Flo Rida: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Flo Rida: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Flo Rida. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Flo Rida. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Tramar Lacel Dillard

Born: September 16, 1979

Origin: Miami Gardens, Florida, U.S.

Genres: Hip house – Pop rap

Zodiac: Virgo

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Early Start

  • Tramar Lacel Dillard had seven sisters, whose youngest is his twin.
  • Fresh Kid Ice noticed him while he was performing and asked him to be his hype man.
  • Flo Rida’s work with Fresh Kid Ice gathered the attention of DeVante Swing, a member of the band Jodeci.
  • A number of major labels rejected him, so he sought jobs outside of music.
  • In 1998, he graduated from high school and attended Barry University for two months after studying international business management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.




Career Journey

  • 2008: Flo Rida’s debut album, Mail on Sunday, was released with the first single “Low”, featuring T-Pain, that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • 2009: His second album, R.O.O.T.S., came out with the first single, “Right Round” featuring Kesha that went straight to the 58th spot.
  • 2010: Flo Rida’s third album Only One Flo (Part 1) was released.
  • 2012: Wild Ones (originally titled Only One Rida (Part 2)) was Flo Rida’s fourth album with the debut single was “Good Feeling”.
  • 2013: Flo Rida sang his new single “I Cry” on America’s Got Talent and performed “Let It Roll” and “Wild Ones” at the 2012 edition of WWE’s Tribute to the Troops.
  • 2014: He launched the lead single from his EP My House (2015) titled “G.D.F.R.” featuring Sage the Gemini where the track marked his tenth top 10 hit in the United States, ranking at number 8 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart and at number 3 in the US Top 100 chart on iTunes.
  • 2015: The single “Dirty Mind”, featuring Sam Martin and “Who Did You Love”, a collaboration with Arianna, came out.
  • 2016: Flo Rida launched a standalone single “Hello Friday” featuring Jason Derulo, that soared to the 79th spot in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, together with the promotional single “Who’s with Me”.
  • 2017: Flo Rida released another single “Hola” featuring Colombian singer/songwriter Maluma.
  • 2018: Hi single entitled “Dancer” came afterwards by the Just Dance 2019 track “Sweet Sensation”.




Awards & Recognition

  • American Music Awards (2 nominations)
  • BET Awards (2 nominations)
  • BET Hip Hop Awards (3 nominations)
  • MuchMusic Video Awards (2 nominations)
  • MTV Video Music Awards (3 nominations)
  • Ozone Awards (2 nominations)
  • Teen Choice Awards (1 award out of 3 nominations)
  • ARIA Music Awards (1 award out of 2 nominations)
  • won APRA Awards
  • Grammy Awards (3 nominations)
  • MTV Video Music Awards nomination
  • and many others




Fun Facts & Trivia

  • After graduating from high school in 1998, Flo studied business management for a period of time before jumping into the world of music.
  • He got involved with a group called ‘GroundHoggz‘ a group of guys who used to live together in the same apartment complex.  They lived together for almost 8 years and made some amazing music!




Artist’s Favorites

Food:  Grilled chicken or grilled chicken Caesar salad
Basketball Team:  Miami Heat
Color:  Brown



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Flo Rida:

Low (feat. T-Pain)

Length: 3:51

Release: 2017

Opening Lyrics:

Let me talk to ’em
Let me talk to ’em
Let it rain, mm-mm-mm
Let me talk to ’em
Shawty had them apple bottom jeans (jeans)
Boots with the fur (with the fur)
The whole club was lookin’ at her
She hit the floor (she hit the floor)
Next thing you know
Shawty got low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low
Them baggy sweat pants and the Reeboks with the straps (with the straps)
She turned around and gave that big booty a slap (hey)
She hit the floor (she hit the floor)
Next thing you know
Shawty got low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low

More Songs to Listen to:

Flo Rida: Top 5 Songs



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