Bebe Rexha will be honored with a Breakthrough Artist Award at the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner, it was announced Thursday (Nov. 7). The event will take place May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville.
The Breakthrough Artist Award is presented to artists who have significantly impacted the music scene over the course of the past year and who are positioned to elevate their influence to the next level. Previous recipients of the award include Ariana Grande, Halsey, Meghan Trainor, Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Carrie Underwood, among others.
“From crafting infectious hits across multiple genres to the successful launch of her debut album, Expectations, Bebe Rexha has made an undeniable impression on the music business that has only solidified even more in the past year,” commented Music Biz president James Donio. “With 12 million overall single sales, six billion total global streams and a radio audience of more than 10 billion, her success is unmistakable and she is more than deserving of our Breakthrough Artist Award.”
It’s been quite the year for Rexha: She dropped her debut album, Expectations, in June, which notably includes Hot 100 hit “I’m a Mess,” while her Florida Georgia Line collaboration, “Meant to Be,” sat atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for the majority of the year.