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She wants to hear you calling her name like "hey ma-ma-ma".
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Bleta "Bebe" Rexha (born August 30, 1989) is an American-Albanian pop singer born in Brooklyn, NYC. She gained minor recognition for writing Eminem's #1 hit "The Monster" (featuring Rihanna) and would later score a hit in 2014 as a credited vocalist on Cash Cash's EDM single "Take Me Home". However, since the song only peaked at #57, it wasn't seen as her real breakthrough. A year later, she scored a debut Top 40 hit as the chorus-singer on David Guetta's #6 hit "Hey Mama" (which featured rap superstar Nicki Minaj and EDM producer Afrojack). Later on, she would score another hit with a G-Eazy duet titled "Me, Myself & I", which was a success, peaking at #7 and being seen as her first collaboration with equal credit.

In 2017 and 2018, Rexha had a massive country-pop crossover with "Meant to Be", which features duet vocals from Florida Georgia Line. The song made Rexha the first female ever to debut a single at #1 on the country music charts.

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Discography:

  • I Don't Wanna Grow Up (EP) (2015)
  • All Your Fault: Pt. 1 (EP) (2017)
  • All Your Fault: Pt. 2 (EP) (2017)
  • Expectations (2018)

Bebe Rexha provides examples of the following tropes:

  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: Nicki Minaj in "No Broken Hearts".
  • The Cameo: G-Eazy in the "No Broken Hearts" video.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Her first project was an Electro-Swing band called Black Cards with Pete Wentz.
  • It's All About Me: Her chorus in "Me, Myself & I", which is also a part of her song "I Don't Need Anything".
  • Insistent Terminology: She likes to call herself a "rock star" despite usually being thought of as a pop singer. It's even in her Instagram bio.
  • Ode to Intoxication: "Can't Stop Drinking About You" is an optimization of this trope. It's about drowning her sorrows in order to forget that her partner is chosing his ex instead of Bebe herself.
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  • Sanity Slippage Song: "I'm Gonna Show You Crazy".
  • Stepford Smiler: “Girl in the mirror”. “I’m sick of the lies. Smiling but I’m crying inside.”
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