J Balvin Gets Mistaken For Maluma And Is Glad He Is Cute

Afterbuzz Latino’s Raggaeton dishes on Anuel AA’s new album Emmanuel, Guaynaa’s new EP BRB Be Right Back, and J Balvin getting mistaken for Maluma. 

Karla Contreras

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: June 1st, 2020 12:30 pm pst

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Anuel AA released his first album, Real Hasta la Muerte, in July 2018 after spending two and a half years behind bars. It is safe to say that music saved his life, because after six months his life completely changed. Anuel left the “street life” behind him and became the reggaeton sensation that he is today. Since then fans have been waiting for his sophomore album, and lucky for us, the time finally came just a couple days ago. He released his self-titled album, Emmanuel, that consists of 22 songs and features artists, like Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Ozuna, and even Lil Wayne! Included with the album on Apple Music is a mini-documentary giving an inside look of Anuel’s life and the making of this album. The doc includes interviews with his parents, the lessons he learned in jail and footage of the town in Puerto Rico where he grew up. If you haven’t done so already, you have to go check out what Anuel considers to be his best work thus far!

We also got new music from reggaeton artist Guaynaa who dropped a music video for one of his singles, Mera, off of his EP BRB Be Right Back. This song is one of seven songs from his EP, and it has already gone platinum, contrary to many people’s belief that he would only be a one-hit-wonder after his very popular song Rebota. We expect to see nothing but great things from this artist!

On a different note, J Balvin posted on Instagram a very heartwarming video of a man confusing him for Maluma, while riding around in his car. J Balvin is seen handing the man some money and the man thanks him and calls him Maluma, then J Balvin proceeds to correct him, exciting the gentleman even more when he realizes he just met J Balvin. He hops on the side of J Balvin’s car while he continues driving, and tells him that “he is the man!” Jokingly, J Balvin’s caption for this video was “if you confuse me with Maluma it means I’m very cute😂 MY PEOPLE!!!” We love a man with a good sense of humor! 

About The Author:

Karla Contreras is an on-air host with Afterbuzz TV and Afterbuzz TV Latino, and a graduate of Cal State University of Fullerton with a major in Radio, Television, and Film. She is passionate about pop culture in both the American and Latin markets. From Drake to Bad Bunny, she has you covered on the latest from both worlds.

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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