Karol G’s Key to Success Is Staying True to Herself
Colombian singer Karol G has a passionate romance with singer Anuel AA, a world tour and continued success. She talks to CHICA about living her dream.
Karol G can't complain. She is madly in love with Puerto Rican trap star Anuel AA, with whom she's sharing the stage in their Culpables Tour throughout Latin America. She is also topping music charts and being played around the world with hits like “Secreto” and “Mi Cama.” The 28-year-old, featured on People en Español's 25 Most Powerful Women list, talked to People CHICA about how she sees fame and success. “Waking up every day and being able to do what I like, to say what I think, to do what I wish, makes me feel super empowered, taking the reins and pursuing everything I have in mind,” she says.
Whether she is twerking before a massive audience in Brazil, breaking the internet over a daring Instagram post — of a half-nude photo in bed with her famous beau — or making a fashion statement on a red carpet, the Latin Grammy winner commands attention. “I consider myself a positive leader, even after many controversies,” she says. “I share the good things that happen to me. I like to share my example of how I achieve success in order to inspire others who follow me. I don't like to see artists fighting on social media or to see insults, I like to show the love that represents me and to inspire others to follow their dreams.”
The key to her success in work and her personal life is being real, Karol G — born Carolina Giraldo Navarro — says. “I don't follow fashion trends or rules,” she admits. “I've showed people who Carolina is and they have connected with me and that makes me very happy. Showing who I am I have gotten to where I am. I don't wear masks, I didn't create a fictional character, I don't have to pretend to be someone else. Being myself everywhere I go, I feel I've achieved success in my career.”
Besides conquering the world with her music and style, Karol G dreams of marriage and kids. “I've been wanting to be a mom since I was 17 years old. If I wasn't a singer, I probably would have kids by now,” she told Mezcalent. “We are so close as a family that I think that mother role is the most beautiful thing in the world. People tell me I'm crazy because I've always said I want five kids, at least three boys and two girls!” She also fantasizes about walking down the aisle. “I dream of a wedding overlooking the ocean, very intimate with my family,” she adds. Is an engagement in the horizon for Karol G and Anuel AA? Y el anillo pa' cuando? Time —and Instagram— will tell…. We'll be looking out for that glistening ring finger.
She is currently working on her next album and preparing a tour throughout Europe and the U.S., but still finds time for family and love. “I'm happy, at peace,” she says of her personal life. “I want to keep preserving my relationships with the people I love, that's my main goal. For my work not to interfere and to be able to find that perfect balance in my life.”