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Bibi Bourelly is a 22 year old singer-songwriter from Germany who is waaaay ahead of her time. Having worked with Kayne West on Rihanna’s hit ‘Higher’ and ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ at just 20 years old; this girl is seriously talented.
She later featured on Lil Wayne’s ‘Without You’, co-wrote Nick Brewer’s ‘Talk To Me’ and Selena Gomez’s ‘Camouflage’ and featured in Usher’s single ‘Chains’ along with Nas. Pretty impressive huh?
With three hit singles, ‘Riot’, ‘Ego’ and ‘Sally’, already under her belt Bibi also went on to tour with Rihanna and Haim prior to going solo in 2016. Since then she’s appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and starred in Harper Bazaar’s Women Who Dare campaign alongside Hillary Clinton, Iskra Lawrence and Uma Thurman. Not bad going.
We caught up with Bibi to get to know her a little more & to see what she’s got planned for the future...
What’s been your proudest career moment to date?
I just came back from Milwaukee doing a show for a bunch of kids ranging from 7-17 and got to play "ballin". I literally almost started crying because ever since I was a little girl I envisioned a moment where I would look out into the crowd and they would be singing along to one of my songs that I wrote in a moment of vulnerability. They literally new - all - of - the words and I was trying not to choke up in public lol.
What’s on your playlist right now?
Stolen dance - Milky Chance
Green light - Lorde
Suicidal thoughts - Notorious Big
Sparks - Coldplay
Where do you get inspo for your music from?
I think I pull my inspiration from people and the outside world more than I do from other music. I am usually inspired by life and the way that I express my inspiration and emotions is through sound and music. The music just allows me to channel my emotions and express what I feel as opposed to it influencing the way that I feel.
Describe your style in three words…
How did you get into writing and performing?
I was born into music. My father is a professional musician and my mother was the coordinator for the dance , music and art department for the house of world culture in Berlin so I kinda picked up on music the same way I picked up on the English language. It was pretty natural and felt vital to learn in my household the same way English was vital to learn.
Current food obsession?
You’re throwing a dinner party & can invite three people, dead or alive, who’ve you got there?
Basquait, Bob Marley and Michael Jackson
Tell us a random fact about yourself…
I just got a fake face tattoo and everyone thinks it's real lol
What does 2017 hold for you?
Putting my album out !!!
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