It was a huge night full of thrills and chills for Colombian singing superstar Maluma who gave a steamy and sensuous performance at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards stage Monday night.
A real dream come true for the 24-year-old Reggaeton artist who hails from Medellin, Colombia, and who was nominated twice over in the Best Latin category for his "Felices Los 4" anthem and for his collaboration with fellow Colombian singer Shakira in the song "El Chantaje."
Maluma, whose real name is Juan Luis Londoño, performed his hit song "Felices Los 4" and got everyone on their feet, making history in the process that night for being the first Latin solo artist to perform a song in Spanish on the VMA stage.
"It was surreal to be able to perform at the legendary Radio City Music Hall and to be able to make history along with other artist I admire," said Maluma. "I grew up watching the VMAs in Colombia and I'm proud and honored to have performed and be able to highlight my culture and show who I am and where I come from in such an important event."
But the surreal moment for the singer came after he got off stage where he bumped into none other than superstar Madonna who was sitting next to Lenny Kravitz before they were scheduled to present on stage.
Maluma's publicist Paola España took to Twitter posting the singer's special moment with the Material Girl, where you see Madonna with both hands on Maluma's shoulders as she spoke to him very lovingly while everyone watched in awe.
Maluma on the other hand, took to his Instagram account where he posted a photo of him with Madonna up close and explained exactly what she said to him.
"She gave me her blessing and told me that I was ready for the next level," Maluma wrote. "Love you Queen you're such an inspiration @Madonna."
Maluma's performance at the 35th annual VMA Awards was evidence of his true global influence and reach.
"Felices Los 4" is one of eight No. 1 songs on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart that has reached recognition in the United States.
Maluma was nominated for Song of the Year at the Latin Grammy Awards this year.