HITS Daily Double


Seen practicing rolling their R’s are, from left, UMG Chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge, Karol G,
IGA Chairman/
CEO John Janick and Interscope EVP Nir Seroussi. Following this shot they worked on irregular verbs.

Karol G, who earlier this year became the first woman to debut at #1 with a Spanish-language album, has partnered with Interscope Records for her future recordings, reaffirming her long-term relationship with Universal Music Group.

“Karol G is without a doubt one of the most powerful, creative and dynamic artists in the world,” said Interscope Geffen A&M Records Chairman and CEO John Janick. “We're thrilled to welcome her into the IGA family and look forward to working with her and her team on the next phase of her incredible career."

Karol G signed with Universal Music Latin Entertainment in 2016 and has released four studio albums, earning dozens of coveted awards, including 199 diamond certifications from the RIAA.

With this year's MAÑANA SERÁ BONITO, she broke the record for the album with the most first-day streams by a female Latin artist on Apple Music and the biggest debut for a Spanish-language album by a female artist on Spotify. Last year, she had the highest-grossing North American tour by a female Latin artist. She'll head out on a stadium tour this summer.

“Our partnership with Karol and her team dates back to the beginning of her career, and it has been a thrilling journey filled with incredible music,” said UMG Chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge. “She is simply one of the most exciting artists in popular music today, and we’re honored that she has chosen to deepen her partnership with UMG for many more years to come.”

Karol G’s longtime manager, Noah Assad, chimed in: “John, Nir [Seroussi] and the entire team at Interscope have built the only platform of its kind, which will enable Karol to serve her current fan base while continuing to grow her audience around the world.”

The artist's team is also excited about embarking on an amazing new chapter of having nothing to do with HITS.