Fame Holiday (CA)
Mississauga rapper Fame Holiday has been establishing himself in the Canadian music scene since his first talent show at 14. He’s a founding member of the Other Side of Toronto (or O.S.O.T) – a collective that represents those living outside of the Big Smoke.
Fame often weaves stories and messages from his upbringing into his signature sounding hooks and melodies. He’s been influenced by the sounds he grew up with from musical icons such as 50 Cent, Nipsey Hussle, Big Sean and Chris Brown.
Fame had his breakout year in 2018 when he released his popular single “Saucy” and acclaimed Made For This EP. This kicked off several sold-out performances at iconic venues such as Phoenix Concert Theatre and Lee’s Palace in Toronto, and Theatre Plaza in Montreal.
Fame’s consistency and work ethic over the years has earned him a loyal fan-following that has streamed his music over one million times. This close relationship with his audience caught the attention of multi-platinum artist Rich Homie Quan, who invited Fame to open for his 2019 concert in Toronto.
In 2020 Fame had his first viral moment with the release of “My Thang.” The hit single and video garnered over 500,000 streams on Spotify alone and was featured on Editor playlists such as Hip Hop Central, Northern Bars, Hip Hop Favourites, New In Hip Hop, Fresh Finds Hip Hop and New Music Friday Canada.
2021 continues to be a fruitful year for the budding star. In February, he released the music video for “Take Me Away” in wake of mounting tensions between police and people of colour everywhere. Coveted press outlets including Complex Canada, CBC and Toronto Caribbean News prominently featured the charged visual on their platforms. Buzzing radio stations such as G98.7 FM, CBC Music’s The Block and Toronto’s largest hip hop station FLOW 93.5 FM also added the anthem to their regular rotation.
In September, “Take Me Away” won the award for Mississauga Music Video of the Year, solidifying Fame’s place as one of the city’s top musical artists. This victory put Fame onto the radar of MANIFESTO 15, who invited him to perform at their 15th annual concert alongside headliner JID in the heart of Toronto.
With no intention of slowing down, Fame Holiday recently released his latest album ShowTime, featuring guest performances from Polaris-Prize winner Haviah Mighty, Broco and Monte Biggz. ShowTime is now available for streaming and purchase on all digital streaming platforms.
Fame Holiday (CA)
- 9 October, 2022
- 7:27pm - 7:36pm