Karol G in 2018
|Birth name||Carolina Giraldo Navarro|
|Born||14 February 1991|
Carolina Giraldo Navarro (born 14 February 1991), known professionally as Karol G, is a Colombian reggaeton singer and songwriter. Her songs "Ahora Me Llama", "Mi Cama" and "Culpables" have reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. She has won a Latin Grammy Award.
Life and career
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. In 2006, she began using the stage name Karol G.
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. 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", 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. 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. 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". She appeared as an opening act on the 2017 Premios Juventud awards.
Awards and nominations
|2017||Heat Latin Music Awards||Best Artist Female||Herself||Nominated|||
|2018||Billboard Latin Music Awards||Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female||Nominated|||
|Latin American Music Awards||Favorite Artist - Female||Nominated|||
|Latin Grammy Awards||Best New Artist||Won|||
|Best Urban Song||"Mi Cama"||Nominated|
|2019||Heat Latin Music Awards||Best Female Artist||Herself||Won|||
|Best Urban Artist||Nominated|
|Telemundo's Tu Musica Urban Awards||International Female Artist||Herself||Nominated|||
|International Artist Song||"Mi Cama"||Nominated|
|International Artist Video||Nominated|
|Collaboration of the Year||"Culpables"||Nominated|
|Premios Lo Nuestro||Female Urban Artist of the Year||Herself||Won|||
|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|||
|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|||
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