Only a few songwriters are able to make the bold transition into becoming full-blown artists themselves and Bebe Rexha happens to be one of the lucky ones. Now she is recognized as a singer and record producer as well as a songwriter. Her genres of music are mostly R&B and pop which she showed off in her 2018 debut studio album Expectations. Before the release of her debut album, Bebe is credited to have written in full or co-written a good number of songs for established artists like; Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, and Eminem.
In fact, she co-wrote the single Monster which was sung by Eminem featuring Rihanna. The song went on to win an Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony. More details about her personal life and career below.
Bebe Rexha – Bio, Age
Bleta “Bebe” Rexha was born to parents of Albanian heritage in Brooklyn, New York, on the 30th of August 1989. Her mother, Bukurije Rexha is an American citizen by birth but her family is from Albania. Bebe’s father, Flamur Rexha, on the other hand, was born in Albania but he and his family immigrated to the United States when he was 21 years of age.
Her interest in music at an early age made her learn how to use musical instruments. In fact, she taught herself how to play the piano and guitar. By the time Bebe was in Tottenville High School, she got the chance to feature in a good number of school plays and musicals.
Still in her teens, Bebe Rexha got signed by Samantha Cox(a talent scout) after she had proposed a song to be used during the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences’ annual “Grammy Day” event. This also made her emerge as the winner of the “Best Teen Songwriter” award. After signing the contract, Rexha was encouraged by Samantha to take a few songwriting classes which she did.
On the 21st of March 2014, her very first single titled, I Can’t Stop Drinking About You was released to great reviews as the song reached the number 22 spot on the Billboard‘s Top Heatseekers chart. Her debut studio album Expectations, which spawned the hit track, Meant to Be, was released on the 22nd of June 2018.
Apart from her earnings as a performing artiste, Bebe Rexha is a producer and a songwriter who get major royalties for the songs she has written or co-written for big-time artists, some of which are highly successful. She indeed has paid her dues in the entertainment industry to get to the level she currently enjoys. This, therefore, puts her estimated net worth at a whopping $4 million.
Is She Dating – Who is Her Boyfriend?
Bebe Rexha’s relationship and dating profile is quite a complicated one. She is a passionate supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and has often described her sexuality with the term “fluid.” Nevertheless, she has been involved with or rumored to be involved with mostly guys.
Her first publicly known relationship was with a guy named Alex. The pair were together for a while but broke up in 2015. It is reported that the relationship was actually ended by Alex who has since blocked her from accessing his Instagram page. Bebe was so hurt by the break-up that she went into a depression. However, with the help of her mother, she was able to turn the situation around by writing a song titled Bab Bitch, an anthem according to her for strong women.
She was later rumored to be in a relationship with G-easy but it was never confirmed by either party. In 2017 Bebe was single and even posted on social media that her fans called the “Rexhars” were her valentine for that year. Later on, Bebe Rexha was once again rumored to be in a romantic relationship with Dutch DJ, Martin Garrix. The speculations came about after series of pictures of the pair were posted on her social media page plus the fact that they have both worked on music projects together. Notwithstanding, this still remains unconfirmed. Hopefully, Bebe would clear the air with time.
Height and Other Facts
1. For a lady, Bebe stands at an average height of 5 feet 4 inches(1.65m)which compliments her body stature and beauty quite well.
2. Growing up, her major musical influences and role models were; Madonna, Blondie, Bob Marley, Alanis, Morissette, and Coldplay.
3. Bebe discovered that she had a coloratura soprano voice after she joined her high school choir.
4. Initially, Bebe Rexha wasn’t given credits for her work as a co-writer for David Guetta’s single, “Hey Mama” until June 2015.