Karol G

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Karol G.
Karol G Telemedellín.jpg
Karol G in 2018
Background information
Birth name Carolina Giraldo Navarro
Born (1991-02-14) February 14, 1991 (age 27)
Medellín, Colombia
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Labels Universal Latin
Website karolgmusic.com

Carolina Giraldo Navarro (born 14 February 1991),[2] better known by her stage name Karol G, is a Colombian reggaeton singer and songwriter.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

During her childhood, Carolina Giraldo Navarro participated in the talent show The X Factor. She furthered her studies at Calasanz in Medellín, and studied music at the University of Antioquia before moving to New York to pursue a musical career.[4] In 2006, she began using the stage name Karol G.[5]

In 2013, she collaborated with Puerto Rican singer Nicky Jam and released the song, "Amor De Dos" which became very popular in Colombia and has reached over 90 million views on YouTube.[6]

In 2014, she collaborated with fellow Colombian reggaeton and Latin trap singer Andy Rivera and released the song, "Mañana" which now has over 90 million views on YouTube.[7] She also released a song called, "Ricos Besos" but was not as successful.

In 2015, she released her own adaption of the song "Mil Horas" by Argentinian rock band Los Abuelos de la Nada called, "Ya No Te Creo" which had moderate success in Colombia. A while later, she collaborated with American reggaeton singer De La Ghetto to release the song, "Te Lo Quiero Hacer". In March 2016, she released the song, "Casi Nada"[8] and in April of the same year she released the song, "Muñeco De Lego".

In 2017, her collaborative single with Bad Bunny titled "Ahora Me Llama" was released which has become popular and quickly gained over 630 million views on YouTube.[9] A while later in the same year, she released the song, "A Ella" which became popular in Colombia. Later in the year she collaborated with fellow Colombian reggeaton and Latin trap singer Kevin Roldán and released the song, "Eres mi Todo". Also during the year, she joined the talent show, Pequeños Gigantes USA, as a team captain and a judge alongside Prince Royce, Luis Coronel and Bianca Marroquín.[10] Speaking about the gender gap in urban music, Giraldo said in Spanish: "Women should be given more space in urban music. The genre has evolved a lot both on the musical level and in the lyrics that are now not so hardcore. It's a good opportunity now for us".[11] She appeared as an opening act on the 2017 Premios Juventud awards.[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details, chart positions, sales, and certifications
Title Studio album details Peaks Sales Certifications
US
[13]
US
Latin

[14]
Unstoppable 192 2

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
COL
[19]
ARG
[20]
ECU
[21]
MEX
[22]
SPA
[23]
US
[24]
US
Latin

[25]
US
Latin
Airplay

[26]
US
Latin
Pop

[27]
US
Trop.

[28]
"Dime Que Si" 2009 Non-album singles
"Bajo Control" 2013
"Gracias a Ti"
"Amor de Dos"
(featuring Nicky Jam)
"Lloro Por Ti"
(featuring Mario Domm)
"Ricos Besos"[29] 2014
"Si Te Confieso"[30]
"Ya No Te Creo"[31] 2015
"Te Lo Quiero Hacer"[32]
(featuring De La Ghetto)
"Dime"[33]
(featuring Andy Rivera)
"Casi Nada" 2016 90 33 33 14 8 Unstoppable
"Muñeco de Lego"
"Hello"
(with Ozuna)
[A] 39 26 16 28
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum (Latin)[18]
"A Ella" 2017 19
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum (Latin)[18]
"Ahora Me Llama"
(with Bad Bunny)
22 10 29
"Mi Mala"
(with Mau y Ricky)
68 TBA
"Eres Mi Todo"
(with Kevin Roldán)
Unstoppable
"La Dama"
(with Cosculluela)
2018
"Mi Mala (Remix)"
(with Mau y Ricky featuring Becky G, Lali and Leslie Grace)
68 10 15 57 38 33 21
  • CAPIF: Gold[37]
  • PROMUSICAE: Gold[38]
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum (Latin)[39]
Non-album single
"Pineapple" 57 15 59 49
  • RIAA: Gold (Latin)[18]
TBA
"Tu Pum Pum"
(with Shaggy featuring El Capitaan and Sekuence)
73 [B] Non-album single
"Princesa"
(with TINI)
69 14 8 49 17 Quiero Volver
"Mi Cama"
(solo or with J Balvin featuring Nicky Jam)
10 10 78 38 9 [C] 6 1 2 TBA
"Dicen"
(with Antonio Orozco)
70 70
[42]
"Calypso (Remix)"
(with Luis Fonsi)
26 29 11 1 2 Non-album single
"Culpables"
(with Anuel AA)
14 19
[43]
[D] 9 TBA
"Dame Tu Cosita"
(with Pitbull and El Chombo featuring Cutty Ranks)
36 22 40
  • RIAA: Gold (Latin)[18]
Non-album single
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory
  1. ^ "Hello" did not enter the Billboard Mexico Airplay chart, but peaked at number 43 on the Billboard Mexico Espanol Airplay chart.[34]
  2. ^ "Tu Pum Pum" did not enter the Billboard Mexico Airplay chart, but peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Mexico Espanol Airplay chart.[34]
  3. ^ "Mi Cama (Remix)" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number five on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[24]
  4. ^ "Culpables" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pongan Atención: The Queens Of Latin Urban's Past, Present And Future". The FADER. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  2. ^ "Rising reggaeton star Karol G visits latin nightlife hot spot Embassy". LasVegasWeekly.com. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  3. ^ "Karol G's Acoustic Performance Of 'Casi Nada' Proves She's A Star". UPROXX. 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  4. ^ "VARIEDADES – Karol G se internacionaliza- Edición electrónica Diario del Otún". www.eldiario.com.co (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  5. ^ Duque, Jaime Horacio Arango. "Karol G quiere ser la número uno". www.elcolombiano.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  6. ^ Karolgmusic (2013-09-28), Karol G Ft Nicky Jam – Amor De Dos (Video Oficial), retrieved 2017-10-06
  7. ^ Karolgmusic (2014-10-11), Andy Rivera Ft Karol G – Mañana (Video Oficial), retrieved 2017-10-06
  8. ^ "Meet Karol G: Billboard Latin Artist On the Rise". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  9. ^ KarolGVEVO (2017-06-08), Karol G, Bad Bunny – Ahora Me Llama, retrieved 2017-10-06
  10. ^ "Karol G Joins 'Pequenos Gigantes USA' as Team Captain: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  11. ^ "Karol G pide espacio para la mujer en el reguetón". Primera Hora. 2017-05-23. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  12. ^ "Premios Juventud 2017: Karol G revela a quién le dedico su nuevo tema". Mundo Hispanico (in Spanish). 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  13. ^ "Karol G Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "Karol G Chart History (Top Latin Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  15. ^ "Unstoppable by Karol G". Apple Music. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  16. ^ Bustios, Pamela (November 8, 2017). "Karol G's 'Unstoppable' Debuts at No. 2 on Top Latin Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  17. ^ "Certificados Musicales Amprofon". Facebook. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
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  19. ^ Peak positions in Colombia:
  20. ^ Peak positions in Argentina:
  21. ^ Peak positions in Ecuador:
  22. ^ Peak positions in Mexico:
  23. ^ "Discography Karol G". spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  24. ^ a b c "Karol G Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  25. ^ "Karol G Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  26. ^ "Karol G Chart History (Latin Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  27. ^ "Karol G Chart History (Latin Pop Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  28. ^ "Karol G Chart History (Tropical Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  29. ^ "Ricos Besos – Single by Karol G". iTunes. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  30. ^ "Si Te Confieso – Single by Karol G". iTunes. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  31. ^ "Ya No Te Creo – Single by Karol G". iTunes. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  32. ^ "Te Lo Quiero Hacer (feat. De La Ghetto) – Single by Karol G". iTunes. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  33. ^ "Dime (feat. Andy Rivera) – Single by Karol G". Apple Music. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  34. ^ a b "Chart Search: Mexico Pop Espanol Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  35. ^ "Karol G feat Bad Bunny – Ahora Me Llama". portaldemusica.es (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  36. ^ a b c "Mau y Ricky on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  37. ^ "Mau y Ricky on Instagram". Instagram. March 21, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  38. ^ "Mau y Ricky | Encuentros digitales". El Mundo (in Spanish). October 8, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  39. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Mau y Ricky". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  40. ^ "Certificados Musicales Amprofon". Facebook. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  41. ^ "Karol G – Mi Cama". portaldemusica.es (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  42. ^ "Top 100 Canciones – Semana 39: del 21.9.2018 al 27.9.2018" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  43. ^ "Top 100 Canciones – Semana 40: del 28.9.2018 al 4.10.2018" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved October 10, 2018.