10 Facts About ‘The Voice’s New Fifth Coach, Bebe Rexha
The second season of The Comeback Stage on The Voice introduced a new fifth coach, Bebe Rexha! The up-and-coming pop star is bringing her insight to contestants who were eliminated in the broadcast version of the show.
But in case you don’t know much about her, here are 10 facts about Bebe Rexha.
1.Bleta Rexha was born on August 30, 1989, in Brooklyn, New York. In the Albanian language, her name bletë means “bee.” She has explained, “My parents are Albanian, and people started calling me ‘Bebe’ for short.”
2. As a teenager, Bebe submitted a song to be performed at the annual “Grammy Day” event. She earned the “Best Teen Songwriter” award, beating around 700 other entrants.
3. In 2010, Bebe joined an experimental band started by Fall Out Boy’s bassist, Pete Wentz. The band was called Black Cards. They released several singles and played some live shows, but Bebe left the band in January of 2012 to pursue a solo career.
4. In 2013, Bebe signed with Warner Bros. Records as a solo artist. That same year, she wrote Eminem and Rihanna’s “The Monster.” The song went on to top the charts and won a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Performance.
5. Later, Bebe went on to co-write chart-topping hits like “Me, Myself, & I” with G-Eazy, “In the Name of Love” with Martin Garrix, and “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line.
6. Bebe released her first studio album, called Expectations, on June 22, 2018. The album included singles from her previously released All Your Fault series, as well as new songs.
7. On tours, Bebe has opened for Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding, Bruno Mars, and Katy Perry. She also co-headlined Warped Tour in 2015.
8. In December 2018, Bebe was nominated for Best New Artist and for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Meant to Be,” her collaboration with Florida Georgia Line.
9. Bebe lists Coldplay, the Cranberries, Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley, Madonna, Blondie, Alanis Morissette, and Kanye West as her biggest musical influences.
10. In addition to her new position on The Voice, Bebe has coached on talent shows before! Though she was rejected from American Idol, last season she was a contestant mentor and celebrity duet singer on the show. She’s also appeared as a guest judge on Pitch Battle and hosted the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards.