New YouTube documentary shows Colombian singer Maluma's struggles in his journey to becoming an international superstar. The trailer is hypnotizing!

Por Lena Hansen
Mayo 03, 2019

Maluma is living his dream. The Colombian singer, 25, just released his new music video “Medellín” with Madonna. The heartthrob also performed the duet with the Queen of Pop this week at the Billboard Music Awards, where he also got to hang out prior to the show with pop princess Taylor Swift. Photos of their friendly encounter backstage made the Internet go wild. Collab in the works? The truth is that a crossover to the English-language mainstream market seems like a natural next step for the reggaeton star, who has already swooned fans with his songs in Spanish.

Audiences worldwide will have a chance to get to know him better thanks to a YouTube documentary that will drop June 5. The video platform just released the trailer of MALUMA: Lo Que Era, Lo Que Soy, Lo Que Seré, which shows the singer's rise to fame. The video will talk about his childhood in Medellín and how he went from being Juan Luis Londoño Arias to becoming the world superstar we now know as Maluma.

The trailer shows images of his sold-out shows and the frenzy he generates in his fans with his charm and stage presence. “This young man's dream was to be on big stages and leave a mark on the entire world,” he says of why he started singing at the age of 16, leaving behind his aspirations to be a soccer star to devote himself to music. The rest is history! Since his debut in 2010, the chart-topper has recorded hit duets with Shakira (“Chantaje”), Ricky Martin (“Vente Pa' Ca”) and Marc Anthony (in the Salsa version of “Felices los 4”).

The sky seems to be the limit for Maluma but success comes at a price, he recognizes. “I sacrificed everything, my friends, my family…” he says in the trailer of the 90-minute documentary, directed by Jesse Terrero. “[It's] the price I had to pay to become what I am today.”