire. The music video further embellishes the narrative, adding a cinematic touch to the experience.
A rhythmic and powerful reggaeton track, “HP” explores themes of liberation and independence after a breakup. It’s an anthem for anyone looking to reclaim their life after love has gone awry.
7. Cuatro Babys
This song stirred some controversy but nevertheless became a massive hit. Its controversial lyrics and edgy beat make it a memorable but divisive addition to Maluma’s catalog.
6. Borro Cassette
With “Borro Cassette,” Maluma delves into the topic of forgetful nights out, underpinned by a compelling reggaeton beat. The song combines storytelling with danceable rhythms, making it a commercial success.
5. Sin Contrato
This track is a catchy, free-spirited love song, dealing with the intricacies of a no-strings-attached relationship. It’s a pop-inflected reggaeton number that showcases Maluma’s versatility.
4. El Perdedor
One of Maluma’s signature hits, “El Perdedor” encapsulates the feeling of lost love and the quest for redemption. The song’s heartfelt lyrics and beat earned it a special place among fans.
Featuring Brazilian artist Nego do Borel, “Corazón” is an upbeat, joyous song that captures the essence of summertime. Its tropical vibe has made it a staple in many party playlists.
2. Felices los 4
This song explores the complexities of love and relationships, packaged in a reggaeton beat that you can’t help but move to. It was a chart-topping hit and stands as one of Maluma’s most iconic songs.
1. Chantaje (with Shakira)
The collaboration with Shakira in “Chantaje” takes the cake. Its steamy music video and infectious melody made it a sensational hit, amassing billions of views on YouTube.
Maluma’s meteoric rise in the music industry attests to his remarkable talent and ability to connect with audiences worldwide. His songs span a range of emotions, from the jubilant to the introspective, marking him as one of the most versatile artists in contemporary Latin music.