Born in Dallas, Sunny Malouf is a 16-year-old singer, songwriter, model, actress, and dancer. Her dynamic performances turned people’s heads toward her, making her one of the most successful young women of this upcoming generation. It’s natural to think that it must be overwhelming to be that successful at a very young age, but that doesn’t seem to affect Sunny. She says: “The love that I have for my career never makes it overwhelming for me.” Sunny also shares with us her secrets to success at such a young age, explaining “One key moment that aided my success had to have been going on tour at age fourteen. Meeting so many people and physically seeing them support you doing what you love, makes you feel so blessed. I’m so grateful for that opportunity, and I can’t wait to do it again!”
Her wonderful talents not only drew the audience’s attention to her but also attracted huge management teams and producers. Sunny is managed by Kevin Jonas and is working with award-winning music producer Damon Sharpe, who has worked with artists like Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, and Destiny’s Child.
Starting her career in 2015 with her debut single “Lightning in a Bottle" featuring Silentó, Sunny has climbed her way to fame and is passionately releasing new music. Her most recent work is an upcoming song called “Disposable” which is coming out this summer! "Disposable" is a catchy song laced with a heavy guitar melody and very relatable lyrics. Sunny talks to us about the meaning behind “Disposable”, saying:
“Disposable” is a real love story about my life. It talks about how I spent last summer with this guy, I ended up falling head over heels for. As the summer comes to an end, he is stuck between choosing 2 girls and he ends up choosing someone else.” However, writing this song also inspired Sunny to do things she never really does. She mentions: “The boy I wrote “Disposable” about, inspired me to open up and tell people my feelings, which I never do a lot.”
Curiously, we asked her when she will be releasing the song and whether or not there will be a music video. “We haven’t yet decided when “Disposable” is going to be released, but it will be soon. I know we wanted to make sure the timing was right. As of now, there will be no music video, only because I want people to focus on the lyrics to my song,” Sunny says. Whenever it might be coming out, we’re absolutely more than thrilled!
When asked about her favorite lyric in the song, Sunny chose a lyric that is very close to her heart.
“My favorite lyric from “Disposable” would be in the first verse, “We sat in the trunk of, trunk of my mom’s car, it felt like forever, but we never got that far.” The reason why that is my favorite lyric is because it shows how easy and intimate we were in such little time.”
For “Disposable” Sunny worked with music producer Tre Wright and mentor and former professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather. She describes her smooth experience with these huge names, saying
“Working with Tre Wright, the producer on this song, was so easy. He really understood the direction I wanted to go and took off with it. It was such a pleasure working with him. Since I was ten years old, Floyd Mayweather has believed in me. He took me under his wing and treats me like his own. There are not that many people who care enough to protect you in this industry, but he is one of them. I’m so blessed to have met him.”
As a singer and songwriter, Sunny is inspired by many other great artists, but her dream collaborations are with Justin Bieber or Drake. “The reason I chose them is because I grew up learning from them as an artist and person so it only feels right to collaborate.”
Sunny’s main support system is her mom; her mother has been supporting her through everything she does in her career.
“Through my career, my mom has definitely been the most supportive. She has taken me to every audition, rehearsal, show, class or whatever it is. My mom has always been there for me, along with my family. I’m forever grateful for them.”
Satisfaction is always hard to achieve, especially when you’re put in the spotlight. When we asked Sunny if she’s satisfied with where she is now, she replied with: “I am happy where I’m at now. I do wish I could’ve done more in my career before sixteen, but I do also understand that everyone has their own path. The only downside I would say is being lonely. There are not that many people who want to be your friends for the right reasons.”
Regarding hate, Sunny doesn’t really pay attention to that. She notes: “Growing up in my family I have always been taught to work hard and come home to family. I only focus on the love I get from my fans and never get the time to look at the hate.”
Finally, Sunny ends this section of the interview talking about her future plans and where she sees herself 5 years from now, saying: “I always think about my future, and that’s what pushes me to work harder. I know I want to leave a mark on this earth and be a leader for God.” She adds: “Five years from now, I will be twenty-one. By then I imagine me, headlining my own tour, releasing a beauty line, and releasing an album.”
For the next part of the interview, The Teen Magazine has reached out to Sunny Malouf’s fans, and they were extremely zealous to ask Sunny questions they’re curious about. Here are some of them!
1. Are you going to drop a music video for your new upcoming music and will you be more active on your YouTube? (@snnymalouf on Instagram)
- "As of now, I’m not going to be releasing a music video for my new song “Disposable,” but that doesn’t mean I’m not gonna have any music videos for my next songs. I’m getting back to being active on YouTube and will definitely be adding more videos to my YouTube page."
2. What is your middle name? (Emma, @softiemalouf on Instagram)
- "My middle name is Nicole!"
3. What is your advice for going into modeling (Raissa; @sunnyrares on Instagram)
- "My advice for going into modeling is that don’t be discouraged if you don’t get the job. Sometimes not getting the job is good, because it gives you an opportunity for bigger and greater things. The biggest advice I have is ALWAYS be confident and never give up!"
4. Hi! What’s something you really hate? Also, what's your height? (@svnnymalouf on Instagram)
- "Something I really hate is shrimp. I can’t stand shrimp!! My height is also 5’9!"
And that’s the end of the interview! Make sure you check out Sunny’s social media accounts:
- Youtube: YouTube Channel
- Instagram: @sunnymalouf
- Twitter: @SunnyMalouf
Look forward to her masterpiece “Disposable”