Flo Rida

Flo Rida Born: September 17, 1979 (age 35) Hometown: Carol City, FL Credentials: More than 90 million singles sold; 12x Platinum; 5 Grammy nominations; 6 Top-40 Hit Singles 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 his various blockbuster singles, 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 is currently approaching over 90 million singles sold worldwide with plans to release his fifth album, "My House" this year. His first single, "How I Feel", is yet another party anthem along with the #1 Hip Hop Chart topper, "GDFR". His next single from the "My House" EP, titled "Once In a Lifetime", is quickly rising on the charts. Released in 2008, Flo Rida's debut album, "Mail on Sunday" spawned three singles including, "Low", which spent 10 weeks at No. 1on the Billboard Hot 100 and went on to become one of the most successful digital singles of the past decade. In 2009, Flo Rida releases his second album, " R.O.O.T.S.". The album's single, "Right Round", remains the highest-selling one week digital single ever, with more then 636,000 downloads the first week. Flo Rida's third album, "Only One Flo", also topped the charts in 2010, with hits like "Club Can't Handle Me', produced and David Guetta. Inspired by his travels, Flo Rida released the album "Wild Ones" in 2012. Over the last few years, Flo has been all around the globe, "You name it, I went there. I was blessed enough to go to the best clubs and most extreme parties and that really influences this album". "Wild Ones" featured even more chart topping hits like "Good Feeling", "Whistle" and "I Cry". He may be surrounded by star power, but Flo Rida has proved he is one of a kind. Born Tramar Dillard, Flo Rida was raised by a single mother in Miami's rough neighborhood of carol City. Music helped him stay on the straight path; his father was also a talented musician who encouraged his son to express himself through music. In 2014, he was honored by Miami Gardens and Fort Lauderdale Mayor's Hon. Oliver Gilbert and Hon. Jack Seiler by receiving keys to each city, respectively. Flo Rida was The Grand Marshall at the Ft. Lauderdale Holiday Boat Parade and Grand Marshall of the Dr. Martin Luther King Parade in Dade County 2015. In 2012, Flo Rida and his manager Lee "Freezy" Prince launched The Florida Youth Football Leauge (FYFL). It was launched to serve as a direct feeder program to South Florida High School Sports. The mission of the FYFL is to empower student athletes to be leaders on and off the field by instilling the values and importance of education and teamwork in a safe and non-threatening environment. In 2013, Flo Rida signed an exclusive representation agreement with D3M Licensing Group, LLC. Flo Rida will represent only the most cutting edge products in which he sees a product differentiator within the channel. He signed a deal with Celsius Holdings to endorse their ready to drink cans and worked closely with their R and D to create Flo Fusion, a powdered version of their formula. When Flo Rida decided to endorse and partner with IK Multimedia, he insisted on the best Bluetooth Portable Speaker on the market. The iLoud speaker fit the bill. He and IK worked together to create a studio ready microphone called the IRig Mic which allows musicians to create even when they aren't in the studio.