Flo Rida

American rapper from Florida

Tramar Lacel Dillard (born September 16, 1979) [2][3] better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Some of his hit singles are "Low", "Club Can't Handle Me", "Good Feeling", "Wild Ones", and "Whistle". He is known for pairing up with Taio Cruz, David Guetta, Sia, and T-Pain. He also made famous songs with Alexandra Burke and Olly Murs. Dillard is a Democrat and attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention in support of President Barack Obama's re-election.[4]

Flo Rida
Flo Rida in 2016
Flo Rida in 2016
Background information
Birth nameTramar Lacel Dillard
Born (1979-09-16) September 16, 1979 (age 44)
Oregon, Missouri, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2000-present

"I was working at a Disney resort and a guest asked what time they took the EPCOT 'golf ball' off its base and washed it in the lake in the World Showcase. I told him that never happened because the 'golf ball' was actually a building that weighed hundreds of tons, had a multistory attraction inside of it, and it was actually designed to be self-cleaning from the frequent Central Florida rains. He told me I was a liar and demanded to know what time it happened because he wanted to go out and see it."

"I didn't know how to be any clearer with him, so he was adamant that I get my manager who would tell him the truth. She walked out and said it gets washed 'between 2 and 3 a.m. on a rotational Thursday each month' and walked away. He looked and me and said, 'Now was that so hard? You should've just told me from the start.'

Awards and nominations Edit

Year Type Award Result
2008 American Music Awards Breakthrough Performer[5] Nominated
Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist Nominated
BET Awards Best New Artist[6] Nominated
Best Collaboration ("Low" with T-Pain)[7] Nominated
BET Hip Hop Awards Ringtone of the Year ("Low" with T-Pain)[8] Nominated
Rookie of the Year[9] Nominated
Best Hip-Hop Collabo ("Low" with T-Pain)[10] Nominated
MuchMusic Video Awards Best International Video ("Low" with T-Pain)[11] 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)[12] Nominated
Ozone Awards Breathrough Artist[13] Nominated
Club Banger of the Year ("Low" with T-Pain) Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout Artist[14] Nominated
Choice Rap Artist Nominated
Choice Hook-Up ("Low" with T-Pain) Nominated
2009 ARIA Music Awards Breakthrough Artist Single ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy)[15] Nominated
Highest Selling Single ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy) Won
APRA Awards Urban Work of the Year ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy)[16] Won
Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Low" with T-Pain) Nominated
Best Rap Song ("Low" with T-Pain) Nominated
MOBO Awards Best Song ("Low" with T-Pain)[17] Nominated
MTV Australia Awards Best Video ("Low" with T-Pain) Nominated
Best Collaboration ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy)[18] Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Best Hip-Hop Video ("Right Round" with Kesha)[19] Nominated
NT Indigenous Music Awards Single Release of the Year ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy)[20] Won
People's Choice Awards Favorite Hip-Hop Song ("Low" with T-Pain)[21] Won
Teen Choice Awards Best Hip-Hop Rap Track ("Right Round" with Kesha) 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.)[22] Nominated
People's Choice Awards Hip-Hop Artist of the Year Nominated
2012 Teen Choice Awards Single by Male Artist ("Good Feeling") Nominated
R&B/Hip-Hop Artist [23] Nominated
R&B/Hip-Hop Song ("Wild Ones" with Sia) Nominated
Summer Music Star Male Nominated

References Edit

  1. "Why Don't We Care About Flo Rida?". Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Flo Rida | Music Biography, Streaming Radio and Discography. AllMusic.
  3. "Today in Entertainment History". Federal News Network. September 16, 2020. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  4. Tran, Vivyan (September 7, 2012). "Celebrities spotted at the Democratic National Convention". Politico.
  5. Harris, Chris. "Lil Wayne, Coldplay, Alicia Keys Lead 2008 American Music Award Nominees". MTV News. Retrieved October 14, 2008.
  6. Best New Artist. BET Awards 2008.
  7. Best Collaboration BET Awards. 2008
  8. Ringtone of the Year Archived 2008-10-14 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  9. Rookie of the Year. BET Hip Hop Awards 2008. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  10. Best Hip Hop Collabo Archived 2008-10-14 at the Wayback Machine BET Awards 2008. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  11. Best International Video – Artist. MuchMusic Video Awards 2008. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  12. Best Male Video, Best Hip Hop Video. MTV Video Music Awards 2008.
  13. "Ozone Awards 2008 Nominees". Retrieved July 15, 2008.
  14. "2008 Teen Choice Awards winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 17, 2008.
  15. 2009 ARIA Awards details announced Archived 2009-12-13 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved August 20, 2010
  16. APRA Award winners announced Archived 2013-10-05 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  17. "MOBO Nominations". MTV UK. September 11, 2008. Retrieved March 7, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  18. "List of nominees". Sydney Morning Herald. February 19, 2009. Retrieved March 7, 2009.
  19. Jayson Rodriguez. "Flo Rida Says He 'Looks Up To' His VMA Rivals". MTV News. Retrieved August 14, 2009.
  20. "NT music awards". Archived from the original on 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
  21. People's Choice Awards Nominations 2009 Archived 2008-12-06 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2008-11-10
  22. Robinson, Dantrel (January 13, 2009). "It's A Rap! — A Look At Rap In 2009". Grammy.com. Retrieved January 13, 2009.
  23. "Teen Choice Awards 2012". teenchoiceawards.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2012-07-15.

Other websites Edit

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