Karina quickly garnered the attention of industry heavyweights early on––resulting in a major-label bidding war between Bad Boy Records, Interscope Records, and Def Jam. She ultimately signed a deal with Island/Def Jam Recordings at the age of thirteen through Jay-Z and L.A. Reid in 2005 and began working on her debut album, "First Love." In 2008, Karina released her debut single, “16 @ War” and entered the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The album peaked at number 11 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and eventually earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album.
Karina's versatility and inimitable style leave audiences everywhere speechless. Accomplishing so much at an early age, the best is yet to come. Her sweet sultry vocals coupled with her remarkable precision keeps her in a league of her own.