Grammy®-nominated New York City native Bebe Rexha is a musical force to be reckoned with. She has accumulated over 12 million overall single sales, over 6 billion total global streams, and a radio audience over 10 billion. Expectations, her highly anticipated debut album and now RIAA certified gold (released June 2018), contained her massive single ‘I’m a Mess’, and global chart-topping smash, ‘Meant To Be’ (featuring Florida Georgia Line). #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a record-setting 50 straight weeks, the longest reign ever by a female lead artist, the track won Best Collaboration at the 2018 iHeart Radio Music Awards. It was subsequently nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 61st annual Grammy Awards® in February 2019, where Bebe was also nominated for Best New Artist.
One of the youngest artists to receive the Songwriters Hall Of Fame’s prestigious Abe Olman Scholarship award (2012), Bebe formally burst onto the scene the following year, when she wrote “Monster,” a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna that was certified 6x-platinum by the RIAA. Bebe went on to co-write and carry the instantly recognizable hook for the 3x-platinum ‘Hey Mama’, by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Afrojack, nominated for the Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song. Bebe also hit #1 on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her RIAA platinum ‘Me, Myself & I’, with G-Eazy. In 2017, Bebe released the critically acclaimed EPs, ‘All Your Fault: Part 1’ (with ‘I Got You’), and ‘All Your Fault: Part 2’ (with ‘Meant To Be’), and was named “one of the most daring artists of 2017” by Billboard. Now in 2019, Bebe has amassed over 2 billion YouTube views and counting. In conjunction with Grammy® Week 2019, Bebe launched the Grammy® Music Education Coalition’s (GMEC) national campaign on behalf of its new All-Star Ambassador program, whose members also include Luis Fonsi, Rita Ora, Kristin Chenoweth, Regina Spektor, War on Drugs, and others.
Bebe Rexha, whose multi-platinum chart topping success across the board in rock, country, dance, electronic, hip-hop and R&B is unprecedented in today’s pop music landscape, pushes the boundaries once again with her new single ‘Last Hurrah’. The accompanying video was conceptualized by award-winning director Joseph Kahn. On February 25th, the morning after the Oscars, Bebe’s debut performance of ‘Last Hurrah’ will take place on ABC’s Live with Kelly and Ryan, live from the Oscars stage.
Speaking about the song, Bebe said,
‘Last Hurrah’ is about vices. We all have them. It’s not just about smoking or drinking, it’s about love, food or any of our bad habits. It’s our final anthem to all our vices as we seek a new tomorrow and a better us. And then do it all again tomorrow.
‘Last Hurrah’ sets the stage for Bebe’s upcoming second album, the eagerly awaited follow-up to ‘Expectations’, her RIAA gold 2018 debut album. The LP contained her career-defining global smash ‘Meant To Be’ (featuring Florida Georgia Line) nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at this week’s 61st annual Grammy Awards®, where Bebe was also nominated for Best New Artist.
“Ahhhh I’m SO ready for you guys to hear this song!!” tweeted Bebe to her millions of followers last Thursday, as she revealed the single artwork for “Last Hurrah,” along with the official February 15th release date. “The artwork for the single features a close-up of the singer bathed in red light and wearing what appears to be a crown of thorns,” Billboard.com reported immediately; read the full story HERE. The same day, UPROXX.com/Honda Backstage reported in-depth on Bebe’s hard-wrought 13-year climb to her Best New Artist nomination at this year’s Grammy Awards®; you can read that full story HERE.