Gloria Hallelujah Woods[1] (born July 28, 1999), known professionally as GloRilla, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. She rose to prominence after releasing her 2022 song "F.N.F. (Let's Go)" (with Hitkidd), which is nominated for Best Rap Performance at 65th Annual Grammy Awards. Her single "Tomorrow 2" (featuring Cardi B), reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. Her single "F.N.F. (Let's Go)" gave rise to a remix featuring Latto and JT of City Girls.

GloRilla
Birth nameGloria Hallelujah Woods
Also known asBig Glo
Born (1999-07-28) July 28, 1999 (age 23)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S
GenresHip hopcrunktrap
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2016–present
Labels

Early lifeEdit

Gloria was born July 28, 1999, in the Frayser neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee.[2] She was home schooled until 5th grade. She started rapping when she was 16.[3] She graduated from Martin Luther King College Prep.

Growing up she was a part of her church's choir so Woods initially wanted to be a singer, but after losing her voice, she decided to switch to rap.[4] She also considered the stage name "Big Glo". She is the eighth out of 10 children born on her mother's side.

CareerEdit

Woods released her mixtape album Most Likely Up Next in 2019 and her EP P Status in 2020.

In April 2022, Woods found increased fame and popularity with the release of "F.N.F. (Let's Go)" with producer Hitkidd. The song went viral and led to a #FNFChallenge on TikTok.[4] A remix of the song featuring Latto and JT was released in September 2022, with the announcement that a remix with Saweetie would follow. The song led Woods to be nominated for two awards at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards,[5][6] where she also performed in October 2022.[7]

In June 2022, Woods and Duke Deuce released the song "Just Say That."[8][9]

In July 2022, Woods signed with fellow Memphis rapper Yo Gotti's record label Collective Music Group.[2] She was featured on the compilation album Gangsta Art.

In September 2022, Woods released the song "Tomorrow 2" featuring Cardi B.[10][11][12]

In November 2022, GloRilla dropped her EP Anyways, Life's Great...[13]

GloRilla was featured along with rapper Gangsta Boo on Latto's single "FTCU" ("Fuck the Club Up") in early December 2022.[14]

In January 2023, she and labelmate Moneybagg Yo collaborated on the single "On Wat U On".[15]

ArtistryEdit

GloRilla describes her music as "crunk and dominant".[16] Woods was inspired by Chief Keef.[17]

PhilanthropyEdit

In September 2022, Woods returned to her high school Martin Luther King College Prep in Memphis, Tennessee to donate $25,000.[18][19]

DiscographyEdit

EPsEdit

List of EPs, with selected details and chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[20]
US
R&B
/HH

[21]
US
Rap

[22]
Anyways, Life's Great...
  • Released: November 11, 2022[23]
  • Label: CMG, Interscope
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
11 5 4

MixtapesEdit

List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Details
Most Likely Up Next
  • Released: June 24, 2019
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
P Status
  • Released: May 23, 2020
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Compilation albumsEdit

List of compilation albums, with selected details and chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[24]
US
R&B
/HH

[25]
US
Rap

[26]
Gangsta Art
(with CMG the Label)
  • Released: July 15, 2022[27]
  • Label: CMG, Interscope
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
11 6 3

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[28]
US
R&B
/HH

[29]
CAN
[30]
NZ
Hot

[31]
WW
[32]
"Don't Kno (Remix)" 2022 Non-album single
"F.N.F. (Let's Go)"
(with Hitkidd)
42 11 Anyways, Life's Great...
"Tomorrow"
(solo or featuring Cardi B)
9 3 78 22 39
"Blessed" 37
"Nut Quick"[34] [A]
"On Wat U On"
(with Moneybagg Yo)
2023 56 21 TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artistEdit

List of singles as featured artist
Title Year Album
"Set the Tone Part 2"
(Hitkidd featuring Aleza, GloRilla, Gloss Up, K Carbon, and Slimeroni)
2021 Set the Tone
"Hot Potato"
(Hitkidd featuring Aleza, GloRilla, Gloss Up, K Carbon, and Slimeroni)
"Just Say That"
(Duke Deuce featuring GloRilla)
2022 Crunkstar
"Better Thangs (Remix)"
(Ciara featuring Summer Walker and GloRilla)
Non-album singles
"FTCU"
(Latto featuring GloRilla and Gangsta Boo)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Organization Year Award Work Result Ref.
American Music Awards 2022 Favorite Female Hip-hop Artist Herself Nominated [36]
BET Hip Hop Awards 2022 Best New Hip Hop Artist Won [37]
Best Song of the Year "F.N.F. (Let's Go)" Nominated
Grammy Awards 2023 Best Rap Performance Pending [38]
IHeartRadio Music Awards 2023 Hip-Hop Song of the Year Pending [39]
Best New Hip-Hop Artist Herself Pending

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Nut Quick" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 23 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[35]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GloRilla Reveals Her Real Name, Fans React". VIBE. October 10, 2022.
  2. ^ a b GloRilla (September 2022). "Interview: GloRilla Is Here to Stay". BET (Interview). Interviewed by BET.com. Archived from the original on September 23, 2022.
  3. ^ Seabrook III, Robby (September 29, 2022). "GloRilla proves sleeping on her is a big mistake". XXL.
  4. ^ a b Jackson, Alexis. "GloRilla Is Good at Going Viral — But Don't Call Her a TikTok Rapper". www.refinery29.com.
  5. ^ "Hip Hop Awards 2022: Who is GloRilla? Get to Know the Burgeoning Rapper Repping Memphis". BET.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Nominations and Winners: The Complete List | BET Hip Hop Awards 2022". www.bet.com.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Performances: The Complete List of Performers | BET Hip Hop Awards". www.bet.com.[dead link]
  8. ^ Davis, Ahmad (July 22, 2022). "Duke Deuce Is The Latest 'Crunkstar' Coming Out of Memphis". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Gangsta Boo proudly gives fellow Memphis emcee GloRilla her blessing". REVOLT.
  10. ^ "Cardi B Joins Glorilla on New Song "Tomorrow 2"". Pitchfork. September 23, 2022.
  11. ^ "GloRilla Shares Cardi B-Assisted Song and Video "Tomorrow 2" After Making Big Donation to Former High School". Complex.
  12. ^ Rowley, Glenn (September 21, 2022). "Here's When Cardi B's 'Tomorrow 2' Collab With GloRilla Arrives". Billboard.
  13. ^ "GloRilla announces release date for debut album 'Anyways, Life's Great...'". REVOLT. Retrieved December 3, 2022.
  14. ^ "Latto shares "FTCU" feat. GloRilla and Gangsta Boo". The FADER.
  15. ^ "GloRilla Joins Moneybagg Yo for New Song and Video "On Wat U On"". Complex.
  16. ^ Porter, Sierra (November 21, 2022). "GloRilla: November's R&B/Hip-Hop Rookie of the Month". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Memphis rapper GloRilla brings a female voice to the city's hip-hop renaissance". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved December 3, 2022.
  18. ^ Aniftos, Rania (September 23, 2022). "Rapper GloRilla Returns to High School to Donate $25,000". Billboard. Retrieved September 23, 2022.
  19. ^ "GloRilla Donates $25K To Former High School In Memphis". TMZ. Retrieved September 23, 2022.
  20. ^ "Billboard 200: Week of November 26, 2022". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2022.
  21. ^ "Peaks on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart: Week of November 26, 2022". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2022.
  22. ^ "Peaks on the Rap Albums chart: Week of November 26, 2022". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2022.
  23. ^ "Anyways, Life's Great... by GloRilla on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  24. ^ @billboardcharts (July 25, 2022). "Debuts on this week's #Billboard200 (1/2)..." (Tweet). Retrieved July 26, 2022 – via Twitter.
  25. ^ "Peaks on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart: Week of July 30, 2022". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2022.
  26. ^ "Peaks on the Rap Albums chart: Week of July 30, 2022". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2022.
  27. ^ "Yo Gotti and CMG The Label paints some 'Gangsta Art' on new album". Revolt.
  28. ^ Peaks on the Hot 100:
  29. ^ Peaks on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs:
  30. ^ "Cardi B Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  31. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 3, 2022. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  32. ^ "Cardi B Chart History: Billboard Global 200". Billboard. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
  33. ^ "American certifications – GloRilla". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  34. ^ Breihan, Tom (November 9, 2022). "GloRilla Releases New Single "Nut Quick": Listen". Stereogum. Retrieved November 22, 2022.
  35. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100: Week of November 26, 2022". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2022.
  36. ^ Heching, Dan (November 20, 2022). "See who won at the American Music Awards". CNN.
  37. ^ "BET Hip Hop Awards 2022: The Complete Winners List". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved October 5, 2022.
  38. ^ Atkinson, Katie (November 15, 2022). "2023 Grammy Nominations: The Complete List". Billboard. Retrieved November 15, 2022.
  39. ^ Fields, Taylor (January 11, 2023). "2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards: See The Full List Of Nominees". iHeart.