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KALI UCHIS’ ORQUÍDEAS MARKS HIGHEST-CHARTING ALBUM TO DATE

DEBUTS AT #1 ON TOP ALBUM SALES, #1 ON TOP LATIN ALBUMS, #1 ON VINYL SALES, #2 ON BILLBOARD 200, #1 ON HITS’ INDIE RETAIL CHART

“IGUAL QUE UN ÁNGEL” WITH PESO PLUMA DEBUTS AT #1 ON HOT LATIN SONGS, HIGHEST-CHARTING SINGLE TO DATE

January 23, 2024—Kali UchisOrquídeas debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, Top Latin Albums chart and Vinyl Sales chart—making her the first female artist in history to debut at #1 on the Vinyl Sales chart with a Spanish-language album—and #2 on the Billboard 200—her highest debut and second Top 10 overall. Also topping HITSIndie Retail Top 50 chart this week, Orquídeas marks Kali’s highest-charting album to date.

Additionally, global smash hit “Igual Que un Ángel” with Peso Pluma debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs and #23 on the Hot 100, marking Kali’s highest charting single to date, surpassing “telepatía” at its peak. The track is currently taking off worldwide, accumulating more than 4 million daily streams on Spotify and in the Top 10 of Global and U.S. charts on Spotify and Apple Music.

Orquídeas, Kali’s second Spanish-language album and fourth LP overall, is out now to widespread critical acclaim on Geffen Records—get it here. The album features “Muñekita” with El Alfa and JT from City Girls, “Labios Mordidos” with Colombian singer Karol G, “No Hay Ley Parte 2” with Rauw Alejandro and more.

A day before the release of Orquídeas, Kali unveiled her first pregnancy with longtime partner Don Toliver via the child-directed video for “Tu Corazón es Mío”—watch it here. Additionally, she performed new track “Heladito” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last week.

Orquídeas continues to receive critical praise…

“It’s an album of breezy confidence and sly ingenuity, easily moving among futuristic electronics, 1990’s nostalgia and Latin roots…on Orquídeas, her voice sounds completely untethered by gravity.”—The New York Times

“resplendent...On Orquídeas, the Kali Uchis Doctrine of Reina Ideology—in which drop-dead goddesses never need to text back—is more potent than ever.”—Pitchfork

“Across the album, Uchis is bolder and more forthright than on past releases. So often, she’s played the languid cool girl, but she breaks out of her shell again and again this time out. She dives deeper into new sounds, and she flourishes the entire way.”—Rolling Stone

“Uchis humanizes the divine feminine avatar she’s developed in her previous works. With splashy cameos...she blooms wildly.”—Los Angeles Times

“Once again she has assembled a collection that’s paradoxically both eclectic and seamless...Ms. Uchis gravitates toward the dance floor, but these aren’t sweaty club grooves—it’s sleek music that floats, an escapist fantasy of late-night bliss.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Uchis is finally flowering; it sounds like a blast...the songs of Orquídeas fizz with unexpected pairings in both production and singing partners.”—Stereogum

“A superstar...dreamy and fuzzy but sharp, witty and danceable; varied but coherent, consistently enjoyable.”—The Guardian

“…a fearless pop ambassador at the forefront of breaking down the divide between music in English and Spanish.”—NME

Orquídeas arrives less than a year after Kali’s last album, Red Moon In Venus, released in March of 2023 to widespread critical acclaim. Named TIME Magazine’s #1 album of 2023, Red Moon In Venus marked Kali’s first Top 10 charting album and was featured on Best of 2023 lists from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, The FADER, The Washington Post, Variety, Billboard and many others. Kali then embarked on her completely sold-out, two-part headlining Red Moon In Venus Tour—with stops at theaters and arenas nationwide, a massive mainstage slot at Coachella and several international festivals.

Raised between Virginia and Colombia, Kali Uchis is a Grammy, Billboard Latin Music, Billboard Music, American Music, Premios Nuestra Tierra and Univision Premios Juventud award winner and Variety Hitmakers honoree. Alternating between English and Spanish-language projects with unparalleled fluidity, she has released several of the most lauded albums of the past decade: her breakout 2015 mixtape Por Vida, her massively acclaimed 2018 debut album Isolation, 2020’s Grammy-nominated Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞—featuring her smash hit “telepatía,” which has accumulated billions of streams and is the Billboard Hot 100’s longest running Spanish song by a solo act this decade with a 23-week streak—and last year’s Red Moon In Venus.

For more information, please contact Reid Kutrow, Ethan Jacobs or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

KALI UCHIS— ORQUÍDEAS
1. ¿ Cómo Así?
2. Me Pongo Loca
3. Igual Que un Ángel with Peso Pluma
4. Pensamientos Intrusivos
5. Diosa
6. Te Mata
7. Perdiste
8. Young Rich & In Love
9. Tu Corazón es Mío
10. Muñekita with El Alfa and JT
11. Labios Mordidos with Karol G
12. No Hay Ley Parte 2 with Rauw Alejandro
13. Heladito
14. Dame Beso/Muévete