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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Did You Know? ☆ Sam Smith

Did You Know? ☆ Sam Smith

DID YOU KNOW? Sam Smith is the third cousin of singer, Lilly Allen. Sam Smith is an English singer-songwriter who rose to fame in October 2012 when featured on Disclosure’s breakthrough song “Latch” which peaked at number 11 on UK Singles Chart. His style of music is melodic and blues with soulful falsettos and a soft contemporary jazz, velvety feel to his voice. This has made him enormously successful by singing emotional ballads that connect…

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