Brooklyn, New York City, New York USA
Claim to Fame
Bleta "Bebe" Rexha (born August 30, 1989) is an American singer and songwriter. After signing with Warner Bros. Records in 2013, Rexha received songwriting credits on Eminem and Rihanna's single "The Monster" (which later received the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance) and has also contributed songwriting to songs recorded by Shinee, Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas. Rexha released her debut extended play in 2015, I Don't Wanna Grow Up, which saw the moderate commercial success of the single "I'm Gonna Show You Crazy".
Pop, Electropop, R&b
Voice, Guitar, Piano
Decaydance, Island Def Jam Music Group, Warner Bros.
Black Cards, Eminem, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Nikki Williams, Frequency, Cash Cash
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Cazzette, David Guetta, Pitbull
Nicki Minaj, Nico & Vinz, Tinashe, Fall Out Boy, Aalias, Nick Jonas, G-Eazy
Full Name at Birth
Bleta Jenea Rexha
Wiki Bio Text
==Bebe Rexha== Singer - ====Date of Birth==== 30 August 1989, Brooklyn, New York, USA
====Birth Name==== Bleta Rexha
====Height==== 5' 5" (1.65 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Bebe Rexha was born on August 30, 1989 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Bleta Rexha.
===Trivia (1)=== Rexha was born in Brooklyn, New York City to ethnic Albanian parents from the Yugoslav Socialist Republic of Macedonia who emigrated to the United States during the 1980s. Her father is from Dibra e Madhe and her mother is from Gostivar. She is the first of her family to be born in the United States. Her first name, Bleta, means "honey bee" in Albanian, which is why she uses the nickname "Bebe".
==Bleta "Bebe" Rexha== (/ˌbiːbi ˈrɛksə/; Albanian pronunciation: [ˌblɛta ɾɛd͡ʒa]; born August 30, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. She is best known as a featured guest vocalist on several Billboard Hot 100 charting songs, such as G-Eazy's "Me, Myself & I", David Guetta's "Hey Mama", Martin Garrix's "In the Name of Love". She also co-wrote the chart-topping Eminem and Rihanna single "The Monster", among others. In March 2016, she released the single, "No Broken Hearts" featuring Nicki Minaj. "I Got You" was released as the lead single from her EP All Your Fault: Pt. 1. The EP was released on February 17, 2017.
===Early life and career=== ====Bleta Rexha was born on August 30, 1989,==== in Brooklyn, New York to ethnic Albanian parents. Her father, Flamur Rexha, was born in Debar and emigrated in the US at the age of 21, while her mother, Bukurije "Bukie" Rexha, was born in the US from an Albanian family descending from Gostivar. In Albanian, Bleta means "bumble bee"; derived from this, Rexha gave herself the nickname "Bebe" as part of her stage name. At the age of 6, Bleta and her family later moved to Staten Island, New York.
====At her elementary school,==== Rexha played trumpet for over nine years, while teaching herself to play guitar and piano. Rexha attended Tottenville High School on Staten Island, where she took part in a variety of musicals. She also joined the choir, while still in high school. After joining the choir, she discovered that her voice was a coloratura soprano.
====As a teenager,==== Rexha submitted a song to be performed at the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences' annual "Grammy Day" event. Rexha earned the "Best Teen Songwriter" award, beating around 700 other entrants. As a result, she signed a contract with the talent scout Samantha Cox, who encouraged Rexha to enroll into songwriting classes in New York City.
===Career=== ====In 2010,==== Rexha met Fall Out Boy's bassist Pete Wentz with whom she began working at a recording studio in New York City. She would eventually become a member and a lead vocalist of Wentz's new experimental project of a band, called Black Cards. The band played a variety of live shows and released several singles and remixes. However, in January 2012, Wentz announced that Rexha left the band to pursue other endeavors.
====In 2013,==== Rexha signed with Warner Bros. Records as a solo artist. Rexha had begun writing several songs, including Selena Gomez' "Like a Champion" and Nikki Williams' "Glowing". Her most prominent songwriting effort of 2013 was Eminem and Rihanna's song "The Monster", which was released as Eminem's fourth single from Eminem's album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The song went on to top the charts for the US Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. That same year, Rexha also wrote and was featured on Cash Cash's single "Take Me Home".
====On March 21, 2014,==== Rexha released her debut single, "[[I Can't Stop Drinking About You]]". The song peaked at number 22 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart. The music video was released on August 12, 2014. The video was inspired by imagery from films such as [[Girl, Interrupted]] and [[Melancholia]]. In November 2014, Rexha was featured on rapper Pitbull's song "[[This Is Not a Drill]]".
====In December 2014,==== Rexha released two more singles, "I'm Gonna Show You Crazy" and "Gone". On May 12, 2015, she released her debut EP, titled [[I Don't Wanna Grow Up]] through [[Warner Bros. Records]]. She also co-wrote and was featured on [[David Guetta]]'s single "[[Hey Mama]]", alongside [[Nicki Minaj]] and [[Afrojack]]. The song peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and received 1.1 million downloads as of June 2015. The song did not originally credit [[Rexha]], despite the fact that she sings the chorus and is featured on background vocals. In June 2015, she was eventually given a credit for her work.
====In October 2015,==== Rexha co-wrote and was featured on G-Eazy's "Me, Myself & I". The song peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 at number one on the Billboard Pop Songs. The song was originally titled "I Don't Need Anything" and was intended as a song for Rexha herself. Instead, she brought the song idea to G-Eazy and was featured during the chorus.
====Rexha met Nicki Minaj's manager,==== Gee Roberson, and asked if Minaj would contribute to a new song. In March 2016, Rexha released her single, called "No Broken Hearts" featuring Nicki Minaj. In April 2016, the music video was released and was directed by Dave Meyer. The video accumulated over 165 million views on YouTube.
====On July 29, 2016,==== Rexha and Dutch DJ and record producer Martin Garrix released their single, "In the Name of Love". It has since peaked at number 24 on US Billboard Hot 100, at number 4 on US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and entered the top 10 charts in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy and New Zealand. The music video was released on 23 August 2016 on Martin Garrix's YouTube channel.
====On November 6, 2016,==== Rexha was the host of 2016's MTV Europe Music Awards, taking place in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She also performed her new single, "I Got You".
===2017–present: All Your Fault: Pt. 1=== ====On October 28, 2016,==== she released "I Got You" as the lead single from her new EP, titled All Your Fault: Pt. 1. It has since peaked at number 17 on US Billboard Pop Songs and at number 43 on US Billboard Hot 100. The music video was released on January 6, 2017 on Rexha's YouTube channel and reached over 50 million streams in 4 weeks. Her second EP, All Your Fault: Pt. 1 was released on February 17, 2017, and has since peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200.
====On January 24, 2017,==== Rexha announced her first solo headlining tour called the All Your Fault Tour, and is scheduled to begin on March 1, 2017 in Dallas.
====On March 21,==== Rexha announced on Twitter that her third EP, All Your Fault Pt. 2 was coming in April. Later Rexha announced she had lied, without providing a new release date.
====In May 2017,==== Bebe Rexha: The Ride aired on MTV. The show is a documentary which explores the moments which changed Rexha's life and journey to stardom.
===="The Way I Are==== (Dance with Somebody)" featuring Lil Wayne was released as the first single from All Your Fault: Pt. 2 on May 19, 2017
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