Everything you need to know about the rapper/songwriter/producer


by Stevie Martin |
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You may have heard the name PartyNextDoor being bandied about - from his recent signing to Drake's label to That song in 2016 Come And See Me (You will have heard it, even if you don't think you did), the Canadian artist is just 23 years old but has been working HARD for years now. And it looks like it's all paid off.

What is PartyNextDoor's real name?

Born Jahron Anthony Brathwaite, PartyNextDoor is a singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer. Yep, he's got quite a lot of strings to his bow.

How was PartyNextDoor picked up by Drake's label?

OVO, Drake's label, heard that PND was gaining a lot of local success in and around Toronto, and it was a no-brainer when he was approached by them. "I could go to a label where they don't know how to handle me and they don't care," he told Rolling Stone in an interview. "Or I'll have a mentor who's been through it, who knows exactly what I want to mean to my city and what I want to achieve. They know how to handle your emotions. I'll have freedom and guidance."

Where have I heard PartyNextDoor's songs?

You may have heard his track Wednesday Night Interlude on Drake's 2015 mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late, but you've definitely heard the single Come And See Me. With over 60 million views on YouTube and constant plays last year, this was the track that launched him into mainstream success. He was also on Zayn Malik's single Still Got Time, which you probably definitely also heard pumped out on the radio.

Which songs has PartyNextDoor written for other artists?

Aside from his own material (he released EPs PartyNextDoor, PartyNextDoor Two and PNDColours in 2014, and PartyNextDoor 3 in 2016) he wrote "Legend" on Drake's mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Let Me on Usher's Hard II Love album, U With Me on Drake's Views, Shining for DJ Khaled and two songs for Rihanna's ANTI album - Sex With Me and the infectious smash hit Work. Which got nominated for two Grammys.

Did PartyNextDoor and Zayn Malik fall out?

After featuring on Zayn Malik's track Still Got Time, PartyNextDoor then deleted all traces of the ex One Direction singer from his social media feeds. On top of that, he also removed the various mixes of the track off his Spotify and YouTube channels. So, er, yes. Yes, they did.

Did PartyNextDoor date Kylie Jenner?

The pair were spotted hanging out after she appeared in the video for Come And See Me, where the pair kissed. But both denied any official relationship. In an interview with Complex magazine, Kylie said: “Me and Party have a cool relationship. I think he’s so talented and I love his music. But I wouldn’t say we dated. It never really got to that boyfriend-girlfriend stage. It was just fun. I was doing what I wanted to do."

Does PartyNextDoor have a girlfriend?

At the moment, it looks like he's single. But he was definitely in an on/off relationship with singer Kehlani from 2014-2016.

What's PartyNextDoor's Twitter handle?

Unsurprisingly, his Twitter handle is @partynextdoor (http://www.twitter.com/partynextdoor).

What's PartyNextDoor's Instagram handle?

Same as twitter: @PartyNextDoor

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