March 6 Update:
Karol G is now the first woman in history to score No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with an all-Spanish-language album.
Colombian reggaetonera Karol G made history with the release of her fourth studio album, Mañana Será Bonito, earning the biggest debut by a female Spanish album in Spotify history after its Feb. 24 release. However, this isn’t the only feat that Karol G has accomplished in her career. She was reported to have the highest-grossing tour in 2022, is the first woman to hold the No.1 and No.2 place on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart since Selena in 1995, and has earned two Latin Grammy Awards. The 32-year-old singer from Medellín, affectionately known as “La Bichota” (an empowered, confident woman), exposes her vulnerable side in this album as she confronts some of the pain but also rejoices in the good.
“There came a point when I got tired of being the “bichota” for everything. At some point I had to recognize that I was an even bigger bichota if I admitted to myself that it wasn’t OK to pretend that everything was perfect when it wasn’t. Mañana Será Bonito came about when I started to write songs that were no longer dark. I started to write songs more about freedom,” she said in recent interview with Billboard.
The Latin-Grammy award-winning artist collaborates with some of the Latin industry’s top artists like Sean Pual, Romeo Santos, Quevedo, Justin Quiles, Carla Morrison on the title track and many more including the highly anticipated collaboration with Shakira on their break-up anthem, “TQG”. The music video is now the second biggest debut for a female collaboration in the entire history of Youtube after amassing 39.5 million views within 24 hours, Pop Base reported.
This collaboration serves as one of Karol G’s personal accomplishments as the singer grew up looking up to to the 46-year-old fellow Colombiana from Barranquilla. In an interview with Billboard, she says, “All of us as Latinos have to recognize she’s the one who represents us as Latinas around the world. When I was on set shooting the video and I was watching her, I was realizing all the amazing and legendary moments in her career, and a lot of things I need to work on to get to that point. But it was such a blessing to have her.”
With the massive success of this album so early on, Karol G is proving she’s a formidable talent who isn’t afraid to experiment with different sounds as the album channels dembow, reggae, and regional Mexican among other genres while staying true to her reggaeton style. With tracks like “X Si Volvemos”, “Dañamos la Amistad”, and “Gatúbela” there’s no doubt she’s going to dominate the music scene in 2023.
Karol G is set to perform at the Coliseo in Puerto Rico in March but her tour will kick off in 2024.