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Flo Rida Is a "WILD ONE"; Superstar MC Celebrates New Album With TV Appearances and U.S. Arena Tour; NBC's TODAY Set for Friday, July 6th; "R You On The List? Tour" Kicks Off July 3rd in Miami; "WILD ONES" Arrives Everywhere Tomorrow, July 3rd(July 02, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 07/02/12 -- IMG/Poe Boy/Atlantic recording artist Flo Rida has announced an array of activity surrounding the release of his hugely anticipated new album. "WILD ONES" -- which includes the worldwide hit singles "Good Feeling," "Wild Ones (Feat. Sia)," and "Whistle" -- arrives at last tomorrow, Tuesday, July 3rd.
The Miami-based rapper will celebrate the release of "WILD ONES" with a number of high profile TV performances, including a headlining installment of the "Toyota Summer Concert Series" on NBC's TODAY, slated to air live from New York City's Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, July 6th. Flo Rida will then perform live on Fox's Teen Choice Awards 2012, slated to air Sunday, July 22nd. The superstar MC is also one of the event's leading nominees, with a trio of nods including "Choice R&B/Hip Hop Artist," "Choice Single By Male Artist" (for "Good Feeling"), and "Choice R&B/Hip Hop Song" (for "Wild Ones").
In the days leading up to the release of "WILD ONES," Warner Music Group's official YouTube Channel "The Warner Sound" (www.youtube.com/thewarnersound) is unveiling a series of videos called "Countdown to Flo," featuring interview, performance and behind the scenes footage as Flo Rida prepares to release his new album. In addition, Flo Rida's own YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/officialflo), which has over 500 million individual views, features an incredible Digi mash-up of every single track from "WILD ONES" into an unprecedented single song. As if that weren't enough, YouTube sensation Keith Apicary lends his dancing talents to a new video for the song "Let It Roll."
With its billion-dollar beats and uncanny melodic sensibility, "WILD ONES" marks Flo Rida's most envelope-pushing collection of high-energy club smashes to date. The album showcases the rapper's signature stop-and-go flow and clever lyricism, bringing his own uniquely soulful stamp to solidified hits like "Good Feeling," "Wild Ones (Feat. Sia)" and "Whistle," in addition to addictive new jams like "I Cry" and "Sweet Spot (Feat. Jennifer Lopez)." As ever, Flo Rida teamed with a host of top songwriters and producers, including Dr. Luke, GoonRock, Rico Love, DJ Frank E, Axwell, soFLY & Nius, and The Futuristics. The result is an astounding, genre-busting, party rockin' set that firmly establishes Flo Rida as both a master artist and a true international superstar.
"Whistle" is quickly shaping up as another global hit for Flo Rida, having already reached the top of the charts in, among others, Ireland, France, Canada, Austria, Australia, and New Zealand. The single was recently featured on Entertainment Weekly's "Must List," which noted that the "acoustic-guitar-driven earworm... manages to turn a put-your-lips-together command and some simple strumming into a club-ready jam. Consider our whistles blown."
In addition, the "Whistle" companion video -- directed by Mark Klasfeld (Jay-Z, fun.) -- is streaming now at Flo Rida's official YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/officialflo), where it has already drawn over 20 million individual views.
The single's success follows two of Flo Rida's biggest hits to date. With total digital sales just shy of 3 million in the U.S. alone, "Wild Ones (Feat. Sia)" marks Flo Rida's sixth consecutive RIAA platinum certified single. The track recently reached #1 at Rhythmic radio outlets nationwide, marking the rapper's first time topping that format's airplay chart with two consecutive singles.
Meanwhile, "Good Feeling" has proven a genuine mega-hit, earning 3x RIAA platinum certification since its initial release with worldwide digital sales in excess of 5 million. In addition to topping the airplay rankings at multi-format radio outlets across America (including CHR/Top 40 and Rhythmic), the single reached the top 3 on Billboard's "Hot 100" -- Flo's seventh top 10 and fourth top 5 hit on the all-encompassing chart.
Finally, "Good Feeling" has been an international phenomenon, with top 10 successes in 16 countries (including Australia, where the track has received 4x ARIA platinum certification). The track -- produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut -- recently received a Billboard Music Award nomination for "Top Rap Song," as well as a pair of prestigious International Dance Music Awards nominations (for "Best R&B/Urban Dance Track" and "Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track").
And as if all that weren't enough, "Good Feeling" is the featured track on Ubisoft's eagerly awaited Just Dance 4 for PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. Flo Rida made the announcement himself at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), held earlier this month in Los Angeles.
Currently featured on the June 2012 cover of Muscle & Fitness, Flo Rida is getting ready to headline the upcoming "R You On The List? Tour," slated to kick off July 3rd at Miami's BankUnited Center. The trek -- which sees the rapper joined by fellow WMG artists Cee Lo Green and B.o.B -- will then continue through late July. Please visit http://www.ryouonthelist.com for up-to-the-minute news and tour information.
Flo Rida is without question one of today's most vibrant and recognizable superstars, a true international icon and history-making hip-hop hero. The Miami-based rapper burst onto the scene in 2007 with his record-breaking #1 hit, "Low (Feat. T-Pain)," which spent 10 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard "Hot 100." With worldwide sales exceeding 12 million, "Low" -- found on Flo's acclaimed 2008 debut album, "MAIL ON SUNDAY" -- is one of the most successful digital singles of the past decade, making its way into the Guinness Book of World Records as 2008's best-selling download in the United States.
In 2009, Flo Rida broke his own record when "Right Round" made history with more than 636,000 digital sales in its first week of release -- still the biggest debut digital sales week for any single ever. The single proved equally successful around the globe, reaching #1 in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
In addition to guest appearances on such tracks as David Guetta's "Where Them Girls At (Feat. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj)," the iconic rapper has made non-stop worldwide noise with an array of his own international party anthems, including "In The Ayer (Feat. will.i.am)," "Club Can't Handle Me (Feat. David Guetta)," and "Sugar (Feat. Wynter Gordon)." All told, Flo Rida has sold nearly 60 million singles worldwide.
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2. Wild Ones featuring Sia
3. Let It Roll
4. Good Feeling
5. In My Mind (Part 2) featuring Georgi Kay
6. Sweet Spot featuring Jennifer Lopez
7. Thinking Of You
8. I Cry
9. Run featuring RedFoo of LMFAO
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