The sixteen-year-old is ready for the spotlight.
At just 16-years-old, Cuban-born pop underdog Malu Trevejo has already found a remarkable amount of success, despite flying under the radar of many mainstream audiences.
The singer moved from Cuba to Miami with her mother at just 12 years old and was relentlessly bullied for her skinny frame and thick accent. "I had to grow up fast in order to take advantage of the opportunities in front of me," Trevejo told Popdust. "The transition was very hard." Trevejo soon taught herself English and began to utilize social media to draw attention to her music.
She went viral when various celebrities reposted videos of her impressive belly dancing. The teenager soon dropped out of school and began homeschooling to pursue music full time. Her breakout single, "Luna Llena," amassed over 225 million global streams, and entered the Top 20 on the Billboard Top Latin Songs chart. It recently achieved platinum status. As the years went on, she continued to grow her fanbase with each new release. "Swipe Dat," her first English release, amassed almost 5 million views.
Meanwhile, "Nadie Como Yo" was crafted with multi-Latin GRAMMY winners Gente De Zona and amassed over 24 million streams. "At first it was all a bit overwhelming," she said. "The transition was very hard since I am so young."
Now, Trevejo is ready to embrace the fame that's been waiting at her doorstep. Her debut EP, Una Vez Mas, is a tropics-infused blend of pop, reggaeton, and Hip-Hop. It was released just last Friday and showcased a mature artist who's ready to take on stardom and all that comes with it.
"It's mostly lit!" Trevejo said about her new EP, "but I feel it [also] captures me as an artist because all of [these] songs are more my essence." Additionally, Trevejo took on Tito's Stage at Lollapalooza this past weekend, and she'll soon take on Dale Fuego in Long Beach alongside pop icons Ozuna, Alex Sensation and Anitta. Check out the EP below.
Una Vez Mas
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