Malu Trevejo is on the edge of something big: the pop singer recently got signed by Travis Scott with Cactus Jack Records and already has a few hit singles. From when she was discovered to relationship scandals, here's everything you need to know about Malu.
The 19-year-old was born in 2002 in Cuba, but Trevejo's fam moved to Spain when she was still a baby. They made a final move to Miami twelve years later, and that's where Malu found her place in the limelight. The South Florida gal posted videos of herself to Musical.ly, and it didn't take long for her to get a solid fanbase. "I posted a video of me dancing, and people liked it a lot, and they started reposting it," Malu said.
She added, "I started getting followers and doing more music videos of me dancing." Her fans on Musical.ly spread to the Gram and, with Musical.ly off the scene, Trevejo also joined TikTok. Now, the young singer has nearly 11 million followers on Insta and 22 million on TikTok. That kind of online influence put her on iNtu's radar, and the record label signed her.
Malu released her first single, Luna Llena, in September 2017. Like much of her music, the song was infused with Spanish and Cuban inspo. But as her popularity rose, jealous classmates started bullying Trevejo, who was still in high school at the time. "I can't be a normal teen, to be honest," the singer said. "If I want to sing, then I have to live this life." So Malu dropped out to give her all in the music industry.
Malu has released a few more singles since Luna Llena, but her tracks aren't the only thing catching fans' attention: details of the young artist's love life are in demand, and Trevejo gives fans what they want. She often takes to Instagram Live and divulges details of her romances. From a relationship with YoungBoy to a short fling with rapper Central Cee - which Malu later said was for clout - the 19-year-old's dating history is anything but boring. Add to that a headline-making makeout session with boxer Ryan Garcia while he was engaged to his pregnant girlfriend, and the drama seems endless.
Malu's also opened up about some serious family scandals. She took to Instagram Live to tell fans some shocking news in 2020: the person Trevejo thought was her dad all of her life was not; the singer's biological father was still in Cuba, serving a 122-year sentence in jail. Some fans worried for Malu, while others accused her of making it all up. But the pop star was unbothered by the haters and continued sharing her truth.
From hit tracks to growing net worth and headline-worthy flings, stay tuned for more Malu.