American singer and songwriter Kali Uchis is our #AOTW


Karly-Marina Loaiza (born July 17, 1994), known professionally as Kali Uchis is an American singer and songwriter. She initially garnered music industry attention with her 2012 mixtape, Drunken Babble, which was followed by her debut EP, Por Vida, released in 2015. In 2018, Uchis released her debut studio album Isolation to widespread acclaim. Uchis’s second studio album and her first Spanish language project, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios), was released in 2020. The album spawned the single “Telepatía” which became Uchis’ first solo charting hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. A collaboration with Canadian musician Kaytranada titled “10%” won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, making it Uchis’ first Grammy win.


No. 4. Lottery. Produced by Alex Epton and released as a single from her debut EP, Por Vida in 2015. Its video has over 3.9 Million Views on youtube.


In 2018, Uchis started selling clothing through social shopping app Depop and donated the proceeds to communities around her hometown. On an Instagram post, she captioned “in my hometown of Colombia I was able to contribute medicine, groceries, school supplies, new shoes, household appliances, & even make house modifications for some families suffering from disabilities, illness, & others who had nothing after fleeing from guerrilla warfare“. In early August 2018, Uchis and her family in Pereira planned to work and help with communities in her hometown, Pereira, and in Medellín.


No. 3. After the Storm feat. Tyler, the Creator & Bootsy Collins

Released on January 12, 2018, by Virgin EMI Records and Interscope Records, as the third single from her debut studio album, Isolation. The track features a guest verse from American rapper Tyler, the Creator and American singer Bootsy Collins. It was produced by BadBadNotGood.


No. 2. Fue Mejor feat. PartyNextDoor. Produced by Sweet and off her latest album “Sin Miedo” it currently has 5.3 Million Views on Youtube.


In October 2017, Uchis was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year for “El Ratico”, her collaboration with Colombian musician Juanes. She was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards for “Get You”, her collaboration with Canadian singer Daniel Caesar.


Loaiza is openly bisexual.


No. 1. Telepatía. Originally released on November 18, 2020 as an album track on her second studio album Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios), it became the album’s third single on February 26, 2021, after gaining prominence on the social media platform TikTok. It was produced by Tainy, Lara and Albert Hype.