Maluma: First Latin Male Artist to Reach 2-Million Followers on Instagram

By Adriana Correa

Latin-Urban idol Maluma who hails from Colombia has now become the first male Latin music artist to surpass two-million followers on the social media site Instagram.

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“I have always said that I have the best fans and I suppose this is the very best end-of-the-year present they could have given me. I am so grateful for my fans and promise to share even more with them through social media in 2015,” said Maluma on a Sony Music press release. 

Since the reggaeton star launched his career in 2010, the account @MalumaOficial has been getting a steady stream of subcribers surpassing many big names within his own genre as well as Latin pop artists like Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull.

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Maluma whose real name is Juan Luis Londoño rose to fame in his hometown of Medellin, Colombia by posting singles on YouTube starting in 2010.  Two years later in 2012 he was signed by Sony Music Colombia and released his first album Magia which generated top hits like Obsession, Pasarla Bien and Miss Independent.

The 20-year old reached superstardom in 2013 after his mega hit La Temperatura reached the top of the music charts in all of Latin America and just this Summer Maluma appeared as vocal coach on Colombia’s La Voz Kids.

His second album album Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy will be released in mid 2015.

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