As J Balvin Is Taking Over The World, Why Aren’t People Talking About Maluma
So far 2019 has been a breakout year for Colombian megastar, J Balvin.
He is not only one of the hottest acts in Spanish-language music but across the entire music industry.
At Coachella, he delivered one of the most talked about performances in a star-studded lineup and even gave a shout out to classic reggaeton.
Like if J Balvin isn’t a Coachella headliner next year, trust that #BoycottCoachella will be a thing.
He’s been all over US talk shows and he’s announced a North American tour with Lyanno and Eladio Carrion.
His summer tour is going to be one of the highlights of summer. I already know.
And after this weekend, the Colombian made history becoming the first reggaetonero to appear on Saturday Night Live.
The singer performed alongside the likes of DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, SZA, and Lil Wayne.
Performing with a star-studded lineup, J Balvin was there to represent.
That Saturday Night Live stage was pure party mode and we were totally living for it.
And obviously, he didn’t disappoint us, repping the Latino community by singing in Spanish on the main stage.
In a country where all too often Latino voices aren’t heard and speaking Spanish can even land you in an ICE detention center, this was everything.
Basically everyone who was watching his performance on SNL.
I know because this was me.
There’s already a growing chorus of J Balvin fans demanding he gets his own set next season.
And we are stanning.
The 34-year-old singer though already has a busy lineup ahead. This summer he’ll become the first Latino artist to headline Lollapalooza in Chicago.
J Balvin is living his best life.
And I am absolutely living for him.
But as a diehard Maluma fan, I have to question why just him?
Maluma has been pumping out album after album with hit after hit and yet he’s just not getting the attention he deserves.
The two are this year’s best bromance.
They’re both from the city of Medellín and both built their careers up from the likes of Daddy Yankee and Shakira.
And that’s all great, but where is Maluma’s hype?
I mean everyone remembers how he was completely ignored at the Met Gala, right?
Despite being one of the absolute best-dressed guys there.
And with the release of his new album, “11:11”, history seems to be repeating itself.
Even his summer bop with Becky G isn’t getting much love.
Why? How is this even possible?
This isn’t taking away from J Balvin in any way, but Maluma is also the total package and I for one think there is enough room for both reggaeton superstars.
So yea…can we make sure that we all get back to talking about the “Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy” and make sure that Maluma has as epic a year as J Balvin?
I’m hoping that this is just a phase and that 2019 is going to be an epic year for Maluma.
Aside from partnering with major brands, he’s also starting to embrace more social messages in his songs and videos.
Plus he’s got his new album out, “11:11” and he’s got collab after collab going down. I mean everything from Fifth Harmony and Shakira to Madonna and Marc Anthony. Most recently he teamed up with Lil Pump and XXXTentacion for “Arms Around You” which gave the superstar his first Top 40 entry and highest-charting hit yet.