Bebe Rexha (BMI)

Abe Olman Scholarship, 2012

New York City native Bebe Rexha first turned heads as frontwoman of Pete Wentz’s band Black Cards, captivating seas of people at SXSW, Bamboozle, Lollapalooza, the NSN Music & Arts Festival and more. Opening gigs for LMFAO, Panic! At the Disco, Neon Trees, Bon Jovi and others won Rexha new fans and demonstrated her ability make someone else’s crowd her own.

While Black Cards introduced her to the public, the singer/songwriter was already a growing force behind the scenes, with a list of collaborators that features today’s most in-demand writers and producers, including SIA, Sandy Vee, Arnthor Birgisson, JR Rotem, Leah Haywood and Daniel James, CobraStarship, Famties, Heather Bright, Chiddy Bang, S*A*M and SLUGGO, Omen and Richard Vission. The song “Lucifer,” which she co-wrote, became a smash for Korean pop group Shinee, selling more than 60,000 units thus far.

Currently, Rexha is writing and recording new material for her solo artist debut.