By Madelaine D.
Singer-actor Drake Bell changed his name on his social media account, causing fans to be confused.
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The 3rd Annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show Benefiting The Prostate Cancer Foundation – Arrivals NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: Drake Bell attends the 3rd Annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show to Benefit The Cancer Foundation Prostate at Pier 59 Studios on February 7, 2019 in New York, New York.
Fans were taken aback when Drake Bell took to his Instagram on Saturday and posted a video advertising his services in âCameo,â a âscreamingâ app for celebrities. The content was surprising, with Bell relaying the message in English and Spanish. Soon after, Bell changed his profile name from “Drake Bell” to “Drake Campana,” according to MITU. He also put a Mexican flag next to his name.
Bell has released a double album in Spanish and English titled “Sesiones En Casa”. His strategy seems to be working, according to statistics from Spotify. In fact, two of the top five Spotify songs released by Bell are in the Spanish language, among its dozens of songs released during the year.
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Why did he change his name on social media?
Drake hasn’t explained why he changed his name on social media, but it looks to me like his big fan base in Mexico, according to The Sun. its action must have been to sell itself more.
On Twitter and Instagram, Bell’s last name is now Campana, and her bio reads: âPara mis mejores amigosâ, which means âFor my best friendsâ.
Bell also translates directly to Campana, so Drake seems to only have a simple translation, but he hasn’t confirmed if he made the change legally as well. In November 2019, Drake claimed on Twitter that he would no longer write in English, but only in Spanish. It is therefore not the first time that he has made a gesture to appear Spanish or Mexican.
Since then, Drake has posted songs in Spanish and hinted that he focuses more on Mexico than the United States in an Instagram post inspired by the mem.
In a July interview with Esquire Mexico, Drake Bell described his decision and said he wanted to make Latin beats for his fans in Mexico. “I wanted to do something like what I heard on my tours and visits to Mexico. I love to write in Spanish, it’s a beautiful language.”
Drake said his love for Mexican culture came from growing up in Southern California, near the Mexican border. Growing up near Mexico, he fell in love with the culture.
Earlier this year, Jimi Ono, Drake’s ex-girlfriend, accused the singer on TikTok of abusing her while they were together from 2006 to 2009.
On the flip side, Drake has publicly denied the allegations, saying people are misguided for money or attention. Others have noticed that Bell began rebranding almost a year ago when Ono’s accusations became public a few months ago.
Bell probably wants to focus on his Mexican fans. However, there are no real reasons behind Drake’s decision to become a Latin artist. One thing is for sure, his sales were excellent in Mexico, and if his new branding is aimed at gaining more attention, it is working.
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