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D.Y.K – DID YOU KNOW? 7 June


  • Niall Horan’s full name is Niall James Horan 
  • Niall Horan is an Irish singer-songwriter
  • Niall Horan’s zodiac sign is Virgo 
  • Niall Horan started playing the guitar when he was 12 years old 
  • Niall Horan keeps a leather-bound notebook full of songs



  • Christopher Comstock is known professionally as Marshmello
  • Marshmello’s songs “Silence”, “Wolves”, “Friends”, “Happier”, and “Alone” have been certified multi-platinum in several countries 
  • Marshmello was ranked at #8 in the Forbes list of “World’s Highest-paid DJs,” with earning of over $21 million, in 2017 
  • Marshmello has published gaming and cooking videos for his YouTube series – “Gaming with Marshmello” and “Cooking with Marshmello.”
  • Marshmello is known to use his body language to express himself in the videos in both of the YouTube series



  • When Chris Brown was younger, he was part of a church choir 
  • Chris Brown discovered his love for singing and dancing at a young age, before being signed at the age of 15 
  • Chris Brown has often been referred to by many contemporaries as the “King of R&B”
  • Chris Brown says he learned how to dance by watching Michael Jackson on television 
  • Chris Brown has sold over 197 million records worldwide



  • Meghan Trainor served as a judge on the television talent shows The Four: Battle for Stardom (2018), The Voice UK (2020) and Australian Idol (2023)
  • Meghan Trainor began her career at the age of 7 
  • Meghan  Trainor attributes her early start to being born into a musical family.
  • Meghan Trainor started writing music at the age of 8 
  • Meghan Trainor’s father was a music teacher and musician, and plays organ in a Methodist church



  • Summer Walker’s full name is Summer Marjani Walker
  • Summer Walker signed to Love Renaissance and Interscope Records in 2017 
  • Summer Walker’s zodiac sign is Aries 
  • Summer Walker says that writing music is her way of capturing her emotions 
  • Summer Walker taught herself how to play the guitar 



  • Kim Petras is a German singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California
  • Between 2016 and 2020, Kim Petras  released music as an independent artist under her own imprint, BunHead Records
  • Kim Petras signed with Amigo and Republic Records in 2021
  • Kim Petras began recording music when she was a teenager 
  • Kim Petras’ music genre is characterized as Pop, EDM and dance-pop



  • Pink’s real name is Alecia Beth Moore
  • Before breaking into the music industry, Pink used to work at McDonald’s 
  • In her downtime, Pink enjoys working in her garden 
  • Pink is a UNICEF ambassador
  • After dating for four years, Pink took matters into her own hands and promised to her now husband



  • Kaytramine is a duo comprised of Amine and Kaytranada 
  • The self-titled album, ‘Kaytramine’ has been described as lighthearted, fun and perfect for the summer months. 
  • Kaytramine performed at Coachella in April this year 
  • Kaytramine have been collaborating on songs for nearly a decade 
  • Amine has shared that Kaytranada would send him free beats during the early days of his career 



  • Ayra Starr’s birth name is Oyinkansola Aderibigbe
  • Ayra Starr had a strong passion for singing and songwriting, and fashion at a young age
  • Ayra Starr  began a fashion career at the age of 16 with Quove Model Management before deciding to pursue a career in music
  • Ayra Starr attended Les Cours Sonou University and received a BA degree in international relations and political science
  • Ayra Starr turned to music to counter the feeling she experienced from being bullied during her time in University 



  • 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



  • Taylor Swift appeared on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, 2009
  • Taylor Swift is a prominent cultural figure who has been cited as an influence on a generation of music artists
  • Taylor Swift is the first woman solo artist to win the Grammy for Album Of The Year three times for her solo albums
  • Taylor Swift wrote her first song, “Lucky You” at the age of 12 
  • Taylor Swift loves visiting antique stores and collecting antiques



  • 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 



  • Lola Brooke signed with Team 80 Productions in 2016
  • Lola Brooke was signed to Arista Records in January 2023 and was an opening act on ‘A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s Me v’ 
  • Lola Brooke named DMX, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Missy, Eve, Busta Rhymes and Meek Mill as some of her biggest inspirations
  • Lola Brooke began composing music at the age of 8
  • Lola Brooke’s stage name is a combination of the names of the Looney Tunes character Lola Bunny and Brooklyn



  • Miley Cyrus was dubbed the “Pop Chameleon” as she has been recognized for her musical versatility and has been critically lauded for her continual reinvention in her sound and style
  • Miley Cyrus has five siblings 
  • Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus’ godmother 
  • Miley Cyrus changed her middle name to Ray in honor of her grandfather
  • Miley is short for Smiley, a nickname she got as a baby for smiling so much



  • Travis Scott’s birth name is Jacques Bermon Webster II
  • Travis Scott’s stage name is the namesake of a favorite uncle combined with the first name of one of his inspirations, Kid Cudi
  • Travis Scott founded Cactus Jack Records 
  • Throughout his career, Travis Scott has been nominated for eight Grammy’s 
  • Travis Scott was born in Houston, Texas 




  • DJ Sliqe’s real name is Lutendo Kungoane


  • In 2013 DJ Sliqe released his first single that he co-produced with Sipho ’Psyfo’ Ngwenya, which he considers to be his ‘big break’ 
  • In 2020, DJ Sliqe was appointed by Sony Music Entertainment Africa as the Head of Hip-Hop/R&B at Sony Music Entertainment south Africa 
  • Dj Sliqe says he wanted to increase the volume of dream hip hop collaborations, filling the gaps and feeding the hungry hip hop nation.” 
  • Dj Sliqe dropped out of university to pursue his music career

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