Karol G to Receive Spirit of Hope Award at This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards

Karol G has real spirit

The 32-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter will be honored with the Spirit of Hope award at the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Karol GThe special award — which was established in 1996 in honor of the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla — will recognize Karol G for her exceptional commitment to civic, community and humanitarian causes beyond her artistic success.

“I am grateful for this special recognition,” Karol G said in a statement. “My commitment with Con Cora Foundation is a fundamental part of my life and I am proud to be able to help the women who need it most.”

The “Provenza” singer’s impact extends beyond music.

In 2022, Karol G founded the Con Cora Foundation, which aims to support the economic, social, psychological and artistic development of underprivileged women.

Her philanthropic work will be recognized with the Billboard Spirit of Hope Award at the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will broadcast live on Telemundo on October 5 at 7:00 pm ET.

Con Cora Foundation has partnered with She Is Foundation, dedicated to empowering women and girls through education in science, technology and entrepreneurship. Together, they aim to help one million women and girls by 2030.

In addition, Karol G’s foundation has teamed up with Fundación Acción Interna to offer scholarships — which provide skills and knowledge necessary to secure employment and reintegrate into society — to older female inmates in Bogotá and to female family members of those inmates.

A 13-time finalist at the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards, earlier this year Karol G made history with Mañana Será Bonito, becoming the first woman to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with an all Spanish-language album. Currently, she’s on her U.S. stadium tour, which wraps up September 28 in Boston.

This year, Peso Pluma leads the list of finalists with 21 nods across 15 categories, including artist of the year, songwriter of the year, Global 200 Latin artist of the year, and Top Latin Album of the year.

Karol G Makes History on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart with Most Entries by Female Artist

Karol G is on a hot streak…

The 32-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter is making history on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart dated August 26), as the woman with the most entries in the list’s history.

Karol GOn the chart, which dates back to 1986, Karol G lands nine debuts, all from her fifth-studio album, Mañana Será Bonito (Bichota Season).

She now has a total of 60 chart appearances, outpacing the previous recordholder among women, Ednita Nazario, with 53-career entries. Overall, Bad Bunny continues in command with 148 total entries 

Hot Latin Songs ranks the most popular Latin songs of the week, blending airplay, steams, and digital sales.

Mi Ex Tenía Razón” leads the new haul bursting in at No. 1. The song traces its high start to 15 million official U.S. streams earned in the week ending August 17, according to Luminate. The sum yields a No. 14 start on the overall Streaming Songs chart and an equal No. 1 launch on Latin Streaming Songs. It also sold 2,000 copies, allowing for a No. 1 debut on Latin Digital Song Sales.

“Mi Ex Tenía Razón” makes a mark on radio airplay in line with its big streaming and sales splash. It’s the only new song from Bichota Season to debut on the overall Latin Airplay, at No. 28, with 4 million in audience impressions earned during the same tracking week.

Meanwhile, “Qlona,” Karol G’s first collaboration with Peso Pluma, debuts at No. 2 with 12 million official U.S. streams and 1,000 downloads sold.

Those two tracks join “S91” in the chart’s top 10. The latter previewed Bichota Season as the first single, debuting at No. 10 in July. On the current ranking, it rises 20-6 with the Greatest Gainer Sales/Streaming honors, fueled by 8.9 million streams, up 73%. It also re-enters at No. 37 on the overall Streaming Songs list, and rallies 25-6 on Latin Streaming Songs.

Three other tracks outside Bichota Season hold steady on Hot Latin Songs, making a total of 13 simultaneous songs on the current ranking.

Here’s the recap:

No. 1 “Mi Ex Tenía Razón” (debut)
No. 2 “Qlona,” with Peso Pluma (debut)
No. 6, “S91”
No. 12, “Una Noche En Medellín (Remix)” with Cris MJ & Ryan Castro (debut)
No. 13, “TQG,” with Shakira
No. 15, “Okidoki” (debut)
No. 18, “Amargura”
No. 19, “Me Tengo Que Ir,” with Kali Uchis (debut)
No. 22, “Dispo,” with Young Miko (debut)
No. 26, “Bichotag” (debut)
No. 29, “Gatita Gangster,” with Dei V (debut)
No. 36, “Provenza (Remix),” with Tiesto (debut)
No. 44, “Watati,” featuring Aldo Ranks

Karol G’s new personal records arrive amidst her Mañana Será Bonito Tour, in support of the eponymous album which scored her the best performance on the Billboard 200, and the first all-Spanish-language record by a female artist to debut at No. 1.

Karol G Releases New Album “Mañana Será Bonito (Bichota Season)”

Karol G is celebrating a new season

The 32-year-old Colombian superstar released her new album Mañana Será Bonito (Bichota Season) on Friday, August 11, coinciding with her first-ever U.S. stadium tour, which kicked off Thursday in Las Vegas.

Karol GIt features 10 brand new songs, including collaborations with Kali Uchis, Young Miko, Dei V and Peso Pluma.

It follows Karol G’s history-making Mañana Será Bonito, released in February, which became the first all-Spanish album by a female artist to top the Billboard 200.

Bichota Season also includes the EDM-fused trap song “S91,” Karol’s latest single — produced by her longtime producer Ovy on the Drums — that was inspired by the Psalm 91 Bible verse, and is about overcoming adversity. The song debuted and peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.

The release of Mañana Será Bonito (Bichota Season) coincides with the “Provenza” singer’s stadium tour, which kicked off Aug. 10 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The 15-date trek, presented by Live Nation, will also visit Pasadena, Miami, Houston and Dallas and before wrapping up September 28 at the Gillette Stadium in Boston.

On August 3, Karol G made history when she became the first Latina to headline Lollapalooza in Chicago. She’s no stranger to making history on the stage. Last year, she made her Coachella debut on the main stage and also wrapped up 2022 with a record-breaking arena tour. After grossing $69.9 million and selling 410,000 tickets across 33 shows in North America, her $trip Love Tour became the highest grossing U.S. tour by a female Latin act in history.

Young Miko Among Opening Acts for Karol G’s Mañana Será Bonito Tour

Young Miko is preparing for a Bonito experience…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican rapper has been named as one of the opening acts for Karol G’s Mañana Será Bonito tour.

Young Miko,Young Miko will appear at the seven of the “Bichota” singer’s 15 U.S. stops, including Karol G’s first night in Los Angeles, as well as Houston, New York, Atlanta and more.

Other special guests for Karol G’s show include DJ Agudelo888, who will appear at all 15 shows, and Bad Gyal, who will be an opening act at Karol G’s two Miami shows.

Karol G announced her special guests on Instagram following her history-making Lollapalooza performance—as the first female Latin act to headline the festival in more than 30 years.

Karol G’s Mañana Será Bonito tour

Karol G Announces Plans to Release Mañana Será Bonito (Bichota Season) Album in August

Karol G is embracing her bichota season..

The 32-year-old Colombian superstar has announced plans to release an upcoming album, Mañana Será Bonito (Bichota Season) in August.

Karol GKarol G surprised fans with the announcement in a nearly 30-second teaser in which she is seen drawing the album cover with grains of pink and black sand as she sensually models her long pastel pink hair and black, two-piece bikini.

“Bichota Season,” says a high-pitched voice at the ending of the clip that’s backed by strong hip-hop beats.

In the caption on Instagram, Karol G shared: “…this tour would not be the same without the end of this story.” Bichota Season will be released on August 11 and can already be pre-saved here.

The set will also be released on the launch of the “Provenza” singer’s Mañana Será Bonito stadium tour, kicking off at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

The 15-date trek, presented by Live Nation, will also visit Pasadena, Miami, Houston and Dallas and before wrapping up Sept. 28 at the Gillette Stadium in Boston.

The announcement also comes on the heels of Karol G’s latest single “S91,” an emotional and ultra-personal, EDM-trap fusion—produced by Ovy on the Drums—that was inspired by the popular Psalm 91 Bible verse and is about overcoming adversity.

It was at the ending of its music video, directed by Pedro Artola and produced by WeOwnTheCity, where Karol is seen running away from a group of people backed by a pack of wolves trying to bring her down that she revealed “Bichota Season” was coming soon.

“S91” debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and is a separate song from Karol’s history-making Mañana Será Bonito. The 17-songs set, home to collaborations with Romeo Santos, Quevedo, Sech, Carla Morrison and more, became the first all Spanish-language LP by a female artist to top the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” Ranks in Top 10 on 2023’s Midyear Top 10 Albums in U.S. List

More than a year after its release, Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti is still selling…

The 2023 Luminate Midyear Music Report has been released for the tracking period of Dec. 30, 2022, through June 29, 2023, with the 29-year-old Puerto Rican superstar’s Grammy-winning album coming in at No. 6 on the 2023’s Midyear Top 10 Albums in U.S. list with 967,000 equivalent album units sold.

Bad BunnyDespite its release in May 2022, Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti is the top selling album by a Latino/a artist.

He’s followed by Karol G’s Billboard 200 No. 1 album Mañana Séra Bonito, which comes in at No. 9 with 716,000 equivalent album units sold.

The 32-year-old Colombian singer’s album was released in February 2023.

Meanwhile, Melanie Martinez’s Portals is among the Top 10 on the Midyear Top 10 Selling Albums in U.S. (Physical & Digital Album Sales Combined) chart, coming in at No. 10 with 194,000 units sold.

It also comes in at No. 7 on 2023’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums list with 93,000 units sold.

2023’s Midyear Top 10 Albums in U.S. (by Equivalent Album Units)
1. Morgan Wallen, One Thing at a Time (3.312 million)
2. SZA, SOS (1.982 million)
3. Taylor Swift, Midnights (1.876 million)
4. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album (1.173 million)
5. Metro Boomin’, Heroes & Villains (1.038 million)
6. Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti (967,000)
7. Drake & 21 Savage, Her Loss (898,000)
8. Zach Bryan, American Heartbreak (769,000)
9. Karol G, Mañana Séra Bonito (716,000)
10. Taylor Swift, Lover (711,000)

2023’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Albums in U.S. (Physical & Digital Album Sales Combined)
1. Taylor Swift, Midnights (607,000)
2. TOMORROW X TOGETHER, The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION (399,000)
3. Stray Kids, 5-STAR (327,000)
4. TWICE, Ready to Be (286,000)
5. Morgan Wallen, One Thing at a Time (242,000)
6. SEVENTEEN, SEVENTEEN 10th Mini Album: FML (236,000)
7. Metallica, 72 Seasons (215,000)
8. Agust D, D-Day (200,000)
9. Jimin, FACE (152,000)
10. Melanie Martinez, Portals (194,000)

2023’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums
1. Taylor Swift, Midnights (251,000)
2. Lana Del Rey, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. (132,000)
3. Taylor Swift, Folklore (107,000)
4. Tyler, The Creator, Igor (104,000)
5. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (103,000)
6. Boygenius, The Record (100,000)
7. Melanie Martinez, Portals (93,000)
8. Michael Jackson, Thriller (85,000)
9. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon (85,000)
10. Lana Del Rey, Born to Die (84,000)

Source: Luminate, for the tracking period Dec. 30, 2022, through June 29, 2023.

Equivalent album units for album titles and chart rankings comprise traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sales, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album, or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official and audio streams generated by songs from an album.

Karol G Releases New Single “S91,” Inspired by Psalm 91 Bible Verse

Karol G is back with an inspirational new tune…

The 32-year-old Colombian superstar has released a new single called “S91,” inspired by the popular Psalm 91 Bible verse, while making an importance announcement in the track’s impactful music video.

Karol GIn the emotional and ultra-personal release, produced by Ovy on the Drums, Karol G sings about overcoming adversity over an EDM-meets-trap fusion.

The music video, directed by Pedro Artola and produced by WeOwnTheCity, is just as powerful as the lyrics, demonstrating Karol G running away from a group of people backed by a pack of wolves trying to bring her down, but she’s protected by a lone panther. She also used the opportunity to announce that Mañana Sera Bonito (Bichota Season) is coming soon.

A week ago, the “Bichota” singer hinted that she was up to new projects when she posted a photo all smiles and with a line from Psalm 91: “A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.”

A couple of days later, and a month ahead of her Mañana Sera Bonito stadium tour kicking off, she surprised fans with a new music video teaser assuring them that she has an announcement “so important that it deserved its own song and music video” and that she planned to release it on July 13 because 13 is her favorite spiritual number. “Remember I always save the best for last. This video is dedicated to my people, the ones from the start,” she noted.

On the eve of the “S91” release, Karol posted a TikTok video of her mother reacting to the production in tears. “This video is special for many reasons,” she shared in the caption.

“One, there is no more beautiful feeling for me than knowing that my family is proud of me and that my music can cause them reactions like that,” she continued. “Two, my mom took us to school and taught us to pray Psalm 91 after leaving home every day in the morning because she said they were sacred words of protection, and three, I am grateful to God and to life for giving me a family that supports me, that has believed in me from the very beginning and that is still with me today, celebrating together so many beautiful things that happen to us.”

Beyond its personal connection to the artist, “S91” is charged with a message of celebration, pride, love, triumph and “many beautiful feelings,” according to Karol’s TikTok caption.

Karol G Draws Record-Breaking Crowd During Her “Today” Citi Concert Series Performance

Karol G is making morning show history in the United States…

The 32-year-old Colombian superstar drew a record-breaking crowd during her performance in New York on Friday, June 30 as part of TODAY‘s Citi Concert Series.

Karol G“All of you are my dream come true,” she said onstage, where she performed in front of more than 15,000 people. “The last two years we’ve been growing as a movement and Latinos, we support what we do around the world so we’re here proud of all of us and it’s such an amazing moment for me. It’s my first time on this stage and we’re breaking records, mami.

Among the songs that Karol G performed were her Shakira-assisted smash hit “TQG” and “Mientras Me Curo del Cora,” both part of her history-making set Mañana Será Bonito — the first all-Spanish album by a female artist to top the Billboard 200.

Karol G Releases Music Video for Popular Track “Amargura,” Filmed Live During Her Puerto Rico Concerts

Karol G is sharing a bitter(sweet) clip…

The 32-year-old Colombian singer surprised fans by releasing the official music video to her song “Amargura” from her historic album Mañana Será Bonito

Karol GThe video was recorded in one of the spectacular concerts that the Colombian offered in Puerto Rico last March.

The video shows Karol G rocking her long, red locks and an all-denim outfit while she energetically performs the infectious heartbreak reggaeton track.

The video also shows aerial scenes of the packed Estadio Hiram Bithorn and fans jamming along to the lyrics.

The video already has more than two million views on YouTube and has almost five thousand comments on that platform.

“Amargura” is one of the most popular tracks on Mañana Será Bonito

The track is in the Top 50 on Spotify in several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, Peru, Panama, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Chile.

Karol G Performs “Mañana Será Bonito” Singles During Second “Tiny Desk Concert”

Karol G is back at the (tiny) desk 

The 32-year-old Colombian superstar returned to NPR’s headquarters for her second “Tiny Desk Concert,” which premiered on Monday, May 15.

Karol GThe 17-minute acoustic performance, where she was accompanied by an all-girl music ensemble, included new versions of four tracks from her Billboard history-making album Mañana Será Bonito. She kicked it off the mini-set with the ultra-personal “Carolina.”

“I have to say that I’m super proud of them because this show is special,” she said of the talented musicians. “It’s the first time after eight years that I never rehearse with my In-Ears. I forgot how cool it feels. I feel like I’m in my home, with my people, drinking wine […] but now, let’s bring some Mexican vibes to this place!” she added before performing her heartfelt Banda track “Gucci Los Paños.”

Rocking a trucker hat, a yellow jacket, and blue locks, the Colombian artist expressed “I don’t know why I’m so nervous,” she said. “The album is super new and this is the first time I’m singing some of the songs here, and they feel so good in this version.”

She then performed a sultry reggae version of her Quevedo-assisted “Pero Tú” and a heartfelt bossanova version of “Mercurio.”

“Tiny Desk, thanks for the opportunity, this is super great and it kind of takes us out of the routine of what we normally do,” she noted. “It was a pleasure for all those who are at home, to share this moment with you and to share it in this way that is so personal for many reasons.”


Karol made her NPR debut in 2021 for a “Tiny Desk Home Concert,” where she performed “Creeme,” “A Ella,” “200 Copas” with special guest Danny Felix, and “Contigo Voy a Muerte” with special guest Camilo.