He released his debut album, Magia , a year later in However, his breakthrough album was 's Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy , which led to successful collaborations with several artists. He released F. He followed it up with , released the next year. Musically, Maluma's songs have been described as reggaeton , Latin trap , and pop. Maluma began his musical career in , recording singles. After "Farandulera" became a radio hit, Sony Music and its subsidiary label Sony Music Colombia decided to sign the singer to record his first studio album. In , Maluma released his first studio album , titled Magia.
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Childhood and artistic beginning
Will the real Maluma Baby please stand up? Breaking out five years ago with the dyadic major label debut Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy , the Colombian star has cosplayed both inamorato and lothario, picking and choosing which side to whip out on any given track. However, in revisiting this more prurient aspect of his discography — something that has previously gotten him in trouble on more than one occasion — Maluma threatens to undo some of the growth displayed on Chalk it up to genre tropes, perhaps, given the last two decades of macho reggaetoneros assigning ill intent to the female figures they objectify and desire. Still, his intentional regression after taking a rather successful leap towards broader accessibility feels disappointing, especially once one starts to suspect Maluma might not be playing a character after all.