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Who is the Latest Colombian Sensation, Karol G? A Sneak Peek into … – Daily Music Roll
August 24, 2023
Carolina Giraldo Navarro is the original name of the world-famous Latin singer-songwriter Karol G. This Colombian musician has been delivering hits after hit and has gained worldwide popularity with her vibrant music and ravishing looks. Best known for her world-famous singles Ahora Me Llama (2017), Secreto (2018), and Tusa (2019), the artist has entered the top ten of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart several times in her career. So let’s know everything about the singer and her claim to success.
About Karol G:
Karol G was born on February 14, 1991 in Medellín, Colombia. This 32-year-old singer and songwriter grew up as a devoted Christian and is the youngest of 3 children born to her parents Juan Guillermo and Marta Navarro. Her other two older sisters are Verónica and Jessica. Carol got her education in music from the University of Antioquia.
Career and rise to fame:
Karol G and her love for music started at a very young age, as young as 5 years old. When still in school, the talented artist wrote a song about peace due to a challenge. At the age of 14 years, Karol appeared on El Factor X but unfortunately did not win. With time passing by, she wanted to be discovered like the industry giant Justin Bieber which led her to post cover songs of Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill on YouTube.
In 2007, the musician released a song titled ‘En La Playa’ which was followed by other songs such as ‘Por Ti’, ‘Dime Que Si’, and ‘Mil Maneras’ in the upcoming years. She then studied music at the University of Antioquia where during her studies she also sang backup for famous artists like Reykon. She appeared on background vocals for Tu Juguete” (Your Toy) in 2011, and then 2012 for “301”. Soon after she traveled to Miami to meet with Universal Records in the hope to get signed in but was declined, insisting on the assumption that women will not be successful in the reggaeton genre.
This made Carol release her music independently and promote them through colleges, clubs, and festivals. Soon she moved to New York in 2014 in the hope of a better career and a better chance as she thought her career was not moving forward. Her breakthrough moment happened in 2017 when she appeared on the reality talent show Pequeños Gigantes USA (Little Giants) as a judge. Later she released another single “A Ella” (To Her) inspired by real-life events. However, she really became the talk of the town when she collaborated with Bad Bunny on the single “Ahora Me Llama” (Call Me Now). The music video for the track had over 750 million views on YouTube and the track peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.
She soon gained fame and popularity especially as her lyrics give a message of female empowerment. Throughout her career, she collaborated with big names in the music industry like Leslie Grace, Bad Bunny, and Becky G. In 2019, she also released a single titled “Secreto” (Secret) with Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA which reached #68 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the US Hot Latin Songs charts followed by her most successful album ‘Ocean‘. Her album ‘KG0516‘ became a huge commercial success as well and was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year (for “Tusa”) at the 21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards. Then she released another album ‘Mañana Será Bonito’ in 2023, followed by her record signing with Interscope Records.
In her career, she received several prestigious awards as well including MTV Europe Music Awards, American Music Awards, Latin American Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, Billboard Latin Music Awards, Billboard Women in Music, Billboard Latin Music Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, Heat Latin Music Awards, ASCAP Awards, and LOS40 Music Awards.
Karol G’s main source of income is from singing, doing shows, and her popular YouTube channel. Reportedly, the singer-songwriter from Columbia has a net worth of $8 million to $12 million.
Singing, YouTube, and much more:
Carol G started singing professionally in 2007, and apparently the singer charges around $30,000 for every performance. When it comes to rap features, the artist apparently demands a whopping $50,000.
As mentioned before the singer has a popular YouTube channel as well with a massive following of 5.5 million. She gets around 166 million views per month which gives her an estimated $666.200 per month.
She also tried her hands at acting when she appeared in the role of Chima (voice) in the 2021 release, ‘Koati’.
The singer has had her fair share of ups and downs in her career. With a huge following of LGBTQ+ community members, the artist has also been very vocal about social injustices. However, she was caught amid a controversy in June 2020 when she took to social media to share a picture of a dog that has black-and-white fur. The caption read “The perfect example that Black and White TOGETHER look beautiful” along with a hashtag of #BlackLivesMatter. As it happened during the time of the unfortunate killing of George Floyd, the public marked the tweet as tone-deaf for which the artist later apologized.
The most talked about the love life of Karol G:
In 2017, while performing on stage together with J Balvin, Karol G was linked with the singer. However, her fans never got the clarity as neither of them ever confirmed or denied their dating rumors.
The Colombian singer-songwriter became engaged to Anuel AA in January 2019. Both musicians have known each other since 2018, post their collaboration, and soon started dating. However, the engagement broke up in 2021 due to different aspirations in life and Karol has been single ever since.
Random facts about the artist:
Carol G has a very public obsession with cars and has a lavish car collection including a custom-built Ferrari 812 GHS worth $450,000 along with black and yellow Rolls Royce Wraith worth $350,000.
Church is the favorite spot to perform music for Carol G.
Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter is her celebrity crush.
The singer also has several tattoos on her body including faces of her own, Rihanna and Selena.
Her biggest musical influences include Beyoncé, Shakira, and Selena.