Big Freedia

Big Freedia

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Big Freedia is a ground-breaking Louisiana-based musician who’s responsible for putting bounce music (a style of New Orleans hip hop) on the map. She’s been making music since 1999 but finally entered the mainstream with with her self-released 2010 album, Big Freedia Hitz Vo. 1, which was a collection of singles spanning her career. Then in 2014, Freedia’s critically acclaimed album Just Be Freegained her even more attention as it featured hits such as “Explode,” “Dangerous,” and “Mo Azz.” She has her very own reality show on the music television channel, Fuse, called Big Bounces Back, where Freedia set the Guinness World Record for twerking by guiding a crowd of over 300 dancers in New York City. Freedia is known for her energetic and infectious live performances and has toured with popular indie artists like The Postal Service and Matt & Kim. Freedia has also made appearances on late night talk shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Last Call with Carson Daly. In July of 2015 she released her memoir, God Save the Queen Diva!, where she gives an inside look into her fascinating story.  In October 2015 Big Freedia collaborated with Elliphant for the club banger, “Club Now Skunk.” The Queen B herself, Beyonce, tapped the Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia for a feature on Beyonce's controversial "Formation" and most recently she is featured on Drake’s #1 Hit Single, “Nice For What” and has just released her new EP “3rd Ward Bounce”. “Karaokee” off of the new EP can also be heard in Apple’s new advertisement for their Apple Watch.