Maluma is breaking out in the U.S.!
The Colombian singer may still be undiscovered by those in North America, but internationally, the 23-year-old is a bona fide pop star, notching collaborations with artists such as Ricky Martin and Shakira, amassing over 22 million likes on Facebook and 22 million Instagram followers.
ET talked to Maluma — who just wrapped up his first sold-out tour of the United States — about how he’s responding to the incredible success he’s already had.
“I feel really grateful, because I didn’t know that I had a lot of fans in the United States,” he admitted. “It’s just the beginning, but it feels really good knowing that people feel a connection with my music. It’s incredible.”
In addition to the sold-out tour, Maluma has found success with his second album, Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy, which became his first to debut atop the U.S .Billboard Top Latin Albums.
And he’s not stopping there.
After his successful tour and collaborations, Maluma said that for his next record, he’d like to continue branching out, and possibly even record bilingual music.
“I’m working on my new album, and hoping that I can do it in Spanish and English,” he revealed. “That’s a really big step.”
Keep your eyes and ears out for Maluma!