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D.Y.K – DID YOU KNOW? 17 May


  • J-Hope made his debut as a member of the South Korean boy band BTS in 2013
  • Before his debut, J-Hope considered “Smile-Hoya” as a stage name
  • J-Hope was part of the street dance team NEURON 
  • J-Hope’s motto is “If you don’t work hard, there won’t be good results” 
  • J-Hope says that A$AP Rocky and Benzino influence his music and sense of fashion 



  • Swedish House Mafia is a Swedish house music supergroup
  • Swedish House Mafia consists of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso
  • Swedish House Mafia is widely known for their popular track “Don’t You Worry Child” that was released in 2012 and dominated the radio stations for a long time
  • Swedish House Mafia made history when they became the first electronic music artists to headline at the iconic Madison Square Garden
  • At their height, Swedish House Mafia were the fourth highest-earning dance music act according to the Forbes’ annual DJ rich list



  • Meghan Trainor was a substitute cheerleader in high school 
  • Meghan Trainor took guitar lessons with Johnny Spampinato from NRBQ
  • Meghan Trainor turned down a full scholarship to the Berklee College of Music while still in her late teens to pursue her dream of songwriting and performing
  • Meghan Trainor wrote her first original song when she was 13 titled “Give Me A Chance”
  • Meghan Trainor’s fan base are known as “Megantrons”



  • Alicia Keys was born in Harlem, New York City 
  • Alicia Keys is a global ambassador for global health and justice
  • Alicia Keys founded a no-makeup campaign 
  • Alicia Keys recorded a theme song for former American president Barack Obama 
  • Alicia Keys is a two-time host for the Grammys 




  • Flo formed in 2019 and signed to Island Records
  • 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 has over  3.7M monthly listeners on Spotify 



  • Metro Boomin played the bass guitar in his middle school band for a short period of time 
  • Metro Boomin first started making beats when he was 13 years old 
  • When Metro Boomin was in high school, he used to make 5 beats a day 
  • Metro Boomin is known for his dark production style and its influence on modern hip hop and trap
  • Metro Boomin has become famous in the music industry for his producer tag “If Young Metro don’t trust you, I’m gonna shoot you”



  • Jessica Reyez, better known as Jessie Reyez,  is a Canadian singer and songwriter
  • Jessie Reyez was born in the Jane and Finch area of Toronto, Ontario to Colombian parents
  • Jessie Reyez was introduced to the guitar by her father, leading to a career in art and music
  • Jessie Reyez started writing her own music when she was in high school 
  • Jessie Reyez learned how to play the piano when she was 3 years old 



  • Taylor Swift’s grandmother was a professional opera singer, which influenced Taylor to pursue music from a young age
  • At age 11, Taylor Swift performed at a Philadelphia 76ers game and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
  • At age 12, a computer repairman taught Taylor Swift how to play three chords on the guitar, which inspired her to learn to play the guitar and start songwriting
  • Taylor Swift’s lucky number is 13 
  • Taylor Swift’s first single was called Tim McGraw, which reached the top ten songs on the country charts in 2006



  • Libianca’s breakout single “People” was inspired by her cyclothymia
  • Libianca was motivated by her babysitter to sing when she was little
  • At age 9, after relocating to Cameroon, Libianca joined an all-girls boarding school where she became interested in music and began creating songs
  • Libianca started singing in church when she was around the age of 6 
  • Libianca was coached by Blake Shelton on The Voice 



  • Ice Spice is the eldest sister to five siblings
  • Before Ice Spice’s rise to fame, she supported herself as a cashier at Wendy’s and The Gap
  • Ice Spice is of Dominican and Nigerian descent
  • Ice Spice’s stage name was her social media username at age 14
  • Ice Spice admits she once spent $100K on her Powerpuff Girls chain



  • Coi Leray is the daughter of rapper and media mogul Benzino
  • Coi Leray dropped out of high school at 16 and started working in sales
  • During her down time, Coi Leray enjoys cooking 
  • Coi Leray appeared in the movie “Secrets of the Magic City” 
  • Coi Leray has worked with artists such as Fetty Wap, Jacquees, Ski Mask the Slump God, and Trippie Redd



  • Lola Brooke was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York
  • Lola Brooke was recently signed to Arista Records
  • Lola Brooke stars in the TV series “East New York” 
  • Lola Brooke has been writing music since she was 8 years old 
  • Lola Brooke was cosigned by Meek Mill Jadakiss and DJ Envy



  • Miley Cyrus has sold over 75 million records worldwide
  • Miley Cyrus was only 8 years old when she landed her first acting role 
  • Miley Cyrus dropped out of high school 
  • Miley Cyrus has over 30 tattoos that all have personal meaning 
  • Not only can Miley Cyrus act and sing, she also showcased her art collection, titled “Dirty Hippie” at Jeremy Scott’s runway show at New York Fashion Week in 2014



  • Chloe Elizabeth Bailey is better known by her mononymous stage name Chlöe
  • Chloe is best known for being one half of the musical duo Chloe x Halle with her sister Halle Bailey
  • Together Chloe and Halle have earned five Grammy Award nominations since 2018
  • Chloe is signed to Parkwood Entertainment & Columbia Records 
  • Chloe learned to play the piano by watching Youtube tutorials

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