Malamente

Album: El Mal Querer (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • Rosalía Vila Tobella is a Spanish singer-songwriter from Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Catalonia, who mixes flamenco with modern production and beats. This is a track from her second album, El Mal Querer, a concept LP about a dysfunctional relationship. The record, which doubled as the singer's final degree assignment, topped the charts in Spain and brought her to a global audience.
  • This ominous song about a toxic relationship forms the introductory part of El Mal Querer's narrative arc. "It's the first chapter of this record," she explained to Billboard. "It's about when you have a feeling that something is not going to end well. But [despite that], you want to do it."
  • "Malamente" won Best Alternative Song and Best Urban Fusion/Performance at the 2018 Latin Grammys.

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