Biography Bebe Rexha
Bebe Rexha is an extraordinary personality and an ambiguous phenomenon in modern pop music. Staying behind the scenes, she wrote music for other artists (for example, the song “Monster” for Eminem and Rihanna or “Hey Mama” for David Guetta, “Like a Champion” for Selena Gomez), but the very first songs in her own performance won hearts fans all over the world.
American singer Bebe Rexha
At the age of 21, the Albanian Flamur, Bibi’s father, moved from his native Debar (a city in Western Macedonia) to the USA at the age of 21. Settling in Brooklyn, New York, he married an American girl with Albanian roots.
Bibi Rex in childhood
Ordinary working people lived more than modestly, but their daughter, born on August 30, 1989, managed to become the embodiment of the American dream. At birth, the girl was given the name Bleta (Bleta), which means “bee” in Albanian.
Bibi’s exceptional hearing and vocal abilities began to appear at a very early age, at the age of 4 she could sing any tune she heard on TV.
At the age of 9, she entered a children’s music studio, where she learned to play the trumpet. Later, she taught herself to play the piano, and at the age of 11 she already wrote her first song.
At school, Bibi participated in all musical productions and knew many parts from popular musicals by heart. The girl’s favorite performers were Stevie Wonder and John Ledger, she really liked The Temptation, which also had a direct influence on the formation of the musical style of the future star.
Bibi Rexha then and now
In high school, she began writing her own songs. Listening to music on the radio, she realized that she could create a composition no worse and even better. Bibi herself mastered popular computer music editors, saved from pocket money for sound recording equipment. “I was a producer from my own bedroom,” the girl later joked.
Bibi Rex in her youth
At the age of 14, the girl received her first recognition by winning the competition among young musicians in the nomination “Best Composer”. A bright performance in the competition, held annually in New York, naturally attracted the attention of producers.
By the age of 16, the girl already understood that her future was inseparable from music. In addition, she saw that her work was interesting to people and continued to work hard. At 17, she sold her first song to another artist. Although the word “sold” is inappropriate here – she was not paid a cent. But the next song brought her $ 15 thousand. By that time, Bibi already firmly knew that she would make a living with music.
Bibi Rex’s height is 165 cm
At the age of 19, she met Pete Wentz from the Fall Out Boy group in a New York studio. Already familiar with the work of the girl, Pete invited her to become a member of the Black Cards project, in which the place of the vocalist was vacated. Over the next few years, Bibi performed successfully with the Black Cards and toured America.
In 2012, Wentz unilaterally terminated the contract with Bibi without explanation. At that time, she had already written several compositions for other artists. Among her songs that became hits is the famous “The Monster” for Eminem and Rihanna, which Bibi wrote for 2 years.
Bibi Rexha in the group “Black Cards”
The beginning of Bibi’s solo career, which by 2013 gained popularity as the author of hits performed by David Guetta, Pittbull, Usher and Selena Gomez, is the composition “Take Me Home”.
The dance tune, recorded in collaboration with Cash Cash, and posted by Bibi on her SoundCloud page, overnight revealed the name of a new star to millions of listeners. With the release of the video clip for “Take Me Home” in 2014, the number of fans of the young singer began to increase.
Bibi Rexha has written many songs for other artists
Recording her own songs, Bibi also continued to write songs for other artists. The composition she is most proud of is “Me, Myself & I”, which she wrote even longer than “The Monster”. Showing the song to various DJs and producers, Bibi was upset when she heard a refusal. Possessing strong vocal abilities, of course, she could perform it herself, but the song was too personal for her. One day, she, no longer hoping that the song would find its artist, showed “Me, Myself & I” to rapper G-Eazy, who, upon hearing the first notes, declared that this was his song.
In 2015, the singer released her first mini-album, which included only five songs. “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up” was released by Warner Bros. Records, and in 2016 the singer released a video for the song “No Broken Hearts”, which took first place in the charts in different countries.
In 2017, Bibi’s second mini-album was released, the compositions from which quite expectedly became the leaders in downloading on iTunes.
Bibi Rex’s personal life
According to Bibi herself, she is very amorous, but she has not yet experienced serious feelings. Bibi is not married, she often appears alone at events and the main question in fan circles is whether their idol has a boyfriend. The singer has dual citizenship: American and Albanian. Having left America for the first time at the age of 19, she fell in love with traveling. The girl works a lot, her studio is in Los Angeles, and her home and family are in New York.
The ideal for Bibi is her mother, the external resemblance to which she is very proud.
Bibi Rex now
The release of the singer’s first full-length album became a highlight of the summer of 2018, Bibi’s fans have been waiting for it for several years. “Expectations”, which consisted of 14 tracks, was recorded in the pop-rock genre. The album included both the already hit “I Got You” and “Mean to Be” as well as completely new songs. Despite the enthusiastic reaction of Bibi’s fans, critics rated the album not very highly, noting its “pop” and even banality, as well as the calculation for the mass listener, which, in their opinion, had a bad effect on the quality of the music.
With the album “Expectations” the singer toured Europe. According to Bibi, the reviews of critics did not affect her mood in any way, she intends to continue to write music in which she will embody her feelings and expectations. “I know people like my sincerity,” Bibi said in an interview with SNCMedia.