Maluma cleared up the rumors that he would soon become a father for the first time. In a recent transmission on Instagram, the Colombian star said that his new baby is his fifth musical album called “7DJ” (7 days in Jamaica).
The launch of the singer’s new musical project coincided with his 27th birthday, so he celebrated it in a big way with a party that took place in the city of Miami on the night of Thursday, January 29 with the presence of countless Spanish-speaking entertainment industry personalities.
Jorge Bernal, Prince Royce, and Rodner Figueroa are some of the stars who accompanied Maluma in the evening that was held in an open space in Miami with all the preventive measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a public health crisis that has wreaked havoc globally.
The new musical album of the 27-year-old interpreter is “composed of a short film of seven interconnected videos and songs, which transports us to an audiovisual journey in which Maluma explores an unknown place where he strips himself of fame to connect with a new reality, renewing itself in Jamaica through its people, its music, its vibe and its spirit of freedom ”.
“7 days in Jamaica” represents a new direction in Maluma’s artistic career with the arrival of musical themes that fuse “Latin urban music with reggae and dancehall, collaborating with renowned Jamaican artists such as Ziggy Marley and Charly Black and incorporating musicians traditional native of the island and live instruments (trumpets, saxophone, bass, drums) ”.
How did the idea for Maluma’s new musical album come about?
The concept for Maluma’s musical album was born a year ago after a seven-day trip to Jamaica, a place he had dreamed of visiting since he was a child. During his stay on the island, Maluma had the opportunity to “immerse himself in the life and sounds” of the paradisiacal place.
“Those seven days in Jamaica came at a time when I needed to escape and disconnect, as I had worked hard non-stop in my career for seven years and I came to question whether I should continue creating music. I did a great examination of conscience right there and came back as a different person, completely inspired and realizing that music is not just what I do, it is part of who I am, how I live and interpret life “, the artist pointed out. in a press release to highlight the importance of his trip to Jamaica.
The musical album “7 Días en Jamaica” was produced by Édgar Barrera “Edge”, Johany Alejandro Corral “Nyal” and Los Rude Boyz (Kevin “ADG” Jimenez and Bryan Lezcano “Chan El Genio”) with all the songs written by Maluma (Juan Luis Londoño) with Édgar Barrera, Vicente Barco, Johany Corral “Nyal”, Kevin Jimenez, Bryan Lezcano, Miky La Sensa, Ziggy Marley and Charly Black, among others.
Maluma is one of the Spanish-speaking singers with the greatest projection worldwide
Currently, Maluma is one of the most important singers in the Spanish-speaking music industry with earnings of approximately $ 600,000 per musical performance, according to Forbes in 2020.
Since signing with the Sony Music Latin record label, the Colombian singer has released five musical albums: “Pretty Boy Dirty Boy” (2015), “FAME” (2018), “11:11” (2019), “Papi Juancho” (2020) and “7DJ” (2021).
Maluma’s impact on the music industry can be seen in the record he broke in 2017 by becoming the Latin artist with the highest number of concert tickets sold worldwide. On the other hand, the star broke records with sellouts at his concerts in the United States and Europe in 2018 and 2019.