COI LERAY LIGHTS UP ABC’S JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! WITH EXPLOSIVE PERFORMANCE OF RISING SMASH “PLAYERS”
Dominating the culture, multi-platinum superstar Coi Leray just delivered a showstopping performance of her runaway smash “Players” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!
Just in time for snow in Los Angeles, she rocked a fashion-forward Après-Ski look, befitting of her ice-cold rendition of the track. It opened with the Busta Rhymes-inspired DJ Saige Remix before turning on a dime with the instantly chantable chorus and finally concluding with show stopping choreography for a dance break to the mega-popular “(DJ Smallz 732 Jersey Club Remix)” version.
It stands out as her most memorable television performance to date and the perfect late-night television debut for “Players.”
Thus far, Coi Leray has amassed a staggering 6 billion streams and counting with 174 million on “Players.” The latter inspired 2.5 million TikTok creates with 7 billion-plus views. It marked her fourth Billboard Hot 100 entry and highest yet, clinching #22 with a bullet currently. Not to mention, she toppled the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart at #1, while it soared to #1 on TikTok and IG Reels. Thus far, it has 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.
Listen to “Players (DJ Saige Remix)” —HERE.
Listen to “Players (DJ Smallz 732 Jersey Club Remix)” —HERE.
Listen to “Players”—HERE.
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 Apple Music it’s dominating at #1 in New York City, Top 20 United States, and Top 200 Global Songs. While on Shazam it’s also having success as #1 on the New York City Top 50 and entered at #46 on the Top 200 Songs chart.
Adding model to her resume, Coi Leray has stepped into the forefront as an editorial powerhouse. i-D Magazine put their lens on the photogenic star for the The Royalty Issue of the Winter Magazine and stated, “she’s ready to make an indelible mark on the culture and become a household name.” Elsewhere V Magazine included her in their Winter issue in an interview with the legendary Angie Martinez titled, “Caught up in the rapture of Coi Leray.”
This year, Coi has come into her own as one of the most exciting live performers of her era. She recently ignited the stages at Houston Pride, WOO HAH! X Rolling Loud, Longitude Festival, and Rolling Loud Portugal, to name a few. She was recently announced on the lineup for Rolling Loud California taking over Inglewood in March 2023.
Last year, Coi Leray released her highly anticipated debut album, TRENDSETTER which received critical acclaim. Listen to TRENDSETTER—HERE.