Flo Rida

Last updated

Flo Rida
Recording artist Flo Rida holds 7-year-old Sophia Cervantes, daughter of U.S. Invictus team athlete Rafael Cervantes, during a live music performance for the closing ceremonies of the 2016 Invictus Games (26898329992) (cropped2).jpg
Flo Rida in 2016
Background information
Birth nameTramar Lacel Dillard
Born (1979-09-17) September 17, 1979 (age 42)
Miami Gardens, Florida, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2000–present
Associated acts
Website clubflo.com

Tramar Lacel Dillard (born September 17, 1979), [2] [3] better known by his stage name Flo Rida ( /flˈrdə/ , floh RY-də), is an American rapper from Carol City, Florida. [4] His 2007 breakout single "Low" was number one for 10 weeks in the United States and broke the record for digital download sales at the time of its release.


Flo Rida's debut studio album, 2008's Mail on Sunday , reached number four in the US. The album was succeeded by R.O.O.T.S. , the next year. His subsequent albums, 2010's Only One Flo (Part 1) and 2012's Wild Ones , also charted on the US Billboard 200 chart. Flo Rida has sold over 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists. [5] [6] His catalog includes the international hit singles "Right Round", "Club Can't Handle Me", "Good Feeling", "Wild Ones", "Whistle", "I Cry", "G.D.F.R." and "My House".

Не represented San Marino, together with Senhit, at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam with the song "Adrenalina". [7] They scored 50 points, finishing 22nd overall in the final.

Life and career

1979–2006: Early life and career beginnings

Tramar Lacel Dillard was born on September 16, 1979, [3] [2] in the Carol City neighborhood of Miami Gardens, Florida. [4] His parents raised him together with his seven sisters, the youngest of whom is his twin. Some of his sisters would sing in a local gospel group. [8] His brother-in-law was a hype man for local rap group 2 Live Crew, and while in ninth grade, Flo Rida joined an amateur rap group called the GroundHoggz. [9] The GroundHoggz had been a three-man group, with members who lived in the same apartment complex as Flo Rida. They started recording at underground studios in Carver Ranches. [10] The GroundHoggz, in this four-man incarnation, remained together for eight years. Early on in his career one of his sisters, Julia died due to bronchitis. Her death greatly affected Dillard and his career, with him telling MTV, "I was very close to her, and I told myself that I was going to do this for my sister." [11]

While performing, rapper Fresh Kid Ice took notice and asked him to be his hype man, and shortly after he took him for a show in Hawaii. [12] Flo Rida considers this period his schooling. With The GroundHoggz, they were featured guests on Fresh Kid Ice's album Freaky Chinese (2004). [13] [14]

Flo Rida's work with Fresh Kid Ice, attracted the attention of DeVante Swing, a member of the band Jodeci. However, he was rejected by several of the major labels, so he sought many other jobs outside of music. [15] After graduating from high school in 1998, he studied international business management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for two months and attended Barry University for two months. [15] [16] He returned to Florida to continue pursuing his music career after receiving a phone call from a representative of the independent label Poe Boy Entertainment. [15]

Flo Rida was associated with The Eastside Boyz, as featuring artist in 2000. In year 2004, he began affiliating himself for with other Southern hip hop artists, such as Rick Ross, Trina, T-Pain, and Trick Daddy. A promotional single entitled "Birthday", featuring Rick Ross, was his first significant release. He made his debut guest appearance with the song "Bitch I'm From Dade County" on DJ Khaled's album We the Best (2007), which also features Trick Daddy, Trina, Rick Ross, Brisco, C-Ride, and Dre. [17]

2007–2008: Mail on Sunday

Rehearsing for the 2008 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto Flo Rida Cropped.jpg
Rehearsing for the 2008 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto

Flo Rida's debut album, Mail on Sunday , was released on March 18, 2008. The first single was "Low", featuring T-Pain, which was also included in the soundtrack to the movie Step Up 2: The Streets . "Low" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. [17] "Elevator", featuring Timbaland, "In the Ayer" featuring will.i.am, and "Roll" featuring Sean Kingston followed, and both charted on the Hot 100 and other charts. [18]

In addition to T-Pain, there were many featured guests throughout Mail on Sunday. Timbaland, who produced the second single "Elevator", is also featured on the track. Rick Ross, and Trey Songz made appearances as well. [19] Lil Wayne [19] appeared on the track "American Superstar", while Sean Kingston appeared on the J. R. Rotem-produced "Roll", which was co-written by Compton rapper Spitfiya. Various other guests include Birdman, Brisco, and Yung Joc.

"Money Right", featuring Brisco and Rick Ross, was scheduled to be the fourth single, but this was canceled due to the upcoming release of Flo Rida's second studio album, R.O.O.T.S. His second collaboration with T-Pain, "I Bet", as well as his collaboration with Trina, named "Bout It", both did not make the final tracklist, but were recorded.

After the success of Mail on Sunday, Flo Rida made guest performances on other R&B, rap, and pop singles, including "Move Shake Drop" by DJ Laz, "We Break the Dawn" by Michelle Williams, the remix of "4 Minutes" by Madonna, "Running Back" by Australian R&B singer Jessica Mauboy, "Feel It" by DJ Felli Fel, and the remix of "Speedin'" by Rick Ross. During the summer of 2008, he did live performances on the Fox dance competition program So You Think You Can Dance in the US [20] and 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards in Canada. [21] He appeared on the albums We Global by DJ Khaled, Gutta by Ace Hood, and The Fame by Lady Gaga.

2009–2010: R.O.O.T.S.

Flo Rida on the set of the music video for "Sugar" Flo Rida Sugar set.jpg
Flo Rida on the set of the music video for "Sugar"

Flo Rida began recording his second album, R.O.O.T.S. , 9 months after Mail On Sunday. The album was released on March 31, 2009. [22] The first single, "Right Round" featuring Kesha, was released for airplay in January 2009. "Right Round" jumped from number 58 to the top spot in one week in late February. The song broke a record for the most digital one week sales in the US, with 636,000, beating the previous record he had set himself with "Low". [23] "Right Round" sampled "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)", a 1985 hit by British band Dead or Alive. "Right Round" also became Flo Rida's first chart-topping song in the United Kingdom. [24] The second official single was "Sugar", which featured R&B singer Wynter Gordon. The song reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Jump", featuring singer Nelly Furtado, was the third official single and was released on July 27, 2009, in the United Kingdom, and July 28, 2009, worldwide. [25] "Be on You", featuring singer Ne-Yo, was the album's fourth official single, released on October 6, 2009. Both songs charted in the top 100 in various countries. "Available", featuring Akon, was going to be released on iTunes but was cancelled. A music video was, however, shot in mid-2009. [26] R.O.O.T.S. debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 55,000 copies in its first week. [27] As of August 2009, the album has sold 223,000 copies in the United States, and 536,000 worldwide. By the end of 2009, the album sold 247,000 copies in the US, becoming the eighth best selling rap album of 2009. [28]

Flo Rida made guest performances on "Feel It" by DJ Felli Fel, "Starstruck" by Lady Gaga, and "Feel It" by Three 6 Mafia. "Bad Boys", the second song by winner of season 5 of the British TV singing competition The X Factor Alexandra Burke that featured Flo Rida, debuted at the top of the UK Singles Chart in October 2009, becoming both Burke's and Flo Rida's second chart-topping song in Britain. [29]

2010–2011: Only One Flo (Part 1)

Flo Rida's third album Only One Flo (Part 1) was released on November 24, 2010. In March 2010, Flo Rida announced on Twitter that the album would be titled The Only One. [30] Billboard reported that The Only One was to be a double album. [31] A promo single, titled "Zoosk Girl", which features T-Pain, was released on the internet; though the song is not featured on the album, the single does have its own music video. On June 28, 2010, Flo Rida released the song "Club Can't Handle Me" featuring David Guetta, which was stated to be the official first single for the album. The song was also featured in the Step Up 3D soundtrack. [32] On November 2, 2010, "Come with Me" was released as the first promo single for the album, along with "Puzzle", produced, and featuring by Electrixx, which is not featured on the album. On November 16, 2010, "Turn Around (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)" was released as the second official promo single for the album via the iTunes Store. [33] It debuted on the Australian Singles Chart at number thirty-four on November 29, 2010. [34] After the release of the album in the UK, "Who Dat Girl" started to receive a strong number of downloads, thus causing it to debut at number 136 [35] on the UK Singles Chart and chart at a current peak of number thirty-one on the UK R&B Chart. [36] "Why You Up In Here" was released as the fourth single, and third promo single, on May 11, 2011. The song features Ludacris, Gucci Mane, and Git Fresh.

Flo Rida also made guest appearances on "iYiYi", a song by Australian teen singer Cody Simpson, and on the song "Out My Video" by Bulgarian singer LiLana. Flo Rida collaborated with UK girl group The Saturdays, recording a new version of their single, "Higher". [37]

In December 2010, Flo Rida created his own label, International Music Group, inspired by Nicki Minaj's signing with Lil Wayne's. He has signed an 18-year-old rapper, Brianna [38] and Git Fresh [39] to International.

2011–2013: Wild Ones

Flo Rida performing live in 2012 Flo Rida, 2012.jpg
Flo Rida performing live in 2012

Flo Rida's fourth album, Wild Ones (originally titled Only One Rida (Part 2)) was released in July 2012. Its debut single was "Good Feeling", released on August 29, 2011. [40] The song samples Etta James' 1962 song, "Something's Got a Hold on Me". Following the death of Etta James on January 20, 2012, Flo Rida dedicated the song in her memory. [41] The song peaked at No. 3 in the United States, [42] and topped the charts in Austria, [43] Germany, [44] and the United Kingdom. In the latter country, it became Flo Rida's fourth chart-topper on the UK Singles Chart including collaborations with British artists and David Guetta. It reached the top five in nine other countries. The next two singles from the album were the title track, "Wild Ones", released in December 2011, and "Whistle", released in April 2012. "Wild Ones" reached No. 1 in various countries, and hit #5 in the US, while "Whistle" reached No. 1 in 20 countries, including the United States.

On April 1, 2012, Flo Rida appeared at WWE's WrestleMania XXVIII in a segment with Heath Slater, Curt Hawkins, and Tyler Reks, in which Slater called Flo Rida "Florida" and the rapper shoved him into a wall. Later that night, he performed "Wild Ones" and "Good Feeling" before Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson came out for his match against John Cena. [45] An exclusive Australian EP entitled Good Feeling was released in Australia on April 6, which contains six of his biggest hits and two remixes. [46] It debuted at No. 21 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart [47] On May 22, 2012, Flo Rida performed and closed the show at the first Q102 Springle Ball Concert, and the following day he performed "Goin' In" with Jennifer Lopez on the America Idol finale.

On September 13, Flo Rida performed his new single "I Cry" on America's Got Talent . [48] On December 9, he performed "Let It Roll" and "Wild Ones" at the 2012 edition of WWE's Tribute to the Troops. In November 2012, he collaborated with Olly Murs for his song "Troublemaker". [49] In June 2013, Flo Rida collaborated with Marc Mysterio on the song "Booty on the Floor" to benefit the families and victims of the Boston Marathon bombing via One Fund Boston. [50]

2014–present: My House, upcoming fifth studio album, Eurovision Song Contest 2021

In January 2014, Flo Rida was featured in the song "One Night Stand" by Slovak duo TWiiNS. [51] In November, he appeared on Nickelback's album No Fixed Address in the track "Got Me Runnin' Round." [52] Flo Rida was also featured in Jeremih's track "Tonight Belongs to U!". [53]

On September 29, 2014 (October 21 in the U.S), Flo Rida released the lead single from his EP My House (2015) titled "G.D.F.R." featuring Sage the Gemini. The song became his tenth top 10 hit in the United States, peaking at number 8 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart and at number 3 in the US Top 100 chart on iTunes. [54] [55] On June 19, 2015, Flo Rida released the second single called "I Don't Like It, I Love It" featuring Robin Thicke and Verdine White. The single reached the No. 43 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. [56] [57] On October 15, 2015, the title track "My House" was released as a single and became an international success, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2016. [56]

Following the EP, in December 2015, Flo Rida released the single "Dirty Mind", featuring Sam Martin. [58] On February 20, 2016, Flo Rida released "Who Did You Love", a collaboration with Arianna. [59] On February 26, 2016, Flo Rida released a standalone single "Hello Friday" featuring Jason Derulo, [60] that peaked at number 79 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. [56] On March 24, 2016, he released the promotional single "Who's with Me".

On July 29, 2016, Flo Rida released "Zillionaire", that was featured in the trailer for Masterminds . [61] Flo Rida was also featured on Liz Elias' single "At Night" as well as on Pitbull's single "Greenlight", included on Pitbull's tenth album Climate Change . [62] [63] In early 2017, Flo Rida's track "Cake" featuring Bay Area rap duo 99 Percent went viral with the trending #CakeChallenge dance, and the song reached No. 77 on the Hot 100. [64] On November 17, 2017, Flo Rida released another single "Hola" featuring Colombian singer/songwriter Maluma. [65] On March 2, 2018, Flo Rida released a new single titled "Dancer" followed shortly afterwards by the Just Dance 2019 track "Sweet Sensation". [66] [67]

In July 2017, he declared in an interview that his fifth album is still in the works and that it's 70 percent finished. [68] On March 23, 2020, Flo Rida posted a picture on Instagram of him in the studio, presumably with new music on the way. [69] On April 8, he announced he was "88% done", and alluded to a 2021 release date on January 6, 2021. [70] [71]

Flo Rida was featured on the song "Adrenalina" by Italian singer Senhit who represented San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. [72] On May 18, 2021, two days prior to the second semi-final of the contest where Senhit was slated to perform the song, it was confirmed that Flo Rida would be joining her on stage. [73]


Studio albums

Awards and nominations

2008 American Music Awards Breakthrough Performer [74] Nominated
Favorite Male Hip-Hop ArtistNominated
BET Awards Best New Artist [75] Nominated
Best Collaboration ("Low" with T-Pain) [76] Nominated
BET Hip Hop Awards Ringtone of the Year ("Low" with T-Pain) [77] Nominated
Rookie of the Year [78] Nominated
Best Hip-Hop Collabo ("Low" with T-Pain) [79] Nominated
MuchMusic Video Awards Best International Video ("Low" with T-Pain) [80] Nominated
People's Choice Favorite International Video ("Low" with T-Pain)Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Best Hip-Hop Video ("Low" with T-Pain)Nominated
Best Male Video ("Low" with T-Pain) [81] Nominated
Ozone Awards Breakthrough Artist [82] Nominated
Club Banger of the Year ("Low" with T-Pain)Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout Artist [83] Nominated
Choice Rap ArtistNominated
Choice Hook-Up ("Low" with T-Pain)Won
2009 ARIA Music Awards Breakthrough Artist Single ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy) [84] Nominated
Highest Selling Single ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy)Won
APRA Awards Urban Work of the Year ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy) [85] Won
Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Low" with T-Pain)Nominated
MTV Australia Awards Best Video ("Low" with T-Pain)Nominated
Best Collaboration ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy) [86] Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Best Hip-Hop Video ("Right Round") [87] Nominated
NT Indigenous Music Awards Single Release of the Year ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy) [88] Won
People's Choice Awards Favorite Hip-Hop Song ("Low" with T-Pain) [89] Won
Teen Choice Awards Best Hip-Hop Rap Track ("Right Round")Nominated
2010 APRA Awards Urban Work of the Year ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy)Nominated
Grammy Awards Best Rap Album ( R.O.O.T.S. ) [90] Nominated
Album of the Year ( The Fame as a featured artist)Nominated
Latin Billboard Music Awards Crossover Artist Of The YearNominated
Crossover Artist of the Year, SoloNominated
People's Choice Awards Hip-Hop Artist of the YearNominated
2012 Premios 40 Principales Mejor Artista Internacional en Lengua No Española [91] Nominated
Mejor Álbum Internacional en Lengua No Española [91] Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Single by Male Artist ("Good Feeling")Nominated
R&B/Hip-Hop Artist [92] Nominated
R&B/Hip-Hop Song ("Wild Ones" with Sia)Nominated
Music Star MaleNominated
Billboard Music Award Top Rap Song ("Good Feeling") [93] Nominated
International Dance Music Award Best R & B/Urban Dance Track ("Good Feeling") [94] Nominated
Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track ("Good Feeling") [94] Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Male [95] Nominated
Best World Stage Performance [95] Nominated
American Music Awards Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist [96] Nominated
2013 Peoples Choice Awards Favorite Hip-Hop ArtistNominated
Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Wild Ones with Sia")Nominated
NRJ Music Awards International Male Artist of the YearNominated
International Dance Music Awards Best Rap/Hip-Hop Dance Track ("Wild Ones")Won
Billboard Latin Music Awards Crossover Artist of the YearNominated
2013 Billboard Music Awards Top 100 ArtistNominated
Top Male ArtistNominated
Top Digital Songs ArtistNominated
Top Rap ArtistNominated
Top Rap Song ("Wild Ones")Nominated
Top Rap Song ("Whistle")Nominated

Related Research Articles

<i>Mail on Sunday</i> (album) 2008 debut studio album by Flo Rida

Mail on Sunday is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist Flo Rida, and was released on March 18, 2008 under Atlantic, and Poe Boy Entertainment. It spawned three singles; the first, "Low" was number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks. The second, and third singles, "Elevator", and "In the Ayer", were successful as well, being top 20 hits. "Roll" featuring Sean Kingston was not an official single, but it managed to peak at number 59 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number 43 on the Canadian Hot 100 due to digital sales in both countries.

T-Pain American rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Florida

Faheem Rasheed Najm, better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. His debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, was released in 2005. In 2007, T-Pain released his second album, Epiphany, which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. His third album, Three Ringz, was released in 2008. The albums included a string of hit singles, including "I'm Sprung", "I'm 'n Luv ", "Buy U a Drank ", "Bartender", "Can't Believe It", and "5 O'Clock". T-Pain has earned two Grammy Awards, one with Kanye West for "Good Life" and the other with Jamie Foxx for "Blame It".

Low (Flo Rida song) 2007 single by Flo Rida

"Low" is the debut single by American rapper Flo Rida, featured on his debut studio album Mail on Sunday and also featured on the soundtrack to the 2008 film Step Up 2: The Streets. The song features and was co-written by fellow American singer T-Pain. There is also a remix in which the hook is sung by Nelly rather than T-Pain. An official remix was made which features Pitbull and T-Pain. The song peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Elevator (Flo Rida song) 2008 Single by Flo Rida featuring Timbaland

"Elevator" is Flo Rida's overall second single, and the first single from Flo Rida's debut album Mail on Sunday. It was produced by Timbaland, who also features on the track. The piano intro features a melody based on the Halloween theme by John Carpenter and the second verse imitates the chorus of "The Donque Song" by will.i.am featuring Snoop Dogg. The song features Timbaland's signature percussion and vocals, as well as former Beatclub recording artist Kiley Dean on the background vocals. The song is similar in structure, key, and rhythm to the Timbaland-produced "4 Minutes" by Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. The song was featured in the plot for the episode "Desperately Seeking Serena" of teen drama Gossip Girl.

Running Back (Jessica Mauboy song) 2008 single by Jessica Mauboy featuring Flo Rida

"Running Back" is the debut single by Australian R&B recording artist Jessica Mauboy, which features American rapper Flo Rida. It was written by Mauboy, Audius Mtawarira, and Sean Ray Mullins, and was produced by Audius. "Running Back" was released for digital download on 19 September 2008 as the lead single from Mauboy's debut studio album, Been Waiting. Mauboy felt "so excited and honoured" to work with Flo Rida, calling it a dream come true.

Crack a Bottle 2009 single by Eminem featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent

"Crack a Bottle" is a song by American rapper Eminem, featuring American rappers Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. The song was released as the lead single from Eminem's album Relapse (2009). On February 12, 2009, the song broke the first week digital sales record with 418,000 downloads, topping the previous record held by "Live Your Life" by T.I. featuring Rihanna. This record was broken again the following week by "Right Round" by Flo Rida. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 2010.

<i>R.O.O.T.S.</i> 2009 studio album by Flo Rida

R.O.O.T.S. is the second studio album by American rapper Flo Rida. It was released on March 31, 2009.

Right Round 2009 single by Flo Rida featuring Kesha

"Right Round" is a single performed by American rapper Flo Rida featuring guest vocals from American singer Kesha. It was released as the lead single from his second studio album, R.O.O.T.S. (2009). It was released to radio on January 27, 2009 and was digitally released on February 10 by Poe Boy Entertainment and Atlantic Records. The song heavily interpolates the chorus of the Dead or Alive song "You Spin Me Round " in its hook. According to one of the song's writers, the chorus refers to a stripper. Kesha contributed guest vocals to the song, but was uncredited in the United States and Canada during its run atop the charts.

Sugar (Flo Rida song) 2009 single by Flo Rida

"Sugar" is a song by American rapper Flo Rida, featuring American singer-songwriter Wynter Gordon. The song's chorus samples the song "Blue " by Italian electronic music group Eiffel 65. The song was written by Flo Rida, The Jackie Boyz, Jeffrey Jey, Maurizio Lobina, and Massimo Gabutti, and was produced by DJ Montay for Flo Rida's second album, R.O.O.T.S.. The song was released as the album's third official single in March 2009 as a digital download.

Flo Rida discography Pop-rap recording artist discography

American rapper Flo Rida has released four studio albums, four extended plays, 37 singles as a lead artist, twelve promotional singles, and 24 music videos. Growing up in Florida, the state from which his name was derived, he was involved in a hip hop group in his teenage years. A solo demo recording initially met rejection from several label companies, but was eventually accepted by Poe Boy Entertainment, with whom Flo Rida was signed in 2006.

Club Cant Handle Me 2010 single by Flo Rida

"Club Can't Handle Me" is a song by American recording artist Flo Rida featuring French producer David Guetta. It was released as a digital download on iTunes on June 28, 2010 as the lead single of the Step Up 3D soundtrack album and is also included on Flo Rida's third studio album, Only One Flo .

<i>Only One Flo (Part 1)</i> 2010 studio album by Flo Rida

Only One Flo is the third studio album by American rapper Flo Rida, which was released on November 30, 2010, through Atlantic Records, and his own label Poe Boy Entertainment. The album was preceded by the singles "Club Can't Handle Me", and "Turn Around " which were released in June and November 2010, respectively. The album received mixed reviews from critics, and peaked at number 107 on the Billboard 200, selling 11,000 copies in its first week in the US. It is currently his least successful release. It is also considerably short for a studio album, with 8 tracks which total up to less than 30 minutes.

Senhit (singer) Italian singer

Senhit Zadik Zadik, known professionally as simply Senhit, is an Italian singer. She represented San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf with "Stand By", but failed to qualify for the final. She would have represented it again in 2020 with "Freaky!", but the contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, she was chosen to represent San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song "Adrenalina", where she qualified to the final and placed 22nd with 50 points.

Where Them Girls At 2011 single by David Guetta

"Where Them Girls At" is a song by French DJ and record producer David Guetta, featuring vocals from American rapper Flo Rida and Trinidadian-American rapper Nicki Minaj. The track was released on 2 May 2011, via Virgin Records, serving as the lead single from Guetta's fifth studio album, Nothing but the Beat. The track was written by Mike Caren, Jared Cotter, Rida, Guetta, Minaj, Juan and Oscar Silinas, Giorgio Tuinfort and Sandy Vee.

Good Feeling (song) 2011 song by Flo Rida

"Good Feeling" is a song by American rapper Flo Rida from his 2012 EP of the same name, also appearing on his fourth studio album, Wild Ones. It was released as the album's lead single on August 29, 2011, in the United States. The song was written by Flo Rida, Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Breyan Isaac, Arash Pournouri, Avicii, Etta James, Leroy Kirkland and Pearl Woods. It was also produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut.

Wild Ones (song) 2011 single by Flo Rida

"Wild Ones" is a song by American rapper Flo Rida from his fourth studio album of the same name. The song features vocals by Australian recording artist Sia. It was produced by soFLY & Nius and Axwell, whilst the lyrical content was written by Rida, soFLY & Nius, Sia, Axwell, Jacob Luttrell, Marcus Cooper and Niklaas Vogel-Kern. The engineering and recording of the record was handled by Skylar Mones. Lyrically, the song contracts themes including partying, love and dancing while the musical composition is an uptempo dance-pop song that is influenced by house music and electro house.

Whistle (Flo Rida song) 2012 single by Flo Rida

"Whistle" is a song by American rapper Flo Rida from his fourth album Wild Ones (2012). It was released on April 24, 2012, as the third single from the album. "Whistle" was written by Flo Rida, David Glass, Marcus Killian, Justin Franks, Breyan Isaac and Antonio Mobley while production was handled by DJ Frank E and Glass.

I Cry (Flo Rida song) Song by Flo Rida

"I Cry" is a song by American hip hop artist Flo Rida. The track was first released on September 18, 2012, as the fourth single from his fourth studio album, Wild Ones. The song is based on Bingo Players' "Cry " which samples "Piano in the Dark" by Brenda Russell. "I Cry" was produced by the French production duo soFLY & Nius and the Futuristics, and it was written by Flo Rida, The Futuristics, Scott Cutler, Jeffrey Hull, Brenda Russell, and soFLY & Nius.

I Dont Like It, I Love It 2015 single by Flo Rida featuring Robin Thicke and Verdine White

"I Don't Like It, I Love It" is a song by American rapper Flo Rida from his 2015 EP My House. The song features American singer Robin Thicke and Earth, Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White. It was released as the album's third promotional single on March 31, 2015. The song was released as the album's second official single on June 19, 2015, in the Republic of Ireland and on June 21 in the United Kingdom. In the latter country, BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw began playing an unofficial version of the song in which soundbites by Audrey Roberts from the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street were played over it.

Adrenalina (Senhit song) 2021 song by Senhit

"Adrenalina" is a song by Italian singer Senhit, released on 8 March 2021 through Panini S.p.A. The song represented San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The song features uncredited vocals from American rapper Flo Rida. A new revamped version featuring credited vocals from Flo Rida was released on 12 March 2021.


  1. Charity, Justin (September 2, 2014). "Why Don't We Care About Flo Rida?". Complex. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  2. 1 2 Flo Rida | Music Biography, Streaming Radio and Discography. AllMusic.
  3. 1 2 "Today in Entertainment History". Federal News Network. September 16, 2020. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  4. 1 2 Hillary, Crosley (January 19, 2008). "Rapper Flo Rida puts on "Sunday" best". Reuters. Yahoo!. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  5. Bennett, Chuck (February 19, 2016). "Society Confidential: Flo Rida hits Sabrage". The Detroit News . Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  6. Robehmed, Natalie (October 21, 2013). "Rapper Flo Rida Endorses Debt-Riddled Beamz". Forbes . Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  7. "Flo Rida will join Senhit for San Marino 🇸🇲". Eurovision.tv. May 18, 2021. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  8. "Bio". Officialflo.com. Poe Boy Entertainment. Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  9. "Flo Rida". Billboard.com. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  10. "Flo Rida interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' April 2009". Bluesandsoul.com. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  11. Montgomery, James. "FLO RIDA'S HUSTLE FINALLY PAYS OFF, ON 'THIS IS HOW I MADE IT'". MTV. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  12. Sway's Universe (August 1, 2013), Flo Rida Speaks on Relationship Status & 2 Live Crew Inspiration on Sway in the Morning , retrieved March 31, 2018
  13. won, Christopher 'Fresh Kid Ice" Wong (July 20, 2015). "My Rise 2 Fame": The Tell All Autobiography of a Hip Hop Legend (1st ed.). Iconic Three Media Group, LLC.
  14. Wong Won, Christopher "Fresh Kid Ice" (2004). Freaky Chinese (CD). Chinaman Records. CMU 7189.
  15. 1 2 3 Concepcion, Mariel (November 28, 2007). "Flo Rida". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on December 1, 2007. Retrieved March 29, 2010.
  16. Garland, Maurice G. (February 2008), "Flo Rida: Sunshine All Day", Vibe, 16 (2), p. 86
  17. 1 2 Kellman, Andy (2007). "Flo Rida: Biography". AllMusic . Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  18. Flo Rida > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles. Retrieved November 9, 2008.
  19. 1 2 Danica Dow (February 23, 2008). SOHH Exclusive: Flo Rida Goes "Postal" on Debut, Collaborates w/ Will.i.am, Lil' Wayne Archived June 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine . SOHH. Retrieved February 24, 2008.
  20. Sample, Kristin (June 20, 2008). "So You Think You Can Dance: Top 16 Revealed". TV Squad.
  21. "2008 MMVA Guests". MuchMusic. Archived from the original on May 26, 2008. Retrieved June 14, 2008.
  22. Cohen, Jonathan (January 9, 2009). "Flo Rida Gets 'Round' To Second Album". Billboard.com. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
  23. "Flo Rida Makes History Again, New Single Breaks Digital Record". XXL. February 18, 2009. Retrieved September 7, 2010.
  24. Reid, Shaheem (February 20, 2009). "Flo Rida Talks About Record-Breaking Single 'Right Round'". MTV News. Retrieved September 7, 2010.
  25. "Radio1 – UK Forthcoming Singles". Radio1.gr. Archived from the original on September 29, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  26. "Flo Rida feat Akon Available". YouTube . Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  27. "Keith Urban Soars To No. 1 On Billboard 200". Billboard.com. September 14, 2009. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  28. Douglas, DeVaughn (December 30, 2009). "AllHipHop ChartWatch: 2009's Top Selling Hip-Hop Acts". Allhiphop.com. Archived from the original on February 10, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  29. Griffiths, Peter (October 18, 2009). "Alexandra Burke beats Robbie Williams to top charts". Reuters. Retrieved September 7, 2010.
  30. "Twitter update 10892447100". Twitter. March 22, 2010. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
  31. Graff, Gary (August 17, 2010). "Flo Rida to Show Range of Skills on Double Album, 'The Only One'". Billboard.com. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  32. "Flo Rida Talks Collaborations And New Album..." TaleTela. August 20, 2010. Archived from the original on August 21, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  33. "Turn Around (5,4,3,2,1) – Deluxe Single by Flo Rida – Download Turn Around (5,4,3,2,1) – Deluxe Single on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. November 16, 2010. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  34. "ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart: 29/11/2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on May 18, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2010.
  35. Only One Flo (Part 1) Chart Log UK. Retrieved August 2011
  36. "R&B Singles Chart". Theofficialcharts.com. Archived from the original on January 6, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  37. "The Saturdays Announce New Single + Flo Rida Collaboration!". Thesaturdays.co.uk. September 2, 2010. Archived from the original on September 6, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2010.
  38. "Flo Rida talks music, preps female rapper protege". Associated Press. December 15, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  39. Vasquez, Annie (February 5, 2011). "The lowdown on Flo". Miamiherald.com. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  40. Markman, Rob (August 31, 2011). "Flo Rida Samples Etta James On 'Good Feeling'". MTV.
  41. "Etta James Tribute (Flo Rida - Good Feeling)". YouTube.
  42. "Good Feeling - Flo Rida". Billboard.com. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  43. "FLO RIDA - GOOD FEELING (SONG)". Austriancharts. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  44. "Flo Rida". Archived from the original on February 25, 2016. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  45. magicdave1983 (June 20, 2012), WWE Wrestlemania 28 - John Cena/Flo Rida Performance/The Rock (Miami, FL - April 1, 2012) , retrieved March 21, 2017
  46. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 17, 2015. Retrieved March 17, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) iTunes EP. Retrieved April 15, 2012
  47. "WELCOME TO THE ALL-NEW auspOp". auspOp. February 1, 2015.
  48. "FLO RIDA PERFORMS ON AMERICA'S GOT TALENT TONIGHT!". Archived from the original on October 8, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  49. "Olly Murs Fans Praise "Awesome" New Song 'Troublemaker' After First Play On Capital". Capital FM. October 8, 2012.
  50. "Guestlisted with Jed Gottlieb". Boston Herald. June 7, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  51. "Twiins release One Night Stand single and video with Flo Rida". Eurovisionary. January 31, 2014.
  52. "Album Review: Nickelback, 'No Fixed Address'". Billboard.com. November 18, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  53. "Jeremih & Flo Rida Debut 'Tonight Belongs to U!'". Billboard.com. April 6, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  54. "Hot 100 Chart Moves: Missy Elliott's 'WTF' Debuts, With Leap Expected Next Week". Billboard.com. November 20, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  55. "iTunesCharts.net: 'GDFR (feat. Sage the Gemini & Lookas)' by Flo Rida (American Songs iTunes Chart)". Itunescharts.net. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  56. 1 2 3 "Flo Rida Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  57. Cantor, Brian (March 8, 2016). "Flo Rida & Jason Derulo, Thomas Rhett, Lady Gaga, Jon Pardi Score Hot 100 Debuts". Headline Planet.
  58. "WORLD PREMIERE: Flo Rida's New Banger 'Dirty Mind' Is All About Having Your Brain In The Gutter". Brobible.com. December 3, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  59. "Who Did You Love (Arianna, Flo Rida)". Tidal. February 20, 2016.
  60. "Hello Friday (feat. Jason Derulo) - Single by Flo Rida". Music.apple.com. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  61. "'Masterminds' Keeps the Laughs Rolling". October 7, 2016.
  62. "At Night (feat. Flo Rida) - Single by Liz Elias on Apple Music". music.apple.com. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  63. "See Pitbull, Flo Rida Race Sports Cars in 'Greenlight' Video". Rolling Stone. August 19, 2016.
  64. Havens, Lynsey (May 9, 2017). "99 Percent on Being Childhood Frenemies and 'Cake' Collaborators With Flo Rida". Billboard.
  65. "What's Maluma Saying in 'Hola,' His Bilingual Collab With Flo Rida?". Billboard. December 1, 2017.
  66. "FLO RIDA Releases New Single SWEET SENSATION". Broadway World. March 30, 2018.
  67. Centeno, Tony (March 2, 2018). "Flo Rida Establishes The Difference Between Sexy Stripper & Determined "Dancer" (Video)". Vibe.
  68. Johnson, Kevin (July 20, 2017). "Flo Rida Shares His Formula For Success". Daytona Times.
  69. "Flo Rida Instagram Post Album 1". March 23, 2020.
  70. "Flo Rida Instagram Post Album 2". April 8, 2020.
  71. "Flo Rida Official". Instagram. January 6, 2021. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  72. "Flo Rida Comes To The Aid Of San Marino's Eurovision Song". Clash Music. March 7, 2021. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  73. "Flo Rida will join Senhit for San Marino". Eurovision Song Contest. May 18, 2021. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  74. Harris, Chris. "Lil Wayne, Coldplay, Alicia Keys Lead 2008 American Music Award Nominees". MTV News. Retrieved October 14, 2008.
  75. Best New Artist Archived December 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine . BET Awards 2008.
  76. Best Collaboration Archived June 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine BET Awards. 2008
  77. Ringtone of the Year Archived October 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  78. Rookie of the Year Archived November 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine . BET Hip Hop Awards 2008. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  79. Best Hip Hop Collabo Archived October 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine BET Awards 2008. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  80. Best International Video – Artist Archived December 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine . MuchMusic Video Awards 2008. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  81. Best Male Video, Best Hip Hop Video. MTV Video Music Awards 2008.
  82. "Ozone Awards 2008 Nominees" . Retrieved July 15, 2008.
  83. "2008 Teen Choice Awards winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 17, 2008.
  84. 2009 ARIA Awards details announced Archived February 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved August 20, 2010
  85. APRA Award winners announced Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  86. "List of nominees". Sydney Morning Herald. February 19, 2009. Retrieved March 7, 2009.
  87. Jayson Rodriguez. "Flo Rida Says He 'Looks Up To' His VMA Rivals". MTV News. Retrieved August 14, 2009.
  88. "NT music awards". Blogs.abc.net.au. August 26, 2007. Archived from the original on September 18, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  89. People's Choice Awards Nominations 2009 Archived December 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved November 10, 2008
  90. Robinson, Dantrel (January 13, 2009). "It's A Rap! — A Look At Rap In 2009". Grammy.com. Retrieved January 13, 2009.
  91. 1 2 "Premios 40 Principales". Los40.com. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  92. "Teen Choice Awards 2012". Teenchoiceawards.com. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  93. "Billboard Music Awards 2012". Billboard.com.
  94. 1 2 "International Dance Music Award 2012". Dancemusic.about.com. Archived from the original on June 22, 2017.
  95. 1 2 "MTV EMA FLO RIDA". La.mtvema.com. Archived from the original on September 21, 2012.
  96. "VOTE FOR FLO RIDA TO WIN A 2012 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD!". Archived from the original on November 3, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
with "Freaky!"
(contest cancelled)
San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Senhit)
Succeeded by
To be determined