Carolina Giraldo Navarro (born 14 February 1991)also known as Karol G, is a Colombian singer and songwriter. She participated in the talent show “The X Factor” during her childhood. 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. Her songs “Ahora Me Llama”, “Mi Cama” and “Culpables” reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. Moreover, in 2013 she collaborated with Puerto Rican singer Nicky Jam then released the song, “Amor De Dos”. The song became a hit in Columbia, reaching over 90 million views on YouTube.
In 2014, Karol G collaborated with fellow Colombian reggaeton and Latin trap singer, Andy Rivera, releasing the song, “Mañana” which now has over 90 million views on YouTube. She also released a song called, “Ricos Besos” although it was not as successful. Furthermore, 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. Soon after, she collaborated with American reggaeton singer De La Ghetto to release the song, “Te Lo Quiero Hacer”. In March of 2016, she released the song, “Casi Nada” and in April of the same year she released the song, “Muñeco De Lego”.
Finally, in 2017, her collaborative single with Bad Bunny titled “Ahora Me Llama” was released. It became popular and quickly gained 630 million views on YouTube. Not long after, she released the song, “A Ella” which became popular in Colombia. She collaborated with fellow Colombian reggaeton and Latin trap singer Kevin Roldán and released the song, “Eres mi Todo”. During the year, Karol G joined the talent show Pequeños Gigantes USA. She is the team captain and a judge alongside Prince Royce, Luis Coronel and Bianca Marroquin. Karol is also an activist, advocating for equal treatment amongst female musicians. Speaking about the gender gap in urban music, She 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.