COI LERAY JOINS FORCES WITH DOMINICAN PHENOMENON TOKISCHA FOR NEW “PLAYERS” REMIX OUT NOW
SET TO STAR IN NEW EPISODE OF RAP CAVIAR PRESENTS DOCUSERIES ON HULU
“Players” captures #1 on the Rhythmic Radio Chart, #1 on the Rap Radio Chart, #1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs Chart, #6 on the Billboard Radio Songs Chart, and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100
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31 MARCH 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Continuing a prolific run, multi-platinum superstar Coi Leray taps the unapologetic, and multifaceted Dominican rapper Tokischa for a brand new scorching Remix of her chart-busting anthem and one of 2023’s hottest songs “Players” out now via Uptown Records/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada today. Listen to “Players (Tokischa Remix)”—HERE. Continuing the incredible momentum, “Players” earns Coi Leray her first Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, landing at #9.
This time around, “Players” undergoes a slick Latin trap transformation. Tokischa reups the original with a flurry of angular flows, alternating between Spanish and English. Coi counters before reinvigorating the hook with a Spanish twist. Bringing these two lyrical femme fatales together for the first time, this Remix has all the makings of a global banger primed to pop off all summer long.
Prior, she teamed up with legendary rapper Busta Rhymes for the “Players (DJ Saige Remix)” feat. Busta Rhymes. Upon impact, Billboard proclaimed, “Busta brings his energy and flow to the fresh cut,” and HipHopDX noted, “Busta added his usual high energy and charisma to the remix where he praised Coi Leray and DJ Saige for what they did to the song.” It arrived on the heels of the “Players (David Guetta Remix).” Right out of the gate, HotNewHipHop praised, “Guetta’s remix of the record falls in line with his signature strain of club EDM…Coi continues to make a strong case for her staying power.”
Listen to “Players (DJ Saige Remix)” feat. Busta Rhymes—HERE.
Listen to “Players (David Guetta Remix)” —HERE.
Listen to “Players (DJ Saige Remix)” —HERE.
Listen to “Players (DJ Smallz 732 Jersey Club Remix)” —HERE.
Listen to “Players”—HERE.
Next up, Coi stars in an episode of the docuseries RapCaviar Presents alongside Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. Based on the massively influential Spotify playlist of the same name, the six-part series will profile the likes of Tyler, The Creator, City Girls, Polo G, and Roddy Ricch. On March 30th it premiered on HULU.
Continuing its dominance, this week “Players” was announced as #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is Coi’s first Top 10 record. It’s also #1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs Chart, #1 on the Rap Radio Chart, remains at #1 on the Rhythmic Radio Chart for the third consecutive week, and is #6 on the Billboard Radio Songs Chart. She also continues to make headlines across the culture. Over the weekend, she teamed up with David Guetta at Ultra Music Festival and debuted their new song “Baby Don’t Hurt Me” with Anne-Marie which follows her joining Sabrina Carpenter on “Nonsense (Remix).” Recently, she closed out Spotiify’s first-ever runway show. PAPER covered the event stating, “Leray proves herself a beacon of authenticity to new generations without ever skipping out on the opportunity for good glam.“ She also left Rolling Loud California in awe with a standout performance in addition to presenting SZA with the “Woman of the Year” Award at Billboard Women In Music. Not to mention, she teamed up with Big Boss Vette for the “Pretty Girls Walk (Remix)” and featured and co-starred in the video for “Upnow” with DD Osama. Plus, she delivered a showstopping performance of her runaway smash “Players” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! Watch it—HERE.
It just sets the stage for more from Coi as she gets ready to drop more music.
Thus far, Coi has amassed a staggering 6 billion streams and counting with 300 million on “Players.” The latter inspired 2.75 million TikTok creates with 10 billion-plus views. Not to mention, she toppled the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart at #1, while it soared to #1 on TikTok and IG Reels. It spent seven weeks at #1 on the Billboard Rap Song Sales Chart and three weeks at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales Chart.
The original song features a sample of “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five. Coi Leray rips through one bold and braggadocious bar after another, exuding confidence and charisma. It pops off with the instantly unshakable hook as she proves, “‘Cause girls is players too.” Upon release, it received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, E! News, Essence, XXL and more. It simultaneously jumped to the top of numerous popular playlists on streaming platforms including #OnRepeat on Apple Music and Feelin Myself on Spotify. Additionally, “Players” has entered the charts. On Shazam, it dominated at #1 in New York City, Top 20 United States, and Top 200 Global Songs.
ABOUT COI LERAY:
Coi Leray consistently asserts herself as an elite rapper, dynamite vocalist, massive personality, and boundary-breaking superstar without comparison or rival. Born in Boston, raised in New Jersey and based in Los Angeles, the multiplatinum force of nature has captivated without compromise. Projecting her attitude just as loudly as her voice, she has served up a string of anthems from her debut album TRENDSETTER, including the double-platinum “No More Parties,” gold-certified “Big Purr (Prrrd)” [feat. Pooh Shiesty], the Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hit “Blick Blick” [with Nicki Minaj], and the viral “TWINNEM.” Now to kick off 2023, she earned her first Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 with her highest charting single to date “Players'' landing at #9. It’s taking over social media with popular remixes such as ”Players (David Guetta Remix),” “Players (DJ Smallz 732 Jersey Club Remix),” “Players (DJ Saige Remix),” and “Players (DJ Saige Remix)” feat. Busta Rhymes. Together they set TikTok on fire with a staggering 10 billion views and nearly 3 million video creates as the success simultaneously translated to streaming platforms. It’s also dominating the radio with three consecutive weeks at #1 on Rhythmic Radio, #1 on Urban Radio, #1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs Chart, and #6 on Billboard's Radio Chart. Between generating billions of streams and views, she has infiltrated every corner of culture, appearing on XXL’s coveted Freshman Classcover, performing on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, starring as the face of the SKIMS “Cozy Collection” by Kim Kardashian West, and guesting on Slime Language 2, which bowed at #1 on the Billboard 200. Coi Leray’sreach continues to expand thanks to collaborations with everyone from Calvin Harris to K Pop’s TOMORROW X TOGETHER. Beyond a slew of magazine covers and nominations at the American Music Awards, BET Awards, and iHeartRadioMusic Awards, to name a few, she has incited critical acclaim from New York Times and Billboard to E! Online and more. As a powerhouse performer in her own right, she has shined at Rolling Loud, Lollapalooza Festival, Governors Ball and more. Still, she keeps pushing forward. The crown belongs to Coi as she unveils her anxiously awaited 2023 full-length album and much more to come.
Tokischa is a rising talent who deconstructs the perceptions and norms surrounding women’s roles. Her style is raw, authentic trap that few artists dare to pursue. In her world, there is no fear of showing society what she does, what she likes and who she is. She promotes a way of life that’s free from hypocrisy and gender stereotypes. Her vocal tone is instantly identifiable and is another major factor in making her songs distinctive. In addition to her own pioneering dembow tracks that have already become hits throughout her native Dominican Republic and other Spanish language countries, attracting millions of YouTube views over the last three years. Tokischa has now come to the attention of wider international fans through several critically acclaimed collaborations with Rosalia (“Linda” and “La combi Versace”), work with J Balvin, “Estilazo” with Marshmello, “Deliquent” featuring Anuel AA and Ñengo Flow, and “Hung Up” withMadonna. According to Billboard, “Dembow is gaining global recognition... [as] the genre’s iconoclastic up-and-comer, Tokischa has shined with her groundbreaking and unapologetic music, bringing the Dominican Republic’s thriving local scene to the forefront.” In 2022, the spotlight on Tokischa turned even brighter, with a recent New York Times profile declaring, “Latin Music’s Latest Rebel Isn’t Holding Back... & Speaking Her Truth... a fearless feminist whose insurgent spirit is breaking ground... a necessary agitator & sex-positive queer cultural figure whose performances gesture toward liberation.” Tokischa has also taken the stage of NPR’s Tiny Desk and took New York Fashion Week 2022 by storm and attended top shows such as Tom Ford. In addition, Toksicha was part of Latin Music Week by Billboardin 2022, where she joined and was highlighted in the Women on the Rise panel. Summer 2022, Tokischa was the first female Dominican artist to perform on ABC’s Good Morning America’s Summer Stage along with Ozuna for their single, “Somos Iguales.” Recently, she was nominated for the first time by Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro 2023 for “Artista Revelación Femenina y Artista Femenina del Año – Urbano.”
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