Kali Uchis (born July 17, 1993) is a Colombian singer-songwriter raised in Virginia.
Kali Uchis writes and produces most of her own music. She was introduced to music at a young age when raised in the Alexandria school system, culminating in graduating T.C. Williams High School, and played the saxophone and piano as a teenager. She experimented with song and videomaking in high school at T.C. Williams, and put out her fourth mixtape, Drunken Babble, in 2012. The tape was entirely self-produced, and is described as a genre-defying piece reworking the vintage sounds of Brenton Woods and 60's and 70's soul.
She went on to collaborate with Snoop Dogg and Diplo in 2014, and in February 2015, released her first studio project, Por Vida, for free on her website. Por Vida features production from Tyler, the Creator, Diplo, Kaytranada, and others.