Just a year ago, Maluma dreamed of being able to record a song with salsa superstar Marc Anthony!
2 weeks ago, that desire became reality with the release of the new salsa version of “Felices Los 4”.
“Marc Anthony is the one missing on my list,” said the Colombian singer in a previous interview with Billboard. The new version was released after Maluma and Anthony’s performance at Premios Juventud.
In 2017, Maluma was named “Artist of the Year” at the Premios Lo Nuestro, a Latin music awards show presented by Spanish-language television network Univision.
Listen to duo’s salsa version of “Felices Los 4”!
- Jul 11, 2017. Maluma feat. Marc Anthony – “Felices Los 4 (Salsa Version)”[Premios Juventud 2017].
The original song was penned by Maluma, Servando Primera (“Duele el corazón”), Mario Cáceres and Miky La Sensa and produced by hitmakers Los Rude Boyz (“Chantaje”). “Felices los 4” will be included in the singer’s forthcoming album, titled X.
Listen original song!
Official site: http://www.malumamusik.com
Official live video by Maluma feat. Marc Anthony performing “Felices Los 4 (Salsa Version).” (C) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC
Maluma is the pseudonym for Juan Luis Londoño Arias, a Colombian reggaeton singer known for a sweet tenor voice and streetwise yet romantic delivery.
He gained his initial fame as a teenager. He originally pursued football as a vocation, and was gifted enough to attract the notice of the media in his native Medellin. He sang merely for pleasure. Given the rise of the internet, YouTube, and television singing competitions, however, he was swayed toward music. In 2011, at the age of 17, Maluma cut his first single, “Farandulera,” independently. Due to its internet popularity and emergent radio airplay, the song gained the attention of Sony Music.
The following year, Maluma released Magia, his debut album. Several of its singles — “Obsesión,” “Loco,” and “Miss Independent” — received consistent airplay and hit the charts in Colombia and Latin America.
His next single, “La Temperatura,” entered the North American charts and earned him a Latin Grammy nomination in 2013. Maluma became a star in urban Latin music. In 2014, he was the featured vocalist on Elvis Crespo’s hit “Ole Brazil,” recorded for the World Cup tournament. Maluma returned in early 2015. His first release was PB DB. The Mixtape, a compilation of hits with two new singles, “Me Gustas Tanto” and “Climax.”
These tracks charted and set the stage for a brand new album, Pretty Boy Dirty Boy, which appeared in the fall. The recording was produced by Walter Kolm. In 2016, Maluma released a collaborative track with fellow Colombian star Shakira, “Chantage,” and the video became massively popular, racking up over one billion views online within the space of five months.
In 2017, Maluma was named “Artist of the Year” at the Premios Lo Nuestro, a Latin music awards show presented by Spanish-language television network Univision. That same year, Maluma announced he was working on his next album, which would feature material in English as well as Spanish. ~ Thom Jurek