NYC is in the house with this one. What and whom I’m referring to? Bebe Rexha, the New York Albanian Princess, that’s who, the native new yorker singer-songwriter and producer. She’s killing it and there’s no other way to say it. First off, I mean she’s an eighties baby so that automatically makes her awesome but her checklist has some pretty good noteworthy success. Landing smashing hits with the likes of G-Eazy and Martin Garrix, Bleta Bebe Rexha is breaking barriers rigorously.
Born to Albanian immigrant parents (Flamur Rexha and Bukurije “Bukie” Rexha) in New york, New York, Bebe’s musical destiny awakens. Growing up on Staten Island, Bebe had a musically active childhood that continued on into her high school years. Her musical flair began not in singing but in instruments. For over 9 years Bebe was the elementary school Kenny G on trumpet, but not just that she honed a skill in piano and guitar simultaneously. In her teen years, Bebe turned her love for music towards singing and writing. Owning a god given talent plus living in the greatest city in the world, Bebe’s opportunities bloomed.
Working with Pente Wentz as part of his potential band project lead to her 2013 solo Record deal with Warner Bros Records. Starting off as a writer for acts like Selena Gomez, NIkki Williams and even lending her talent as a co-writer to the extremely successful single “Monster” by Eminem ft Rihanna. A string of co-writing for numerous big name industry talent has sharpened her skills in owning her individuality while landing opening acts for Nick Jonas and Ellie Goulding shaped her stage presence. Collaborating with A-list artists Bebe finds herself climbing the charts. Featured on G-Eazy’s “Me, Myself & I”. The pair peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. But it’s just the first of many successful collaborations.
Bebe Rexha and OneEDM.com fav Martin Garrix release their single “In The Name Of Love” which peaked at number 24 on US Billboard Hot 100 and charted multiple countries throughout the world. Amidst the success, Rexha releases her debut EP “I Don’t Wanna Grow UP” in 2015. The EP was reminiscent of a very 90s angry liberated tree hugging type of rock-chick vocal style. Maybe that’s why she was a brunette? Because now she’s bleach blonde and knockin heads off with her more urban pop influenced EDM “All Your Fault Pt 1” EP. The extended play’s atmosphere begins with just that… “Atmosphere”. A song with an almost Madonna “Ray of Light” album feel, remixed with heavy 808s and millennial pop songwriting. Rexha has become a strong addition to the population of fierce female performers. If you can’t relate to F.F.F. feat G-Eazy you’re either a lucky one who’s never had a fake friend or you’re exactly the type of person she’s referring to. Gateway drug talks abut the reality of a toxic relationship you nearly can’t quit which many young people make the mistake of making. Discussing real issues that many of us struggle with in today’s music is smart and I think a thoughtful move. Sharing real emotions that we can relate to lead people to drop their guard and feel comfortable with themselves to hopefully help them feel comfortable with other people. Which happens to be the major thing music is supposed to do…. bring us together. Then you have a track like “Bad Bitch” which is what your sister and her friends or your girlfriend and her home girls like to perform to in their kitchen with shades on for Youtube. So you see, Bebe Rexha is more proof in the talent behind eclectic diverse acts.
Bebe’s 2017 is beginning to be a booming one. The release of her new Ep “All your fault Pt.1 ” plus the second (Pt.2) set to be released in April. A headlining “All Your Fault” tour has her month of May jam-packed with European city destinations. Hello! Fashion Magazine and LEFAIR covers keep the Bebe buzz buzzing while 100 million streams of “I Got You” on Spotify keep her a step above the rest. Even Victorias Secret is showing love, as she receives the sexiest rising songstress award 2017. It shows being and individual and relating to your audience is today’s pop singer confection. At OneEDM.com we love our dance music and the DJs who supply it but it’s the singers who complete the equation, Bebe is blowin up and we’ve got our arms stretched wide open.