Over the last several years, Flo Rida has pulled off a pretty neat trick. Not only has the Florida-born rapper become a chart fixture thanks to the blockbuster singles “Low (feat. T-Pain),” “Right Round,” “Club Can’t Handle Me,” and his most recent chart-topping hits, “Good Feeling” and “Wild Ones (feat. Sia),” he’s also broken down barriers by uniting millions of fans of pop, hip-hop, and club music around the world and establishing himself as an international, genre-busting superstar in the process. Flo Rida brings his experiences traveling the globe to his fourth album, Wild Ones.
Songs like the “Good Feeling” and “Let It Roll” are addictive, upbeat party jams. His newest single, “Whistle,” opens with an acoustic guitar and infectious whistle chime, already proving to be the song of the summer. Jennifer Lopez adds her sultry vocals to the club-ready “Sweet Spot,” and Redfoo of LMFAO helps keep the party going on the bonus track “Run.” “On each album I try to show a lot of versatility, but every time it’s going to get bigger and bigger, because there’s no way I can give my fans the same old thing.”
Released in March 2008, Flo Rida’s debut album “Mail on Sunday” spawned three singles including “Low,” which spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went on to become one of the most successful digital singles of the past decade. The T-Pain-featured cut, now over 6x-platinum, appeared on the soundtrack to the movie Step Up 2: The Streets, and was one of the most heavily rotated rap singles of 2008. Flo Rida received the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Hip-Hop Song” and an MTV Africa Music Award for “MTV Base Request.” He also scored his first two Grammy nominations for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” and “Best Rap Song.” Mail on Sunday went gold in Australia and Canada and established Flo Rida as one of the most versatile MCs to hold the mic. The worldwide embrace was the culmination of years building his skills and credibility on the underground circuit.
In March 2009, Flo Rida released his second album R.O.O.T.S. (an acronym for “Route of Overcoming the Struggle”), which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Rap Album.” Flo Rida once again made history with the album’s first single “Right Round,” which to date remains the highest-selling one-week digital single ever with more than 636,000 downloads sold its debut week. In addition, “Right Round” is the fastest-selling digital single ever, with one million downloads sold in just two weeks.
In June 2010, Flo Rida scored his fourth Top 10 U.S. single with “Club Can’t Handle Me” (also featured on the soundtrack to the film Step Up 3D) and gave fans a taste of what’s to come on third studio album, Only One Flo (Part 1). The David Guetta-produced global anthem, “Club Can’t Handle Me,” is nearly 3x-platinum. Only One Flo (Part 1) also featured international hits “Turn Around (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) and “Who Dat Girl (feat. Akon).”
Flo Rida is quickly approaching a remarkable 60 million singles sold worldwide. “Wild Ones (feat. Sia)” marks the superstar’s sixth consecutive RIAA platinum certified single not to mention his fifth top 5 hit on the all-encompassing Billboard “Hot 100” chart.