Maluma Surprise Dropped 5th Studio Album ‘PAPI JUANCHO’

Listen to how the Latin music artist’s alter ego has grown up since his sophomore album.

On Thursday via Instagram, latin music icon Maluma surprised fans by announcing that his next album was coming at midnight. Low and behold PAPI JUANCHO, the artist’s fifth studio album that marks his evolution from the Pretty Boy Dirty Boy (his 2015 sophomore album) alter ego into one that’s entirely grown up.

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“This album is very special, it represents my essence, what I grew up with, the music I enjoy with my friends and my personal taste in reggaeton music. That’s why I collab with artists that have inspired me,” Maluma said of PAPI JUANCHO. “It’s made with lots of love to make my fans happy and also to make myself happy. I want people to really enjoy and have a great time with this music, that’s the essence of Papi Juancho.”

With 22 tracks that were created throughout Maluma’s quarantine in Miami and Medellin, Colombia, PAPI JUANCHO was produced and written alongside the Rude Boyz (Kevin ADG and Chan “El Genio”), who’ve worked with Maluma since his first album. Other writing credits for the album include Miky La Sensa, Vicente Barco, and Juan Camilo Vargas among others, and the list of features sees Maluma collaborating with both old and new school Reggaetón artists: Darell, Jory Boy, Justin Quiles, Lenny Tavarez, Myke Towers, Ñejo & Dalmata, Ñengo Flow, Randy, Yandel, and Yomo y Zion.

Listen to Maluma’s PAPI JUANCHO for yourself here, and watch his new video for “Parce” featuring Lenny Tavárez and Justin Quiles down below.

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