American rapper, songwriter, and model Bianca Miquela Landrau known professionally as BIA has released her new single, “London”, featuring rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer J. Cole.
BIA signed to Pharrell’s I Am Other record label, in partnership with RCA Records in 2014. Her first EP, Nice Girls Finish Last: Cuidado, was released in 2018. She is best recognized for featuring on the 2016 single “Safari” by J Balvin and “Best on Earth” by Russ in 2019.
In early BIA signed a new record deal with Epic Records, releasing her second EP, For Certain, on December 11, 2020. The EP spawned the single “Whole Lotta Money”, which later was released as a remix featuring Nicki Minaj and reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2019, Bia split from RCA Records, citing the label was preventing her from releasing music. She released her first independent song “One Minute Warning” in August.
“Best on Earth”, a collaboration with rapper and singer Russ, was released on October 17, 2019. Singer Rihanna posted on her social media that it was her new favorite song, which led to an internet trend #BestOnEarthChallenge and a spike in popularity to the song.
The song eventually peaked at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Bia’s first entry on the chart and was certified Platinum by the RIAA for selling over one million units in the United States. On September 29, the song garnered Bia her first BET Hip Hop Awards nomination for Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse.
In early 2020, Bia resigned with Sony under Epic Records and released two singles, “Free BIA (1st Day Out)” and “Cover Girl”. “Cover Girl” was serviced to Urban and Rhythmic radios on April 14.
In September 2020, Bia released the single “Same Hands” featuring American rapper Lil Durk. Another single, “Skate”, was released in November 2020, alongside a music video. A reworked version of the song, entitled the “NHL Mix”, was later used as the theme song for the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs.
All songs are included on Bia’s second EP, titled For Certain, which was released on December 11, 2020 through Epic Records. A music video for the song “Whole Lotta Money” was released on April 8, 2021.
Following viral success on the social media platform TikTok, the song was serviced to Rhythmic radio on May 18, 2021, becoming the fifth single from the EP. A remix featuring Nicki Minaj was released on July 9, 2021 and caused the song to reach a peak of number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Bia’s highest charting song.
On September 24, she released the single “Besito” featuring G Herbo. Alongside the release, Bia announced the deluxe edition of For Certain which will be released on October 22, 2021.
In an interview with Ladygunn, Bia revealed she’s working on an R&B project titled R&BIA.