Karol G

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Karol G
Karol G Telemedellín.jpg
Karol G in 2018
Background information
Birth nameCarolina Giraldo Navarro
Born (1991-02-14) 14 February 1991 (age 29)
Medellín, Colombia
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2013–present
LabelsUniversal Latin

Carolina Giraldo Navarro (born 14 February 1991),[2] known professionally as Karol G, is a Colombian reggaeton singer and songwriter.[3] Her instant hit collaboration with Puerto Rican singer/rapper Bad Bunny in “Ahora Me Llama” made her career expand humongously in the Latin community and opened many doors throughout her career. Collaborations with her partner Anuel AA have been some highlights of her career. “Secreto”, became a smash hit in Latin America as the couple showed their relationship in the music video. She also has “China” along with Anuel AA, J Balvin, Daddy Yankee, & Ozuna, that became her first music video with over one billion views on YouTube.

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 100 million views on YouTube.[6]

In 2014, she collaborated with 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", which 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 Ya No Te Creo, which had moderate success in Colombia. She collaborated with American reggaeton singer De La Ghetto on 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; it became popular and quickly gained over 680 million views on YouTube.[9] In the same year, she released the song "A Ella", which became popular in Colombia. Later in the year she collaborated with fellow Colombian reggaeton and Latin trap singer Kevin Roldán and released the song "Eres mi Todo". Also in 2017, 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]

In February 2019, she began publicly dating Puerto Rican rapper and singer Anuel AA.[13] In April 2019, she and Anuel AA got engaged.[14]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2017 Heat Latin Music Awards Best Artist Female Herself Nominated [15]
2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female Nominated [16]
Latin American Music Awards Favorite Artist – Female Nominated [17]
Latin Grammy Awards Best New Artist Won [18]
Best Urban Song "Mi Cama" Nominated
2019 Heat Latin Music Awards Best Female Artist Herself Won [19]
Best Urban Artist Nominated
Best Video "Pineapple" Won
Telemundo's Tu Musica Urban Awards International Female Artist Herself Nominated [20]
International Artist Song "Mi Cama" Nominated
International Artist Video Nominated
"Créeme" Nominated
Collaboration of the Year "Culpables" Nominated
Premios Lo Nuestro Female Urban Artist of the Year Herself Won [21]
Remix of the Year "Mi Mala (Remix)" Nominated
Video of the Year "Mi Cama (Remix)" Won
Billboard Latin Music Awards New Artist of the Year Herself Nominated [23]
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female Nominated
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female Nominated
El Premio ASCAP Winning Song "Mi Cama" Won [24]


  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. ^ "Ivy Queen Responds After Anuel AA Questions Her Title as the Queen of Reggaeton". Remezcla. 8 April 2019.
  14. ^ https://www.etonline.com/karol-g-and-anuel-aa-share-details-about-their-romantic-proposal-and-engagement-exclusive-124111
  15. ^ Fernandez, Suzette (June 8, 2017). "J Balvin Wins Big at Heat Latin Music Awards 2017". Billboard. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  16. ^ "Billboard Latin Music Award Winners 2018: Complete List". Billboard. May 20, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  17. ^ Cobo, Leila (September 18, 2018). "Latin American Music Awards 2018: Ozuna and J Balvin Lead Nominations". Billboard. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  18. ^ "Lista completa de los nominados a los premios Latin GRAMMY 2018". Univision (in Spanish). September 28, 2018. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  19. ^ Suzette, Fernandez (November 21, 2018). "J Balvin Tops Heat Latin Music Awards Nominations: See Full List". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  20. ^ "Tu Música Urban Awards Announce First-Ever Nominees". Billboard. January 15, 2019. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  21. ^ Roiz, Jessica (January 8, 2019). "Premio Lo Nuestro 2019 Nominations: Natti Natasha, J Balvin, Bad Bunny Lead Nods". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  22. ^ "Lista de ganadores de Premio Lo Nuestro 2019 foto a foto". Univision (in Spanish). February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  23. ^ Cobo, Leila (February 12, 2019). "Ozuna Leads 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists: Complete List of Nominees". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  24. ^ "El Premio ASCAP 2019". ASCAP. Retrieved March 6, 2019.

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