Bebe Rexha has long been serving the sexiest looks. Whether it’s a red carpet appearance or performing on stage, the “I’m Good” singer throws on the hottest fits. Born Bleta Rexha on August 30, 1989, in Brooklyn, New York, the singer-songwriter got her name from her Albanian roots. In the Albanian language, bletë means “bee.” She told GMA News back in 2016 that people started calling her “Bebe” for short.
Growing up, Bebe played trumpet and taught herself to play guitar and piano. In high school, she also joined the choir. As a teenager, Rexha submitted a song to be performed at the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences’ annual “Grammy Career Day” event. She earned the “Best Teen Songwriter” award, beating around 700 other entrants. As a result, she was signed and encouraged by her talent scout to enroll in songwriting classes in Manhattan.
In 2010, Rexha met Fall Out Boy’s bassist Pete Wentz and began working with him as a member and a lead vocalist of his experimental project, Black Cards. Two years later, Rexha quit the band to pursue other endeavors. In 2013, Bebe signed with Warner Bros. Records as a solo artist and got right to work. She wrote for Selena Gomez’s “Like a Champion” and Eminem and Rihanna’s collaboration “The Monster.” Rexha’s debut single, “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You,” was released the following year.
Her debut EP, I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, dropped in 2015, and she was featured on David Guetta’s single “Hey Mama” alongside Nicki Minaj and Afrojack. The song peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, but Rexha wasn’t originally credited on the song, despite the fact that she sings the chorus and is featured on background vocals. The singer-songwriter’s next success was on G-Eazy’s “Me, Myself & I,” which she co-wrote and was featured on. The song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. As of 2023, Rexha has three studio albums under her belt: 2018’s Expectations, 2021’s Better Mistakes, and 2023’s self-titled album, Bebe.
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