Kali Uchis

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Kali Uchis
Kali Uchis in November 2017.png
Kali Uchis Performing in 2017
Background information
Birth name Karly-Marina Loaiza
Born (1994-07-17) July 17, 1994 (age 23)
Pereira, Colombia
Origin Alexandria, Virginia
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • poet
  • record producer
  • music video director
  • fashion designer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Saxophone
  • Piano
Years active 2012–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website kaliuchis.com

Karly-Marina Loaiza (born July 17, 1993), better known as her stage name Kali Uchis, is a Colombian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and fashion designer. In 2017, she was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for "Record Of The Year".

Life and career

Karly-Marina Loaiza was born on July 17, 1994 in Pereira, Colombia. She was raised in Alexandria, Virginia and graduated from T. C. Williams High School. She grew up playing saxophone and piano; she was introduced to music production and video editing while she was in high school and released her official debut mixtape 'Drunken Babble' on August 1, 2012. The mixtape was described as “genre-defying” and was noted for it’s influences from doo-wop, reggae and early-2000s R&B. She also enjoys Jazz – she’s listed Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday as some of her influences.[1][2]

She began collaborating with rapper Snoop Dogg on the song "On Edge", from his 2014 mixtape That's My Work 3.[3][4] That same year she debuted her first ever in-studio performance of "Never Be Yours" on the music podcast Kinda Neat. In February 2015, she released her first studio project, which was her first EP, titled Por Vida. The EP was also released for free on her website. The project featured production from features production from Alex Epton, Diplo, Tyler, the Creator, Kaytranada, BadBadNotGood, and others.[3][4][5][6]

During October of 2015, she embarked on her first tour with Leon Bridges, touring through the United States and parts of Canada.[7]

She was featured on the track "She's My Collar" from virtual band Gorillaz' fourth studio album Humanz, as well as on the bonus track "Ticker Tape". Her song "Sycamore Tree" was used in American Horror Story: Roanoke teasers in 2016.[8]

On May 22, 2017, she released "Tyrant" featuring Jorja Smith, the first single from her upcoming debut studio album. On June 20, she announced her first headlining tour, a North American tour to support the upcoming album. The tour will take place from August to October 2017, starting at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco, with a stop in Montreal during POP Montreal International Music Festival.[9] On August 25, 2017, Uchis released "Nuestro Planeta" featuring Reykon as the second single for her upcoming album.[10]

On September 27, 2017, Lana Del Rey announced that Uchis would be joining her as an opening act on select North American arena dates of her upcoming world tour entitled the LA to the Moon Tour. Uchis will support Del Rey from January 15, 2018 to February 16, 2018.[11]

Discography

Mixtapes

  • Drunken Babble (2012)

EPs

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Know What I Want" 2014 Por Vida
"Lottery" 2015
"Loner"
"Ridin' Round"
"Only Girl"
(featuring Steve Lacy and Vince Staples)
2016 Non-album single
"Tyrant" (featuring Jorja Smith) 2017 TBA
"Nuestro Planeta" (featuring Reykon)

As featured artist

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[12]
COL
[13]
MEX
[14]
SPA
[15]
"Fucking Young / Perfect"
(Tyler, The Creator featuring Charlie Wilson, Chaz Bundick, Syd Bennett and Kali Uchis)
2015 Cherry Bomb
"Get You"
(Daniel Caesar featuring Kali Uchis)
2016 [A] Freudian
"El Ratico"
(Juanes featuring Kali Uchis)
2017 [B] 1 31 99 Mis Planes son Amarte
"See You Again"
(Tyler, The Creator featuring Kali Uchis)
[C] Flower Boy
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Music videos

Title Year Directors
"What They Say" 2013 Kali Uchis and Tony Katai[19]
"Know What I Want" 2014 Kali Uchis and Chris Black[20]
"Rush" 2015 Kali Uchis and WIISSA[21]
"Loner" Kali Uchis and Andy Hines[22]
"Ridin Round" Kali Uchis and Felipe Holguín Caro[23]
"Only Girl" (feat. Steve Lacy and Vince Staples) 2016 Kali Uchis, Cory Bailey and Valentine Street [24]
"Tyrant" (feat. Jorja Smith) 2017 Heli[25]
"Nuestro Planeta" (feat. Reykon) Daniel Sannwald[26]

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"On Edge" 2014 Snoop Dogg That's My Work Volume 3
"Divine" GoldLink The God Complex
"Find Your Wings" 2015 Tyler, The Creator, Roy Ayers, Syd Bennett Cherry Bomb
"Yellow" Tyler, The Creator
"Wave" Major Lazer Peace Is the Mission
"She's My Collar" 2017 Gorillaz Humanz
"Ticker Tape" Gorillaz, Carly Simon
Footnotes
  1. ^ "Get You" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart.[16]
  2. ^ "El Ratico" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.[17]
  3. ^ "See You Again" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[18]

References

  1. ^ Younger, Briana (April 22, 2014). "Kali Uchis: 'I'm An Artist In Every Sense Of The Word'". Bandwidth. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ DePollo, Adam (October 25, 2013). "Flow Culture: Kali Uchis surprises with genre-defying debut mixtape". The Michigan Daily. Archived from the original on October 27, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ Leight, Elias (February 3, 2015). "Kali Uchis Talks 'Por Vida,' Working With Snoop & Tyler, The Creator & Twitter Stalking Bootsy Collins". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Snoop Dogg – Thats My Work 3 Hosted by DJ Drama Mixtape". DatPiff. February 27, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ Minsker, Evan (February 3, 2015). "Kali Uchis Shares Por Vida EP Featuring Tyler, the Creator Production". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ Brydon, Grant (March 2, 2015). "Track By Track: Kali Uchis – 'Por Vida'". Clash. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ "KALI UCHIS TO JOIN LEON BRIDGES ON NORTH AMERICA FALL TOUR". 
  8. ^ Whyte, Woodrow. "Here's The True Identity Of The Mysterious Voice On Those AHS Teasers". PopBuzz. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/KALIUCHIS/status/877193414646808576
  10. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/nuestro-planeta-feat-reykon-single/id1272977558
  11. ^ "Lana Del Rey Announces Tour". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2017-09-27. 
  12. ^ "Kali Uchis – Chart history: The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  13. ^ Singles of Kali Uchis in the Colombian charts (National-Report):
    • "El Ratico": "Top 100 Colombia – Semana 27 del 2017 – Del 30/06/2017 al 06/07/2017" (in Spanish). National-Report. 30 June 2017. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  14. ^ "Chart Search: Mexico Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  15. ^ Peaks in Spain:
  16. ^ "Daniel Caesar – Chart history". Billboard Hot R&B Songs for Daniel Caesar. Retrieved September 12, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Chart Search: Hot Latin Songs". Billboard. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Chart Search for Tyler, The Creator (Bubbling Under Hot 100) | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved August 3, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Kali Uchis – What They Say". YouTube. June 26, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  20. ^ Padilla, Brian (October 14, 2014). "Watch Kali Uchis' Video for "Know What I Want"". Complex. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  21. ^ Trammell, Matthew (May 5, 2015). "Kali Uchis Debuts A Far-Out New Video For "Rush"". The Fader. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  22. ^ Jones, Daisy (August 25, 2015). "Watch Kali Uchis get caught in a neon fever dream". Dazed. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  23. ^ Staff, Noisey (November 3, 2015). "KALI UCHIS RETURNS TO HER COLOMBIAN ROOTS IN THE GORGEOUS SELF-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR "RIDIN ROUND"". Noisey. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  24. ^ Leight, Elias (April 20, 2016). "Vince Staples And Steve Lacy Join Kali Uchis In The "Only Girl" Video". The Fader. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  25. ^ Dandridge-Lemco, Ben. "Watch Kali Uchis's "Tyrant" Video Featuring Jorja Smith". FADER. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  26. ^ https://www.vevo.com/watch/kali-uchis/nuestro-planeta/GBUV71701614

External links

  • Official website
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