Karol Conká

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Karol Conka
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Background information
Birth nameKaroline de Freitas Oliveira
Born (1987-01-01) January 1, 1987 (age 32)
Curitiba, Brazil
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • composer
Years active2002–present
Websitewww.karolconka.com

Karol Conka (born Karoline de Freitas Oliveira, January 1, 1987) is a Brazilian rapper, singer, composer, actress, record producer, model and television presenter. Born in Curitiba, Conka is one of the most prominent female rappers in Brazil today.[1][2] Her music is a blend of modern hip-hop and rap with sounds from Brazilian pop and traditional music.[3][4] In 2013, she won Multishow's Best New Artist award and released her debut album, Batuk Freak.[5] Her song, "Boa Noite", is featured in the EA Sports video game, FIFA 14.

Artistry[edit]

Influences[edit]

Karol Conka cites Beyoncé, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Donna Summer and Missy Elliott as her influences.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Karol Conka publicly came out as bisexual and is an advocate of feminism.[6][7]

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • 2001 - Karol Conka
  • 2013 - Batuk Freak
Singles
  • 2011 - "Boa Noite"
  • 2014 - "Tombei"
  • 2015 - "É o Poder"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brazilian hip-hop artist Karol Conka set to rock the Domain for free concert", The Sydney Morning Herald, January 9, 2015
  2. ^ "São Paulo's music scene: 'Every day is Monday, every night is Friday'", The Guardian, June 19, 2014
  3. ^ "Crítica: Com 'Batuk Freak', Karol Conka avança e deixa de see aposta", Folha de S.Paulo, July 31, 2013
  4. ^ "Brazilian Artist Karol Conka Opens Up About Discrimination, Self-Esteem & Personal Style", Refinery29, July 28, 2015
  5. ^ "10 New Artists You Need to Know: April 2014", Rolling Stone
  6. ^ "Karol Conka estampa capa de revista e diz sempre soube que era bi desde pequena". POPLine (in Portuguese). December 26, 2016. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Karol Conka fala sobre feminismo racismo preconceito machuca". O Goblo (in Portuguese). September 3, 2016. Retrieved September 13, 2017.

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