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  • -My next guest has 9 billion views on her YouTube channel.

  • 9 billion.

  • Yeah. Her music has been streamed globally

  • over 21 billion times.

  • Oh, my goodness.

  • Her new album "KG0516" comes out tomorrow.

  • Here is Karol G!

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Oh, are you kidding me? Come on.

  • -Yay!

  • -I am so -- -Jimmy, how are you?

  • -I'm fantastic. I'm so happy to be able to talk to you,

  • because you've performed on our show before,

  • and I'm a giant fan.

  • But now I can get to talk to you,

  • and I want to get to know you.

  • How are you doing?

  • -Jimmy, I'm dying with my album.

  • Like, you cannot imagine.

  • Like, a lot of pressure and a lot of anxiety.

  • But I'm super happy to be here, 'cause it's the first time

  • I'm presenting something with my album.

  • -Yeah! That's right, tomorrow. This is it.

  • Coming out.

  • I have questions about the album cover, by the way.

  • And it's -- But I want to get into that.

  • It's "KG" is the -- "0516"?

  • -It's "KG0516," like a number of a flight.

  • -Can I ask you about Karol G?

  • Is that a stage name? Is that your actual name?

  • Is that your --

  • -My real name is Carolina.

  • -Okay, Carolina.

  • -When I got my first contract,

  • we started, like, looking for my artistic name.

  • I really wanted something, like, very similar to my real name.

  • But you know what? Like, he came --

  • The person came with something like, "Hey, what about Karol G?"

  • I love it, because I was, like, super in love with the G-Unit.

  • I don't know if you remember them.

  • -Of course, yeah, yeah, we know G-Unit.

  • Yeah, of course. Yeah, of course. G-Unit.

  • -But then he came to me --

  • You know what? He came to me like, "What about Karol G Now?"

  • And I was like, "Why 'Now'?"

  • -Oh, Karol G Now, part of the name?

  • -Like -- Yeah, like the Now,

  • like hey, yeah, it's going to be like Karol G New Era.

  • And I was like, "Uh, no."

  • I don't like it at all. [ Laughter ]

  • -Karol G Now, that's very interesting.

  • Did you ever perform under Karol G Now?

  • -Yeah, like about a year.

  • -[ Laughs ]

  • I can tell you're excited about it. Yeah.

  • -No, that's so embarrassing.

  • -You grew up in Colombia. And is this true?

  • I heard that you were a big Backstreet Boys fan.

  • Were they big in Colombia? -Like a super fan.

  • Oh, my God. Like, they were --

  • Like, yeah. In Colombia, we knew them a lot.

  • It was because my family and my family's mother

  • lived here in the United States,

  • and they started sending me tapes and VHS about them.

  • And I was, like, so in love with Nick,

  • the blond one, the blond one. [ Audience cheering ]

  • -Yeah, you guys -- Yeah, Nick is very -- Yeah.

  • He's a very -- -He was so hot!

  • -Yeah, he is. Yeah, he's a good-looking dude.

  • Do they know that Karol G is a huge fan?

  • -I don't know. But, hey, you know what, Backstreet Boys?

  • Karol G is a huge fan of you.

  • -There you go. [ Cheers and applause]

  • That's what I'm talking about.

  • I am so excited about your album.

  • You must be so excited about this,

  • 'cause you work so much on -- and so long on these records,

  • and now it's finally out.

  • Everyone can get this tomorrow.

  • -Tomorrow. -Yeah.

  • -My God. Yeah!

  • Okay. I'm already done. I'm dying.

  • -No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!

  • I have to ask you -- I have questions.

  • You make the record, right?

  • And then you go, "What's the cover?

  • I have the title. 'KG0516.'"

  • And then, how does this happen?

  • And explain this to me.

  • -That cover -- [ Laughs ]

  • It's a cover of my dream.

  • -Yeah. -You know what?

  • Like, I just wanted to express in a cover,

  • like, a lot of power and leadership

  • and fun and chill, but the power of company.

  • A lot of things.

  • And it was shoot by David LaChapelle.

  • It was a dream for me to do it.

  • So I'm happy with my cover. -Ah!

  • Is that David LaChapelle?

  • Aha, I get that. -Yes, it is.

  • -I know his stuff. Yeah, he's fantastic.

  • Alright, now I see what it is now.

  • Tonight, you're performing a song from your new album

  • called "El Barco."

  • You said this is very -- -El Barco.

  • -Yeah, thank you. Did I say it alright?

  • -Yeah, you did it perfect.

  • -Alright, good. I love it.

  • Any compliment from Karol G, I'll take it.

  • The song is very special for you.

  • What is this song about that it means so much to you?

  • -Like, I just started doing my album and composing the songs

  • about different experience for my closest people.

  • But at the end of when I have finished my album,

  • I don't know why, but all the lyrics in my album

  • started representing, like, a moment in my life.

  • So I could just create the album

  • and right now, I'm enjoying it, like, as a fan.

  • And it's beautiful. I don't know how to explain it.

  • But, yeah, my album represent, like, a moment in my life.

  • -I wish you all the best. You know I'm a giant fan.

  • I'm thankful that you came on to talk to me,

  • because I know you were coming on to perform.

  • I'm like, "Will she talk to me?" 'Cause I just --

  • I mean, how charming is Karol G? I mean, God.

  • How -- Just perfect. [ Cheers and applause ]

  • I love you. I love you right back.

  • -Love you, Jimmy.

  • Love you, Jimmy. -Karol G, everybody!

  • When we come back, Karol's performing a song

  • from her new album "KG0516"... -Yeah!

  • -...which is out tomorrow. Stick around, everybody.

-My next guest has 9 billion views on her YouTube channel.

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