American rapper, singer, and songwriter Coi Leray has released her hihgly-anticipated debut studio album, “Trendsetter.”
Coi Leray released her debut single, “G.A.N.”, in 2017 under the name Coi Leray, inspired by the Japanese fish koi, via SoundCloud, which earned her local notoriety.
Coi Leray has been making music mixtapes since 2017, but her rise to fame was accelerated after “No More Parties,” her debut Billboard Hot 100 entry, was released in March of 2019. Lil Durk and other supporting musicians like him have helped her keep going despite being the focus of body shaming in the wake of her fame.
In December 2018, she was included as a featured artist alongside LouGotCash on the track “Save the Day” by American rapper Ski Mask the Slump God and singer Jacquees from the soundtrack album for the 2018 film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
After signing a record deal with 1801 Records and Republic Records, Coi Leray released her second mixtape, EC2, in 2019, and her debut extended play, Now or Never, in 2020.
In 2021, her single “No More Parties” gave Leray her first Billboard Hot 100 entry after peaking in the top 40. A remix of the song featuring American rapper Lil Durk was released in February 2021, for which a music video was directed by Reel Goats and released the following month. “No More Parties” was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in May 2021.
Leray released the single “Big Purr (Prrdd)” in March 2021, featuring vocals from American rapper Pooh Shiesty, which debuted at number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In May 2021, Leray released the single “Bout Me” and appeared as a featured artist on EarthGang’s remix of their song “Options”. A clip of her performing to a motionless, silent crowd at H-Town Memorial Day Mayhem in May 2021 went viral.
The following month, another clip of her performing to an unresponsive crowd at Rolling Loud Miami went viral. She was featured on Rich the Kid’s song “Boss Bitch” and the remix of YN Jay’s song “Triple S”, and released the song “At the Top”, featuring Kodak Black and Mustard, in June 2021.
She wa also included on the XXL Freshman Class of 2021 that same month. Her participation in the 2021 XXL Freshman Cypher was widely mocked across social media and by critics.
In September 2021, she released the single “Twinnem” with a music video for the song. The song went viral on TikTok, and a remix of the song featuring DaBaby was released in November 2021. Also in September, she began touring as an opening act for Lil Baby’s The Back Outside Tour alongside Lil Durk.
Coi Leray was featured on Lonr’s song “Cuffin” from his mixtape Land of Nothing Real 2 in October 2021. At the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards, she was nominated for Best New Hip Hop Artist. She appeared as a featured artist on French Montana’s song “Push Start” from his upcoming studio album They Got Amnesia in November 2021.