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Kali Uchis Colombian American singer and songwriter born in Alexandria Virginia her real name is Karly Marina Loaiza but adopted her artist name Kali Uchis due to her dad having that nickname for her , Kali started by playing jazz music in high school her intentions at that time weren’t to be a singer but at the age of 17 she was kicked out of her house due to  skipping class and breaking her curfew this led to her living in her car that’s when she started to make music with her keyboard eventually Kali returned home and dropped her first mixtape  “Drunken Babble” which got the attention from Tyler the creator and Snoop Doog and started to work with them.  

In 2015 Kali released her EP “Por Vida” which led her to sign with InterScope records, in 2018 Kali released her debut album “Isolation” which had a lot of good reviews and plays Kali said the people from her team were against her for wanting to release her album in Spanish but even with the negative support from her team she still decided to release it. Her Second Album “Sin Miedo” was released in 2020, in 2023 Kali Uchis released “Red moon in Venus” album which explored all levels of love and reflects the divine femininity of the moon and Venus. On January 12, 2024, Kali Uchis released her latest album “Orquideas” in this album Kali continues to connect to her Latin roots and explores different music genre like Merengue, Latin Urbano and Pop, Kali collab with famous Hispanic artist, Peso Pluma, Karol G, Rauw Alejandro and El alfa, in just a few days the album debuts at #1 on this weeks top album chart, making it her fisrt #1 album.”Igual que un angel” became Kali Uchis highest charting single to date on the hot 100, surpassing “telepatia” 

This album is inspired by the timeless, eerie, mystic, striking, graceful, and sensual allure of the orchid

— Kali Uchis

Music Genre- Soul , R&B, Hip hop , Kali sings both in Spanish and English  

Artist Kali Uchis has worked with- Tyler the Creator in the song “After the Storm”, Steve Lacy “Just a Stranger” SZA “Fue Mejor” Rico Nasty “Aqui yo Mando” Summer Walker “Deserve Me” Don Toliver, Omar Apollo 

Gorilla’z “She’s My collar”, Daiel Caesar “Get you”

Kali Uchis most popular songs on Spotify  



“Labios Mordidos” Ft Karol G  

“Igual que un Angel”Ft Peso Pluma 






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Kimberly Lopez, Reporter
I'm new to Lakes and I'm a senior I did journalism at my old school but only for a few weeks, I love reading, painting and listening to music my favorite songs right now are Plebada -peso pluma, El alfa and Freak and Art deco by Lana del Rey, that transition *chefs kiss *, one of my favorite quotes is “You're stressing over things that haven't even happened yet.” Colleen Hoover. Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons I can't wait to see how this year goes at this new school. :)

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    Sam CortesFeb 2, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    Nice Article Kimberly! I love the history behind Kali Uchis music career. Her story is so inspiring and I love how she incorporates her cultural roots into her art.

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    BranasiaFeb 2, 2024 at 1:14 pm

    live laugh love kali