Mañana Será Bonito (Spanish for Tomorrow Will Be Pretty) is the fourth studio album by Colombian singer Karol G. It was released on February 24, 2023, through Universal Music Latino, being Karol G's last album for the label.[2] Comprising seventeen tracks, the album is primarily a reggaeton and Latin pop record and features guest appearances by Romeo Santos, Quevedo, Shakira, Justin Quiles, Ángel Dior, Maldy, Bad Gyal, Sean Paul, Sech, Ovy on the Drums, and Carla Morrison.[3]

Mañana Será Bonito
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 24, 2023
Recorded2021-22
StudioKarol G Music
Genre
Length52:44
LanguageSpanish
LabelUniversal Latino
Producer
Karol G chronology
KG0516
(2021)
Mañana Será Bonito
(2023)
Mañana Será Bonito (Bichota Season)
(2023)
Singles from Mañana Será Bonito
  1. "Provenza"
    Released: April 21, 2022
  2. "Gatúbela"
    Released: August 25, 2022
  3. "Cairo"
    Released: November 13, 2022
  4. "X Si Volvemos"
    Released: February 2, 2023
  5. "TQG"
    Released: February 24, 2023
  6. "Mientras Me Curo del Cora"
    Released: March 7, 2023
  7. "Amargura"
    Released: May 19, 2023

Mañana Será Bonito was supported by seven singles: "Provenza", "Gatúbela" with Maldy, "Cairo" with Ovy on the Drums, "X Si Volvemos" with Romeo Santos, "TQG" with Shakira, "Mientras Me Curo del Cora" and Amargura. The album was a critical and commercial success and became the first all-Spanish language album by a woman to reach number one on the US Billboard 200, earning 94,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. A companion piece to the album, Mañana Será Bonito (Bichota Season), was released on August 11, 2023.[4]

The recipient of several accolades, Mañana Será Bonito received the Grammy Award for Best Música Urbana Album at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards, becoming her first Grammy Award. The album and its songs also garnered seven nominations at the 24th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, winning three awards, including Album of the Year and Best Urban Music Album.

Background edit

Following the release of her third studio album in 2021, KG0516, Karol G began releasing collaborative songs with other artists and stand alone singles, such as Tiësto's "Don't Be Shy", her own "Sejodioto" and Becky G's "Mamiii", among others.

On April 19, 2022, Karol G announced the release of "Provenza" through her social media accounts.[5] The song was released on April 21, 2022, as the album's lead single. On September 6, 2022, Karol G embarked on the Strip Love Tour.[6] "Gatúbela", a collaboration with Maldy was released on August 25, 2022, as the following single. On November 13, 2022, "Cairo" with long-time producer Ovy on the Drums was released. On January 25, 2023, Giraldo announced and revealed the title for the album, Mañana Será Bonito, in a video shared through her social media accounts.[7] "X Si Volvemos" with Romeo Santos was released on February 2, 2023.

On February 10, 2023, Giraldo revealed the cover art for the album and revealed the track list, featuring guest appearances from Quevedo, Justin Quiles, Ángel Dior, Bad Gyal, Sean Paul, Sech and Carla Morrison.[8] On February 14, Karol G revealed to The New York Times that Colombian singer Shakira was featured on track 6, "TQG".[9] The song was released as the fifth single alongside the album's release. Mañana Será Bonito was officially released on February 24, 2023.

Concept edit

The name of the album is a phrase I kept repeating to myself when nothing felt great. Every day I'd say to myself, 'It's okay, tomorrow will be beautiful'.

— Karol G explaining the name of the album.[10]

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Karol G revealed the concept for the title, stating: "This definitely represents a specific phase of my life. The name of album is a phrase I kept repeating to myself when nothing felt great. I mean, I was going through the best moment of my career, but personally I was really disconnected from myself and from my friends. I wasn't unhappy, but I wasn't happy either. So every day I'd say to myself, 'It's okay, mañana será bonito, tomorrow will be beautiful.'"[10]

In a later interview with The New York Times, she described the album as "more Carolina than Karol G". She added: "Right now, I notice that artists are trying very hard to find a concept, to be very experimental, I love that. And that's a good way to do art. But the concept of this album is just me being me. I really didn't want people to feel it was like very simple, or just normal."[9]

Release and promotion edit

The album was released on February 24, 2023, through Universal Music Latino. It was released on CD, vinyl, digital download and streaming. On April 24, 2022, Karol G performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where "Provenza" was performed for the very first time.[11] On September 7, 2022, Karol G embarked on the Strip Love Tour, where both "Provenza" and "Gatúbela" were performed. At the 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards, held on November 17, 2022, Karol G performed a mash-up of "Provenza", "Gatúbela" and "Cairo", the debut performance for the latter. On February 19, 2023, Karol G was the headlining act for Viña Del Mar International Song Festival. "Provenza", "Gatúbela", "X Si Volvemos" and a short preview for "Mientras Me Curo del Cora" were performed.[12] On March 10, 2023, Karol G performed various songs in Puerto Rico for a three-day show from Mañana Será Bonito for the first time, including the singles "TQG" and "Amargura", among others. On April 15, 2023, Karol G was as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live, where "Mientras Me Curo del Cora" and "Tus Gafitas" were performed.[13] On July 10, 2023, on Today morning show, "Amargura", "TQG", "Mientras Me Curo del Cora" and "Tus Gafitas" were performed.[14] On August 10, 2023, Karol G embarked on the Mañana Será Bonito Tour, promoting Mañana Será Bonito and its companion album, Mañana Será Bonito (Bichota Season). Multiple songs from the album were performed, among others from previous albums. The all-stadium tour is slated to last through May 9, 2024, with more dates expected to be announced for the European leg.

Singles edit

"Provenza" was released on April 21, 2022, as the album's lead single. The song was serviced to contemporary rhythmic radio in the United States on June 7, 2022.[15] The song was a commercial success, becoming the highest peaking full-Spanish song by a female soloist on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 25. The song also reached the top spot US Billboard Hot Latin Songs. It was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards.[16]

"Gatúbela" with Puerto Rican rapper Maldy was released on August 25, 2022, as the album's second single. The song was described as "an infectious old-school reggaeton laced with intense perreo beats".[17] It reached the top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, at number 37. It also peaked inside the top 5 at number 4 on the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs.

"Cairo" with long-time producer Ovy on the Drums was released on November 13, 2022, as the third single from the album.[18] The song peaked inside the top 15 of the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs. It was awarded triple platinum certification in the United States.

"X Si Volvemos" with American singer Romeo Santos was released on February 2, 2023, as the fourth single from the album.[19] It reached the top 60 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, at number 56. It also peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs.

"TQG with Colombian singer Shakira was released alongside the album's release on February 24, 2023. It became Karol G's first number-one single on the Billboard Global 200. It also debuted at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Karol G's first top-ten single.

"Mientras Me Curo del Cora" was released as the sixth single on March 7, 2023. It reached the top 70 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, at number 68 and peaked at number 8 on the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs.

"Amargura" was released as the seventh and final single on May 19, 2023. It entered the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs.

Critical reception edit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic87/100[20]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [21]
The Guardian     [1]
Rolling Stone     [22]
Spin     [23]

Mañana Será Bonito was met with critical acclaim upon release. Giraldo's ability to connect with the listener was praised multiple times. Rolling Stone stated, "Karol's voice is open and warm, blessed with a laid-back purity that is rare in the raucous urbano field. [Like] any global diva worth her salt, Karol engineers the fickle illusion that she’s addressing you, the listener, directly — whether evoking unfulfilled desire for a past lover or compiling a list of future erotic delights." The Guardian expanded with "The lyrics are generally of boozy lust and thwarted longing, [but] Karol's skill is in evocative melodies that transcend any language barrier."

Production from Ovy on the Drums was also applauded on the Rolling Stone review, calling him a "digital architect able to inject a sense of purpose into the most tired reggaeton back beat. [It's] nimble and cool, kinetic and futuristic."

Commercial performance edit

During the first day of release on Spotify, Mañana Será Bonito opened with 32 million streams on the Spotify Global chart and 35.7 million overall, breaking the record for the biggest debut for a Spanish-language album by a woman, previously held by Rosalía's Motomami.[24][25]

United States edit

Mañana Será Bonito debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, earning 94,000 album-equivalent units in its opening week, of which 10,000 came from pure sales, becoming Giraldo's first number one as well as her first top ten album on the chart.[26] Mañana Será Bonito's tracks collected a total of 118.73 million on-demand audio streams in its first week, representing the largest US streaming week ever for a Latin album by a woman. It became the first all-Spanish-language album by a woman to reach the top spot, and third overall after Bad Bunny's El Último Tour Del Mundo and Un Verano Sin Ti. It also surpassed Shakira's Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 as the all-time highest charting Spanish-language album on the Billboard 200 chart by a female artist. The album also debuted atop the US Top Latin Albums chart, becoming Giraldo's second number one album on the chart, after KG0516.[26]

Accolades edit

Awards and nominations for Mañana Será Bonito
Year Ceremony Category Result Ref.
2023 Premios Juventud Best Urban Album - Female Won [27]
Premios Tu Música Urbano Album of the Year - Female Won [28]
Billboard Music Awards Top Latin Album Nominated [29]
Billboard Latin Music Awards Top Latin Album of the Year Won [30]
Latin Rhythm Album of the Year Won
Rolling Stone en Español Awards Album of the Year Nominated [31]
Latin Grammy Awards Album of the Year Won [32]
Best Urban Music Album Won
2024 Grammy Awards Best Música Urbana Album Won [33]
People's Choice Awards The Album of the Year Pending [34]

Track listing edit

Mañana Será Bonito track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Mientras Me Curo del Cora"
  • Ovy on the Drums
  • Linda Goldstein
  • Juan Andrés Ospina
2:44
2."X Si Volvemos" (with Romeo Santos)Ovy on the Drums3:20
3."Pero Tú" (with Quevedo)
Ovy on the Drums3:03
4."Besties"Ovy on the Drums2:42
5."Gucci los Paños"
  • Giraldo
  • Barrera
  • Jowan[c]
3:06
6."TQG" (with Shakira)
Ovy on the Drums3:17
7."Tus Gafitas"
2:48
8."Ojos Ferrari" (with Justin Quiles and Ángel Dior)
  • Giraldo
  • Echavarría
  • Justin Quiles
  • Ángel Rosario Dior
Ovy on the Drums3:00
9."Mercurio"
  • Giraldo
  • Danilo Valbusa
  • Estrada
  • Marcelo de Araujo Ferraz
  • Pedro Luiz Garcia Caropreso
  • Wain
  • Los Brasileros[c]
2:40
10."Gatúbela" (with Maldy)
  • Giraldo
  • Edwin Vázquez
  • Justin Quiles
  • Cristian Salazar
  • González
  • Marvin Hawkins
  • DJ Maff
  • Giraldo[c]
3:28
11."Kármika" (with Bad Gyal and Sean Paul)
Ovy on the Drums3:56
12."Provenza"
  • Giraldo
  • Echavarría
  • Cruz
Ovy on the Drums3:27
13."Carolina"
Ovy on the Drums2:41
14."Dañamos la Amistad" (with Sech)2:54
15."Amargura"
Ovy on the Drums2:50
16."Cairo" (with Ovy on the Drums)
  • Giraldo
  • Echavarría
  • Cruz
Ovy on the Drums3:18
17."Mañana Será Bonito" (with Carla Morrison)
3:30
Total length:52:44

Notes

  • ^[c] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer

Personnel edit

Charts edit

Certifications edit

Certifications for Mañana Será Bonito
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[50] Gold 40,000
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[51] 2× Platinum 80,000
United States (RIAA)[52] 5× Platinum (Latin) 300,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history edit

Release history and formats for Mañana Será Bonito
Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
Various February 24, 2023 Universal Latino [53]
June 30, 2023 Vinyl LP [54]

See also edit

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