The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha with a Breakthrough Artist Award at the Music Biz 2019 Conference‘s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville. The Award is presented to artists who have truly emerged and made a particularly significant impact on the music scene in the past year, and who are poised to propel to stellar new heights. Rexha will join the ranks of past winners, including last year’s recipient, singer/songwriter Julia Michaels, as well as Ariana Grande, Sam Hunt, Meghan Trainor, Halsey, Maren Morris, Lukas Graham, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, and The Killers, among others.
Rexha has also penned songs for multiple artists, including “Like a Champion” for Selena Gomez and “Glowing” for Nikki Williams. Her foremost songwriting project was the Grammy-winning “The Monster” for Eminem and Rihanna, released in 2013, a smash hit that went platinum six times over stateside. Most recently, she wrote the hook for “Hey Mama,” the David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Afrojack hit that went platinum three times. Her music spans multiple genres – from Hip-Hop and Pop, to Alternative Rock and Country.
In addition to being honored for her contributions to Country music, Rexha scored a number one hit on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with “Me, Myself & I” featuring G-Eazy. She was also featured on “In The Name of Love,” the hit Martin Garrix single that has earned more than 332 million views on YouTube. Her single, “I Got You” earned more than 244 million views; and single “No Broken Hearts,” featuring Nicki Minaj, has more than 241 million views.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rexha taught herself to play guitar and piano and spent her childhood singing in the choir and performing in musicals. In 2010, she met Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and became lead vocalist for his electronic project Black Cards, before setting out on her own as a solo artist. She has released three solo EPs: I Don’t Wanna Grow Up (2015), All Your Fault: Pt. 1(2016), and All Your Fault: Pt. 2 (2017).