Colombia's Karol G is a soulful vocalist known for her exuberant mix of reggaeton, pop, and dance-oriented R&B.
Born Carolina Giraldo Rivera in Medellin, Colombia in 1991, Karol G was interested in music from a young age, influenced by her father, a working musician. After high school, she studied music at University of Antioquia. Her first break came in 2010 when she competed on Colombia's version of The X Factor, El Factor X. Two years later, her profile was raised even higher after duetting with Colombian reggaeton singer Reykon
on the single "301." In 2013, Karol G released her first solo single, "Amor de Dos," featuring Nicky Jam
. Several more well-received singles followed including "Ricos Besos," "Manyana," and "Ya No Te Creo." In 2016, she delivered the Daniel Echavarria-produced single "Casi Nada." The following year, "Ahora Me Llama," a collaborative single with Bad Bunny
, became a hit. It was featured on her debut full-length, Unstoppable, which was released in October 2017. She returned in early 2018 with the saucy single "Mi Cama." ~ Matt Collar