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Bleta Rexha (Albanian: [ˈblɛta ˈɾɛdʒa]; born August 30, 1989), known professionally as Bebe Rexha ( BEE-bee REK-sə), is an American singer and songwriter. After signing with Warner Records in 2013, Rexha received songwriting credits on Eminem'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 "Hey Mama" with David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Afrojack, "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 had 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. Rexha released her second studio album, Better Mistakes, in 2021.
I wanted to be part of pop culture, so I started songwriting, and I got signed to my first record deal.
It was always my dream to be part of MTV and make history.
I'd love to work with Kanye West. He's gone through a lot of stuff in the public eye, but his music is genius. He always takes risks.
I went through that stage of the Mumford and Sons and the Alanis Morissette vibe. I was in a dark place at the time.
My ideal night would probably be a dope outfit, people that I love around me. Go to get some dinner, have some amazing food. Maybe sushi or Italian: I love both.
My favorite artists are Kanye West, Jay Z, the Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Destiny's Child.
I played the trumpet for nine years, and then I joined the choir after that, and then I was in musicals in high school.
The world can be very small. That's why you have to be very careful, whoever you meet.
We don't wake up happy and looking absolutely perfect and feeling amazing every day, you know? We're only human. So I think, with me, I'm not really scared to let people see that -- because it's real.
I think, especially in pop culture, we're brought up to think that a normal pop star is this pretty, well-kept-together girl.
For mascara, I'll just use whatever I have in my bag. I'll use anything. I feel like, from drugstores to a Saks, they are all the same to me.
If you can't find dry shampoo, baby powder is great.
I'm constantly hydrating my hair.
We just recently saw Bruno Mars at the Hollywood Bowl, and he was incredible.
I write all of my songs from scratch, so the one thing I love about EDM is the way a song transforms into a piece of art, and how the different sounds can change the feel of the record.
I know what it takes, and you have to fight for yourself and what you believe in.
I never thought of myself as a songwriter. I was just an artist writing songs, and they just happened to get placed.
I've been in the room or watched artists walk in who don't write, and you can't figure out what they really want.
I grew up in the era of Britney Spears, where artists had songs written for them, and you got up and sang them. That's how I always thought it was.
'Straight Outta Compton' was such a great movie, and obviously, I'm in the music business, so getting to see that piece of history was amazing, and it was an incredible movie.
It must be so hard trying to figure yourself out in this industry. Justin Bieber has hit rock-bottom with everyone watching him; that is just so tough.
I have put absolutely everything into my album. I feel like it's been such a long journey to get here. It is like giving birth to my first child, and I want to make sure I did everything right.
It's a very hard industry, and it's very cold. It's loving for when you have a hit record, but when you don't have anything going on, there's really not much support.
I think in a lot of situations I had got songs stolen from me, or treated badly.
I was very obsessed with my music, and I think that, as a young girl, I really wanted to get into this business, and I don't think my parents really knew how to protect me.
I don't really want to make this sound depressing, but I will say that I didn't really have my first kiss until really, really late.
I just don't let music genres define me.
It's one thing if you write a song and somebody else sings it because you give the OK. But if your voice is on something and you don't get the credit, it's kind of hard.
I will always, forever, write songs, and wherever they're meant to be is where they'll be.
When I first was a part of 'The Monster,' I really wanted to put it out under my name, but no record label thought it was good enough -- until Eminem liked it.
I got so excited about it. I was like, 'Yes! I won a Grammy!' And then my manager was like, 'No, you did not win a Grammy. You were part of a song that won a Grammy. Rihanna won a Grammy.'
I just want us to all have a good time and to party and enjoy this life, because it's too short. It's too short.
I want people to be happy.
Nothing really scares me anymore.
I think that the music industry is such an interesting place, and there are so many situations that people don't know about.
I turned sadness into an anthem for not letting anything or anyone slow you down.
There's nothing mathematical to my writing. It's a feeling.
I never wanted to take the easy way, and I was always willing to hustle.
I was the girl that didn't go to prom or my graduation because I was too busy working with producers and making music.
I try to photobomb as much as possible.
You need to know when to surrender the album.
What you start learning is that to get over a breakup, you kind of have to live through the emotions and not run away from it because then it lasts longer.
I want to show every part of me and every color of me. And I think, growing up Albanian, I wanted to bring that to light.
I just want to be myself and be real and be funny.
I remember starting out and covering songs.
We're fighting to be ourselves in a world that's trying to make us like everyone else.
My music is a little dark, and my lyrics are a little darker. Every day, I'm fighting towards the light.
I had a moment where I was like, 'I'm so tired of waiting for other people to accept me.'
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.'
Sometimes it gets a little too bubblegum for me, but what I do love about KPop videos is their attention to detail, and their choreography and dancing are always spot-on.
I love what TLC did with the baggy pants. I love a lot of throwbacks.
I'm definitely inspired by old hip-hop.
I'm not one to be like, 'What is everybody doing? Let me do that!' I just do what I want.
In the beginning, I found it hard to give my songs away, but now I've realised it's exciting, and it's only making me better.
Donatella Versace has been a renegade. Just an incredible, artistic person.
It might crush a lot of people, but I've never been in the room with an artist that I've written a song for.
I rolled up my sleeves and said, 'I want to make a mark on this world.'
I'm proud of my work and how far I've come, and I'm proud of the way that I did it.
I've had situations where producers would be like, 'Could you meet me? Take the train; don't tell your parents.'
I want to be Kanye and do what he does musically. I'm very fearless.
I'm very tomboy, and I'm inspired by hip hop artists.
I view myself as a male artist.
I have a lot of respect for Eminem and Rihanna. They are both very real in their music.
I have never spoken to Eminem. I've never even spoken to him once.
I just want to be a little more real. Maybe I'm a little bit darker than others.
We don't walk around wearing candy stuff all day or colorful stuff. It's like, I walk around wearing black.
It's tough hearing your voice on the radio, on a chorus, and knowing that people think it's another artist.
Music changes so fast, and we're in a singles market.
I just respect Kanye as an artist.
I don't judge people on their personal lives.
The most important thing to me is that it's all really raw.
One of my biggest inspirations was Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill.'
I think what people get confused about is that they want to label me as this EDM girl, but a lot of this stuff is genre-less.
I'm very obsessed with not being perfect.
Life is hard. It is. And it's like, I don't want anybody feeling any pain.
We write the song, then it gets played for the artist, and they somehow fall in love with it and go back in and make it their own.