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Bebe Rexha
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"You get to the point where you're like, 'I'm just doing me, and if people don't like it, then it is what it is.'"

  • Bleta "Bebe" Rexha, born August 30, 1989, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.[1] She is known for songs such as "Meant to Be" with Florida Georgia Line, "Me, Myself & I" with G-Eazy, and "In the Name of Love" with Martin Garrix. She has also written songs for various artists such as Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, and Eminem.  
  • Some of her songs performed by other artists include Eminem's and Rihanna's single "The Monster", which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performanceat the 57th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, and songs for Selena Gomez, Iggy Azalea, Nick Jonas, Tinashe, David Guetta, and many others  
  • In 2015 she released her first solo EP, I Don't Wanna Grow Up. In October 2016, "I Got You" was released as the lead single from her EP All Your Fault: Pt. 1. In August 2017, her third EP All Your Fault: Pt. 2 was released, which spawned the hit single "Meant to Be" with country duo Florida Georgia Line, which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is also included on her debut studio album, Expectations, which was released on June 22, 2018.
     
  • Rexha was born on August 30, 1989, in Brooklyn, New York,[6] to ethnic Albanian parents.[7] Her father, Flamur Rexha, is an Albanian born in Debar, when it was part of Yugoslavia. He immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 21, and her mother, Bukurije Rexha, was born in the U.S. to an Albanian family with roots in Gostivar (which, like Debar, is now part of the Republic of Macedonia).
     
  • In the Albanian language, bletë means "bee"; and she explained "My parents are Albanian, and people started calling me 'Bebe' for short."[1] Bleta and her family moved to nearby Staten Island when she was six.
     
  • Rexha played trumpet and taught herself to play guitar and piano.[10][11] Rexha attended Tottenville High School on Staten Island,[12] where she took part in a variety of musicals.
     
  • Rexha also joined the choir, while still in high school.[11] After joining the choir, she discovered that her voice was a coloratura soprano.
     
  • Rexha lists Coldplay, the Cranberries, Lauryn Hill, Alanis Morissette, and Kanye West as musical influences.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Did you know? 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 became a member and a lead vocalist of Wentz's new experimental project of a band, called Black Cards.
     

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