American rapper, Coi Leray, has released a new single “Anxiety” off her debut album “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. Her breakout single, “Huddy”, and her debut mixtape, Everythingcoz, were both released in 2018.
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. Her second mixtape, EC2, was released on January 18, 2019 through 1801 Records and Republic Records.
She released her debut extended play, Now or Never, in August 2020. Her single “No More Parties” was released in January 2021, and became her first song to appear on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 26.
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 was 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.
Leray was nominated for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Best New Artist at the BET Awards 2021.