#NewMusicTuesday: Bibi Bourelly— "Ballin"

Bibi Bourelly, the 22 year old singer-songwriter behind knockouts like Rihanna’s “B*tch Better Have My Money” and Selena Gomez’s “Camouflage,” has a budding career of her own.

After capturing listeners worldwide this year with back-to-back releases of Free the Real (Pt. #1) and Free the Real (Pt. #2), Bibi is kicking off 2017 with her latest hit, “Ballin.” A genuine, straight-shooting tribute to the realness that is not always being able to make rent, Bibi’s authenticity is captivating.

Born in Berlin, Bibi moved to L.A. when she was 19 to pursue a career in music. Although things took off after she started writing music for music heavyweights like Rihanna, “Ballin” takes us back to a time when the then 19-year-old was just getting by eating ramen. Her music video for “Ballin” reflects that very same notion of reality. In it, Bibi and friends (not actors!) run through their lives in New York as they make the most of life.

In an industry often plagued by celebrity sheen, Bibi’s dose of reality is refreshing. It’s her staying power and we can’t wait to see what’s to come of this artist in 2017 and beyond. Check out the video for "Ballin" here! video ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​