Gloria Hallelujah Woods (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 was 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.
Gloria’s Early life
Gloria was born July 28, 1999, in the city of Memphis, Tennessee. She was home schooled until 5th grade and later graduated from Martin Luther King College Prep Highschool. She started rapping when she was 16. Growing up she was a part of her church’s choir, as a result, Woods initially wanted to be a singer, but after losing her voice, she decided to switch to rap. She also considered the stage name “Big Glo”. Her cousin helped her come up with her stage name. She is the eighth out of 10 children born on her mother’s side.
Woods released her mixtape 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. A remix of the song featuring Latto and JT was released in September, with the announcement that a remix with Saweetie would follow. The song led her to be nominated for two awards at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards, where she also performed in October.
In June 2022, Woods and Duke Deuce released the song “Just Say That.” In July, she signed with fellow Memphis rapper Yo Gotti’s record label Collective Music Group. She was featured on the compilation album Gangsta Art. In September, she released the song “Tomorrow 2” featuring Cardi B. In November, she dropped her EP Anyways, Life’s Great. She was featured along with rapper Gangsta Boo on Latto’s single “FTCU” (“Fuck the Club Up”) in early December.
In January 2023, she and labelmate Moneybagg Yo collaborated on the single “On Wat U On”. In February, a stampede at a concert at the Main Street Armory in Rochester, New York resulted in 3 deaths and 7 people injured. The stampede started after audience members thought they heard gunshots while people were leaving the venue. In June, she was selected as 2023 XXL Freshmen Class.
GloRilla describes her music as “crunk and dominant”. She is known for her “deep and textured drawl”. Woods was inspired by Chief Keef.
GloRilla recently addressed rumors about her pregnancy after an old photo of her pretending to be pregnant resurfaced. The rapper clarified that nobody knew when she was actually not pregnant until it was confirmed.
In September 2022, Woods returned to her high school Martin Luther King College Prep in Memphis, Tennessee to donate $25,000.
As lead artist:
“Don’t Kno (Remix)” (2022)
“F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” (with Hitkidd or remix featuring Latto and JT) (2022)
“Tomorrow” (solo or featuring Cardi B) (2022)
“Nut Quick” (2022)
“On Wat U On” (with Moneybagg Yo) (2023)
“Internet Trolls” (2023)
“Ex’s” (Phatnall Remix) (with Lil Durk) (2023)
“Lick Or Sum” (2023)
As featured artist:
“Set the Tone Part 2” (Hitkidd featuring Aleza, GloRilla, Gloss Up, K Carbon, and Slimeroni) (2021)
“Hot Potato” (Hitkidd featuring Aleza, GloRilla, Gloss Up, K Carbon, and Slimeroni) (2021)
“Just Say That” (Duke Deuce featuring GloRilla) (2022)
“Better Thangs (Remix)” (Ciara featuring Summer Walker and GloRilla) (2022)
“FTCU” (Latto featuring GloRilla and Gangsta Boo) (2022)
“Leave the Club” (Don Toliver featuring GloRilla and Lil Durk) (2023)
RapCaviar Presents (2023)
Wild ‘n Out (2023)
Awards and nominations
American Music Awards
2022: Favoritemusic video – “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” (nominated)
BET Hip Hop Awards
2022: Best New Hip Hop Artist (nominated)
2022: Best Hip Hop Video – “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” (nominated)
2023: Best Rap Performance – “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” (nominated)
GloRilla’s dating history
As of now, there’s no information available on GloRilla’s dating history. It doesn’t seem like she’s currently in a relationship, and she hasn’t hinted at any romantic involvement in her music. Her hit song is all about being independent and not letting men mess with her, so it’s possible she’s not interested in having a partner at the moment.
GloRilla’s Tommy Jeans x Aries collaboration
GloRilla has been announced as the new face of Tommy Jeans x Aries collaboration. The collection features re-appropriated Tommy Hilfiger logos and is inspired by 90s skate culture. GloRilla, a Memphis rapper, was chosen to represent the genderless collection due to her unique style and biting lyricism, which echoes the rich hip-hop history of her hometown. The campaign includes an instrumental version of GloRilla‘s “Unh Unh” featuring verses by U.K. grime artist Novelist, as well as Aries family Kirbs and 5EB. The collection, which includes sustainable pieces derived from post-consumer waste, will be available starting on March 31, 2023.
Also Read: GloRilla’s official website
GloRilla’s most popular song is “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” featuring Hitkidd, which went viral and was nominated for Best Rap Performance at the 2023 Grammy Awards.