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Nicky Jam Debuts Talk Show With Special Guest Maluma, Plus Other Latin Stars-Turned-Hosts

Maluma and Nicky Jam
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Maluma and Nicky Jam on 'THE ROCKSTAR SHOW.'

Nicky Jam kicked off 2021 with a new project called The Rockstar Show, which debuted Saturday via YouTube. His first episode featured none other than Colombian superstar Maluma.

In the 35-minute interview, the “Hawai” singer opened up to Nicky about his challenging beginnings in the music industry, his current projects and making his film debut next to Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson. Plus, he shared never-before-told anecdotes about the time he met and recorded with Madonna.

In true talk show fashion, the Puerto Rican reggaeton star unveiled a very urban set with blue and red lights, a green couch for guests, and a desk for the host made out of a studio mixer.

“I’m glad you liked the interview with Maluma,” Nicky posted on Instagram. “Who should be next?”

Nicky Jam joins a growing wave of Latin music stars -- including Anitta, Tito El Bambino and Residente, who all entertained fans via their Instagram Live interviews during quarantine -- that are reinventing themselves during the global pandemic.

Below, check out Nicky’s show and other artists-turned-hosts.

Nicky Jam, The Rockstar Show

The Rockstar Show by Nicky Jam's first episode with special guest Maluma has 1 million views at the time of publishing.

Gloria Estefan, Red Table Talk: The Estefans

Red Table Talk: The Estefans, hosted by Gloria Estefan, Emily Estefan and Lili Estefan, is a spin-off of Jada Pinkett Smith's Facebook Watch show with daughter Willow and mom Adrienne. Facebook Watch confirmed 12 additional episodes for 2021 for the Estefans.

Becky G, En La Sala

Last year, Becky G launched her En La Sala podcast available on Amazon Music. One of the "biggest moments" of her "entire career" was when she sat down with then-vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris and actress America Ferrera for a voting-themed episode.

Arcangel, Sin Corte con Arcangel

In the midst of the pandemic, Arcangel also flexed on his interviewer skills, creating his unfiltered and music-filled podcast Sin Corte con Arcangel, where he sat down with many colleagues such as DJ Luian and Polaco.

Ivy Queen, Intimo Con…

Ivy Queen also had her one-on-one sessions with her colleagues, kicking off her own intimate podcast at the very beginning of the coronavirus lockdown. She also talked about love, motherhood, her career and more.