Bebe Rexha

BletaBebeRexha (/ˌbbi 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” and Cash Cash’s “Take Me Home”. 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 Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)” was released as the lead single from her third EP All Your Fault: Pt. 2 She also has a hit song with former One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson called “Back to You”.

Early life and career

Bleta Rexha was born on August 30, 1989, in Brooklyn, New York, to ethnic Albanian parents. Her father, Flamur Rexha, an ethnic Albanian born in Debar, emigrated to the US at the age of 21, while her mother, Bukurije Rexha, was born in the US from an ethnic Albanian family with roots in Gostivar.In the Albanian language, Bleta means “bee”; derived from this, Rexha gave herself the nickname “Bebe” as part of her stage name.Bleta and her family moved to Staten Island, New York, when she was six.

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./Gjithqka Nga Pak


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