Meet Kali Uchis, the Colombian Chart-Topper Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling
Kali Uchis (pronounced OO-chees) is a genre-bending, Grammy-winning, 26-year-old Latin American singer, songwriter, and director. Her second album, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios), is her first project in Spanish and is already breaking records for Latina artists.
Uchis grew up in Virginia and has roots in Pereira, Colombia. Influenced by pop, R&B, oldies, and soul, and often going from Spanish to English within the same song, her music is the perfect reflection of this cultural mix — no doubt a contributing factor to her crossover success.
She got her big break on stage and built a steady fan base as the opening act for Lana Del Rey's LA to the Moon tour, and after headlining Coachella. Her diehard fans call themselves "The Kuchi Gang," a tribe of mostly young women who fawn over her wild style and empowering energy.
While Uchis has consistently released hits since 2014, it's her viral hit "Telepatía" and its TikTok success that has taken her fame to the next level. Read ahead to get to know this one-of-a-kind star.