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Bleta “Bebe” Rexha (born August 30, 1989), known professionally as Bebe Rexha (/ˈbibi ˈrɛ.ksæ/), is an American singer-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 singles “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” and “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy”.
Rexha released two additional extended plays in 2017, All Your Fault: Pt. 1 and All Your Fault: Pt. 2, which again saw the moderate success of the singles “I Got You” and “The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)”. Rexha has also seen success with several collaborations including “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy, “In the Name of Love” with Martin Garrix, and “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line, the latter of which seeing large success as a country crossover single, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. Rexha’s debut studio album Expectations (2018) reached number 13 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and saw the success of its lead single “I’m a Mess”, and brought Rexha two nominations for Best New Artist and Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 61st Grammy Awards.
Main article: Expectations (Bebe Rexha album)
In September 2017, Rexha began teasing new songs for a third installment in the All Your Fault series, with her manager going on record about its release. However, it appeared plans had changed, as Bebe revealed through a tweet in November 2017 that her next project would be called Expectations. Rexha revealed the cover art for this debut studio album on April 8, 2018, and the album was released on June 22, 2018. Previous singles from All Your Fault, “I Got You” and “Meant to Be” appear on Expectations as well.
On April 13, 2018, “Ferrari” and “2 Souls on Fire”, the latter of which features Quavo of Migos, were released as promotional singles along with the pre-order.
On June 15, 2018, “I’m a Mess” was released as the first single from the album.
On November 20, 2018, “Say My Name” was released which featured David Guetta and J Balvin.
In December 2018, Rexha was nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards but lost to Dua Lipa.
2019: The Voice and second studio album
On February 15, 2019, Rexha released her single “Last Hurrah”.
On February 25, 2019, it was announced that Rexha will be the fifth coach for The Voice’s Comeback Stage for season 16. Rexha tweeted in April 2019 that she has twelve songs ready for her second studio album, and that her new music is inspired by Britney Spears.
On May 1, 2019, it was announced that Rexha will be one of the opening acts of the Jonas Brothers’ Happiness Begins Tour.
On May 31, 2019, Rexha and the Chainsmokers released “Call You Mine”. The song is the Chainsmokers’ third project using Rexha’s voice, following their remixes of “Take Me Home” by production trio Cash Cash, and her debut solo single, “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You”.
Rexha gave further information on her forthcoming second studio album in June 2019, confirming to Bang Showbiz, “I am heading off to the studio now and I am just creating, creating and creating.” She further revealed a feminist theme to the new music, stating that “everything I have been writing now is very empowering and in-your-face and I am really excited about it.” In July 2019, Rexha tweeted that she had a song called “Mama”; it was later registered with the music recognition app Shazam.