Maluma opened up about his musical career in Variety’s “Power of Young Hollywood” special presented with Facebook.
The Latin artist expressed love for his music. Maluma, named after his mother Marlli, father Luis and sister Manuela, draws artistic inspiration from his Colombian family and feels proud sharing his culture with the world. He has been working nonstop in quarantine, producing his next album and releasing a new single, “Hawái.” He was recently featured in two songs from Madonna’s album “Madame X.”
“[Madonna] texted me. That was crazy,” he said. “She was like ‘oh, I’m Madonna, and I’m making my album right now. I would love to have you be a part of the project.’ We did three songs, two for her album and one for my album.”
Maluma also reflected on some of his favorite moments, from touring around Europe to making a stop at his favorite city, Barcelona. He now dreams of performing in Asia to travel around Japan. When asked about a memorable experience with a fan, the artist chuckled as he told the story.
“I was in Columbia, in Cartagena, and I finished a show,” he said. “When I got to the hotel room, I was with my team, and I went ‘okay guys, have a good night.’ As soon as I get into the room, there were two girls over there, laying down on the bed. They were like 16, 17 years old. But thing is that I never knew how they got into the room, so that was a very crazy experience actually.”
Watch the full Power of Young Hollywood special below: