Carolina Giraldo Navarro, popularly known as Karol G, was born on February 14, 1991. She first appeared on the Colombian version of “The X Factor” and immediately proved herself to be a star — and one of the greatest female artists in the Latin music industry. She has not only found tremendous success with her music but has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in the reggaeton and Latin trap scenes and some huge names in the American rap scene. Her beauty and sense of style are also very captivating and give her a unique image. Read on to celebrate her special day with us!
Carolina Giraldo Navarro, popularly known as Karol G, is easily recognizable in the Latin music industry. With her songs played numerous times and her collaboration with iconic artists of the scene, it’s clear that the artist has succeeded in establishing a powerful place for herself in the world of music and plans on maintaining it for a long time. Karol G was born on February 14, 1991, in Medellín, Colombia. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius, and she is Colombian. She is the daughter of Guillermo Giraldo, a musician, and Marta Navarro and has two sisters, Verónica and Jessica. She first became interested in music during childhood, inspired by her musician father, and decided to compete in the Colombian version of “The X Factor” at 15.
She obtained a record deal signing with Diamond Music in Puerto Rico and Flamingo Records in Colombia. At this point, she decided to go by the stage name Karol G. She was aware that she needed to learn more about music, so after graduating from high school, she went to the University of Antioquia in Colombia to study music before relocating to New York to pursue a musical profession.
Karol G’s musical career started in 2007 with the release of her single ‘En La Playa’ (‘On the beach’), which was moderately successful in Colombia. She released other singles over the following years, which were unsuccessful. Disheartened, she started to study music business administration in New York but quit once she received support from her family to pursue a career in music. In 2010, that exact thing started happening when she got hired to sing backup vocals for Colombian reggaeton singer Reykon. In 2012, she finally gained her desired international recognition when she released a song called ‘301’ with Reykon, which ranked first on many different radio and T.V. music lists and allowed her to perform in various countries. Thanks to this success, she decides to quit her job as a backup singer and focus on her career.
In 2013, Karol G collaborated with reggaeton singer Nicky Jam, whose success was also just beginning, on two songs: ‘Bajo control’ (‘Under control’) and ‘Amor de dos’ (‘Love for two’). This made her successful in Colombia as a solo artist, and she followed this up with more collaborations and solo singles in the following couple of years. Finally, in December 2015, she signed a record deal with Universal Latin. However, the year that would bring Karol G her true breakthrough after years of work would be 2016. Her song ‘Hello,’ for which she collaborated with reggaeton star Ozuna, was a massive hit, and Karol G followed it up with collaborations with other big names in reggaeton like Sebastian Yatra and Daddy Yankee.
In 2017, she released her debut album “Unstoppable,” which featured artists like Bad Bunny, and she followed it up with more singles in 2018 with artists like Maluma and Anuel AA. In 2019, she released her second album, “Ocean,” which debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 200. In the same year and 2020, she collaborated with Nicky Minaj, Snoop Dogg and Migos, and the Jonas Brothers. In 2021, she released her third studio album, “KG0516,” which featured famous reggaeton artists.
Karol G competes in the Colombian version of “The X Factor.”
‘En La Playa’ is moderately successful in Karol G’s home country.
She begins singing backup vocals for Reykon.
Reykon’s song ‘301’ features Karol G and is a success.
She quits her job as a backup vocalist to focus on her music.
Karol G collaborates with reggaeton star Ozuna in ‘Hello,’ and the song is a hit.
She releases “Unstoppable,” her first studio album.
She wins the ‘Best New Artist’ category in the prestigious awards.
Why We Love Karol G
She is resilient
Success wasn’t immediate for this now very famous artist. Karol G could be very familiar with the phrase “If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again” because she didn’t give up when things weren’t looking up for her and eventually achieved her goals.
She breaks stereotypes
It’s no secret that reggaeton has been a male-dominated genre for a long time, but this didn’t stop Karol G from pursuing a career within it. Universal Records even declined to sign her at the start of her profession because they thought a woman wouldn’t succeed in reggaeton. She has also said that women deserve more space in urban music, citing how the genre has evolved.
She supports the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community
Karol G has several L.G.B.T.Q.+. fans and she admires and embraces them. She has said she loves people who can go out into the world and be fearless.
5 Surprising Facts
Karol G’s friend’s nickname for her was Carolina G after the G-Unit rap group, and she slightly modified it when choosing her stage name.
She was briefly a YouTuber
In 2010, she created a YouTube account, uploading videos of herself singing covers.
The Kardashian look-alike
Karol G’s fans insist she looks a great deal like Khloé Kardashian.
She also likes sports
Music is not Karol G’s only passion; she is also a fan of motorcycle races and soccer.
She loves Rihanna
Karol G is a massive fan of RiRi and dreams of collaborating with her one day.
Karol G FAQs
Is Karol G in a relationship?
No, Karol G is currently single.
Are Karol G and Becky G sisters?
No, Karol G and Becky G are not related.
Does Karol G have tattoos?
Yes! If you see a video of her, you’ll see some of her 15 tattoos.
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