Bebe Rexha is a singer and songwriter who hails from Brooklyn, New York and traces her ancestry back to Albania. In fact her legal first name is actually Bleta. This is Albanian in origin and roughly translates to the word bee (as in the insect). She released her debut album, “Expectations”, in 2018. Said project was an international success. It was certified gold in the US and a couple of other countries in addition to reaching number one in New Zealand.
As a songwriter Bebe has worked with artists just as or even more popular than herself, such as Nick Jonas and Selena Gomez. She has also opened shows for the likes of Ellie Goulding and Bruno Mars. Most notably during the early part of her career, she co-wrote Eminem’s and Rihanna’s track “The Monster”, a song which went multi-Platinum in addition to winning a Grammy Award. Indeed she has displayed exceptional songwriting skills from her youth, even winning a highly-competitive Best Teen Songwriter prize from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences back in the day.
Additionally in 2019, she was nominated for two Grammy awards herself, one for Best Country Duo/Group Performance (alongside Florida Georgia Line) and the other for Best New Artist.