Flo Rida is without question one of today’s most vibrant and recognizable superstars, a true international icon and history-making hip-hop hero. The Miami-based rapper burst onto the scene in 2007 with his record-breaking #1 hit, “Low (feat. T-Pain)”, which spent all of 10 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard “Hot 100”.
With sales exceeding 11 million, “Low” (from his acclaimed 2008 debut album, “Mail on Sunday”), is one of the most successful digital singles of the past decade, making its way into the Guinness Book of World Records as 2008’s best-selling download in the United States.
Two years later, Flo Rida’s “Right Round” broke records and made history with more than 636,000 digital sales in its first week of release. It’s still the biggest debut digital sales week for any single ever. In addition to guest appearances on such tracks as David Guetta’s “Where Them Girls At (feat. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj)”, the iconic rapper has made non-stop worldwide noise with an array of his own international party anthems, including “In The Ayer (feat. Will.i.am)” and “Club Can’t Handle Me (feat. David Guetta)”.
To date, Flo Rida has sold more than 56 million singles worldwide.
Flo Rida’s fourth album, “Wild Ones” (released on the 26th June) is an envelope-pushing collection of party-friendly anthems that showcases Flo Rida’s signature stop-and-go flow, melodic sensibility, massive hooks, and billion-dollar beats, as well as his clever lyricism. “I like to sit down and come up with a melody first, before I even apply the lyrics”, he says. “Because when you’re creating a track, you should become an instrument, not just rap over a beat. For me to connect with a track, it has to be soulful.”
With total digital sales just shy of two million in the U.S. alone and four million worldwide, “Wild Ones (feat. Sia)” marks Flo Rida’s sixth consecutive RIAA platinum certified single. The “Wild Ones” companion video is also a sensation, drawing more than 52 million individual views at Flo’s official YouTube channel.
Meanwhile, “Good Feeling” the first single off Wild Ones has proven one of Flo Rida’s biggest hits to date, earning 3x RIAA platinum certification since its initial release with worldwide digital sales at five million. “Good Feeling” has also received a Billboard Music Award nomination for “Top Rap Song” and its companion video has since raked up total views of over 87 million:
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Sensational! Flo Rida continues to be an international phenomenon with this new album. Brace yourselves, kids. The Malaysian airwaves are just about to face a not-so-hostile Flo Rida domination.
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