Reggaeton Queen Karol G Is The One To Watch

Reggaeton Queen Karol G Is The One To Watch

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Reggaeton Queen Karol G Is The One To Watch

The Latina sensation speaks on influences, collaborating with Nicki Minaj, and combatting COVID.

The Latina sensation speaks on influences, collaborating with Nicki Minaj, and combatting COVID.

Photography: César Balcázar

Styling: Maria Von Sothen

Known professionally as Karol G, the Colombian singer-songwriter Carolina Giraldo Navarro is a true reggaeton and Latin trap aficionado. Experimenting with a variety of genres in her work, she built herself an image of a powerful diva with unrivaled confidence and feminine appeal.

Now, she's enriching her career via collabs with music moguls like Jonas Brothers and Nicki Minaj. One thing is certain — Karol G is not planning to go off our radar anytime soon.

Catching up with the Latin celeb, spoke with Karol about battling the novel coronavirus and the origins of her latest collab with Nicki Minaj. Check out the full interview below:

V What were some of your first musical influences?

KG Vocally, I admire artists like Selena Quintanilla, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, and more. I used their tracks to practice and grow my vocal register.

V Why did “Tusa” ft. Nicki Minaj resonate so deeply?

KG First, the organic way in which the collaboration took place: It all started with a DM on Instagram. The sound of the song is another winning factor. The violins at the beginning of the track allow you to identify the song from the very start. The concept created a complete identity for the song in people’s minds.

Karol wears a Burberry top and her own jewelry throughout.

I was surprised to see how both men and women connected with the song and made it their favorite jam.

We charted on almost every playlist across the globe.

V Having gone through COVID-19, what do you want young people to know about your experience battling the virus?

KG I had days of general body pain and especially stomach aches. I had a hard time with it. I decided not to make it public in the moment because I knew my parents, who live in Colombia, would worry a lot. I am grateful that I was able to recover and I have been trying to educate my fans and followers about how strong the virus is, and the importance of wearing a mask. I hope everyone stays safe out there and takes care of one another.

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