10 things to know about Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover

Hip-hop artist Childish Gambino's nom de plume is auto-generated. Here are 10 facts about this multi-talented man who has been making headlines recently

In the past two weeks, the music video for hip-hop artist Childish Gambino's new song This Is America has been making headlines for its stark, unflinching imagery of gun violence and race relations in the United States.

The video, directed by Japanese film-maker Hiro Murai, has clocked more than 140 million views since it was first released on YouTube on May 5 and the song went straight to No. 1 on the American Billboard charts and No. 2 on Spotify's Singapore charts.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline 'Not just a random name'. Print Edition | Subscribe