Though she has been running with the music wolves for 15 years, Karol is still working to achieve her desired level of success. There’s no question that she’s off to a great start. With more than 48 million followers on Instagram, three top-selling albums, as well as a career peak with the global hit “Tusa” with Nicki Minaj, it’s safe to say Karol is the genre’s leading lady of this generation. Soon, she’s going to perform at her first Coachella.
Even with all of those positive achievements under her belt, Karol, born Carolina Giraldo Navarro, had an uncomfortable 2020-21. The media’s focus on her fluctuating body image, changes within her inner circle, and a breakup (with fellow Latin music star Anuel AA), followed by a big move, led to an internal shift. The breakup was perhaps the most challenging experience because of her ex-fiancé’s comparable fame and how their relationship blossomed on tracks like “Secreto,” with steamy lyrics such as, “Celibacy is impossible…You are mine, I do not share.” Although big changes in life are not always the most pleasant to endure, they often result in something beautiful. “Last year…I’m telling you from the heart…it was a year that I don’t know how we made it, but we made it,” Karol says. “And best of all was that while I was working, people didn’t see it.”