Maluma Becomes The Most Followed Latin Male Artist on Instagram
Colombian star Maluma is celebrating his social media popularity after becoming the most followed Latin male artist on Instagram.
On Feb. 9, a press release by Paola España Press & Entertainment announced the release of the singer's new song "El Perderor."
The song was released in honor of Maluma becoming the most followed Latin male singer on Instagram with a total of 9.2 million followers and was chosen as his new single by his fans. The reggaeton star had fans vote for their favorite song off of his latest album, "Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy," on social media and promised that the winner would be released as a single.
Maluma thanked his fans for the support with a message in the caption of a photo commemorating his social media milestone on Instagram.
"This is my army of warriors...9 million who go out on the streets everyday to look for opportunities and share one heart. I love you and let the PRETTY BOY DIRTYBOY movement keep going, it is the start!! #9millionparceros," he wrote.
A photo posted by MALUMA (@maluma) on Feb 2, 2016 at 4:58pm PST
Maluma also made headlines recently when he and pop superstar Thalía released a new song together.
The song, called "Desde Esa Noche," was released on Jan. 30 and will be on the Mexican star's upcoming album.Maluma and Thalía got together the week of the song's release and filmed the music video in New York City.
A video posted by MALUMA (@maluma) on Feb 3, 2016 at 2:27pm PST
A video posted by MALUMA (@maluma) on Feb 4, 2016 at 7:59am PST
Besides a growing social media following, Maluma has plenty of other reasons to celebrate.
The singer is nominated for the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards, set to air live from the BankUnited Center on April 28 on Telemundo. Maluma is nominated for Artist of the Year and for Latin Rhythm Song of the Year, for his hit song "Borró Cassette."
He will also be performing at Premio Lo Nuestro 2016 on Feb. 18.
Check out the singer's new single below.
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