Bibi Bourelly, a Moroccan-Haitian artist, is the songwriter behind some of the most popular singles by artist Rihanna and has worked with famous artists such as Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Lil Wayne.
Bibi Bourelly’s not a household name yet, but she’s making her way to that point. On Tuesday night, the late night TV audience was treated to the singer’s performance of her song “Ballin’” when she appeared as the musical guest for Late Night with Seth Meyers.
“Ballin’” comes from her second FTR project, released in November of last year, and it’s a song that captures a lot of what the singer’s about with its lyrics covering how Bourelly doesn’t have to have a dime in her pocket to make her feel good about herself.
Bibi father, Jean-Paul Bourelly, is a well-known Jazz-Fusion guitarist who worked with Miles Davis and Marcus Miller. Before she passed away, her mother was the director of the art department at the House of World Cultures in Berlin. Bourelly, 21, has loved music since she was a child and started to write songs at an early age. The first songs she wrote for Rihanna were “Bitch Better Have My Money” and “Higher.” Both were very successful singles.