Who is rapper-singer BIA?

Bianca Landrau, better known by her stage name BIA, is a rapper, singer and songwriter from Medford, Massachusetts. If you were at the 2022 AfroTech Conference then you probably saw her electric performance when she took over the music stage alongside headliners like Zaytoven, Bas, DJ Moma, Mélat and others.

BIA performs at AfroTech Conference 2022

The rising star has been making waves ever since her hit single, “Whole Lotta Money,” was released in 2020. The single garnered a lot of support from other elite artists on social media, like, Lil Nas X, Cardi B and Lizzo. And heavy hitter Nicki Minaj was so impressed with BIA’s fresh lyrics and flow that she told her fans she’d be interested in jumping on the remix. Minaj later took to Instagram Live, to announce her official collab with BIA for a remix of “Whole Lotta Money” in 2021.

But even before her breakout hit, she was killing it in the music game. She started writing music as a teenager and told Oxygen that she “grew up around battle rappers” who helped further her passion for hip-hop. BIA released her first EP, Nice Girls Finish Last: Cuidado, in 2018. And after her features on “Safari” by J Balvin in 2016 and “Best on Earth” by Russ in 2019, BIA started gaining more mainstream success. She released her second EP, For Certain, in 2020, which features her viral single “Whole Lotta Money.” 

Learn more about the rising artist with these six facts about BIA: