Kali Uchis

Kali Uchis

R&B Singer

Karly-Marina Loaiza, known professionally as Kali Uchis, is an American singer. She released her debut mixtape, Drunken Babble, in 2012, which was followed by her debut EP, Por Vida, released in 2015. In 2018, Uchis released her debut studio album Isolation to widespread acclaim.

Full Name
Karly-Marina Loaiza
Jul 17, 1994
In a relationship
5′ 6″
Net Worth


Kali Uchis was born on July 17, 1994 in Alexandria, Virginia. Her parents are Colombian immigrants who left their home country for the United States in search of a better life. She began singing at the age of 7 and had her first performance at a school talent show in high school. Uchis studied music production at Full Sail University in Florida before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her musical career. 

Uchis released her debut EP “Drunken Babble” in 2012 and followed it up with her first album “Por Vida” (2015). Her second album “Isolation” dropped in 2018 and cemented her status as one of R&B’s most promising stars. The album earned Uchis two Grammy nominations and won her the Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album. 

In addition to her solo projects, Uchis has collaborated with various artists including Tyler The Creator, Gorillaz, Jorja Smith, Diplo, Major Lazer, Steve Lacy and more. She has also contributed vocals to many soundtracks and is set to appear on the upcoming soundtrack for Disney's film "Mulan". 

Uchis is an outspoken advocate for social justice and often uses her platform to speak out against racism and sexism. In 2019 she was one of the speakers at the Women's March in Los Angeles and has since become a prominent voice in the fight for justice and equality.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Kali Uchis is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 17, 1994, Kali Uchis was born in Pereira, Colombia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to the United States</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At the age of 18, Uchis moves to the United States and begins her music career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Mixtape is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Uchis releases her debut mixtape titled “Por Vida”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Uchis releases her debut album titled “Isolation”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Kali Uchis Appears on SNL</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Uchis appears on Saturday Night Live as a musical guest.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases EP “To Feel Alive”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Uchis releases her second EP titled “To Feel Alive”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2021</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Nomination for Best New Artist</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Uchis is nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> Innovative Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kali Uchis has an innovative and unique sound that draws influence from a variety of genres. Her music is incredibly catchy with a refreshing blend of R&B, hip hop, Latin, reggae, soul and more. She is unafraid to take risks in her music and push boundaries.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> Empowering Lyrics</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Uchis’ lyrics are incredibly empowering and inspiring. She speaks out against oppressive systems and encourages people to be their best selves. Her lyrics often focus on themes of self-love, independence, resilience, and standing up for what you believe in. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Gorgeous Voice</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kali Uchis has a beautiful voice that is perfect for her genre of music. She can hit the high notes effortlessly and her low notes are just as captivating. Her vocal range is incredibly impressive and she has a unique way of expressing herself through her singing.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Born in Colombia</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kali Uchis was born in Pereira, Colombia and moved to the United States when she was seven years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started Making Music at Age 14</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kali Uchis began making music when she was just 14 years old, recording her first song on a karaoke machine.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Featured on Gorillaz Album</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kali Uchis was featured on the Gorillaz 2017 album 'Humanz' for the track 'She's My Collar'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Won an iHeartRadio Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2018, Kali Uchis won the award for Best Latin Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Collaborated with Snoop Dogg</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2019, Kali Uchis collaborated with Snoop Dogg on the single “On Edge”.</p></div>


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