I was in Barcelona working with Shakira, and it was an amazing experience. She's a great artist, and I learned a lot while working with her.
I played soccer when I was a kid. I started when I was 8 and played for 8 more years. I was pretty good. I used to train with Atletico Nacional, which is one of the most important teams in Colombia. I used to train every day.
I found my voice singing pop and ballads, almost all of them Colombian artists. When I was 16, my family gave me a recording session with some Colombian producers, and that's where I started my career.
Everyone knows I'm a huge fan of Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake. For me, it would be more than an honor to work with these talented musicians.
It's interesting that a lot of female artists want to collaborate with me.
In Colombia, we have a lot of passion.
We work a lot, and we have a lot of discipline because we are really tired that people know Colombia as a violent country. We just want to change that face of the country, and the music that we're doing is the music that people want, that people love.
The team at ASCAP is a genuine family, and I am proud to be part of an organization that is home to so many legendary songwriters and composers.
Sometimes I post something unwittingly that connects with women. But I never think, 'OK, let's take a shirtless picture for the girls.'
I feel grateful for the Puerto Ricans who created this genre that has inspired me to have such a beautiful career. Reggaeton has allowed me to continue evolving and growing musically, and I have been able to make it mine as well.
That connection that I have with my fans is really special, and every time, when I have moments, when I have free time, the only thing that I think about is what I'm going to post, what I'm going to say to my fans.
I loved to sing in family parties, for my friends and family. That's how I discovered my talent.
I am a man who is noble. I have a good heart, but at the same time, I'm a little malicioso. There's no way of hiding that side.
Ricky Martin is one of my idols in the industry.
People should focus on my foundation, my projects, and everything positive and important that I am doing in Latin America and the around the world.
In Latin America, people want you to write beautiful melodies and words. But there are also songs that do well because they show the reality of life.
Maluma comes from my mom, my dad and my sister's names. The first letters of my mom's name are Ma, my dad's is Lu, and my sister's is Ma.
I filled the margins of my schoolbooks with lyrics.
It's not only about the material things - I also have a spiritual side.
Of course my parents are picky about the girls I date; my parents watch out for me.