Flo Rida

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Flo Rida
Background information
Birth name Tramar Dillard
Born September 17, 1979 (1979-09-17) (age 34)
Carol City, Florida, U.S.
Genres Southern hip hop, pop rap, R&B, electro hop, electro pop
Occupations Rapper, songwriter, actor
Years active 2006–present
Labels Atlantic, Poe Boy, International Music Group, Strong Arm
Associated acts Akon, Brisco, Timbaland, David Guetta, Kesha, T-Pain, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz, Sia Furler

Tramar Dillard (born September 17, 1979)[1][2] better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and singer-songwriter. Some of his hits 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. Rida is a Democrat and attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention in support of President Obama's re-election.[3]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Type Award Result
2008 American Music Awards Breakthrough Performer[4] Nominated
Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist Nominated
BET Awards Best New Artist[5] Nominated
Best Collaboration ("Low" with T-Pain)[6] Nominated
BET Hip Hop Awards Ringtone of the Year ("Low" with T-Pain)[7] Nominated
Rookie of the Year[8] Nominated
Best Hip-Hop Collabo ("Low" with T-Pain)[9] Nominated
MuchMusic Video Awards Best International Video ("Low" with T-Pain)[10] 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)[11] Nominated
Ozone Awards Breathrough Artist[12] Nominated
Club Banger of the Year ("Low" with T-Pain) Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout Artist[13] 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)[14] Nominated
Highest Selling Single ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy) Won
APRA Awards Urban Work of the Year ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy)[15] 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)[16] Nominated
MTV Australia Awards Best Video ("Low" with T-Pain) Nominated
Best Collaboration ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy)[17] Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Best Hip-Hop Video ("Right Round" with Kesha)[18] Nominated
NT Indigenous Music Awards Single Release of the Year ("Running Back" with Jessica Mauboy)[19] Won
People's Choice Awards Favorite Hip-Hop Song ("Low" with T-Pain)[20] 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.)[21] 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 [22] Nominated
R&B/Hip-Hop Song ("Wild Ones" with Sia) Nominated
Summer Music Star Male Nominated

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tonight". Flo Rida Official Instagram account.. September 16, 2013. http://instagram.com/p/eVe3RuPtae/. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  2. "Birthday Recap". Flo Rida Official Twitter account. September 17, 2013. https://twitter.com/official_flo/status/380132419200102400. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  3. Tran, Vivyan (September 7, 2012). "Celebrities spotted at the Democratic National Convention". Politico. http://www.politico.com/gallery/2012/09/celebrities-spotted-at-the-democratic-national-convention/000417-005459.html.
  4. Harris, Chris. "Lil Wayne, Coldplay, Alicia Keys Lead 2008 American Music Award Nominees". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1597006/20081014/jonas_brothers.jhtml. Retrieved October 14, 2008.
  5. Best New Artist. BET Awards 2008.
  6. Best Collaboration BET Awards. 2008
  7. Ringtone of the Year Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  8. Rookie of the Year. BET Hip Hop Awards 2008. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  9. Best Hip Hop Collabo BET Awards 2008. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  10. Best International Video – Artist. MuchMusic Video Awards 2008. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  11. Best Male Video, Best Hip Hop Video. MTV Video Music Awards 2008.
  12. "Ozone Awards 2008 Nominees". http://slumz.boxden.com/f87/ozone-awards-2008-nominees-1119190/. Retrieved July 15, 2008.
  13. "2008 Teen Choice Awards winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1597006/20081014/jonas_brothers.jhtml. Retrieved June 17, 2008.
  14. 2009 ARIA Awards details announced Retrieved August 20, 2010
  15. APRA Award winners announced Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  16. "MOBO Nominations". MTV UK. September 11, 2008. http://www.mtv.co.uk/events/mobo-awards/news/45355-mobo-nominations. Retrieved March 7, 2009.
  17. "List of nominees". Sydney Morning Herald. February 19, 2009. http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/music/list-of-nominees/2009/02/19/1234632976114.html. Retrieved March 7, 2009.
  18. Jayson Rodriguez. "Flo Rida Says He 'Looks Up To' His VMA Rivals". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1618819/20090814/index.jhtml. Retrieved August 14, 2009.
  19. NT music awards
  20. People's Choice Awards Nominations 2009 Retrieved 2008-11-10
  21. Robinson, Dantrel (January 13, 2009). "It's A Rap! — A Look At Rap In 2009". Grammy.com. http://www.grammy.com/blogs/its-a-rap-%E2%80%94-a-look-at-rap-in-2009. Retrieved January 13, 2009.
  22. "Teen Choice Awards 2012". teenchoiceawards.com. http://www.teenchoiceawards.com/music.aspx.

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