Remember that hilarious and lovable show about two opposite stepbrothers Drake and Josh? Drake was the cool ladies' man and Josh was a dorky goody-two-shoes. Drake & Josh was the peak TV show on Nickelodeon. Actually, I believe it's a tie between that and iCarly, but anyway. 

Alongside his acting career, Drake Bell is a musician. In the early 2000s and 2010s, he released a few songs but never reached great fame for his music in the U.S. 

In 2018, the sitcom star released his first Spanish-language song, "Fuego Lento." In October 2020, Bell released a fully Spanish-language album, "Sesiones En Casa."

Bell seems to be undergoing a total rebrand, and it is leaving fans... confused. All of Bell's social media handles remain @drakebell, but the account name is "Drake Campana." Campana is incredibly fitting because it translates to "bell" in English. 

Bell tweeted in 2019 that instead of English, he would be posting on social media in Spanish. He also posted a picture on Instagram of an ID card for Mexico.


The biggest question from fans is, why the rebrand? There are a few different probable scenarios. Some believe it is because his music career never grew in the U.S. So, Bell turned to Mexico. There he found greater popularity and success as a singer. 

Another speculation ties to abuse accusations. Bell allegedly verbally and physically abused his ex-girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt. In a series of TikToks, Lingafelt opened up about how she endured abuse from Bell. It happened during their relationship, which ended ten years ago. Many on Twitter speculate that Bell's rebranding is a way for him to hide from the allegations. Some think he has fled to Mexico and started fresh with a new name and music career.

Whatever the reason for Bell's rebrand, there is no denying he has a knack for writing and singing Latin pop. Fans can only hope Bell soon provides clarity to their confusion. Oh and while he's at it, also drop more music- because honestly, it's pretty catchy. 

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