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D.Y.K – Did You Know? 26 April

D.Y.K – Did You Know? 26 April 



  • J-Hope’s real name is Jung Hoseok.
  • Before his debut, J-Hope considered “Smile-Hoya” as a stage name. 
  • J-Hope is BTS’ sub-rapper and main dancer. 
  • J-Hope released his first solo mixtape, Hope World, in 2018.
  • J-Hope dreamed of becoming a professional tennis player during his elementary school years



  • Beyonce’s favorite number is 4 
  • A major part of Beyonce’s vocal training used to involve running a mile while singing
  • Beyonce adopted an alter ego, Sasha Fierce, to overcome stage fright.
  • Beyonce is known for her boundary-pushing artistry and vocal abilities
  • In 202o, Beyonce became the only solo artist besides Mariah Carey to have hit No.1 in four different decades



  • Kendrick Lamar’s family used to refer to him as ‘Man Man’
  • Kendrick Lamar is from Compton, Los Angeles
  • Kendrick Lamar was named after The Temptations’ Eddie Kendricks
  • Kendrick Lamar is among the shortest rappers in Hip-Hop, standing at 5 feat 6 inches
  • Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West have over 40 songs together, most of which have not yet been released 



  • 6lack’s real name is Ricardo Valdez Valentine Jr
  • 6lack is a three-time Grammy nominated musician 
  • The 6 in 6lack’s stage moniker was a name he’s had since his youth growing up in Atlanta
  • Before 6lack rose to fame, he used to be a battle rapper 
  • 6lack is an advocate for the mental health of BIPOC young adults



  • Youngboy Never Broke Again broke his neck while wrestling as a toddler 
  • Youngboy Never Broke Again started his career at the age of 14 
  • In his spare time, Youngboy Never Broke Again enjoys traveling and photography 
  • Youngboy Never Broke Again cites Snoop Dogg, Tupac and Lil Wayne as some of his favorite rappers 
  •  Youngboy Never Broke Again has been noted for his melodic vocals and “signature aggressive punch and high energy”



  • Lizzo’s real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson
  • Lizzo studied music in college, with a classical emphasis on the flute 
  • Lizzo formed an experimental Denver rock band, Lizzo & the Larva Ink, while living in Houston with her mom 
  • Lizzo’s nickname used to be Lissa, before settling on Lizzo 
  • Before Lizzo became famous, she lived out of her car for a year 



  • Drake dropped out of high school to pursue a career in acting 
  • Overall, Drake has won 193 awards, including 5 Grammy Awards from 51 nominations
  • A Drake fan got his name tattooed across her forehead in capital letters
  • Drake dedicated his album “Views”  to a terminally ill cancer patient
  • Drake has over 170 million records sold 



  • Taylor Swift wrote a 350-page novel when she was 12
  • Taylor Swift has won a total of 11 Grammy awards
  • Taylor Swift has released 9 studio albums 
  • Taylor Swift grew up on a Christmas Tree farm 
  • Taylor Swift’s lucky number is 13 



  • Ice Spice writes all of her own lyrics 
  • Ice Spice says she was first inspired to start rapping by Sheff G and Pop Smoke
  • Ice Spice lists Lil’ Kim, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Foxy Brown, and Remy Ma as musical influences due to their New York roots
  • Ice Spice started rapping in 2021 
  • Ice Spice is both of Nigerian and Dominican descent



  • Chris Brown signed to Jive Records when he was only 15 years old 
  • Chris Brown’s first album, a self-titled release, debuted in 2005
  • Chris Brown’s full name is Christopher Maurice Brown
  • Chris Brown is referred to by many contemporaries as the “King of R&B
  • Chris Brown owns over 14 Burger King restaurants 



  • SZA has recently announced the title of her new album, ‘S.O.S’ 
  • SZA has written 100 songs for her new album 
  • SZA worked in customer service before becoming a full-time artist 
  • SZA’s star sign is a Scorpio 
  • It was SZA’s brother who first convinced her to pursue a career in music 



  • Post Malone has a face tattoo that reads ‘Always Tired’
  • Post Malone’s sophomore album, ‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’ dropped in April 2018 
  • Post Malone gained major recognition after posting ‘White Iverson’ on Soundcloud in 2015 
  • Post Malone created his First Mixtape on Audacity at 16
  • Post Malone used a “rap name generator” to get “Malone”



  • 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 recently performed on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show 
  • Flo formed in 2019 and signed to Island Records



  • Popcaan admits that if he did not become an artist, he would have joined the military 
  • Popcaan’s grandmother encouraged him to pursue a career in music 
  • Popcaan’s best friend gave him his stage moniker 
  • Popcaan’s real name is Andrae Hugh Sutherland
  • Popcaan is the only dancehall artist to win the MOBO Awards for two years in a row



  • Marshmello’s real name is Christopher Comstock
  • Marshmello is an American electronic music producer and DJ
  • Marshmello’s songs “Silence”, “Wolves”, “Friends”, “Happier”, and “Alone” have been certified multi-platinum in several countries and appeared in the Top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100
  • In addition to being a DJ, Marshmello can play the piano, guitar and drums 
  • Marshmello’s fan based call themselves ‘Mellogang’

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