|Real Name:||Carolina Giraldo Navarro|
|Birthday:||February 14, 1991|
|Net Worth:||$8 million|
|Occupation:||Colombian Reggaeton Singer, Songwriter|
Karol G is a Colombian reggaeton singer and songwriter. Born as Carolina Giraldo Navarro, she is one of the more prominent figures in the reggaeton scene. Carolina won the Latin Grammy Award in 2018 for Best New Artist. Since then, her career took off. Born and raised in Medellin, Karol started her career by appearing on the Colombian spinoff of The X Factor.
Karol launched her career as a teenager. After appearing on The X Factor, she moved to New York City in 2014 to learn more about the music industry. Karol signed with Universal Music Latino. Her breakthrough hit was Ahora Me Llama, featuring Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny.
Karol has many hits so far. She also won a couple of Latin awards. As of June 2020, Karol G’s cash flow is more than $8 million.
Career Ups and Downs
Carolina was the youngest of three children. Born in 1991, she started her career in 2014. That is when she appeared on the Colombian version of The X Factor. After that, she performed with J Balvin at a quinceanera party. She recorded songs sporadically. In 2006 she released En La Playa, and in 2009, Karol recorded Dime Que Si.
During her studies at the University of Antioquia, Navarro sang backup vocals for other artists.
In 2012, Karol traveled to Miami hoping to sign with Universal Records. But they declined, saying that a woman cannot be successful in the reggaeton genre.
As a response, Karol and her father traveled to Colombia. They went on a tour through colleges, clubs, and festivals to promote her music. The success of the tour helped her land a collaboration with Nicky Jam in 2013 for the song Amor de Dos.
But she was not happy. So, Karol moved to New York in 2014, hoping to learn more about the music scene. In January 2017, she joined the reality talent show Pequeños Gigantes USA as a judge. She taught children aged 6 – 11.
Karol got noticed by other Latin artists. In May 2017, she recorded Ahora Me Llama featuring Bad Bunny. The video amassed more than 756 million views on YouTube. It was her breakthrough hit. The song reached Number 10 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.
She used the success of her song as the lead single for the debut studio album, Unstoppable. In October 2017, she released the album, debuting at Number 2 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.
In 2018, Karol made a few collaborations hitting the top 10 charts. First, she recorded Culpables with Anuel AA, and then Mi Cama with J Balvin. Both peaked at Number 8 on the Billboard Hot Latin songs.
In January 2019, Karol and Anuel AA released the song Secreto, confirming their romantic relationship. The video made draw comparisons to Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Karol and Anuel were the Latin power couple.
On May 3, 2019, Karol released her second album, Ocean. Inspired by a moment of relaxation, the songs of the album were impressively varied.
In the summer of 2019, she collaborated with Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Ozuna, and Anuel AA on the song China. Heavily sampling Shaggy’s hit It Wasn’t Me, the song debuted at Number 2 on the Hot Latin Songs chart.
The same year, Karol decided to expand her audience. She collaborated with Nicky Minaj on the song Tusa. This helped her dive more into the American audience. The song got a certified 10x platinum. She premiered the song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
In April 2020, Karol released a single and video for Follow, featuring Anuel AA. The couple recorded the song while in quarantine in Miami due to the coronavirus pandemic. She also collaborated with Jonas Brothers on their flirtatious song X. They recorded the song and video using their iPhones.
Critics describe her music as predominantly reggaeton and Latin Trap. But Karol experiments with other genres as well. For example, her album Ocean features a wide range of stylistic experimentation.
For her Spanish song La Vida Continuo, she dives into the genre of sertaneja. Karol says that the global recognition of artists such as Beyonce and Shakira is her influence and motivation. She wants to reach the same global recognition.
The Rolling Stone magazine describes her style as feminine and sexy, yet sporty, but never cutesy. In her videos, she displays a sex positivity reflecting a powerful diva image.
Net Worth, Earnings and Income
Karol toured the world and established key partnerships with brands. Some of her endorsements include Urban Decay and Ciroc.
Karol G cash flow is over $8 million. She earned most of the money through her music and tours. In January and February 2020, her monthly earnings ranged between $90,000 and $120,000.
Carolina has more than 16 million subscribers on her YouTube channel. The company pays her depending on views. Just for info, her music video for Tusa featuring Nicki Minaj accumulated more than 870 million views so far.
Karol is quite popular on Instagram as well. She has more than 30 million followers. There, she can earn money by sponsored posts for brands.
Awards and Achievements
In 2018, Karol G won the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist. But she won many more awards after that. In 2020, she won the Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Collaboration of the Year for the song Secreto.
The same year, she won the Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Female Artist of the Year. In total, Karol G has almost 10 wins and many more nominations.
Karol G is part of the Latin scene, and that is where she finds love. She dated J Balvin, but the two broke up.
Now, love is in the air for Karol G and Anuel AA. They announced their relationship with the song Secreto. Since then, they released a couple of songs together.
The two met in August 2018 on the set for the music video Culpables. They got engaged in April 2019, with Karol showing her diamond wedding ring at the Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony.
She is a vocal advocate for arts and culture from her hometown of Medellin.