On September 12th, Reggaetón rising star Karol G will perform as well as be recognized as recipient of the Inspira Award, at this year’s 31st Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. Join past recipients such as: Becky G, America Ferrera, Diego Luna, Prince Royce and many others.
The Hispanic Heritage Awards, which were created by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, are considered among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and are supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions. Karol G will join Sister Norma Pimentel, Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colón and additional, soon-to-be announced honorees, hosts, performers and the American Pops Orchestra, for this year’s broadcast.
“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is thrilled to recognize Karol G as a talented and inspiring force in Latin Urban music,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF. “As a woman in a male-dominated genre, she is a fierce messenger of empowerment and inclusiveness representing the voices of young Latinas at a time more than ever we should all be listening.”
Born in Medellin, Colombia. Karol G found a love of music at an early age when she began performing in school productions and regional music festivals. By the time she was a teenager, her dedication to a life in music was clear as she made her first national TV appearance and went on to study music and vocal techniques at the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin.
By 2012 Karol G achieved her first number one hit with the song “301” which sparked tours across her native Colombia and in countries such as Venezuela, Uruguay, Panama, The United States, Ecuador and more. After a few more years developing additional hits fusing Reggaeton, Trap, Pop and more, wider tours and collaborations with artists such as Nicky Jam. Karol G achieved her major-label signing with Universal Music Latino in 2016, and is now firmly established as the leading female voice in the second-generation of Urban Latin music stars currently topping charts worldwide.
Her recent album “Unstoppable” when straight to #1 last fall on the Billboard Latin Album chart, upon release. Her recent smash hit “Mi Cama” already reaching a landmark on #1 on the global YouTube charts, was just remixed by Latin superstars, Nicky Jam and J Blavin.