Karly-Marina Loaiza (born July 17, 1994), known professionally as Kali Uchis ( OO-chees), is a Colombian-American singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Virginia, she initially garnered music industry attention with her 2012 mixtape, Drunken Babble, which was followed by her debut EP, Por Vida, released in 2015.Uchis released her debut studio album, Isolation, in 2018 to widespread acclaim. Uchis' second studio album and her first Spanish language project, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞, was released in 2020.
Karly-Marina Loaiza was born on July 17, 1994 in Alexandria, Virginia. Her father moved from Pereira, Colombia to the United States, fleeing the conflict in Colombia. He met Karly's mother in the United States during the early 1990s. Her mother had children from a previous marriage. Karly is their only child together. Her father moved back to Colombia when Karly was in high school in order to take care of his mother, who had fallen ill. Uchis stayed in Colombia with her father and aunts during the summer. While growing up in an immigrant and working-class home, her home life was often filled with hard manual labor.In high school, she learned to play piano and saxophone. Uchis participated in a jazz band, before her graduation from T. C. Williams High School. Uchis often skipped classes to spend time at the photo lab, making experimental short films. Her interest in photography led to her creating mix-tape cover art. Skipping class and breaking the curfew set by her parents led to her being kicked out of her home in her adolescence. During this time, she lived in her car and wrote songs on her keyboard which would later come in the form of her lo-fi mixtape, Drunken Babble. She also wrote poetry, songs and music, but did not initially intend to sing, being rather more interested in directing films than being in the spotlight. She was given the nickname "Kali Uchis" by her father.She is openly bisexual.
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