• BTS is also known as the Bangtan Boys
  • BTS is a Korean phrase that means ‘bulletproof boy scouts’
  • The BTS fandom is called ARMY, which stands for  ‘Adorable Representative MC for Youth.’ 
  • Before joining BTS, band member Suga was an underground rapper with the stage name ‘Gloss.’ 
  • BTS produces their own music 



  • TLT duo consists of Vusi ‘Troublle’ Rantla and Phethego ‘L-Tech’ Makanyane
  • TLT has 2.4K monthly listeners on Spotify 
  • TLT signed to RapLyf Records in 2014
  • TLT was part of the opening acts for platinum-selling artist J Cole at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.



  • Adam Richard Wiles, known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ
  • Calvin Harris was reportedly the highest-paid DJ in 2013 
  • Calvin Harris rose to fame after posting his songs on MySpace. 
  • Calvin Harris says The Chemical Brothers were a huge inspiration for his music
  • Calvin Harris writes his own songs



  • Senior Oat is a South African DJ and producer 
  • Senior Oat says that he has chosen to make the bulk of his music gospel-inspired, and he attributes this to his ‘’upbringing in church’’
  • Senior Oat has worked with musicians such as Sir Bless and Kemy Chienda 
  • Senior Oat’s ‘All In You’ has been listed as one of iTunes’ Top South African songs 
  • Senior Oat has over 70k Youtube subscribers, and over 178k monthly listeners on Spotify 



  • Gloria Hallelujah Woods, known professionally as GloRilla, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee 
  • Glorilla rose to prominence after she released her 2022 song “F.N.F
  • Glorilla’s single “Tomorrow 2” featuring Cardi B, reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100
  • Glorilla has 6.1M monthly listeners on Spotify 
  • Glorilla grew up listening to drill pioneer Chief Keef 



  • Although he is professionally known as Stilo Magolide, the Johannesburg-born musician’s real name is Micheal Chirwa
  • Stilo Magolide has styled and dressed fellow famous rappers such as AKA and Da Les 
  • Stilo Magolide’s friend, Mandisi Sinaphantsi, is the one who inspired Stilo to start his clothing business ‘W.A.T.E.R’ 
  • Stilo Magolide is an independent artist 
  • Stilo Magolide was a part of the Boyz N Bucks group 



  • Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ and music producer. 
  • David Guetta has over 10 million albums and 65 million singles sales globally
  • David Guetta has more than 10 billion streams.
  • In 2011, 2020 and 2021, David Guetta was voted the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll
  • When Love Takes Over’ featuring Kelly Rowland (2009) David Guetta scored his first Number 1 in the UK with ‘When Love Takes Over’ in 2009



  • Chris Brown was in a church choir when he was younger 
  • Chris Brown’s dancing skills is ascribed to Michael Jackson 
  • Chris Brown sang a song Keri Hilson penned for him on his first album called ‘Young Love
  • In 2007, Chris was named one of PEOPLE’s “Most Beautiful” celebrities 
  • Chris Brown never went to his high school prom but said that his dream date back then was Ciara.



  • Michael Jackson inspired Ciara to pursue a musical career 
  • Ciara has a fear of horses 
  • Ciara is a sports investor 
  • She was named after the Revlon fragrance “Ciara” 
  • In her mid-teens, Ciara formed the all-girl group Hearsay with two of her friends




  • DJ Sliqe’s real name is Lutendo Kungoane


  • At the age of 24, DJ Sliqe made history by becoming the first hip-hop DJ to win an award in South Africa
  • DJ Sliqe is famous for his debut track ‘Do like I do’ featuring Kwesta as well as ‘On it’ featuring the gorgeous Shekhinah
  • DJ Sliqe’s love for music began at a tender age, and he always wished to be a DJ and producer.
  • By the time DJ Sliqe got to grade 10 he was already a DJ for his school



  • Blaq Diamond’s genre of music is Afro-soul
  • Blaq Diamond has worked with major South African artists such as Sjava 
  • The duo got their name due to being rare and epitomized by a gem “Blaq Diamond”
  • Blaq Diamond was awarded the 2021 SAMA Artist of the year
  • Blaq Diamond fuse Maskandi, Mbube and other traditional elements into their pop-leaning iteration of afro soul 




  • Major Lazer is an American electronic dance music DJ trio
  • Major Lazer is comprised of record producer Diplo, and DJs Walshy Fire and Ape Drums
  • Major Lazer was founded in 2008 by Diplo  
  • Major Lazer was nominated for the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Major Lazer’s first single “Hold the Line” off their first album ‘Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do’ was featured in the video game FIFA 10.



  • Lil Baby was born Dominique Jones in Atlanta in 1994

  • Lil Baby earned his first Grammy nomination in 2020 Grammys for ‘Drip Too Hard’
  • Lil Baby’s first mixtape was released in April 2017
  • Lil Baby’s song “The Bigger Picture,” was nominated for two Grammy Awards – ‘Best Rap Performance’ and ‘Best Rap Song’ 
  • Lil Baby’s debut studio album, Harder Than Ever, spawned the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single “Yes Indeed”



  • Lady Gaga’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
  • Lady Gaga’s stage name comes from a famous Queen song 
  • Lady Gaga learned piano at a young age and took lessons from Christina Aguilera’s vocal coach
  • Lady Gaga’s debut acting credit was in an episode of the Sopranos at age 15.
  • Lady Gaga is known for her image reinventions and musical versatility



  • Nicki Minaj is of African, Trinidadian, and Indo-Asian descent.
  • Nicki Minaj’s parents are gospel singers 
  • Before stepping onto the hip-hop scene, Nicki Minaj was fired from her waitressing job 
  • Nicki Minaj was on Broadway long before her rap career started 
  • Nicki Minaj wrote her first rap when she was 12 



  • Although professionally known as Nasty C, his real name is Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo
  • He has been influenced by Hip Hop legends such as Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Drake 
  • Nasty C recently signed a partnership with Call of Duty 
  • Nasty C has opened for American rapper Future 
  • Nasty C is learning how to play the piano 



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