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D.Y.K – DID YOU KNOW? 31 May 2023


  • Kim Petras is a German singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California
  • Kim Petras signed with Amigo and Republic Records in 2021
  • Kim Petras began recording music as a teenager
  • Kim Petras credits the late 1990s and early 2000s pop scene, as well as 1980s Italo disco, as the primary basis for her sound
  • Kim Petras refers to her loyal fanbase as her “Bunheads.”



  • 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 



  • Coi Leray is an American rapper and singer
  • Coi Leray began posting music to SoundCloud and released her single “Huddy”, along with her debut mixtape Everythingcoz in 2018
  • Coi Leray is signed to  Uptown Records, Republic Records, 1801 RECORDS
  • Coi Leray is the daughter of rapper and media mogul Benzino, and has five brothers
  • Coi Leray started making music at age 14



  • 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 



  • The group was known as Polo Club until 2010 when it changed its name to Migos
  • The name ‘Migos’ is a play on the phrase ‘The Three Amigos.
  • Migos formed in 2008 
  • The members of Migos are directly related and were raised together
  • During their early days in their career, the Migos packed up their clothes and moved into their studio to make music all day 



  •  Niall Horan rose to prominence as a member of the boy band One Direction, formed in 2010 on the singing competition The X Factor
  • Niall Horan is afraid of pigeons 
  • Niall Horan is claustrophobic
  • Niall Horan is an Irish singer-songwriter
  • Niall Horan is a Virgo 



  • Meghan Trainor has an older brother named Ryan and a younger brother named Justin
  • Meghan Trainor began singing at age six, at a Methodist church with her father 
  • Meghan Trainor’s music has been described as pop, R&B, doo-wop, and blue-eyed soul
  • Meghan Trainor’s began writing music at age 11
  • Meghan Trainor wrote her first original song when she was 13 titled “Give Me A Chance”



  • P!nk was born Alecia Moore
  • P!nk trained as a competitive gymnast for eight years, from ages of 4 to 12
  • By the time P!nk was 14, she’d already begun writing her own songs and had a regular singing gig every Friday night at a club in Philadelphia.
  • When P!nk was a teenager, she worked at McDonalds 
  • Before going solo, P!nk was a member of multiple bands 



  • All four of Ed Sheeran’s guitars have names; Lloyd, Felix, Cyril, and Nigel
  • Ed Sheeran was discovered by Talor Swift 
  • Ed Sheeran’s favorite TV show is The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 
  • Ed sheeran has created over 120 songs 
  • Ed Sheeran is an Aquarius 



  • Miley Cyrus was born Destiny Hope Cyrus 
  • Miley Cyrus’ music incorporates elements of varied styles and genres, including pop, country pop, hip hop, experimental, and rock. 
  • Miley Cyrus has attained the most US Billboard 200 top-five albums in the 21st century by a female artist, with a total of thirteen entries
  • Miley Cyrus appeared as a coach on The Voice for two seasons 
  • Miley Cyrus founded the nonprofit Happy Hippie Foundation in late 2014



  • Metro Boomin’s real name is Leland Tyler Wayne
  • Metro Boomin began making beats when he was 13 years old 
  • Metro Boomin is also known as Young Metro or simply Metro
  • When Metro Boomin was in high school, Metro’s mother would often drive him for over eight hours from St. Louis to Atlanta to collaborate with artists he met online
  • Metro Boomin was 19 years old when he released his first mixtape called 19 & Boomin



  • Glorilla is an award-winning hip-hop artist that hails from the North Memphis neighborhood of Frayser, Tennessee
  • Glorilla’s  single “Tomorrow 2”, reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100
  • Glorilla’s 2022 song “F.N.F. “, was nominated for Best Rap Performance at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Glorilla grew up singing in a church choir
  • Glorilla also considered the stage name “Big Glo”



  • Lil Yachty’s birth name is Miles Parks McCollum
  • Lil Yachty’s first gained recognition on the internet in 2015 for his singles “One Night” and “Minnesota” from his debut EP Summer Songs
  • Lil Yachty released his debut mixtape Lil Boat in March 2016
  • Lil Yachty adopted the name “Yachty” and moved from his hometown of Atlanta to New York City to launch his career
  • Lil Yachty worked at McDonald’s to supplement his income early in his career



  • Libianca is a Cameroonian-US-based artist 
  • Libianca’s full name is Libianca Kenzonkinboum Fonji
  • Her name Libianca is a melange of her parent’s name Liane and Bianca
  • Libianca says that her motivation is reminding herself that her destiny is more important than her minds flaws 
  • Libianca’s babysitter as a child inspired her to sing 



  • Tyga was born in Compton, California
  • Tyga’s real name is Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson
  • Tyga was born to Jamaican and Vietnamese parents
  • Tyga grew up listening to Fabolous, Lil Wayne, Cam’ron and Eminem among many others
  • Tyga’s stage name is an acronym for Thank you God always



  • Dj Clen is a South African club Dj, music compiler and producer 
  • Dj Clen has collaborated with esteemed South African rappers such as A-Reece and Jay Jody 
  • Dj Clen has 15.9K monthly listeners on Spotify 
  • Dj Clen released his first single in 2017 titled “I Do” 
  • Dj Clen released his first album titled “Missing In Action” in 2018


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