Meeting Karol G at this exact moment in her career, instantly made us recall Sean Paul’s Best Advice, which we published last month: Karol G is definitely riding high on her very own, very special wave right now. Born Carolina Giraldo Navarro in Medellin, Colombia, Karol is currently the biggest female Latin artist in the world having closed out 2019 with the Nicki Minaj-featuring “Tusa” holding the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart. With over 31 million monthly listeners on Spotify and countless collabs with the biggest names in urbano music—J Balvin, Ozuna, Bad Bunny, Maluma, Luis Fonsi, and her fiancé Anuel AA, to name a few—her decade plus of tireless graft is truly paying off. With her second album, last year’s Ocean, Karol melds her roots in reggaeton with pop and R&B.
This past February we met up with the 29-year-old in her adopted hometown of Miami. Decked out in head-to-toe classic Burberry print, bejewelled nails, and some formidable platform sneakers, Karol was unfailingly conscientious and polite—introducing herself to all the crew and thanking them individually as the shoot wrapped and she slipped off into the balmy Floridian afternoon.
Karol had plenty of mantras from mentors and friends but the piece of advice she holds dearest is from her father who has been a supporter since the singer auditioned and appeared on X Factor way back in 2006.
-Spotify for Artists