The 26-year-old star, fresh from being the only Spanish-language voice to perform in “One World: Together at Home,” spoke exclusively with Billboard via Zoom, and opened up about life, love and family. Some highlights:
On his tearjerker “ADMV” video: After not being able to travel to the Grammy Awards, “I took a kayak to the middle of the ocean, and started thinking about my priorities. I realized I was investing so much energy, so much time in my career that I was forgetting about myself, about my spirit and the important things in life like my family, like finding that love of my life […] I’m tired about listening to the same kinds of songs; people talking about diamonds and about Ferraris. There are more important things.
On true love: “Of course I believe in true love. I just haven’t found it. But I actually want to get old with my partner.”
On having mom take care of him during quarantine: "Every time I wake up she says, 'Hello son. How are you feeling this morning? What do you want for breakfast?' I feel like a hotel mama."
On Mirella, the sculpture in his backyard: "Mirella is my quarantine girlfriend!"
On the first place he’ll go to when quarantine is lifted: "I think I’m going straight to my grandparents' house. They live here in Medellin in a little apartment. They’re getting old."
Watch Billboard's exclusive interview here.