A can’t miss performer at this year’s Lollapalooza, rising R&B/Soul singer/songwriter Bibi Bourelly’s story is one dreams are made of. As the 23-year-old singer/songwriter happened to begin working with producer, Paperboy Fabe, in 2015 and as a result would later arrange for her to work with Kanye West in Los Angeles. That would ultimately lead to a session that produced Rihanna’s record, Higher, off RiRi’s criticially-acclaimed latest album, Anti. Which Bourelly wrote in only about 30 minutes and around that same time lead to her also writing Rihanna’s original lead hit single from that album, B*^ch Better Have My Money. Including the above mentioned records and bonus tracks, Bourelly would end up co-writing three of the albums songs.
Bourelly would also make contributions as a songwriter and/or guest feature on Lil Wayne’s Free Weezy Album, Selena Gomez’s record Camouflage from her Revival, album and be featured in Usher’s single Chains alongside Nas, among her more notable ones, before releasing probably her most notable single to date with, Ballin. A record which really solidified Bourelly as one of the latest in a continually growing list of great and dope new rising talent, that the historic and legendary New York-based label, Def Jam has brought us over the last few years. With a lot of that talent, like Alessia Cara, whom we ironically enough had as our, “Can’t miss performer” at last year’s Lollapalooza being more like your regular everyday person and someone you probably wouldn’t recognize at first if you ran into them in the street or even seen them in a crowd, as being an actual celebrity. Which is how Bourelly is as well.
With Ballin further proving that. As it’s a record that’s the complete opposite of what you would think and is an ode to being broke, which she wrote when she was 19 and just moving to Los Angeles. Bourelly really so well able to capture that moment in time, as she is able to tell all the different struggles such as: frustration, resignation, irony and hope one can go through while being broke. That record showing just why she’s one of the more truly relatable young artists and also one of the more fascinating new voices in not only R&B/Soul, but all of music. Her guitar-driven record, Perfect, with her Circa 13/Def Jam labelmate Earl St. Clair, which really shows off her very amazing vocals, about things being to perfect to be true, also being very relatable to the everyday person as well.
As she proved with her simply amazing performances of her single Ballin, on, The Late Late Show with James Cordon, back in Febuary of earlier this year, she’s one heck of a performer too. Thus why I have Bibi as one of the main upcoming rising performers, you really can’t miss and need to catch while you can when she hits the Lake Shore stage this coming Friday at this year’s Lollapalooza. That way when she’s a little more popular in a few years, you can say you seen and knew about her at Lolla first.