Did You Know? ☆ Bruno Mars

Did You Know? ☆ Bruno Mars

DID YOU KNOW? Bruno Mars comes from a family of musicians. His mother was a singer and dancer and his father performed Little Richard rock and roll music. Also his brother is the drummer in Mars’ band, The Hooligans. Peter Gene Hernandez, known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mars began making music at a young age and performed in various music venues…

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Did You Know? ☆ Sia

Did You Know? ☆ Sia

DID YOU KNOW? As well as co-writing “Diamonds” with singer Rihanna, Sia has also co-written songs for many recording artists, including Beyonce, Kylie Minogue, Flo Rida. Her collaboration with Flo Rida “Wild Ones”, peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the tenth best-selling song of 2012 globally. Sia Kate Isabelle Furler, better known as Sia is an Australian singer-songwriter, record producer and music video director. She started her career as a…

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Did You Know? ☆ Drake

Did You Know? ☆ Drake

DID YOU KNOW? Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on Canadian teen drama series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” in the early 2000s. He appeared in over 145 episodes but left in 2007 as he was intent on pursuing a career as a rapper. Aubrey Drake Graham, known mononymously as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. He is of mixed-race origin to a Jewish mother and African-American father. At…

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Did You Know? ☆ The Killers

Did You Know? ☆ The Killers

Did you know? The Killers debut album “Hot Fuss” spent more weeks on the UK Albums Chart than any other that decade, 173 weeks in total. The Killers are an American Rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass), Dave Keuning (guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer (bass, guitar, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci, Jr (drums, percussion) would complete the lineup in 2002. After getting together the…

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Did You Know? ☆ Rihanna

Did You Know? ☆ Rihanna

Did you know? In 2015 the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that Rihanna has surpassed more than 100 million Gold & Platinum song certifications and is the first and only artist to do this. Rihanna is a singer, songwriter and actress. Born in St Michael, Barbados she grew up listening to reggae music and began singing at the age of seven. Although an avid student at school she did want to graduate from…

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Did You Know? ☆ Eminem

Did You Know? ☆ Eminem

Did you know? Eminem is of English, German, Scottish and Swiss-German descent and named himself after his favourite chocolate, M&M’s. Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer. He is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the US and throughout his musical career, he has had 10 number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and 5 number-one singles on the Billboard 100. With sales of 47.4 million…

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Did You Know? ☆ Bastille

Did You Know? ☆ Bastille

DID YOU KNOW? The name of the band derives from Bastille Day which is celebrated on 14th July and is the same day as Dan Smith’s (lead vocalist) birthday. Bastille are a British indie band which were formed in 2010. The group began as a solo project by lead vocalist Dan Smith, but later expanded to include keyboardist Kyle Simmons, bassist and guitarist Will Farquarson and drummer Chris Wood. The band debuted in summer 2010…

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Did You Know? ☆ Keane

Did You Know? ☆ Keane

DID YOU KNOW? Member Tim Rice-Oxley was invited by Chris Martin of Coldplay to join the band in 1997 after hearing him play the piano. Tim politely declined as he did not want to leave Keane. Keane are an English rock band from East Sussex who were formed in 1995. They achieved mainstream and international success with the release of their debut album, “Hopes and fears” in 2004. There are five members of the band…

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Did You Know? ☆ Emeli Sande

Did You Know? ☆ Emeli Sande

DID YOU KNOW? Emeli Sande’s real name is ‘Adele Emily Sande’ but decided against using the name due to the singer Adele’s growing success. Emelie Sande is a Scottish singer/songwriter who first became prominent after featuring on the track “Diamond Rings” by the rapper Chipmunk in 2009 and was her first top ten single on the UK Singles Chart. Initially, born in Sunderland to a Zambian father and English mother, Sande wrote her first song…

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Did You Know? ☆ Naughty Boy

Did You Know? ☆ Naughty Boy

DID YOU KNOW? Naughty Boy paid to set up a recording studio in his parents shed after winning £40,000 on Channel 4’s hit day-time gameshow ‘Deal or No Deal’. Shahid Khan known by his stage name Naughty Boy is an English DJ, record producer, songwriter, musician and rapper. Originally from Watford, his variety of different genres (UK garage, breakbeat, hip-hop, pop) as a producer is notably admired. Initially he studied business and Marketing at London…

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