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D.Y.K – Did You Know? 14 June


  • Nasty C’s birth name is Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo
  • Nasty C Landed A Role On Disney+’s Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire
  • Nasty C has 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
  • Nasty C is recognized as one of the most prominent hip-hop artists in South Africa 
  • Chris Brown is a fan of Nasty C’s music 



  • Dreamville Records is an American record label founded by American rapper J. Cole and his manager Ibrahim Hamad
  • Artists signed to Dreamville includes Bas, Ari Lennox, Cozz, Omen, Lute, JID, EarthGang, and J Cole himself
  • Dreamville was founded in 2007 
  • Dreamville has grown to become a powerhouse in the music industry, known for its commitment to nurturing and promoting emerging talent
  • Dreamville’s cofounder J.Cole is Grammy award winner 



  • Chris Brown has Over 50 Tattoos
  • Chris Brown has sold over 197 million records worldwide
  • Chris Brown has won a Grammy award, four Billboard Music Awards, and fourteen Soul Train Music Awards
  • Chris Brown has been nominated for 20 Grammy awards 
  • Chris Brown has been compared to a young Michael Jackson and Usher



  • Raye’s birth name is Rachel Agatha Keen
  • Raye rose to prominence after being featured on the commercially successful singles “By Your Side, “You Don’t Know Me”, “Secrets” and “Bed”
  • Raye left Polydor Records in 2021 to become an independent artist
  • Raye’s grandfather was also a singer and songwriter
  • Raye’s debut album was inspired by Drake and Jhene Aiko 



  • Coi Leray Collins is an American rapper and singer
  • Coi Leray entered into the music industry by posting her music onto SoundCloud 
  • Coi Leray released her single “Huddy”, along with her debut mixtape Everythingcoz in 2018
  • Coi Leray is signed to Republic Records, Uptown Records 
  • Coi Leray grew up in New Jersey as the daughter of industry icon, Benzino




  • Kim Petras grew up listening to pop music
  • Kim Petras refers to her loyal fanbase as her “Bunheads.”
  • Paris Hilton appeared in Kim Petras’ very first music video 
  • Kim Petras says that she draws inspiration from Britney Spears 
  • The very first album that Kim Petras bought was Spice Girls’ Spice World 



  • Brenda Wireko Mensah is known professionally as Bree Runway
  • Bree Runway is an English singer, songwriter and rapper of Ghanaian descent
  • Bree Runway is signed to EMI Records
  • Bree Runway has collaborated with artists such as Khalid 
  • Bree Runway’s music genre is characterized as R&B/Soul, Pop 



  • Glorilla was a part of her church’s choir
  • Glorilla initially wanted to be a singer, but after losing her voice, she decided to switch to rap
  • Glorilla also considered the stage name “Big Glo”
  • Glorilla is the eighth out of 10 children born on her mother’s side
  • Glorilla is from Memphis, Tennessee



  • Some of Taylor Swift’s songs are texts she wanted to send to people in her life
  • Taylor Swift writes her own songs as well as songs for other artists 
  • Taylor Swift was named after James Taylor 
  • Taylor Swift gave Eric Church her first gold record
  • Taylor Swift wrote her first song, “Lucky You”, aged 12 after a computer repairman who came to her house taught her three chords on her guitar.



  • Metro Boomin has four siblings 
  • Metro Boomin started making beats at age 13 
  • Metro Boomin has worked with various artists such as The Weeknd, 21 Savage, Drake, Travis Scott, and Kanye West
  • Metro Boomin performed at Coachella 2023 
  • Metro Boomin played the bass guitar in middle school 



  • Between the ages of 15 and 17, Trainor independently released three albums of material she had written, recorded, performed, and produced
  • Meghan Trainor’s says her second major-label studio album, ‘Thank You’ was influenced by music from Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Bruno Mars 
  • Meghan Trainor grew up listening to Soca and Caribbean music 
  • Meghan Trainor was announced as Rolling Stone’s 2014 ‘Most Unlikely Pop Star’ 
  • Meghan Trainor is pregnant with her second child 



  • Flo are a British girl group from London consisting of members Jorja Douglas, Stella Quaresma, and Renée Downer.
  • Flo’s musical styling is reminiscent of late ’90s and early aughts R&B artists like Brandy, Cherish, Destiny’s Child, and TLC
  • Flo members Renée and Stella were born in  Mozambique 
  • Flo formed in 2019 and signed to Island Records
  • Flo’s music genre has been described as Pop, Contemporary RnB



  • Miley Cyrus  originally auditioned for the role of Miley Stewart’s best friend on “Hannah Montana.”
  • Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus’s godmother 
  • Miley Cyrus was born ‘Destiny Hope’ but she legally changed her name to Miley based on her childhood nickname 
  • Miley Cyrus’s biggest inspiration is Elvis Presley 
  • Miley Cyrus has a half brother named Trace Cyrus, who is from the band Metro Station 



  • Pink was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and was later raised in Philadelphia
  • Pink has described herself as an “Irish-German-Lithuanian-Jew.”
  • Pink got her start in music at the age of 14 when she began performing in clubs in Philadelphia
  • Pink has won three Grammy awards
  • Pink was the first female artist to headline a concert at Sunderland’s Stadium Of Light



  • Rod Wave’s birth name is Rodarius Marcell Green
  • Rod Wave, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter
  • Rod Wave is known for his strong voice and incorporation of hip hop and R&B, and has been recognized as a trailblazer of soul-trap
  • Rod Wave started singing when he was in elementary school
  • Before rising to fame, Rod Wave worked as a clerk at Krispy Kreme

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