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Everything you need to know about Drake's secret weapon in OVO.
PARTY apparently picked his stage name from a preset in production program FL Studio. He went for 'PARTNEXTDOOR' as it was the closest sound to Noah '40' Shebib's signature production for Drake. Picture: Instagram
The 14-track album is lead by his new single 'Not Nice'.
Drake signed PARTY to his OVO record label back in 2013, after being recommended by OVO Sound co-founder Oliver El Khatib. PARTY is very influential in Drake's creative process and has worked with him on a number of projects. Picture: Instagram
PARTY actually comes from Mississauga, Canada - which is around 28km west of Drake's native Toronto. However he left the city for LA at the age of 17 to chase his dreams of becoming a singer-songwriter.
PARTY's real name is actually Jahron Anthony Brathwraite. He used to go by the name 'Jahron B' before changing to PARTNEXTDOOR. Picture: Instagram
PARTYNEXTDOOR signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell in 2012. He reportedly wrote songs for a number of artists including Justin Bieber - although not all of the tracks were recorded. Picture: Instagram
PARTY was heavily involved in creating Rihanna's 'Work' and is credited as a co-writer on the song. He also sang the original reference track alongside Drake.
PARTY started spending lots of time with Kylie Jenner following her highly-publicised break up with Tyga. She appeared in his 2014 'Recognize' video with Drake and was spotted kissing PND in his 'Come And See Me' video. Are they officially dating? Picture: Snapchat
PARTYNEXTDOOR was born on 3rd July 1993, making him 22-years-old. Picture: Instagram
PND got his big break on Myspace at the age of 17, when Drake's producer Boi 1da spotted his page and sent an email to OVO co-founder Oliver El Khatib. He forwarded PARTY's music to Drake and the rest is history. Picture: Instagram
"People throw that [comparison] over me because I came at a time where people assumed I was there to fill a void," PND told FADER. "A lot of things that came out of Toronto were darker at the time. But me? I'm all about colors." Picture: Instagram
Amid the ghostwriting controversy surrounding Drake's mixtape 'If You're Reading This...', two reference tracks were leaked online appearing to feature PND singing the songs. Did he write the lyrics too? Picture: Instagram
PARTYNEXTDOOR has a strict 'no selfie' rule when he appears at fan meet and greets. Baller Alert once allegedly posted one of his selfies with a fan online and fabricated a relationship story. After that incident he prefers no pictures. Picture: Instagram
PARTY is the full package. Oliver El Khatib told FADER: "He's pulling all of the strings, he's doing everything, so you hear his final production exactly the way he envisions it. That is a privilege for any artist. You look at the other artists that are able to manipulate like that, and it's Kanye West." Picture: Instagram
PARTY initially sparked rumours of a relationship with Kehlani back in 2014 when he released a song called 'Girl From Oakland' on his 'PNDColoursEP'. He then dropped a song called 'Kehlani's Freestyle' in 2015, which included lots of references to a possible relationship between the pair. PARTY was also involved in her controversial suicide attempt in 2016.
No. Despite dropping two mixtapes and contributing heavily to a number of Drake songs, PND is yet to drop his debut album. Picture: Instagram
PND used to be heavier but lost weight after adopting a Paleo diet, which is also known as a Caveman diet. He only eats things based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting mostly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit - and excluding dairy and processed food. Picture: Instagram
PARTY sings about his unborn child on a song called 'Daughters' - which is included in an unofficial mixtape of PND songs floating around the internet called the 'Jahron B. collection'. The track retells a true story of a drug-fuelled night that led to the conception of a child. However the woman involved had an abortion. Picture: Instagram
Jeremih revealed that will be dropping a joint album alongside PARTYNEXTDOOR called 'Late Night Party', in an interview with US radio station Real 92.3. The project doesn't currently have a release date but is expected to drop sometime in 2016. Picture: Instagram