From the Caribbean to Georgia, Karol G's Remixes Work Their Way up the Continent: Critic's Picks

Sami Drasin
Karol G photographed on April 25, 2018 at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

Bridging the gaps between cultures, Colombian Karol G, has taken a creative leap through the eastern side of the American continent at her own pace. Leading up to now, Karol G’s career includes a few singles, six of which have debuted on the Hot Latin Songs chart in the past two years and an album (Unstoppable) which landed in the top 5 of the Top Latin Albums chart, debuting at No. 2.

Embracing a heap of creative possibilities and inviting new colors to her scheme, the 27-year-old does not dismiss innovation. On the contrary, her signature blend of reggaeton, trap and pop percolates into other musical realms on a number of remixes and collaborations with Latino heavy hitters, J Balvin, Luis Fonsi and Nicky Jam, as well as Migos member Quavo, to name a few.

Recently named “Rise” artist by Spotify, and boasting well over a billion YouTube global views, Karol G continues to carve her course in the Latin world. She will be taking the stage at the Hispanic Heritage Awards in Washington D.C. on September 12th, where she will also be receiving the Inspira Award, which honors Latino role models for youth. In addition, she is gearing up for a joint U.S. tour with Piso 21, kicking off on Oct. 11 in New York.

Let’s take a look at the best Karol G remixes of the year so far:

Luis Fonsi, Karol G - "Calypso"

A surprise release that dropped at midnight on Aug. 17, Fonsi’s original version of the song with Stefflon Don debuted at No. 23 on the Hot Latin Songs chart.

Karol G, J. Balvin - "Mi Cama" (Remix) ft. Nicky Jam

The song remains steady in the Hot Latin Songs top 10, and now features Latino male figureheads, J Balvin and Nicky Jam.

Mau y Ricky, Karol G - "Mi Mala" (Remix - Official Video) ft. Becky G, Leslie Grace, Lali

The collaboration with Venezuelan-born, Miami-based duo Mau & Ricky featuring vocals by Becky G, Leslie Grace and Argentinean, Lali, “Mi Mala” has amassed over 95 million YouTube global views:

Karol G, Bad Bunny, Quavo - "Ahora Me Llama" (Audio/Remix)

Following the entry of the collaborative single with Bad Bunny into the Hot Latin Songs top 10, Quavo jumped on this track in late 2017, dropping his vocals after her label arranged the collaboration, opening up doors to the American mainstream market.


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