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  • As a child Rihanna listened to Caribbean music, such as reggae, as well as American hip-hop and R&B
  • Rihanna received military training in Barbados
  • Rihanna signed her first record deal at 16 years old
  • Rihanna’s $1.4 billion comes primarily from the success of her cosmetics line, Fenty Beauty, according to Forbes
  • Rihanna received vocal training from Ne-yo




  • Aubrey Drake Graham, professionally known as Drake, is often referred to as Champagne Papi by his fans 
  • In Drake’s most recent album collaboration with 21 Savage ‘Her Loss’ , 21 Savage encouraged Drake to call out various artists such as Meg Thee Stallion and Kanye West
  • Drake’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $250 Million, making him one of the richest rappers in the world 
  • Drake has won four Grammy Awards
  • Drake has been credited for popularizing singing and R&B sensibilities in hip hop




  • J.I.D is signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records and Interscope Records 
  • J.I.D has 19.9M monthly listeners on Spotify
  • JID’s real name is Destin Choice Route
  • JID ​​is a part of the musical collective Spillage Village, founded by EarthGang in 2010
  • JID believes that self-knowledge is crucial 



  • Post Malone was born as Austin Richard Post. He chose his stage name Post Malone with help from an online rap name generator.
  • Post Malone started off as a wedding DJ
  • Post Malone’s senior class voted him “Most Likely To Become Famous.”
  • Post Malone Created his First Mixtape on Audacity (a free audio editor) at 16
  • Post Malone is a college dropout 




  • Lil Baby’s real name is Dominique Armani Jones
  • Lil Baby has two sons 
  • Lil Baby dropped out of high school when he was in the 9th grade 
  • Lil Baby rose to mainstream fame in 2017 following the release of his mixtape Perfect Timing
  • Lil Baby’s debut studio album, Harder Than Ever, spawned the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single “Yes Indeed”




  • Mi Casa is a house trio based in Johannesburg consisting of J’Something, Dr Duda and Mo-T 
  • Mi Casa was formed in early 2011 
  • Mi Casa was formed when all three future members were at a night lounge and decided to perform together
  • Mi Casa are known for  infectious blend of jazz, dance music, and R&B, as well as African and Brazilian traditions 
  • Mi Casa have  424.2K monthly listeners on Spotify 




  • Taylor Swift is a former Abercrombie model
  • Taylor Swift gave Eric Church her first gold record
  • Taylor Swift has had 188 chart entries on the Billboard Hot 100 throughout her music career
  • Taylor Swift is the female artist with the most charted songs in the United States
  • Taylor Swift used to perform in musical theaters as a child 




  • Beyonce was born in Houston, Texas
  • Beyonce is married to rapper Jay-Z and has a three children, daughter Blue Ivy Carter and twins, Rumi and Sir Carter
  • Beyonce adopted her alter ego, Sasha Fierce, to overcome her stage fright 
  • At 7 years old, Beyonce won a talent show against competitors over twice her age
  • A major part of Beyonce’s vocal training included running a mile while singing 



  • Quavo and Takeoff are from Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • Takeoff started making beats and developing rhythms in the seventh grade
  • Quavo played football in high school before become a rapper 
  • Takeoff’s real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball
  • Quavo’s real name is Quavious Keyate Marshall




  • Oxlade’s  real name is Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman
  • Oxlade is a Nigerian singer and songwriter signed to Troniq Music, Epic Records in France, and Fuenlabrada Records in the UK
  • Oxlade rose to prominence with the release of the song “Away”, which appeared on Rolling Stone’s 50 best songs of 2020
  • Oxlade’s music genre includes Afro Beats, Pop, Afropop and Nigerian RNB 
  • Oxlade is the recipient of the Headies Award for Best Vocal Performance (Male) 




  • Ari Lennox’s real name is Courtney Shanade Salter 
  • Ari Lennox used to steal CD’s from her dad when she was growing up 
  • Ari Lennox is signed to Dreamville Records 
  • Ari Lennox performed at the 2022 Soul Train Awards 
  • Ari Lennox has been described as a forthright lyricist and understated vocalist 




  • Wizkid was one of the first African pop stars to perform/sell out Royal Albert Hall in London
  • Wizkid is the Nigerian artist with the most nominations for awards in Nigeria 
  • Wizkid is the first African to receive seven nominations from Billboard
  • Wizkid is the first afro-pop artist to appear in the Guinness Book of World Records
  • Wizkid is the youngest African artiste to get a Grammy nomination




  • David Guetta’s song was the UEFA Euro 2016 official song
  • David Guetta is the Grandfather of EDM
  • David Guetta was a DJ at nightclubs during the 1980s and 1990s
  • David Guetta is among the top 10 richest DJs in the world with a net-worth of more than $30 million
  • David Guetta began mixing his first vinyls at the age of 13 




  • Elton John has sold over 300 million records worldwide in a six decade career in music
  • Elton John is commonly nicknamed the “Rocket Man” after his 1972 hit single of the same name
  • Elton John has released 31 albums since 1969
  • Elton John is an HIV/AIDS charity fundraiser and has been involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s
  • Elton John has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100 






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