10 Things We Learned About Karol G During The Superstar Q&A at 2021 Latin Music Week

Karol G took center stage at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Week on Tuesday (Sept. 21), where she sat down with Billboard Latin’s VP Leila Cobo for The Superstar Q&A.

Presented by Samsung Galaxy, the Colombian artist discussed her career, music, and upcoming projects, and opened-up on her struggles in the music industry and how she overcame them.

“As a woman, it became difficult to find opportunities but I realized that if I wanted to work in this, I needed to be focused and disciplined,” she said during the Q&A. “I wake up every morning and tell myself that I’m f---ing number one.”

At the end of the discussion, Karol exclusively announced her new single “Se Jodioto,” which dropped 30 minutes after her panel. “This song is going to take everything to the next level,” she teased.

Below, Billboard highlights 10 things we learned about Karol G at Latin Music Week:

1. Karol G traveled all across Colombia by bus to play shows at local clubs and schools.

2. She’s more meticulous than a perfectionist, expressing that she likes to be involved in all of the production and strategy meetings.

3. Since she was born on Feb. 14 (St. Valentine's Day), Karol G admits that she “cries for everything” and “takes things very personally.”

4. Her family has been very supportive of her music career because, otherwise, she would have felt insecure.

5. Her father, “Papa G,” was her manager for 10 years. At the same time, Karol G was her own assistant and booked her own shows.

6. She began her music career at the age of 14.

7. For Karol G, dealing with trolls on social media has become a “lifelong learning.”

8. Her Nicki Minaj-assisted hit “Tusa” was originally going to be called “El Buzon” (The Mailbox).

9. Karol confessed that she fell into a depression when the COVID-19 lockdown hit and that she feared that she would become a one-hit-wonder after “Tusa.”

10. After not wanting to work on new music, Karol hit the studio with Lenny Tavarez and Justin Quiles, and together, they created her following hit, “Bichota.”