Published on September 6th, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby0
MTV GLOBAL PUSH Artist for September: GloRilla – Memphis’s Rising Rap Phenom
In the sultry heat of Memphis, Tennessee, where the blues and barbecue run deep, a new sensation has been steadily climbing the charts, and she’s hotter than a smokin’ grill on Beale Street. Meet GloRilla, the Tennessee-raised rapper who’s taking the Hip Hop world by storm, and MTV PUSH has crowned her as the Featured Global PUSH Artist for the blazing month of September.
From Viral Sensation to Platinum Success
In a whirlwind turn of events, GloRilla committed herself to the rap game full-time in 2021, and by 2022, she was setting the internet on fire with her viral hit “FNF (Let’s Go).” This musical wildfire caught the attention of none other than Memphis legend Yo Gotti, who swiftly signed her to his Collective Music Group imprint. Not content with just one hit, GloRilla dropped the 2x Platinum single “Tomorrow 2” featuring none other than Cardi B, which skyrocketed into the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10.
But that wasn’t the pinnacle of her achievements; she went on to release her debut EP, “Anyways, Life’s Great…” under CMG/Interscope Records, marking it as the most significant label debut EP from a female rapper in three years. The accolades just kept coming, with nominations at the American Music Awards, The GRAMMYs, and a nod for “Breakthrough Artist” at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards. She’s also graced the stages of renowned music festivals, leaving audiences awestruck and wanting more.
Behind the Scenes with GloRilla
Now, MTV has opened the door for us to delve into the world of GloRilla as she shares her story, her struggles, and her unstoppable journey to superstardom. Check out this month’s exclusive MTV PUSH episode as the Memphis superstar taps in and uncovers the raw, unfiltered truths that have shaped her path.
Growing Up in Memphis, Tennessee
“Growing up when I was a little child in school, I always wanted to be an actress, like I loved Meagan Good, Taraji [P. Henson], Lauren London… I was homeschooled, and when I got into school, I was quiet at first. By the time I got to sixth grade I was outspoken, like I had like I came out of my shell, and ever since then, I was always an outspoken child.”
First Steps on the Stage
“My first performance was at a talent show in Memphis… My cousin was with me, it was the talent show, and I was so scared. But then I just got up there and I just performed, and it just, it felt natural. I was just hype. And I was like if you’re going to do it, you got to go out there and do it, and I did it.”
The Creative Process
“Today, I really like to record, like how I used to before I blew up. When I go into the studio, and I listen to beats, it be cool, but it’s like for some reason I get writer’s block and I can’t think, so I write better when I listen to the beats, when I’m just sitting on the balcony or riding around in a car. I listen to the beats and the lyrics come to me faster.”
An Honored MTV PUSH Artist
“It’s an honor working with MTV and being selected as September’s PUSH artist. The MTV family has been an important part of my success. From appearing on ‘FRESH OUT,’ being nominated for my first VMA, and now being selected as a PUSH artist.”
What can you expect to learn about GloRilla through MTV PUSH that you might not know? She says, “The GloRidaz can expect to learn a little bit more about me. I want to keep opening to my fans and make them feel like they are always part of my journey.”
See the full episode below courtesy of MTV PUSH
About MTV PUSH
Curated by MTV’s Music & Talent US & International teams, “MTV PUSH” connects fans across the globe with a new music artist every month. Through live performances, exclusive broadcast premieres of music videos, interviews, video content, and more, it brings you closer to music’s next big star. Previous MTV PUSH artists have included luminaries like Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Khalid, Doja Cat, BROCKHAMPTON, H.E.R., Lil Tecca, Jack Harlow, YUNGBLUD, Bazzi, Chloe x Halle, SZA, Jorja Smith, Lauv, and many others.
Don’t miss out on the electrifying rise of GloRilla – the Memphis-born artist who’s tearing up the charts and making waves in the rap game. Stay tuned to MTV PUSH this September for a closer look at the next big thing in hip-hop. GloRilla is here, and she’s ready to take over the world.
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