Z107.3  wants to take the time to give you a little more information about the artists that you hear all day, everyday on Bangor's #1 Hit Music Station.

This week we put the artist spotlight on Karol G.

ARTIST NAME:  Carolina Giraldo Navarro

BIRTHDAY: February 14, 1991

WHERE FROM: Medellín, Colombia

CONNECTIONS: Jonas Brothers, Nicki Minaj, J Balvin, Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, Anuel AA, Ozuna

TO THE POINT POINTS

  • She won the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist
  • She was a performer on the Colombian version of the X Factor at age 14
  • She performed with J Balvin at a quinceanera party a few years after her X Factor appearance
  • She studied music at the University of Antioquia
  • Traveled across Columbia after being rejected by Universal Records due to the genre she wanted to be a part of, reggaeton.
  • Moved to New York City where she then signed to Universal Music Latino in 2016.
  • Served as a judge with the reality talent show Pequenos Gigantes USA, advising children performers.  Her career took off after doing this show.
  • Her influences include Thalia, Spice Girls, Jerry Rivera, the Bee Gees and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • She has been nominated for several awards including the 2017 Best Female Artist for the Heat Latin Music Awards, 2018 Latin American Music Awards including Best New Artist, Favorite Female Artist, and Best Urban Song, as well as various 2019 awards for Heat Latin Music Awards, Telemundo's Tu Musica Urban Awards, Premios Lo Nuestro Awards, Billboard Latin Music Awards and El Premio ASCAP Awards.
  • She has won the following awards: 2018 Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist, the 2019 Heat Latin Music Awards Best Female Artist and Best Video for 'Pineapple', 2019 Premios Lo Nuestro Female Urban Artist of the Year and Video of the Year for 'Mi Cama (Remix)', and the 2019 El Premio ASCAP award for Winning Song 'Mi Cama'.

All information obtained by Wikipedia

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