Bruno Mars is of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent.
Bruno Mars fans are known as Hooligans.
Bruno Mars gave his teacher a love letter with his mother’s ring in it, which he had stolen when he was 15 years old.
Bruno Mars’ favourite food is Chicken Adobo, which is the national dish of the Philippines.
Bruno Mars was arrested for possession of illegal drugs in a Las Vegas casino bathroom back in 2010.
Anderson .Paak’s birth name is Brandon Paak Anderson.
Anderson .Paak is a four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer.
Anderson .Paak played the drums as a teenager in his church band and then later famously worked at a marijuana farm.
Anderson .Paak’s first stage name was Breezy Lovejoy which was followed by his transformation into Anderson .Paak, with his debut album Venice and a six-song run on Dr Dre’s certified gold COMPTON album.
Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars joined forces to create a collaborative album, ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’, under the group Silk Soul in 2021.
Post Malone has a beer pong manager. We’re not quite sure how one manages a beer pong, but he must do a good job because Malone pays him over 350,000 dollars a year to do it.
Post Malone’s senior class voted him “Most Likely To Become Famous.”
Post Malone dropped out of Community College, claiming in a Tweet that he wasn’t very good at school.
Post Malone played the guitar in a metal band in high school.
Post Malone has a role in the upcoming Mark Wahlberg film called Wonderland, which is set to be released through Netflix.
Swae Lee and his brother Slim released their first song, “We”, in 2013 after they signed on with Mike Will Made, under the label, EarDrummers Entertainment.
Swae Lee and French Montana’s song, ‘Unforgettable’, made it to Platinum when it sold over 1 million copies.
Swae Lee has been described as ‘the songbird of our generation because of his ability to switch up his genres.
Swae Lee’s mother worked in the United States Army.
Swae Lee was assaulted by his ex-girlfriend Ortiz in August of 2019. Lee claimed that Ortiz not only hit him with objects in the home, but she headbutted him as well.
Mdu’zbeger’s real name is Zakeu Robert Malinga, he is also known as Mduduzi. A name that was given to him by his grandfather.
Mdu’zbeger’s stage name comes from his nickname Mduduzi.
Mdu’zbeger’s is a big softy in the kitchen, he loves baking and cooking.
Mdu’zbeger’s first love has always been music, he describes music as his therapy and hopes to inspire and motivate his fans.
As a young teenager, Mdu’zbeger would run away from home just to attend gigs from local DJs in his village. This is how he discovered his passion for music.
Malemon’s birth name is Melusi Mahlaba, he was born on March 16th, 1996.
Malemon was born and raised in Soweto Orlando, West.
Malemon has said that his biggest achievement is featuring on a song with Cassper Nyovest.
His debut song Lemonade reached 1 million views on YouTube.
Malemon is also a big lover of food and soccer.
Jesse Clegg wrote a moving song for his father called I’ve Been Looking In 2017, which was included on his dad’s final album, King of Time.
Jesse Clegg welcomed his baby girl with Dani Cooperman in March of 2020, who they named, Mylah Thandolwethu Clegg.
Jesse Clegg spent his first six years of life living on tour with his father Johnny Clegg where he was submerged into and surrounded by music.
Jesse Clegg’s talent was discovered by David Bottrill, following his first album’s release in 2011 titled: ‘When I Wake Up”.
In 2014, Clegg brought his music to the international stage. He embarked on a seven-week tour across the United States and Canada, which comprised 32 shows in 31 cities.
SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA
Swedish House Mafia announced a 44-date tour of Europe and North America in 2022, which will be their first tour since 2012.
Swedish House Mafia will be playing at Coachella in 2022, which will be ten years since they first played the festival.
Swedish House Mafia will be part of the soundtrack for the new FIFA 2022 video game.
Swedish House Mafia placed at number ten on the DJ Magazine Top 100 Poll in 2011 and are regarded as “The faces of mainstream progressive house music.”
Swedish House Mafia got their name accidentally. It was essentially just a nickname for the group until the moniker stuck.
TY DOLLA SIGN
Ty Dolla Sign co-wrote and produced Chris Brown’s summer smash hit ‘Loyal’.
Ty Dolla Sign is a self-taught drummer, violinist and guitarist.
Ty Dolla Sign’s album $ign Language reached over 140,000 downloads in a week highlighting his lyrical versatility and wide musical reach.
Ty Dolla Sign got his name from his friend who one day started to call him that every time he saw him.
Ty Dolla Sign‘s biggest influences are 2Pac and J Dilla.
Jessica Simpson began singing in the choir of a local Baptist church where her father, Joseph Simpson, also worked as the congregation’s youth minister.
Jessica Simpson won a Chrysler Crossfire sports car at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards but exchanged the $50,000 luxury car for a minivan so she could help the orphanage.
Jessica Simpson released a tell-all memoir entitled Open Book in 2020. It made it right to the very top of the New York Times “Best-Sellers” list.
Jessica Simpson created the Jessica Simpson Collection (JSC) which she designs and markets a line of handbags, high-heels, and boots.
At age 13, Jessica Simpson attended a church camp where she sang Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” and an arrangement of “Amazing Grace.”
Neon Dreams is a Canadian alt-pop duo consisting of vocalist Frank Kadillac and drummer Adrian Morris.
Neon Dreams defy genre pigeonholing. They draw freely upon pop, rock, folk, EDM, hip-hop and reggae elements.
Neon Dreams most successful songs are “Marching Bands,” “Survive”, “High School Dropout” and “Life Without Fantasies.
The Neon Dreams group met in High School where Corey was a DJ while the other members were originally into rock.
Neon Dreams released their debut album, Sweet Dreams till Sunbeams in 2019.It was inspired by Kadillac’s visit to a healing retreat where he opened up about his troubled childhood.
Mthandazo Gatya’s big break came during the lockdown period in 2020 when he landed on the top 10 charts of Metro FM, Ligwalagwala FM and Ikwekwezi FM.
All of Mthandazo Gatya songs take less than an hour to create, from the lyrics to the hook. He listens to the beat, meditates on it and the records.
Mthandazo Gatya’s favourite artist of all time is Black Coffee. He has said he loves Black Coffee because of his versatility.
In 2010, Mthandazo Gatya won 2nd prize on the show Jam Alley, and that’s when he realised his musical potential.
Mthandazo Gatya was born and raised in a small township called Weilers Farm in the south of Johannesburg.
THE KID LAROI
The Kid Laroi’s great-great-grandfather was an Aboriginal part of the Kamilaroi tribe, which is where he got the inspiration for his name.
The Kid Laroi’s father, Nick, is an engineer and music producer. His mother, Sloane, is a music manager who has also worked with models.
The Kid Laroi is currently in a relationship with the popular TikToker, Katarina Deme.
The Kid Laroi loves fashion and being able to express himself through his clothing.
The Kid Laroi listened to a lot of hip hop and R&B when he was younger, and felt particularly connected to Tupac’s music.
Justin Bieber’s breakfast of choice is a big bowl of Berry Captain Crunch.
Justin Bieber once cut his hair and auctioned it off for $40,000 to charity, proving that some fans will do nearly anything for a piece of the Biebs.
Justin Bieber charges between $5,000 to $10,000 an hour to perform at private parties.
Justin Bieber’s favourite animal of all time is a giraffe.
Justin Bieber had a short-lived career in television. He appeared on the September 23, 2010, episode of CSI.
Tekno Miles was born Augustine Miles Kelechi Edgar and is also known as the Golden Boy of Africa.
Tekno was born on the 17th of December 1992.
Tekno enrolled in a music school at the young age of 8, where he learned and mastered the rudiments of playing the piano and guitar.
Tekno Miles was scouted by comedian Julius Agwu at an event in Abuja. Tekno had thrilled the audience with his performance of a song titled “Onye Ne Kwu”, his cover of Ice Prince’s “Oleku”.
Tekno Miles is not only a superb musician-producer but an amazing dancer as well.
Mafikizolo won three SAMA’S and were nominated for numerous local and international awards such as the BET Awards, an All African Music Award and a Black Canadian Award during their career.
Mafikizolo performed with Akon in Wembley stadium and collaborated with Diamond Platnumz & Dj Maphorisa in 2015.
In 2015, Mafikizolo embarked on their first South African tour. They launched a six-city tour with the release of their album Reunited.
Mafikizolo’s ‘Thandolwethu’ is co-written by singer and songwriter Msaki.
Mafikizolo was originally a trio. Tragedy struck when the third member Tebogo Benedict Madingoane was killed in 2004 in an alleged road rage incident.
Lil Nas X’s real name is Montero Lamar Hill. His stage name “Lil Nas X” was a tribute to rapper “Nas”.
Lil Nas X is 22 years old. He was born on April 9, 1999, in Lithia Springs, Georgia.
Lil Nas X learnt the trumpet in the fourth grade and became the first chair in junior high.
Lil Nas X was the first artist to have a song remain at number one on the Billboard 100 list for 19 weeks.
Lil Nas X made it onto Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 list in 2020.
Sjava started writing music at the tender age of 10 years old. He wrote original songs for his all-boy Isicathamiya group Abafana baseMpumalanga while in primary school.
Sjava was born Jabulani Hadebe on 2nd December 1984 in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal.
Sjava is a South African singer, rapper, and actor.
Sjava acted in Zone 14, where he starred for three consecutive seasons. He ventured into the music industry and signed to the record label Ambitiouz Entertainment.
Sjava began his acting career in 2005, starring in several drama series and films including uGugu no Andile in 2009.
Sjava gained mainstream popularity after he was featured on Miss Pru’s acclaimed song Ameni.
The Migos real names are Quavious Keyate Marshall (Quavo), Kirshnik Khari Ball ( Offset) and Kiari Kendrell Cephus( Takeoff).
Before deciding on the name Migo’s the group called themselves “Polo Club”.
The Migos are largely influenced in their style by the late iconic rappers Notorious BIG and Tupac Shakur.
In 2016 Kanye West tried to sign the Migo’s to his record label, G.O.O.D Music but the deal fell through and they signed with Motown and Capitol Records in February 2017.
The inspiration behind the name Migo’s is the Spanish word ‘Amigos’ in slang alludes to an abandoned house that is used as a ‘trap house’ to sell and make drugs in.
TLT is a rap duo that consists of two artists, Vusi Rantlha, also known as “Trouble”, and Phethego Makanyane, also known as “L-Tech”.
TLT met in 2006 in Katlehong and found their musical chemistry was undeniable. They separated for a while to venture into solo projects, but in 2011 came together and formed TLT.
The duo TLT is signed by RapLyf Records, owned by the award-winning Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi, better known by his stage name of Kwesta.
TLT featured on Kwesta’s album Dakar 2 in a song called Mmino, which reached a million views on YouTube.
TLT’s music video of MaiZuzu is currently sitting at 11,000 views and that number is steadily growing.
Kwesta’s real name is Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi. He was born in Katlehong, a township which is also known as “K1”.
Kwesta developed an interest in poetry during his early high school years.
Kwesta dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to pursue his music career.
Kwesta and his lady got matching ring tattoos way before they even spoke about marriage. How cute is that?
Kwesta used to go by the name Quest when he was still on the come up.
WizKid is the first Nigerian artist to win an award from the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
WizKid is the only Nigerian artist to maintain the number one spot on iTunes World Chart for more than one week.
WizKid’s “Come Closer” which featured rapper Drake got up to a million views on YouTube within 24 hours.
WizKid got a day named after him by the governor of Minnesota, Mark Brandt Dayton.
WizKid’s style is a mixture of streetwear and traditional Nigerian clothes. Pharrell Williams is his biggest fashion style icon.
Lorde’s stage name comes from, you guessed it, her obsession with royalty.
Lorde has sound-to-colour synesthesia, a neurological condition that allows her to see colours when particular musical notes are played.
Lorde had an Instagram account dedicated to her love for onion rings. Sadly, she didn’t keep up the account but shared that she prefers batter over breading and likes to pickle onions before frying them.
Lorde was first signed to a development deal in 2009 when she was just 13 years old.
When Nirvana was introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, the members tapped Lorde to sing in place of the late Kurt Cobain.