Glorilla met Beyoncé at the 2023 Grammy Awards
The 23-year-old Memphis native’s path to rap stardom began in 2018 when she went viral on TikTok with her breakout song “F.N.F.” But it wasn’t until she won Best Rap Performance at the 2023 Grammys that she felt truly validated as an artist. In the years since she’s risen to the ranks of the world’s most popular emcees, and now she’s ready to take her career to the next level.
How she met Beyoncé at the 2023 Grammys
During the first few minutes of the 2023 Grammys, stars from across generations came together on stage for an homage to hip-hop’s 50th anniversary. This segment, produced by Questlove, featured the likes of DJ Jazzy Jeff, Lil Wayne, and Lizzo alongside newcomers like GloRilla.
How she won the Grammys for Best Rap Performance
The Memphis rapper’s success is down to her ability to tap into the power of social media. As a fan of TikTok herself, she’s been using the app to share her videos since her early teens and has now gained over a million followers.
How she won the Grammys in 2023
Beyoncé was on the verge of becoming the most decorated woman in music history. She had already won 28 Grammys before Sunday but needed four more to equal Hungarian conductor Georg Solti’s record of 31 wins. During the main ceremony, Beyoncé won Best Dance/Electronic Album and Best R&B Song. She also made history by becoming the first African-American female to win three Grammys in the same year. Meanwhile, she and her husband Jay-Z also won Best R&B Performance for their duet “Cuff It” and Best Rap Performance for their track “Gloria.”
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