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Background information
Birth nameShelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith[1]
Also known as
  • D.R.A.M.
  • Big Baby D.R.A.M.
  • Only 1 D.R.A.M.
Born(1988-08-03) August 3, 1988 (age 28)
Germany
OriginHampton, Virginia, U.S.
Genres
  • Hip hop
  • R&B
  • soul
  • trap
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
Labels
  • Atlantic
  • Empire
  • LoveRenaissance
Associated acts
  • Lil' Yachty
  • Young Thug
  • Erykah Badu
  • Gorillaz
Websitebigbabydram.com

Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith (born August 3, 1988), better known by his stage name D.R.A.M. (an acronym for Does. Real. Ass. Music.), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Hampton, Virginia. He is signed to Atlantic Records and Empire Distribution.[2] His debut single was "Cha Cha", followed by his breakout single "Broccoli", featuring Lil Yachty, which peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[3] In October 2016, he released his debut studio album, Big Baby D.R.A.M..

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Discography
    • 3.1 Albums
      • 3.1.1 Studio albums
      • 3.1.2 Mixtapes
    • 3.2 EPs
    • 3.3 Singles
      • 3.3.1 As lead artist
      • 3.3.2 As featured artist
    • 3.4 Guest appearances
  • 4 Awards and nominations
  • 5 Notes
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Early life

D.R.A.M. was born in Germany and raised in Hampton, Virginia.[4]

Career

In March 2015, D.R.A.M. released his debut EP, #1Epic through Atlantic Records and Empire Distribution.[5] The EP included the single "Cha Cha", which peaked at number 1 on the Bubbling Under Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart. [6] In October 2015, his debut mixtape, Gahdamn! was released.[7]

In April 2016, D.R.A.M. released his hit single "Broccoli" featuring rapper Lil Yachty. The song gained international success and peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming his first top 5 song in the country. In October 2016, he appeared on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing "Blessings (Reprise)" with Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla Sign, Anthony Hamilton and Raury.[8] His debut studio album, Big Baby D.R.A.M., was released on October 21, 2016.[9] The album received many positive reviews.

D.R.AM. was featured on the single "Andromeda" from virtual band Gorillaz' album Humanz. He also provided uncredited guest vocals on the track "We Got the Power" from the same album.

Notes

  1. ^ "Cha Cha" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[24]
  2. ^ "Cash Machine" did not enter the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number six on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[24]

References

  1. ^ "Meet D.R.A.M., the Virginia Artist Who Stopped Following the Rules of Rap and Had One Epic Summer - NOISEY". Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.fashionably-early.com/2015/07/10/d-r-a-m-signs-to-atlantic-records/
  3. ^ ""Broccoli" [ft. Lil Yachty] by D.R.A.M. Review - and his album titled "Big Baby D.R.A.M." is set to be released on the 21st Of October 2016 Pitchfork". Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  4. ^ http://noisey.vice.com/blog/dram-hampton-virginia-1epicsummer-interview-profile
  5. ^ a b "#1Epic EP by D.R.A.M.". iTunes. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference Chacha was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  7. ^ a b "Gahdamn! by D.R.A.M.". iTunes. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Watch Chance the Rapper Send Epic 'Blessings (Reprise)' on 'Fallon'". Rolling Stone. October 4, 2016. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  9. ^ Lilah, Rose (5 October 2016). "D.R.A.M. announces his first album". Hotnewhiphop. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "D.R.A.M. – Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  11. ^ "D.R.A.M. – Chart History (R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "D.R.A.M. – Chart History (Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2016. 
  13. ^ "D.R.A.M. – Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&ar=D.R.A.M.&ti=Big+Baby+D.R.A.M.#search_section
  15. ^ "D.R.A.M.: Google Play: Live At The Milk Jam Room - Music on Google Play". Google Play. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  16. ^ "D.R.A.M. – Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  17. ^ "D.R.A.M. – Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  18. ^ "D.R.A.M. – Chart History: Hot Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  19. ^ "D.R.A.M. – Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Discography D.R.A.M.". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Switzerland: Hung Medien. Retrieved October 29, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Discography D.R.A.M.". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 29, 2016. 
  22. ^ "DRAM FT LIL YACHTY | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 15, 2016. 
  23. ^ Peak chart positions for singles on the R&B Chart in the United Kingdom:
    • "Broccoli": "2016 Top 40 R&B Singles Archive: 30th September 2016". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 29, 2016. 
  24. ^ a b "Chart Search for D.R.A.M. (Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles) | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  25. ^ "American album certifications – D.R.A.M. – Broccoli". Recording Industry Association of America.". Retrieved October 13, 2016. 
  26. ^ Cite error: The named reference MC was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  27. ^ "For the Love Of (feat. D.R.A.M) - Single by DP". iTunes. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Slappin (feat. Nef The Pharaoh & D.R.A.M.) - Single by E-40". iTunes. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  29. ^ "Smokin' What I'm Smokin' On (feat. D.R.A.M. & Rich The Kid) - Single by MOD SUN". iTunes. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  30. ^ "1999 (feat. D.R.A.M) - Single by Max Fullard". iTunes. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  31. ^ "Here Is the Complete List of Nominees for the 2017 Grammys". Billboard. December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  32. ^ "Drake Leads 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations". Rap-Up. January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  33. ^ "Drake, The Chainsmokers Lead Nominees for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards". Billboard. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 

External links

  • D.R.A.M. on SoundCloud
  • D.R.A.M. on YouTube
   

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