Coi Leray Collins is an American rapper and singer. She started her music career by posting music to SoundCloud and released her single “Huddy”, along with her debut mixtape Everythingcoz in 2018. After signing a record deal with 1801 Records and Republic Records. She has one studio album, one EP, and two mixtapes. Leray has also collaborated and toured with the big names in the rapping world.
Coi Leray Biography
Coi Leray Collins was born on 11th May 1995 in Boston, Massachusetts, New Jersey. Collins is the daughter of rapper and media mogul Benzino. She alongside her five brothers who were raised in Hackensack, New Jersey. Her parents separated after her father left The Source; American hip-hop and entertainment website, and magazine. At age 14 Collins began making music, at age 16, Leray left high school and started working in sales. She once expressed her desire to pursue a degree in culinary arts. In 2021, Collins received an honorary diploma from Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey.
Collins was diagnosed with ADHD.
Coi Leray Career
In 2011, Leray and her brother were inspired by their father, she started rapping, and she released her first songs under the name Coi Leray “Bow Down”, alongside “Rock Back”, by YouTube. Shortly after that, both Leray and her brother stopped rapping. After resigning from her job in 2018, she released her first single, a response to A Boogie wit da Hoodie’s song “DTB” titled “G.A.N.” via SoundCloud. Her breakout single, “Huddy”, and her debut mixtape, Everythingcoz, were released in the same year. That same year, Leray was part of the 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.
Leray’s second mixtape, EC2, was released in January 2019, through 1801 Records and Republic Records. She followed American rapper Trippie Redd on his Life’s a Trip Tour in 2019 and also released the single “Good Days” in March 2019. She was featured on the song “Everything BoZ” by Trippie Redd from his second studio album, !. In April 2020, she released the single “Better Days” with American rapper Fetty Wap and was later featured on the remix of American actress Keke Palmer’s single “Sticky” in May 2020. She released her debut EP, Now or Never, in August 2020. Her single “No More Parties” was released a year later and became her first song to appear on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number. A remix of the song was released in February 2021, which featured American rapper Lil Durk, and its 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. She starred in the music video for American rapper Mooski’s single “Track Star” in April 2021 and is starring in the Whistle series Coi Vs. as of April 2021. Also in April 2021, she made her television debut, performing “No More Parties” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and was featured on the remix of Pressa’s song “Attachments”.
In May 2021, she released another single “Bout Me” and was featured on EarthGang’s remix song “Options”. Leray has again 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 was featured in the song “Ocean Prime” from Bfb Da Packman’s debut album, Fat N****s Need Love Too, in June 2021. A month later, she was featured on the remix of Sleepy Hallow’s “2055”, and on the single “What U Want” with Lil Xxel and Tyga. Leray released the single “Okay Yeah!” in August 2021. In September 2021, she released the single “Twinnem” along with a music video for the song. 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. She was featured on Lonr’s song “Cuffin” from his mixtape Land of Nothing Real 2 in October 2021.
On 18th March 2022, Leray released a collaboration with Nicki Minaj “Blick Blick”, which debuted and streamed at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100. Leray released her debut studio album, Trendsetter, on April 8, 2022, which includes collaborations with Yung Bleu, Fivio Foreign, Young M.A, G Herbo, H.E.R., Nav, Polo G, Lil Tecca, and A Boogie wit da Hoodie, among others
Coi Leray Awards/Nominations
In 2021 Leray was nominated for the BET Awards for Best Female Hip hop Artist
Also in 2021, she got nominated for the BET Hip Hop Awards for Best New Artist
She received another nomination for Best New Hip hop Artist from IHeartRadio Music Awards in 2022
Coi Leray Net Worth
The American rapper Leray as of 2022 is worth approximately $3 million.