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D.Y.K – Did You Know? 24 May 2023


  • Miley Cyrus founded a nonprofit called Happy Hippie Foundation
  • Miley Cyrus’ Godmother is Dolly Parton 
  • Miley Cyrus’ biggest inspiration is Elvis Presley 
  • Miley Cyrus has a heart condition called tachycardia
  • Miley Cyrus’ half brother is Trace Cyrus from the band Metro Station



  • 6lack’s real name is Ricardo Valdez Valentine Jr.
  • Before he was a three-time Grammy nominated musician, 6lack was once a battle rapper
  • 6lack is an advocate for mental health of BIPOC young adults 
  • 6lack cites Usher and Sade as his musical influences 
  • 6lack has a daughter names Syx Rose Valentine 



  • Libianca Kenzonkinboum Fonji is known mononymously as Libianca
  • Libianca is a Cameroonian-American Afrobeats singer
  • Libianca competed in the twenty-first season of American TV show The Voice in 2021
  • Libianca is best known for her 2022 breakout single “People”, which was inspired by her cyclothymia
  • Libianca has 12.2M monthly listeners on Spotify



  • Chris Brown says that Michael Jackson was one of his biggest music inspirations
  • After Michael Jackson’s death, Chris Brown  performed ‘Man In The Mirror’ as a tribute to the late musical icon 
  • Chris Brown’s first number-one single was called Run It.
  • Chris Brown’s favorite game is Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.
  • Chris Brown is the owner of 14 Burger King restaurants



  • Flow Jones is signed to Bad Milk Media House 
  • Flow Jones has been described as a ‘Trap Enthusiast’
  • Flow Jones cites Lil Wayne as his favorite rapper of all time 
  • Growing up, Flow Jones was a huge fan of Soulja Boy 
  • Flow Jones says that his dream collab would be with Nasty C 




  • PinkPantheress’s real name is Vicky Beverly Walker
  • PinkPantheress is an English singer-songwriter and record producer
  • PinkPantheress’s song “Pain” went viral on TikTok in January 2021 and peaked at number 35 on the UK Singles Chart in August 2021
  • PinkPantheress has referred to her music as ‘new nostalgia’
  • PinkPantheress started making music when she was in high school 



  • Riley Jason Davies is known professionally as ArrDee
  • ArrDee has received silver, gold and platinum plaques from the British Phonographic Industry for his string of successful tracks.
  • ArrDee’s stage name was taken from the first initials of his names 
  • Before ArrDee’s rise to fame, he worked in an Amazon warehouse packing boxes 
  • ArrDee was nicknamed “Smiley Riley” by relatives when he was a child 



  • SZA’s real name is Solána Imani Rowe
  • SZA was born in St. Louis and raised in Maplewood, New Jersey
  • SZA began making music in the early 2010s
  • SZA was the first female on the TDE Roster
  • SZA aspired to be an Olympic-Level Gymnast



  • Meghan Trainor began writing music at age 11, starting with her own arrangement of the song “Heart and Soul” (1938)
  • Meghan Trainor’s father was a music teacher and musician, and plays organ in a Methodist church.
  • Between the ages of 15 and 17, Meghan Trainor independently released three albums of material she wrote, recorded and performed herself.
  • Meghan Trainor decided to forego college to pursue a career in songwriting instead
  •  Growing up, Meghan Trainor was introduced to 1950s music, doo-wop, jazz, and the works of James Brown by her father



  • Ed Sheeran’s first guitar was a gift from his uncle
  • Ed Sheeran had his first gig when he was just 11 years old 
  • Ed Sheeran’s favorite board game is Monopoly
  • Ed Sheeran’s fans are called Sheerios
  • Ed Sheeran’s nickname used to be Teddy 



  • Jimin’s real name is Park Ji-min
  • In 2013, Jimin made his debut as a member of the South Korean boy band BTS, under the record label Big Hit Entertainment
  • According to Jimin, if he could have any superpower it would be the ability to speak to dogs 
  • When Jimin was younger, he wanted to be a singer or a policeman 
  • Jimin’s motto in life is “Do everything until I can’t.”



  • 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 



  • 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



  • Coi Leray is of Puerto Rican and Cape Verdean Ethnicity
  • Coi Leray’s dad Benzino was a co-owner of The Source magazine
  • Coi Leray has ADHD 
  • Coi Leray says that she has plans to pursue a degree in culinary arts 
  • Coi Leray has cited Chris Brown, Missy Elliot and Doja Cat as a few of her inspirations 



  • Drake’s father, Dennis Graham, worked with the famous rock star Jerry Lee Lewis as a drummer
  • Drake dropped out of school to follow a career in acting, but he went back to school in later life and graduated in 2012
  • Overall, Drake has won 193 awards
  • Drake has won a total of 5 Grammy awards 
  • Drake founded his own record label, OVO Sound, in 2012, but was still signed to Young Money



  • 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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