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MALUMA: Lo Que Era, Lo Que Soy, Lo Que Seré | Official Documentary

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  • This program has footage that is not suitable for minors.
  • Viewer discretion is advised.
  • My dream, since I was young,
  • was to be onstage and leave my mark on the whole world.
  • I thought my future was going to be in soccer,
  • but I've loved music since I was a little boy.
  • This is my dream, to be here with you.
  • But having to hide my pain was very difficult.
  • Maluma!
  • I sacrificed everything.
  • My friends.
  • My family.
  • Maluma is in the eye of the hurricane.
  • He didn't need to go through this type of scandal to be famous.
  • It was the price I had to pay to become who I am today.
  • Ready, let's do it.
  • Three, two, one, Maluma's interview.
  • MALUMA WHO I WAS, WHO I AM, WHO I WILL BE
  • Everyone wants to be the center of attention,
  • but the normal person doesn't understand how hard it is.
  • JUAN LUIS LONDOÑO
  • I gave everything I had,
  • body, soul, heart, to my music career.
  • I can't believe I came to Houston for... How many hours?
  • Six, seven.
  • Being the sister of a public figure is very complicated.
  • MANUELA LONDOÑO ARIAS SISTER OF MALUMA
  • Because you lose your privacy.
  • Roll it down a little bit.
  • Maluma!
  • You never see him.
  • I wish I could spend more time with him because I can't go with him.
  • Lots of people think that I had my career handed to me,
  • that it happened overnight,
  • but they don't know the story behind it all.
  • Attention!
  • Let's sing Happy Birthday to the boy.
  • Boy? I'm a boy. Have some respect!
  • Luis Alfonso and I loved children.
  • MARLLI ARIAS MOTHER OF MALUMA
  • We always said we'd have three or four.
  • I got pregnant with Manu,
  • and her arrival was pure joy
  • because she was the only granddaughter for both families.
  • We never planned the second one.
  • LUIS ALFONSO LONDOÑO FATHER OF MALUMA
  • I was managing a company in Villavicencio.
  • We arrived in Medellín, and it happened.
  • We have always been more than just siblings.
  • We are friends.
  • What I always tell people is
  • that if you think he's beautiful on the outside,
  • that's nothing compared to how he's on the inside.
  • My parents made me feel so loved, from day one.
  • That was the most important value they instilled in me
  • Yudy, my sister, loves Juan Luis as if he were her own son.
  • From the day he was born, Yudy has been devoted to him.
  • YUDY ARIAS AUNT OF MALUMA
  • I was devoted to him, as an aunt, nanny, a sister, everything,
  • because I was too young to be an aunt, but Juan Luis was my baby.
  • The world will never really understand
  • because the connection we have is on another level.
  • We have a soul connection.
  • She raised me too.
  • That's why she's like a second mother to me.
  • I always loved music, since I was a little boy.
  • My grandparents loved salsa, especially my mother's father.
  • I've always loved music.
  • PEDRO ARIAS MATERNAL GRANDFATHER OF MALUMA
  • Sonora, Billo's Caracas,
  • tango, bolero, and he would start to dance.
  • In my day, it was Los Cuyos, Los Panchos...
  • JAIRO LONDOÑO PATERNAL GRANDFATHER OF MALUMA
  • Conjunto America.
  • BERENICE ZAPATA PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER OF MALUMA
  • He paid attention to everything he heard.
  • When he was two years old, we were on a day trip with some friends.
  • One said, "I have a professional drum set, and I don't know what to do with it,"
  • so they gave it to Juan Luis. Drums to a two-year-old.
  • You gotta teach me something really cool to play live.
  • He would play the drums and just hit everything.
  • Finally, we were all going crazy listening to him,
  • so Mom said, "Hey, no.
  • "What is this? We can't have this.
  • "Give it away. That's enough."
  • He was always singing.
  • He loved romantic music.
  • He would say, "I want to listen to Andrés Cepeda,"
  • and he knew the songs,
  • And he would perform them. He didn't just sing the songs.
  • No, he would do it with an attitude. He'd sing with feeling.
  • I remember when we had visitors over, the first thing he would do
  • was go put on some boots and sing.
  • Five years old, wearing a hat, his sleeves rolled up,
  • singing a Vicente Fernández song. What?
  • He would always say he was in the choir,
  • and I was like, "What choir? You can't sing."
  • I would laugh and tell him he couldn't sing.
  • He always learned songs so easily,
  • but he was very focused on playing soccer.
  • My first years playing soccer,
  • I remember very well because that was my dream.
  • I wanted to be a soccer player.
  • That was his first experience with responsibility,
  • effort and sacrifice.
  • I was with him for nine years during that time.
  • And he was really talented. And he put in a lot of effort.
  • ...21, 22...
  • His life had always been soccer, only soccer.
  • Sorry, man.
  • 5TH CIPA-METRO CUP 10-YEAR-OLDS
  • With us, he had the opportunity to play in several tournaments.
  • CHALO MONTOYA SOCCER COACH - ABC SCHOOL
  • He was one of those players who liked ball-handling a lot
  • and was a good influence on the other players.
  • That's why he was captain for some of the more important games we played.
  • He had leadership skills.
  • Everyone who grew up in Colombia, in Medellín, watched soccer.
  • Some of our friends ended up being professional players.
  • That's where the inspiration comes from.
  • I remember watching the Colombian national team.
  • I always wanted to be on the field like them.
  • Hey, friends! We're here, at Medellín's International Airport.
  • We came to pick up one of my friends, Juan Fer Quintero.
  • He's representing Colombia.
  • I met him a long time ago. We were part of a group of friends.
  • Check this out.
  • He kicks with his left. He has power.
  • JUAN FERNANDO QUINTERO SOCCER PLAYER FOR COLOMBIA NATIONAL TEAM
  • Lefties aren't common in soccer. He's exceptional.
  • We had an agreement with talented players.
  • ALEJANDRO ARBOTEDA SOCCER COACH - ALEXIS GARCIA SCHOOL
  • We saw potential in him as a forward.
  • 2018 WORLD CUP MOSCOW, RUSSIA
  • Nobody called him Juan Luis. "Hey, Joaco!"
  • And he slurred his words.
  • Oh, man, look at my gangster face.
  • I look like a Russian spy.
  • "Come on, man, pass the ball."
  • I came to play soccer.
  • That's it.
  • I came to say hello to the guys.
  • -What's up, man? -All good.
  • -Looks good on you. -We both look good.
  • He could have gone pro.
  • Let's play some ball.
  • With his skills, yeah, I think he could have.
  • I really made a difference when I played soccer,
  • so I always thought that'd be my future.
  • It complemented his education and complemented his development.
  • Soccer helped me develop responsibility,
  • discipline, determination, perseverance,
  • which have been key factors in my music career.
  • I always told him he was going to fill stadiums,
  • whether it was with soccer or music, and here we are.
  • Hello, Israel!
  • I'm going to the hotel.
  • HAYARKON PARK TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
  • Have a great show. I missed you guys.
  • Thank you for believing in the music.
  • Let's make this unforgettable. Love you. Let's do this.
  • The whole chapter, when my parents divorced,
  • even though I was really young, I understood everything.
  • It was very hard, very painful.
  • I couldn't talk about it. I said, "No, this isn't happening."
  • Every divorce is difficult.
  • It makes for very complicated times.
  • Ours wasn't easy.
  • It was complicated and difficult.
  • It was hard because
  • I'd spent 17 years watching them together,
  • so I just couldn't understand.
  • Luis Alfonso, after we divorced, moved to Bogotá.
  • He had several job offers in Bogotá, and things were not good in Medellín,
  • so he left to go find that help.
  • Thank God, I stayed with them.
  • I tried to move on, but it wasn't easy.
  • I'd been abandoned. It was hard.
  • As the only man in the house, as a ten-year-old,
  • I had to comfort my mom and my sister.
  • Juan Luis was really close to his dad.
  • He'd go out to the garage.
  • The superintendent called me and said,
  • "Ma'am, Juan Luis is in the garage." He was half asleep.
  • We found him there, crying, waiting for his dad to come.
  • I don't remember what I told him.
  • We made a decision, and there was nothing to do about it.
  • Damn, it still hurts.
  • It was a chaotic time.
  • The family was in a kind of fog.
  • We couldn't see clearly. We didn't know what was going to happen.
  • I thought it was the best thing to happen.
  • I split up with my partner, not my kids.
  • No, never.
  • Our financial situation hit rock bottom.
  • I had never worked before.
  • Luis Alfonso always had very good jobs,
  • but he ended up in a very bad situation.
  • I was the leader of the team.
  • Those are critical times. Times you never imagined would happen.
  • That's when you ask yourself,
  • who am I? What am I made of?
  • Even if I was really young, I knew we had to find a way to move on.
  • We couldn't just sink because of a family problem.
  • That's when I told her
  • to give me the little money she had,
  • so I could...
  • make some sandwiches, and I...
  • So I could sell them at school.
  • Juan Luis helped me.
  • He would go to El Hueco to buy bags of candy.
  • And he would give me the money he made.
  • He'd say, "Mom, this is for milk, or whatever you need for tomorrow."
  • We bought the cheapest bread, ham and cheese.
  • And I went to school with people who had money.
  • And there I was with my backpack full of sandwiches to sell at school.
  • And when I got home with the money, I'd give it to my mom,
  • so she could go to the market and get food for us.
  • Juancho would give it to me and say, "This is to make more sandwiches,
  • "and use the rest for whatever you need. I don't need any of it."
  • That was a big help from such a little person.
  • He was giving me money for breakfast or lunch.
  • I got some candy and chocolate.
  • They came in bags that cost a dollar or two,
  • but I sold each one for a dollar.
  • So I'd make 35 dollars,
  • when I'd only spent one or two dollars for the whole bag.
  • When he talks about that, he does it with pride.
  • And I applaud him.
  • Because he saw that it was a difficult time for his family,
  • for his dad,
  • and it motivated him to sell that candy.
  • Businessman.
  • That's how I started being an entrepreneur at such an early age
  • in my life.
  • And, again,
  • every time in my life has been beautiful.
  • With some pain on occasion,
  • but those times only made my family stronger.
  • Obviously, I love my mom and my sister,
  • and I'd do anything for them. Always.
  • Like I do today.
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA MIAMI, FLORIDA
  • Turn on the flash. Everyone get your cellphones out!
  • Your phone, come on!
  • Come on!
  • Thank you, Tel Aviv. Thank you, Israel.
  • I'm so happy to be back and sing for you.
  • Everybody with your phones in the air. Come on!
  • The story of why I'm called Maluma.
  • My parents told me about a dog they had called Malu,
  • which is the initials of my mom and my dad's names.
  • I've always remembered that story since I was a little boy.
  • Juan Luis didn't have any tattoos,
  • and he was dying to get one,
  • but my parents weren't going to give him permission.
  • The only way my family wouldn't complain was
  • if it was a tribute to my family.
  • "The initials 'Ma' from Marlli,
  • "'Lu,' Luis, my dad, and 'Ma,' you, Manuela,
  • "beautiful. How can they get mad?"
  • Three years ago, I got a tattoo.
  • MALUMA
  • When I started getting to know salsa and where it came from,
  • Puerto Rico...
  • When he was older, I started going to the gym with him.
  • I would pick him up,
  • and we would always play reggaeton really loud in the car,
  • and he knew every song.
  • Later, I went to a reggaeton concert.
  • Don Omar, Ivy Queen, Wisin & Yandel, and Tégo Calderón were playing, among others.
  • When I got there, I saw that stage, and I went crazy.
  • I went crazy. I knew all the songs.
  • And when I saw all those artists onstage,
  • I realized that's what I wanted to do.
  • That it was in my blood, and I wanted to do it.
  • I wanted to be on that stage with them.
  • When he started singing,
  • I think it was partly because of my influence.
  • Not partly, it was my influence.
  • The relationship I have with my aunt is inexplicable.
  • She is like my best friend, my sister, my second mom.
  • My aunt is everything to me.
  • They say they're soul mates.
  • Your soul mate isn't your boyfriend or your wife.
  • I believe in karma.
  • It says that one person will come back looking for the other one
  • because they need to live close to each other again
  • to do great things.
  • A friend of mine who I went to school with,
  • Arias, I told him I liked to sing
  • and write songs.
  • He said, "Really? I've written songs. I've been to the studio."
  • I've always worked in television,
  • and I had friends who were singers,
  • so I think he saw that.
  • Arias showed me his music.
  • He told me about the producers he'd worked with.
  • I didn't believe it.
  • I was so close, it could actually happen.
  • I called my aunt Yudy.
  • He said, "Aunt, it's almost my birthday."
  • "I've written some songs, but I don't know any producers.
  • "Maybe you can help me out."
  • At that time, my family was having serious financial issues.
  • We didn't even have money for decent food, much less for a song.
  • "For my birthday, I want to record a song."
  • And I told him, "Okay, let's do it today."
  • I've always been like that with him.
  • I called a producer, "Hey, how are you?"
  • "Hey, girl, how are you?"
  • "Look, I have a very talented nephew."
  • I gave him wings. "You can do this, you're talented."
  • Yudy was always in the middle.
  • BRYAN LEZCANO / CHAN EL GENIO THE RUDE BOYZ - MUSIC PRODUCER
  • She contacted us through Reykon's manager.
  • "Hey, man, what's up?
  • "I wanted to know how I could work with you, and all that."
  • We had great chemistry.
  • It's funny.
  • I called Arias, from school,
  • and I told him my aunt was helping me with the song,
  • that I wanted to do a duet, Maluma and Arias.
  • When I told him to meet me at the studio, I don't know,
  • I think we were supposed to record at 5:00.
  • He was late, like, 30 minutes late,
  • so I decided to record the song alone.
  • I knew if I didn't make that call then,
  • it'd be more complicated in the future,
  • after launching my career with him.
  • At that time, Kevin and I weren't the Rude Boyz.
  • He had his work, and I had mine, and we'd do a couple of things together.
  • I spent two weeks before going to the studio, thinking about the name
  • because J Balvin's name is José Álvaro.
  • Reykon's name is Andrés.
  • I couldn't be Juan Luis, Juan Luis is an artist from the '80s or '90s.
  • No one would follow me or believe me.
  • I already had the Maluma tattoo.
  • People at the studio would call me Malu, Maluma.
  • That's it.
  • I'm Maluma.
  • I was baptized.
  • Maluma, baby.
  • We were at the studio with Juan Luis every day, creating.
  • I think it was a good start for all of us.
  • The next day, I go to school,
  • and I play the song for my friends.
  • I remember he had the CD, and we played it in the car.
  • CHRISTIAN VALLEJO FRIEND OF MALUMA
  • I think that was the day we realized it was all very real.
  • I think it was a hard decision for him...
  • ANA VILLEGAS FRIEND OF MALUMA
  • ...choosing between soccer and music.
  • You know, I've always been a very decisive person.
  • It's black or white, soccer or music, I can't do both.
  • I knew I couldn't split my energy between so many things.
  • So, in 2010, he says,
  • "Coach, I need to talk to you."
  • "What's going on?"
  • "Coach, I want a career in music."
  • The music thing was a surprise for everyone.
  • -'Cause... -Yeah.
  • We thought he was gonna be a soccer player for Colombia.
  • I finished soccer practice,
  • and my dad comes to pick me up.
  • I look at him in the eye and say,
  • "Dad, I don't want to play soccer anymore."
  • That was a shock to me.
  • I can't even explain it.
  • I thought soccer
  • helped me, as a father, with my personal growth.
  • "How can you tell me you don't want to play soccer, just like that?
  • "This is your life. This is what you've done your whole life."
  • But that wasn't the only shocker.
  • I looked at him and said,
  • "I want to be an urban musician. I want to sing reggaeton."
  • I stopped the car, almost crashed.
  • I parked and took a deep breath.
  • My dad almost had a heart attack.
  • Who likes reggaeton?
  • Everyone was laughing so hard, the biggest laugh ever.
  • "What music are you talking about? You slur when you talk."
  • We congratulated him,
  • but the whole school was kind of laughing at him.
  • They called him Maluca instead of Maluma.
  • They said things like, "He's crazy, he won't get anywhere.
  • "That video, that crazy song."
  • Really negative comments.
  • Well, from people not very close to him.
  • "Thank you." He said that phrase, which I think is the best payment
  • you can receive as a coach and teacher.
  • He told me, "Coach, I'm thankful for the discipline you taught me.
  • "I know it will serve me well for everything I'm about to embark on."
  • And then he started on his career.
  • "You know what, Dad?
  • "The education I got at home, from family, and the discipline I've learned from soccer
  • "will be enough for me to be successful.
  • "Support me, and let's do this."
  • So, from my aunt's gift, and her husband, Juan Parra,
  • this dream started.
  • The foundation was built for this whole music project.
  • COLISEO GENERAL RUMINAHUI QUITO, ECUADOR
  • I started doing music. I did two songs in the studio.
  • And that's how this dream started.
  • I started a journey with my aunt and Juan Parra.
  • Juan Parra was my first manager.
  • Yudy Arias, Juan Carlos Parra, her husband,
  • they were the engine that got this life project going.
  • We should always appreciate that.
  • We didn't know anything about this industry.
  • We did it out of love.
  • And my husband, Juan Parra, besides his love for him,
  • he knew what could happen in a year with Maluma.
  • Juan was always a visionary.
  • Thanks to him, we had structure in our company since the beginning.
  • My husband always insisted he do his lessons.
  • "Juan Luis, did you go to dance class? Juan Luis, did you practice your vocals?"
  • And Juan Luis is a perfectionist.
  • It was the three of us against the world.
  • None of us had studied music.
  • We didn't know anything about management.
  • I was a young artist, I was 16.
  • Life, the media, everything showed us what to do.
  • We realized we needed a DJ,
  • we needed dancers,
  • so we started to build a team, but that was expensive.
  • They asked if I could replace the previous DJ.
  • DANIEL VELÁSQUEZ / DJ RABIAZ MALUMA'S FORMER DJ
  • I took a chance and said yes.
  • He was so young and so disciplined,
  • that's how I knew he had a future.
  • Who taught me how to do a show?
  • No one.
  • It was all work, experience, life lessons.
  • It was just me, watching myself in the mirror,
  • making mistakes, and doing a ton of shows.
  • In 2010, I did between 250 and 300 shows in schools in Medellín.
  • At that time, no one believed in me.
  • I went to radio stations and they treated me like, "Oh, another one."
  • I got up at 7:00 a.m. 'cause we had an interview at a radio station.
  • Went there, knocked on the door, and no one answered.
  • Sometimes he would get sad.
  • "I can't do this, and look at what my friends get to do."
  • For example,
  • instead of going to his end of the year field trip,
  • he would go sing for other schools on their trips
  • The microphone wasn't working, the sound wasn't working, they only had a megaphone.
  • No track, no sound, nothing.
  • There I was, singing with a megaphone, and all the kids looked at me like,
  • "Who is this idiot?
  • "Get him off."
  • Creating an artist, in this case, Maluma, is very hard work.
  • In 2010, I got a call from Juan Parra.
  • DJ HZ DIRECTOR AT MIX 89.9 FM
  • He said he had a nephew who wanted to sing reggaeton.
  • I said, "Okay, we'll invite your artist."
  • I met him, he presented his song.
  • Some DJs didn't like it, some did. I loved it.
  • The idea was to play the song Farandulera
  • so that kids in schools would start to recognize it.
  • We went to all the neighborhoods in our city,
  • to all the schools.
  • They would pick me up at school at 2:00
  • and I'd go to other schools to sing.
  • Everything was free. We were promoting ourselves.
  • He needed to make himself known.
  • It was the day to day, I learned by making mistakes.
  • Whether there were one or two girls, or nobody,
  • it didn't matter. That was the way to promote him.
  • The first show I was paid to do was a 15th birthday party in Neiva.
  • The girls were dying to see him.
  • Having him at your 15th birthday party was the dream for those girls.
  • Eventually we were doing two birthday parties a night
  • almost every weekend.
  • They were crazy about him.
  • One, two, three, four!
  • The drunk dad didn't want Maluma to get too close to his daughter.
  • ...13, 14, 15!
  • Did I realize the effect I had on women?
  • Where are all the single ladies?
  • Of course, when I went to a school and they knew Farandulera,
  • and now they saw who was behind the music, it made it clear.
  • Papacito! Papacito!
  • It was something I had always dreamed about.
  • I'd be lying if I said I didn't like all the girls throwing themselves at me.
  • But, yeah, there was always a connection.
  • Another one.
  • Often when I was told no,
  • I considered taking the easy way out.
  • That is to say, keep playing soccer
  • or going to college.
  • But when I would think like that, I would take it back,
  • 'cause this had to happen in my life.
  • It's something I needed.
  • I have to have those moments of frustration, those moments of anger
  • to grow, and I won't let it affect me.
  • I have to go forward.
  • Thank you!
  • My husband and I were always like his grounding influence.
  • We worked together towards a positive purpose.
  • We didn't know what that was yet, but it would come.
  • And we needed him to grow.
  • We needed Maluma to fly, to be great.
  • After the song Farandulera,
  • I organized a concert in Bello, Antioquia.
  • I had Nicky Jam, who was new to town,
  • and I invited Maluma.
  • When I was little,
  • I listened to lots of artists,
  • and today I have the privilege to share a stage with them.
  • And one of the first ones I listened to was this man.
  • Please, welcome Nicky Jam!
  • I was always a fan of those old-school artists,
  • so when I got the chance to share a stage with them
  • when I was just starting out,
  • that was a lot of pressure.
  • Plus, I didn't know there were going to be pyrotechnics
  • "What was that?" Then other side, bam!
  • I got scared. I reacted.
  • I didn't know if the dancers would move or if I'd bump into them.
  • I had an earpiece, so I could listen,
  • but I didn't know how it worked, so I took it out during the concerts.
  • Some of the artists would look at him weirdly,
  • like, "Who is this kid? Hey, H, who's this kid?"
  • Hey, baby.
  • You didn't understand the song either, huh?
  • Baby, it's simple.
  • Being the youngest, he made an impression.
  • We needed a teen who could sing to teen girls.
  • Since he was their age, they could identify with him.
  • I'm 16 years old.
  • He arrived at the perfect moment.
  • It's amazing the way you've welcomed me.
  • I never questioned his voice.
  • You know why?
  • Because Juan Luis is pure attitude.
  • Nice to meet you, princess. I'm Juan Luis.
  • Juan Luis has something that makes you want to touch him.
  • And everything else you can manage.
  • Then, he launched Obsesión...
  • NICK ALEJANDRO BACKUP SINGER OF MALUMA
  • ...the song that I think made him popular on a national level.
  • The girls are going crazy over Maluma!
  • First promotional tour, day two.
  • It's my first time here, my first interview.
  • Good things are coming. This is only the beginning.
  • Whatever it takes to be successful.
  • I'm happy. This is my time to get to work.
  • Papá Parra decided to get two racks of ribs. No big deal.
  • One day, in Bogotá, I was in a café,
  • and suddenly, on the radio...
  • Maluma?
  • The little giant Maluma's new single.
  • I started crying right there.
  • I was literally crying.
  • "How can this be? That's my son! That man is my son!"
  • After Maluma became well-known in Colombia,
  • I'm talking about myself in the third person, how stupid.
  • When I became well-known in Colombia,
  • we started with the whole touring process.
  • But we toured in a frugal way.
  • What's up, fam? Working 24/7.
  • Today's my mom's birthday, and I'm here, working.
  • She's waiting for me back home.
  • Doesn't matter, 'cause this is the most hard-working group in the world.
  • We never stop.
  • People think all artists start on a private jet.
  • No.
  • Back then, my shows weren't very profitable.
  • We were a group, we had to travel,
  • we had to pay the DJ, the manager,
  • everyone who toured with me back then.
  • So, the plan to save money was get there, do a good show, and go home.
  • We all shared a room.
  • We were like a family.
  • Three months in a van across the whole country.
  • I dare you
  • to eat a piece of gum bigger than this.
  • No!
  • We were like Siamese twins, never apart.
  • In airports, on planes.
  • Of course, on planes, we were like this.
  • But those were the kind of things that happened during those adventures.
  • He gave me this gift for my 20th.
  • All the guys are here for Muñeco's birthday.
  • Rat, Grumpy, Dog Washer, and Marc Anthony.
  • MSG LIVE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN NEW YORK, NY
  • What's up, Miami?
  • Three, two...
  • All right, baby, come on!
  • Miami, put your hands in the air!
  • I need something heavier, man.
  • Me, me.
  • Robby, Robby.
  • The second step in my career,
  • after I stopped doing birthday parties and stuff,
  • was with the song Temperatura.
  • I think there was an evolution, a physical one.
  • KEVIN JIMENEZ / KEVIN ADG THE RUDE BOYZ - MUSIC PRODUCER
  • He went from being a kid to an adult.
  • MALUMA - ELI PALACIOS LA TEMPERATURA
  • Rhythm had a lot to do with it because it was an electronic Merengue.
  • I think he was ready for that step.
  • That was another step in my career.
  • And I started experiencing different things.
  • Get back! Get back!
  • The first few months were really hard.
  • I realized I couldn't just get off a plane anymore.
  • Today's Mother's Day, but...
  • Even now, eight, nine years into my career, I don't get off planes.
  • No stopping. This is my life.
  • Usually artists become famous after living their adolescence,
  • after having fun and enjoying that time.
  • I didn't have time for that.
  • The number one artist in Colombia!
  • Maluma!
  • I'm intense, and I love to work.
  • Ready to start another tour tomorrow.
  • Here we come, Panama.
  • We were in Peru too.
  • Too much love, Venezuela.
  • I sacrificed everything, like my family,
  • they couldn't come with me. My friends...
  • From the top. From the top of the song.
  • During my free time, instead of going out with my friends,
  • I preferred to stay in the studio and keep making music.
  • The music speaks for itself. The good stuff gets out there,
  • and people like it. That's how it is.
  • FLEX ARTIST
  • I had to break up with my girlfriend
  • 'cause she wasn't a priority. Music was.
  • When he broke up with her, he called me up crying.
  • He was like...
  • He was inconsolable.
  • I feel a little emotional, there are a lot of people here.
  • I love you! I love you with all my heart!
  • I was very ambitious, always wanting to be number one,
  • always wanting to be the hottest artist.
  • The party tonight will be awesome. We're going to kill it like always.
  • And I was like, "What did they do to you? What happened?"
  • "It's okay, there are plenty of women out there. Don't worry."
  • Thank you for believing in me, for believing in Juan.
  • Without him, none of this would've happened.
  • The people in the back, make some noise!
  • What about the ones in the front?
  • I didn't really have an adolescence.
  • Man, I love my fans, I love them!
  • Son-of-a... Never mind.
  • The Latin Grammy nomination was a perfect moment in my career.
  • I was 19.
  • When they told me, I was so happy.
  • There were so many stars.
  • He was like, "Aunt, did you see..." "Yeah!"
  • And these big, important people would say, "Hi, Juan Luis. Hi, Maluma."
  • "They know my name."
  • We went to the Grammys, but we really had no clue.
  • We knew nothing about that industry.
  • We had a focus, but no ambitions.
  • Everyone here is proud of being Latino!
  • Pump it up! Pump it!
  • We had conquered one area,
  • Latin America.
  • We needed him to be a superstar.
  • One day, I received an email that said,
  • "This person who manages that person wants to contact you
  • "regarding Maluma."
  • I told my husband, and he said, "Wow, that guy is big."
  • Guys, we're here at a very gringo place.
  • The most gringo place I've ever seen in my life.
  • Are we going to play Jenga or what?
  • We started spending more time in the States, in Miami,
  • while I focused on making my career international.
  • We moved to Miami, so his career could grow.
  • We moved the whole family.
  • We got in touch with Walter Kolm.
  • He started working on my musical career.
  • He's helped make lots of stars, and he knows the world really well.
  • We saw an opportunity.
  • He'd be in charge of Juan Luis, but we'd still be managing him.
  • It was an easy deal because we complemented each other well.
  • WALTER KOLM CEO - WK ENTERTAINMENT
  • They gave Juan Luis the stability he needed,
  • and I worked on making him a global artist.
  • Everything started to grow.
  • To manage the Maluma project, I got Miguel Lua.
  • It was a partnership
  • MIGUEL LUA MANAGEMENT - WK ENTERTAINMENT
  • with Juan continuing to manage the artist's day-to-day,
  • and me making the marketing decisions.
  • My contract went from Sony Colombia to Sony Latin.
  • I understood that this was the beginning of an artist
  • who could transcend and have global success.
  • NIR SEROUSSI EX PRESIDENT - SONY MUSIC LATIN US
  • He took a niche genre and made it accessible.
  • It was a solid team, and it worked well for several years.
  • One day, my husband told me,
  • "Juan Luis is telling me some weird things."
  • The infrastructure that I had at that time wasn't enough for my music career.
  • I decided to stop working with Juan Parra.
  • We really didn't expect that.
  • He never said, "Aunt, I don't want this anymore."
  • It was very complicated. It was hard
  • because at a family level, it was traumatic.
  • It still is traumatic.
  • It was like...
  • "Who told him... Where did this come from?"
  • The thing is, I could see it coming.
  • It's like a marriage.
  • You can see the divorce coming.
  • That tear, "Aunt, I'm leaving. I don't want this anymore."
  • Knowing I was going to spend less time with him,
  • it was sad.
  • Very sad.
  • One of the saddest things I've ever experienced in my life.
  • What's up, fam?
  • I'm not happy because...
  • there are situations that happen in life that we have to face.
  • I made that decision, but I was so young.
  • I didn't know who would support me.
  • So many things were happening, and I was left all alone with all of it.
  • I didn't know what to do.
  • I never went to college, so I didn't know how to manage my money.
  • We agreed on the terms, and we left.
  • His father came and took over the space, the emptiness, the void.
  • My dad isn't my manager.
  • He just came to help me with my finances
  • and to help me be a little more stable.
  • Because if I wasn't financially stable, on the business side,
  • then I couldn't make good music, I wouldn't be happy.
  • The positive things wouldn't happen.
  • Back then, he'd say, "Dad, don't meddle, I can handle it."
  • I always respected his decision.
  • In a restaurant, in Miami, he wrote on a napkin,
  • "Dad, this is who I was,
  • "this is who I am, and this is who I want to be.
  • "Help me, I can't do this alone. I don't know about this stuff."
  • My relationship with my aunt isn't the same.
  • We still love each other.
  • Maybe even more.
  • But it's not the same because there are so many situations that we cannot share.
  • What hurt the most was not being able to have him near.
  • I don't want to use the phone.
  • I want the baby I raised, the one I saw grow up.
  • If it were up to me, she'd be with me every day.
  • But I understand.
  • It's something she taught me, compassion.
  • I understand. I put myself in their shoes.
  • It's healthy and it's normal
  • that things aren't the same.
  • I wish they were 'cause I miss her a lot.
  • When I started with Maluma in Colombia,
  • he was a phenomenon with the girls, on social media,
  • but I saw something in him that very few artists have.
  • The potential to become a celebrity.
  • So, I said, "He's got to be on a TV show."
  • This is awesome.
  • We're backstage at La Voz Kids.
  • I feel like a kid on his first day of school.
  • Maluma hasn't been behaving very well.
  • But I think he'll learn, right?
  • No, ma'am.
  • Put a little bit more under the... Yeah, that's right.
  • Musically and vocally, I think you're great.
  • Those two seasons strengthened Maluma's career in Colombia,
  • so we started thinking of exporting him.
  • Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy comes out,
  • with his first international hits.
  • Hey, what's up, guys?
  • We're on a photoshoot for my album Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy.
  • And it was a plan that happened very fast,
  • but we spent a lot of time working on it.
  • Finally, after two years, we're doing the final touches.
  • Don't erase the cassette.
  • As I said before,
  • everyone has to go. No one can miss it.
  • Hi!
  • Who wants tickets?
  • There are two ways.
  • Fight for your woman, or leave your house like a dog
  • with the face of a... Perdedor.
  • You know what, baby?
  • I love you, but...
  • There's no one like Pretty Boy.
  • When I started with Maluma, they said he was a reggaeton artist,
  • and I always said he was more than that.
  • Maluma is an artist
  • who can sing reggaeton, pop, salsa,
  • but no one would listen to me.
  • So I met with Afo Verde, the Chairman of Sony Latin,
  • and Afo said he had a plan.
  • And the process of conquering the world began.
  • I thought Maluma was a broader artist...
  • AFO VERDE CHAIRMAN & CEO - SONY MUSIC LATIN IBERIA
  • ...than a genre artist.
  • I wanted to see him doing something else.
  • I wanted to see Maluma next to a big star,
  • and his first experience with that was Vente Pa' Ca.
  • I talked to Ricky about him.
  • He loved the idea.
  • Look at this crazy guy. Don't pay attention to him.
  • Ricky!
  • -Like it? -Yeah.
  • -Send it to me. -Of course.
  • The next time I was at Shakira's house,
  • she had started making music again after having her second child,
  • and she said, "Tell me what's going on."
  • SHAKIRA ARTIST
  • I was in a very open moment.
  • I said yes. I wanted to see what would happen.
  • You never know what'll happen at the studio.
  • It's an experiment. It can go well, or it can go wrong.
  • In this case, it went extremely well.
  • -We can interchange it. -And what we have are "chanteos."
  • Like Pimpinela...
  • Between you and I, we can do a duo like them.
  • Us two.
  • How do you know Pimpinela if you are so young?
  • My mom! And my dad too!
  • I see all those hours of work reflected at an international level
  • and I begin to do concerts in different parts of the world.
  • SANT JORDI CLUB BARCELONA, SPAIN
  • What's up, Barcelona?
  • We're the Spanish fan club!
  • I'm very happy. The tour has been a success.
  • We sold out city after city,
  • unforgettable shows city after city.
  • Maluma is in the eye of the hurricane.
  • The controversy of the moment--
  • Why would he transgress? This is a provocation.
  • He's being criticized for his latest hit, Cuatro Babys.
  • This is a violent song.
  • Women in Spain want to ban it.
  • When you recorded Cuatro Babys, did you expect all this controversy?
  • This is supposed to be an interview about my song with Pipe.
  • Yes, but we can talk about other stuff.
  • They told Tony, "It's Felipe's song,
  • "it's Felipe's video, come on."
  • FELIPE "PIPE" PELAEZ ARTIST
  • "Don't talk about that. It's driving Juancho crazy."
  • Then at the end, he derailed.
  • -Would you record a trap song? -Oh, God.
  • I don't think you should answer that.
  • -Let's talk about that music video then. -Okay.
  • Are you really asking me about Cuatro Babys?
  • I'm just messing with you.
  • Cuatro Babys is a hit.
  • When an artist is popular, there will always be controversy.
  • Trap started being very popular in Puerto Rico.
  • Even more popular than reggaeton.
  • Juan Luis was interested because he wants to be involved in what's hot,
  • in what people want to hear.
  • The music industry has made a mistake that movies and TV haven't.
  • When you turn on the TV and watch a violent scene,
  • a guy pointing his gun to another guy,
  • we all know that's fiction.
  • For some reason, that's not true for music.
  • It was a hard time.
  • Not for me, but for my family.
  • I'd say, "Mom, don't worry. Cover your ears.
  • "But uncover them when Cuatro Babys is on and sing it with me."
  • During his shows, that's the song I sing the most. I dance to it.
  • But, yes, that song got talked about.
  • He records Cuatro Babys,
  • and then he wanted to record other songs.
  • We shot a movie with all the trap songs.
  • This is a movie scene.
  • We are all here, papi, supporting Maluma.
  • DE LA GHETTO ARTIST
  • The stud, the original stud.
  • He's a born stud.
  • Action!
  • -You made it! -I made it!
  • As artists, we're used to performing...
  • BAD BUNNY ARTIST
  • ...but this is acting, which is nice. It's nice to do something different.
  • For me, this is historic.
  • Six videos in five days.
  • Ready to punch, baby.
  • Why did we come here?
  • To cry, or what?
  • BRYANT MYERS ARTIST
  • This helps the trap movement a lot.
  • I think the first time I met this guy, it was in the video of Cuatro Babys.
  • -"Hey, baby, how old are you?" -"Eighteen."
  • I'm from Puerto Rico, but my Whatsapp is Colombian.
  • For my Maluma!
  • ARCANGEL ARTIST
  • JESSY TERRERO DIRECTOR
  • You'll take the bullet here and you fall back on the mat.
  • I learned how to die, man!
  • When Cuatro Babys came out, they really tried to target Maluma,
  • they wanted me to remove the song, or stop singing it, but no.
  • Quadruple platinum record in the United States.
  • For Cuatro Babys!
  • So, thanks to all those people who didn't want the song to grow
  • because they gave it a lot of energy.
  • If you like songs like Cuatro Babys,
  • I'm going to keep making songs like this.
  • Yeah, I'm in love with Cuatro Babys.
  • MEXICO CITY ARENA MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
  • Juan, I have a surprise for you.
  • What the fuck is that? No.
  • Oh, shit. You're kidding me.
  • All for you, baby.
  • Oh, man!
  • This is fame.
  • Friday. On Friday!
  • I'm shaking.
  • Do you like surprises?
  • With so many sexy ladies here, you gotta keep me on stage for a little longer.
  • Started from the bottom, now you're here. Make some noise!
  • This is like Christmas.
  • JENNIFER LOPEZ
  • CARLOS VIVES
  • OZUNA
  • Long live the Latinos!
  • NORIEL
  • WISIN
  • JASON DERULO
  • FLO RIDA
  • Guys, we're ready for tonight.
  • A spectacular gala, The Art of Dreams and the Eva Longoria Foundation.
  • We're here on Facebook Live from the Global Gift Gala with Eva Longoria.
  • -How are you? -Good, thanks.
  • And, Maluma, how are you?
  • Very good.
  • He'll speak in English, and I'll speak in Spanish.
  • Okay, all right.
  • We always dreamed of starting a foundation, but were never sure what for.
  • We want to give back to society, to the community,
  • all of the love they've given my brother,
  • so we started a foundation for urban art.
  • Say "Maluma!"
  • Maluma!
  • It's called The Art of Dreams.
  • Keep supporting them, keep believing in them.
  • That support for young people, for your children, is the most important thing
  • I have always been a grateful person.
  • I want to send a positive message, that dreams do come true
  • if you're disciplined
  • and focused on what you want.
  • The generosity of our hearts has no limit,
  • and so, with each experience lived, we want to give our best.
  • Our biggest dreamer, our founder, Maluma!
  • All of this started within my family, with my parents, when I was very young.
  • What I remember is that I would wake up and see them helping people,
  • and that's something you inherit.
  • Today, the very least I can do for the people who listen to my music,
  • is to give back a drop in the bucket of what you've given my family and my career.
  • Welcome to The Art of Dreams. God bless.
  • Whenever you're ready.
  • What's up, peeps? It's Maluma.
  • Come celebrate 50 years of the fair.
  • In the Sambil parking lot.
  • Talk to me, fam!
  • Greetings from paradise. Julieta!
  • Julieta! Where are we going? She's excited too, see?
  • He's the most followed Latin male artist in Instagram.
  • What role does social media play in my life?
  • CHANTAJE - 2.3 BILLION VIEWS FELICES LOS 4 - 1.4 BILLION VIEWS
  • A big one.
  • PERDEDOR - 1.1 BILLION VIEWS SIN CONTRATO - 1 BILLION VIEWS
  • 4 BABYS - 874 MILLION VIEWS VENTE PA' CA - 1.5 BILLION VIEWS
  • MALUMA - SUBSCRIBE - 18M
  • Social media has become one of my best allies.
  • I'm here with my pals walking in LA.
  • These platforms allow me to connect directly with my fans
  • like I never had before.
  • @princeroyce
  • I've always been real.
  • Look at this after-party.
  • This is my after-party.
  • Let me introduce you to the DJ.
  • DJ Pillow!
  • I want to be real.
  • NOW OR NEVER
  • I want people to relate to a young man who wants to better himself,
  • and, like anyone, has dreams and works hard for them every day.
  • I'm so happy!
  • We made history!
  • This is the first time that a Latin artist
  • performs a song completely in Spanish
  • at the VMAs.
  • And the winner for Artist of the Year,
  • Social Media, is...
  • Maluma!
  • MALUMA ARTIST OF THE YEAR, SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Good morning, guys!
  • Excuse her, she's crazy.
  • Here we go. Good morning, guys! What's up?
  • Look at this little princess.
  • It's Halloween! I'm dressing up as Maluma.
  • This guy is successful, and I've known him since he was poor.
  • @echohits
  • I love Los Angeles. I don't know if you knew that.
  • But it's nothing like my country, like Colombia.
  • #FAMETOUR
  • November 10th in Bogotá.
  • MOVISTAR ARENA BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
  • I missed you!
  • Maluma, baby!
  • This is pretty rough. I didn't want to do it,
  • but I had to, they insisted.
  • I have to sacrifice myself for the team.
  • Poor me.
  • Put your hands in the air!
  • Why did I cry like a baby at the concert in Miami?
  • Well, there were like 17,000 people clapping.
  • So many connected hearts.
  • So much energy. It was a magical moment.
  • And at that moment, all I could think of was
  • all the sacrifices and the things I've gone through to get to where I am now.
  • The truth is, in my free time, I just want to spend time with my family,
  • I'm a family man.
  • When I say God took things from me,
  • I don't mean material things.
  • Material things don't mean anything to me.
  • Important moments I would have liked to be a part of.
  • My priority has been my career,
  • and I've had to leave some people behind.
  • It's not easy to understand that when you're 16.
  • You have a family, friends, moments.
  • Merry Christmas, I'm happy this December,
  • I'm here, with my family, my group.
  • You want to have the life of a regular teenager, but you can't.
  • You become famous.
  • You can't just go out for drinks with your friends
  • because everyone's taking your picture.
  • No, he's not in it.
  • -What should I do with the girl? -Give her to me.
  • So you have to, in a way,
  • to create a false self,
  • so that people think the best about you.
  • To me, that was really hard.
  • Having to hide all that suffering,
  • all that anger inside me at having to leave behind all the beautiful things
  • that were happening in my life and my youth.
  • What is your ideal woman?
  • A hard worker who likes Juan Luis, not Maluma.
  • That's life. Look...
  • My career
  • has given me lots of things,
  • more than I could ever imagine,
  • but it also took a lot from me, you know?
  • It's not all a bed of roses.
  • But it's all good.
  • In five years, they will be talking about you like they talk about Marc Anthony.
  • Are you ready for that kind of responsibility, Maluma?
  • Of course.
  • -Fuck that shit. -We'll figure this shit out.
  • No, take it, we just did a fucking remix in two seconds, I'm like, all right, cool.
  • I'm gonna follow you.
  • Motherfucker, you're always finding the right way to fucking fuck with me, man.
  • I love you. Yo, kill that shit.
  • I have a new album called 11:11.
  • All the songs on the album remind me
  • of when I started my music career.
  • I wanted a more urban sound
  • to get back to my roots.
  • I have songs with other artists.
  • So, that's what's coming this year,
  • good music and hard work.
  • Right now, I don't want to slow down.
  • My career is just starting.
  • I feel the best is yet to come.
  • The Latin Grammy goes to...
  • From Colombia, my friend, Maluma!
  • I want to dedicate this award to my team, who are always with me,
  • to my family, who couldn't be here today.
  • Mom, it was hard, but we made it!
  • A big kiss for you!
  • And, finally,
  • I want to dedicate it to the kids in my foundation, The Art of Dreams
  • Keep dreaming, it's worth it, guys.
  • I had to stop touring,
  • I had to quit promoting, I had to stop making videos,
  • I had to pause my career a little.
  • I injured my right knee.
  • I felt it was a sign from God, life, destiny,
  • telling me I needed to slow down.
  • My first painting.
  • I'll sign it. Just wanted to show the love I have for this.
  • That's when I stopped for a while and got connected on a spiritual level
  • and went through this rebirth that I feel is happening today.
  • I feel like I'm being reborn.
  • Nothing about him surprises me. For him, the sky's the limit.
  • One more song, then we go home!
  • What I admire the most about Juan Luis is his discipline.
  • Obviously, talent is important, but without discipline, you'll get nowhere.
  • Malu doesn't sleep.
  • When he's on tour, he has a mobile studio where he can work.
  • Let's get more music done. Cheers!
  • The music industry is always changing.
  • Right now, everything's very urban-sounding.
  • But if it changes, Maluma will be able to sing other genres that don't exist yet.
  • We'll see.
  • Limitations only exist in our heads, in our minds.
  • With work, perseverance and determination, you can reach great goals.
  • What's next for me?
  • Performing at Madison Square Garden!
  • To keep filling stadiums.
  • I'll see you tonight, Rome.
  • Hello, London!
  • Today, I can say
  • that dreams do come true.
  • Maluma is a dream that came true.
  • Tonight's show was the best I've ever had in my life.
  • I want to thank you all for doing your job,
  • and doing it magnificently.
  • See you soon.
  • Thank you.

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Intimate interviews, sold out concerts and archive footage that narrates the path to success of the Colombian singer and songwriter Maluma.