KAREN RODRIGUEZ

Singer/songwriter Karen Rodriguez was born in Miami and raised in New York City. Karen reached national attention on season 10 of American Idol, where she blew audiences away with powerful renditions of “Hero” by Mariah Carey, “If You Had My Love” by Jennifer Lopez, “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars, and “No Me Queda Más” by Selena. Karen became the first bilingual finalist on the show.

Post American Idol, Karen sang background vocals on Marc Anthony’s #1 smash “Vivir Mi Vida” which led to a meeting with Romeo Santos. Romeo asked her to collaborate as a writer on his second album, Formula, Vol 2. Karen co-wrote three songs with Romeo from the project;  “Odio” featuring Drake, “Trust” featuring Tego Calderón, and “Gone Forever.”  Karen also wrote the Spanish translation of “Somebody” by Natalie La Rose featuring Jencarlos Canela and Kevin Roldan, which was performed at the 2015 Latin American Music Awards.

In 2015, Karen began releasing Spanglish covers of popular songs on her YouTube channel. Her Spanish translations of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” have over 3.5 million YouTube views each to date. Her Spanglish cover of Adele’s “Hello” went viral, surpassing over 10 million YouTube views, and charted #5 on US iTunes Latino chart and #7 Billboard Latin Digital charts.

In late 2016, Karen officially signed to Roc Nation Latin under her mentor Romeo Santos and began to work on new music. Earlier this year, Karen released her first original song in Spanish, “La Tonta De Abril”, and in English, “Happy April Fools” – both versions produced by Romeo Santos. The debut video was shot in Coney Island with production house Scheme Engine and premiered on E! Online and People En Español’s Chica.com.

La cantautora Karen Rodriguez nació en Miami y creció en la ciudad de Nueva York. Karen acaparó la atención nacional durante la décima temporada de American Idol, donde impresionó con su poderosa interpretación de “Hero” de Mariah Carey, “If You Had My Love” de Jennifer López, “Just the Way You Are” Bruno Mars y “No Me Queda Más” de Selena. Karen fue la primera finalista bilingüe en el show.

Luego de American Idol, Karen canto coros en el éxito #1 de Marc Anthony “Vivir Mi Vida” lo cual la llevo a conocer a Romeo Santos. Romeo la invito a colaborar en el disco Formula Vol. 2, en el cual ella tiene crédito como co-compositora junto a Romeo Santos en los temas: “Odio” con la participación de Drake, “Trust” con la participación de Tego Calderón, y “Gone Forever.” Karen también es responsable de la traducción al español del tema de Natalie La Rose featuring Jen Carlos Canela y Kevin Roldán, “Somebody”, tema que fue interpretado en los Latin American Music Awards 2015.

En el 2015, Karen comenzó a lanzar Spanglish covers de temas populares en YouTube. Sus traducciones e interpretaciones en español de “Hotline Bling” de Drake y “Love Yourself” de Justin Bieber tienen sobre 3 millones de vistas en YouTube; pero fue la versión en español de “Hello” de Adele que se convirtió en una sensación viral sobrepasando las 10 millones de vistas en YouTube y logró llegar a la posición #5 del chart de iTunes US Latin y #7 en el chart Digital Latino de Billboard®.

En 2016 Karen firmó oficialmente con Roc Nation Latin y su mentor Romeo Santos. Este año lanzó su primera canción original en español, “La Tonta de Abril”, y en ingles, “Happy April Fools”– las dos versiones fueron producidas por Romeo Santos. El primer video fue grabado en Coney Island bajo la casa productora Scheme Engine y estrenado en E! Online y en People en Español’s Chica.com. Este septiembre, Karen participo en el festival Made in America en el escenario de Tidal. Karen Rodriguez continua trabajando en lo que va a ser su EP debut bajo Roc Nation Latin, mientras continua promocionando el sencillo “La Tonta De Abril.”

Discography

No Me Verás Llorar

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No Me Verás Llorar

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La Tonta De Abril

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La Tonta De Abril

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Happy Abril Fools

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Happy Abril Fools

Karen Rodriguez

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MOZART LA PARA ANNOUNCED AS OPENING ACT FOR THE KING OF BACHATA ROMEO SANTOS’ "GOLDEN TOUR" ACROSS NORTH AMERICA Additional Opening Acts Include Victoria La Mala, Karen Rodriguez and Mr. Paradise Tickets Are On Sale At www.Livenation.com Mozart La Para, Victoria La Mala, Karen Rodriguez and Mr. Paradise were announced as opening acts during Romeo Santos’ “GOLDEN TOUR 2018”; the Roc Nation Latin artists will accompany “The King of Bachata” across the United States and Canada.   The tour is titled after Santos' latest studio album Golden, which was released earlier this year and earned the biggest sales week for a Latin studio album not only of 2017, but in over two years. The album also marks Santos' fourth No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart and his third top 10 on the Billboard 200.   Mozart La Para, leader of the Latin urban music movement in the Dominican Republic, and who was the first artist signed by Romeo Santos under the division of Roc Nation Latin, will be in charge of opening the majority of the shows on the East Coast, including the tour’s kickoff at the iconic Madison Square Garden in NY.   “I'm beyond excited! It's an honor to join the boss, Romeo Santos, on his ‘Golden Tour’.” – Mozart La Para   Victoria La Mala, who is one of the most promising artists in Regional Mexican music, recognized for her unique style, and who recently participated in Univision’s popular dancing competition ‘Mira Quien Baila,’ will be opening the dates of the West Coast including one of the two shows at the Forum in Los Angeles.   New York native, Karen Rodriguez, will open the Friday, Feb. 16 concert in NY, before making her way to Chicago and Toronto. The ‘American Idol’ finalist is also known for her Spanish language covers of big English pop hits on YouTube, including Adele’s "Hello" and Drake's "Hotline Bling." She has also collaborated with her mentor, Romeo Santos, as a writer on his second album, Formula, Vol 2.   Dominican artist, Mr. Paradise, is slated as the opener for the Saturday, Feb. 17 show in NY, Saturday, March 3 in Montreal, QC, and Tuesday, March 6 in Boston. His sound is a diverse mix of rhythms such as Afro-Latino, Hip-Hop, and Classic Spanish blended with beautiful lyrics and Flamenco harmonies --- something that the public will be able to enjoy live at the preview of his upcoming EP.   Romeo Santos 2018 "Golden Tour" Dates: Thu Feb 15         New York, NY            Madison Square Garden - Mozart La Para Fri Feb 16          New York, NY            Madison Square Garden - Karen Rodriguez Sat Feb 17          New York, NY            Madison Square Garden - Mr. Paradise Wed Feb 28        Chicago, IL                 United Center   - Karen Rodriguez Fri Mar 02         Toronto, ON               Air Canada Centre   - Karen Rodriguez Sat Mar 03         Montreal, QC            Bell Centre - Mr. Paradise Tue Mar 06        Boston, MA                Agganis Arena - Mr. Paradise Wed Mar 07       Boston, MA                 Agganis Arena   - Mozart La Para Thu Mar 08       Allentown, PA            PPL Center- Mozart La Para Sat Mar 10         Fairfax, VA                EagleBank Arena - Mozart La Para Tue Mar 13        Orlando, FL                Amway Center - Mozart La Para Thu Mar 15        Miami, FL                  AmericanAirlines Arena - Mozart La Para Sun Mar 18         Atlanta, GA                Philips Arena - Mozart La Para Tue Mar 20        Houston, TX               Toyota Center - Victoria La Mala Wed Mar 21       Dallas, TX                   American Airlines Center - Victoria La Mala Sat Mar 24         El Paso, TX                 Don Haskins Center - Victoria La Mala Sun Mar 25         San Antonio, TX           AT&T Center - Victoria La Mala Fri Mar 30         Los Angeles, CA           The Forum - Victoria La Mala Tue Apr 03         San Diego, CA            Viejas Arena - Victoria La Mala Fri Apr 06          Oakland, CA               Oracle Arena- Victoria La Mala
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Karen Rodriguez Performed Her Latest Single ‘No Me Verás Llorar’ and Christmas Classics: ‘The Christmas Song’ and White Christmas’ During the Emblematic NY Event

Putting the Latin touch on an emblematic tradition, New York-native and singer-songwriter, Karen Rodriguez, performed at New York Stock Exchange’s 94th Annual Tree Lighting on Thursday November 30th. The event celebrated the NYSE’s 225th Anniversary and it’s one of the oldest Tree Lighting ceremonies in U.S. - the oldest in New York.

Karen Rodriguez took the stage to perform her latest single ‘No Me Verás Llorar,’ as well as medley of classic Christmas songs ‘The Christmas Song’ and ‘White Christmas.’Past performances include a wide array of entertainers such as the Radio City Rockettes, Christie Brinkley, Aretha Franklin, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, Harlem Globe Trotters, Billy Ray Cyrus, Broadway casts from Elf, Rock of Ages, Fantasticks, and more. Karen Rodriguez joined the ranks of these great artists with her incredible performance last night.

‘No Me Verás Llorar’ is a flamenco-infused song was produced by the Rude Boyz and co-written in Miami by a team of songwriters including Latin GRAMMY-nominated Mario Caceres, who received a nomination for his recent work on Maluma's smash hit ‘Felices los 4.’ The song is currently at #3 on Ecuador’s Pop Chart and at #8 on the General Chart of that country. The music video for the track has already reached over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

Karen Rodriguez – No Me Verás Llorar
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The Singer Also Broke A Personal Record When Her Video
“No Me Verás Llorar” Reached 1 Million Views In 5 Days

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 23rd, 2017). New York native and singer-songwriter Karen Rodriguez participated on a special segment of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! last Friday. The program is usually taped in Los Angeles but came to Brooklyn for a week’s worth of episodes in the town where Jimmy Kimmel was born. In the special segment sponsored by American Family Insurance, Karen meets with Guillermo to talk about dreams – the show’s lovable and comedic security guard then grants Karen’s wish by leading her to Barclays Center for a special show in front of thousands of fans.

This skit was shot last Tuesday during her performance at the Tidal X Benefit Concert, where some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi and Stevie Wonder, joined forces to raise money for disaster relief to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria and the earthquakes in Mexico City.

“This has been one of the most special nights of my career so far. Using the power of music to bring relief to all these people in need was amazing! Also, sharing the stage with so many artists that I admire in front of such a lovely audience, was truly a dream come true,” said Rodriguez about her participation at the Tidal X Benefit Concert.

Last week, Rodriguez also broke a personal record with her latest video for her smash hit “No Me Verás Llorar,” which reached one million views in the first five days of its debut on her official YouTube channel. The flamenco-infused song was produced by the Rude Boyz and co-written by Karen Rodriguez in Miami with a team of songwriters including Latin GRAMMY-nominated Mario Caceres, who received a nomination for his recent work on Maluma's smash hit ‘Felices los 4.’

Karen Rodriguez - No Me Verás Llorar 

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Four (4) exclusive, signed, camouflage jackets from the 6th Annual Made In America Festival will be available for auction for a limited time to support One America Appeal in their work to support victims of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria.  All signatures from artists, including those of  JAY-Z, J.Cole,KaskadeRapsody, Vic Mensa, Tiwa Savage, Salva and Roc Nation Latin's Karen Rodriguez and Mozart La Para were obtained as they walked off stage upon completion of their sets and have been authenticated by Roc Nation personnel.

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JAY-Z. J.COLE. KASKADE. 

R3HAB. VIC MENSA.TIWA SAVAGE.

BURNS. RAPSODY. SALVA.

MOZART LA PARA. KAREN RODRIGUEZ: 

Checkout set times for your favorite Roc Nation artists! Download the Made In America app to view the artist line-up, then plan and schedule your time at the festival and much more. Download the app for iOS and Android here. Download the app for iOS and Android here.
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